Quite elementary, my dear readers !

Today was one of those days which I fear the most. It was a day of unnecessary waiting for a 15 minute appointment with my doctor for a routine checkup. Going to the checkup driving more than an hour is … Continue reading Quite elementary, my dear readers !

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L14B

অনেকদিন পর লিখতে গেলে প্রথমে মনে হয় কি নিয়ে লিখি এইবার। কিন্তু হঠাৎ করে যদি আলোচনার বিষয় মাথায় এসে যায় – তাহলে আধ্যেক চাপ কমে যায়। আমার এই চাপটা থাকতো, যদি না সেদিন রাস্তায় কাকে বলতে শুনলাম L14B বাসের কথা … Continue reading L14B

Viva Voce

আবার সেই ইঞ্জিনীরিং পড়ার সময়কার গল্প। পড়াশোনা বাদে সবই করা হচ্ছে ঠিক ঠাক – না, এটা সত্যি কথাটা বলা হল না। ডিপার্টমেন্টাল সাবজেক্ট গুলো তাও পড়াশোনা করতাম – কারণ চার বছর বাদে ডিগ্রীটার মূল্য বোঝা যাবে চাকরির বাজারে। সেই সময় … Continue reading Viva Voce

We want a mature, patient, civilised world …. not to be ‘trigger-happy’

We live in a so-called civilised world driven by the power of law, which has been formed by thoughtful groups and lots of common sense. One definition of ‘civilised’ means to have a high state of culture and development bound by basic virtues. We have found lots of ‘unions’ which gives us a platform to resolve issues at the highest levels, in case disputes are hard to solve at lower levels. We have vowed for following the rules, the ‘unions’, the ‘bodies’ we have formed across the world.We call ourselves ‘mature’ – which has an inherent meaning of looking at … Continue reading We want a mature, patient, civilised world …. not to be ‘trigger-happy’

It’s yesterday, once more ..

It’s yesterday, once more …. Not a Carpenters special Another incident of terrorist attack Another incident of loss of life Another incident of tears from loved ones It’s yesterday, once more … It’s yesterday, once more … Not a Carpenters special We ‘spend’ billions in scams and corruption We ‘spend’ several hours in passing the buck We ‘spend’ efforts to take political mileage It’s yesterday, once more … It’s yesterday, once more … Not a Carpenters special Value of life is so ‘cheap’ Our expression of helplessness is so ‘cheap’ Our excuses are so ‘cheap’ It’s yesterday, once more … … Continue reading It’s yesterday, once more ..

The donkeys and the monkeys

In the cricketing world, a controversy has been again created by Nasser Hussain by describing some of the Indian fielders as donkeys on the field. I am not sure whether he really meant the same – most probably not. But what I liked was how the Indian cricket team reacted – basically, they did not react at all. I think that is an example of maturity, unlike what we are normally used to see from countries like Australia or England. But let’s do a role reversal, even if it is hypothetical. If Ravi Shastri or any other Indian described the … Continue reading The donkeys and the monkeys