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It was a juncture which have never been witnessed before. The four biggest stars of Modern Indian Cinema releasing their movies in the market, in a span of days within November-December 2008. A rare aggregation of stars, and their intellectual contributions.
Salman Khan with Yuvvraaj.
Sharukh Khan with Rab ne Bana di Jodi.
Aamir Khan with Ghajini.
Akshay Kumar with Chandni Chowk to China.
A star studded year, with the hope for many many more to come next year, for humans like to dream and wake up to their dreams.... Good Morning 2009, its almost time for you to wake us up in our dreams...
Lets dream better and bigger....

The Last Four Months...

Recently, a number of comments have been on regarding the drop of class in my Blog articles. Actually an idle frame of body as well as mind, locked up within the four walls of this Calcutta residence has, locked up the versatility of the thoughts that once had flown out like just melted crystal clear water. Sometime it feels to top blogging, but again, I have had a heart to this, till I drop!

Anyways, lets come back to the original posting. Its about the last Four months of this present year.


The personal life was way too down casted. With abstract thoughts, morose outlook and many things marred with the then occurring events spanned through out the month. The tension of GRE on a personal capacity along with many other personal problems were spanned with intermittent remedies brought about by Soccer, with The Calcutta Football League taking place. The three superpowers of Calcutta made the headlong battle to win the title, in which ultimately the oldest soccer club of As…

The Fifth to the Eighth month of 2008.

This article is the continuation of the last article regarding the first four months of 2008. A simple and minor attempt to commemorate the year, through blogs. (Who knows, when the earth gets devastated by a future cataclysmic collision with a comet, these bytes would stay to give the aliens about the insights of 2008, the year that was....)

MAY 2008:

Not an eventful month in any aspect. Only that the rigorous student life was over, and I would soon be a post graduate from University of Calcutta.

JUNE 2008:

"It feels quite like the Hitler's Nazi out there to sink the Spanish Armada. " This was one of the most important tags especially in Europe through out June 2008. The Euro was back, and it was a final between the hugely talented Germany and the Spanish team. But like all the surprises in store, Spain won their one of the most sought after title the comprehensive manner.

June was also the month which saw Halloween take its advanced appearance, with a Friday falling with th…

Looking Back the First FOUR months of 2008.

A few more days before the year 2008 bids farewell. And @ this juncture, everything plays back with the mixed orchestra, of sweet to dull melodies... Be it the start of the new year, be it the friendships, be it the few odd tours here and there, and then on a much wider aspect, in the social arena, the national arena, things have been a mixed bag. Here are some of the reflections, that I would like to look back and may be provide a few links, in the blogs that I have written or recorded without any profitable motifs...


In Indian Sports, January was a month of Cricket and her Controversies. The age old word rivalry continued, but this time it got a bit dirty. After the Monkeygate Controversy between Harbhajan Singh (India) and Andrew Symonds (Australia, Host), the Aussie Brand wagon to create history was yet again halted by the Indians, a feat once achieved in 2001, now in 2008. Two articles can be cited regarding these:

*Monkey Gate Controversy: http://somnath-is-here.blogs…

Time to Say a Bye...

POST #215.
Surely the above heading shall have you all get the sniff of something very unique. Its about converting from anirrational frame of mind to a rational frame, and that too in a day.
11:45AM : We boarded the Ranaghat Local from Sealdah.Joydip, Budhaditya, Kanad, Ankitaand myself, represent a section of the lyaad group which has members namely Arpita, Abhisek, Soma,Raktim, Dhiman and the little master, Arijit. Raktim, Arpita and Dhiman couldn' make it, but the rest were all but determined to make it over to Abhisekh's house, may be for the last time in many many days to come... Till now, the thought didnt grip us like what it did and devastated us in the last few minutes.
The train came to a halt at Barrackpore, from there we went to Moorgimahal, Abhisekh's place and gotten ready to get a helping over the beautiful cake to commemorate the day, by Abhisekh. A HAPPY GET TOGETHER cake, that made the event a cake walk for some smiles as well as some tears.

Arijit came in a…

What's Next?

POST # 214.

After GRE, its now the fag end of December, 2008. Most of my pals have taken their share of NET this Dec, 2008. Now with a score that is le reckoning, and a very reckoning TOEFL in the mixture, it feels to suffocated and at the edge of sheer discomfort, I sit down to think... What's Next?
For the moment, its festive season, and more so its winter here in Kolkata. And it has been a cheerfully chilling season in the last 10 years. The thought to enjoy the life sets in with the extra punch of Cappucino with the occasional concotion of Bloody Mary or Save the Private Ryan, or may be on the rocks, a peg of Peter Scot. The nose grows red, the ears steam and the palate flood with the thought, leave aside writting.
And then.....?
It will be 1st January 2009. To me, it now seems that some plan have gone haywire! The barbs are really prickly to touch. They are cold, and shockingly painful. The inputs of the Christmas nor the New year has had any affect on…


Post #213

A Pakistani, a Bangladeshi and a Sardarji are sitting at a Pub in Bavaria drinking beer.

The Pakistani drinks his beer and suddenly throws his glass in the air, pulls out a gun and shoots the glass to pieces. He says 'In Islamabad our glasses are so cheap that we don't need to drink from the same one twice.'

The Bangladeshi [obviously impressed by this] drinks his beer, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the glass to pieces. He says 'In Dhaka we have so much sand to make glasses that we don't need to drink out of the same glass twice either.'

OUR Sardar, cool as a cucumber, picks up his beer and drinks it, throws his glass into the air, pulls out his gun and shoots the Pakistani and Bangladeshi. He says

'In India we have so many Pakistanis and Bangladeshis that we don't need to drink with the same ones twice'.

!!!!!!!!JAI HIND!!!!!!!!

30th Federation Cup.

POST #212.

18th Dec 2008, was a day when we saw one of the best soccer matches in recent times between two arch rivals, Mohun Bagan (The Mariners) and EastBengal (The Burning Torch). The oldest Arch Rivals in the history of Asian football, started since 1925.
In the Semi Finals, the latters were over frustated to have a win against the formers, as Mohun Bagan was riding a 8 consecutive winning streak against East Bengal, with 6 wins and two draws. This time, The Federation Cup semis was a place to prove, and every team in whatever mind set regarding the recent past, had the full focus and pressure on. The initial minutes were when Mohun Bagan showed their poweress, prowling over the opposition from both the flanks. Marcos while Lalkamal Bhowmick made the perfect horns with the center forwards J. R. Barreto and B. Bhutia (Indian Football team Captain) made inroads. Isfaq played the sudden torrents, tearing past the East Bengal left flank with shear pace and good passes. But after the ini…

When Everything gets into the Whirlpool...

It swirls around like everything getting gulped into the drain after the lid of the bath tub is left open at leisure. It is this moment when the sense of sensibility, sensuality and senescence makes their crumpled way, cramping out of the now smaller gateways of the IQ. They try to burst out of the CELL.... paining, ever increasing on every home run that the adversity makes. Tough asks and demands.
Pray all turns up well.

The Ignited Indians...

Its been a long time that we have kept mum. Sixty years is quite a long time to reckon, but the leaders have falsely showed their silence amidst the storm. After the Mumbai Fiasco in November, 2008, the Indians all over the Union have aroused with new sentiments and ideas, and some of the innovative posters as a part of a visual movement enamoured the stretched arms of the youth and the old alike to voice their common resentment and aversion for many power crazy politicians. I recieved the pics from a mail, as I am just a pert of this movement, to show a note of support for the movement!

The Rocking Horse Winner.

POST # 209

I have seen the shadow sway to and fro, have seen the arm chair rock like the pendulum of the old grandfather clock. Even when D.H Lawrence created magic with his own Rocking Horse Winner, I can relate that to my own wooden horse that kept swaying long time before my wonder years. The boy's family lacked money to set up a social standard, maintain it infact! And, December end, another person thinks of proper, fruitful investment of what he has gathered in his past five years. Guess who is gonna be a winner, is not the question, but the stories and the brocade of beautiful visions comes to the mind... I dont know whether I can win the match, but yes, I have opted for being a part of this hugely competitive race. Who ever wins, I wish that my life keeps its smiling ways, rock solid!

I keep thy fingers crossed, and lie in wake, in the hands of fate, to curve out a good news into my eventless life!

Blemishes all The way...

POST # 208.

Today thePrinceof Football did set his blessed feet on the land of Fertility, in the City of Joy, Kolkata, India. The welcome on his arrival in the early morning was too overwhelming for him to come to terms that India holds so many fan following of his. His interpreter decoded:I don't believe that they have come to see me....! There were about 30000 strong men and women, children and senior citizens, who wanted to catch a glimpse of this great man who had the capability to single handedly manage a game and be called as Mr. Football!
Mr. Diego A. Maradona, the World Player of The Year, The Player of the Century (1900- 2000), hundreds of Player of the Match, and The Century's Best Goal scorer came to Kolkata, where every player dream to come just to feel the vibes that runs in the arteries and the veins. They are all Indians, they are either Mohun Bagans or East Bengals or Mohameddan Sportings... but today they were the follower of God actively.... but as the saying i…

Whispers of The Heart.

POST # 207.
The December has already expanded it's wings to cover up the whole world, with its chilling spells. And today, Mr. Diego Maradona makes his first step in India, and that too in Calcutta / Kolkata. His two days stay in India, the God of Soccer, would grace his fans from what has been one of the best year end extravaganza that the Kolkata Crowd has ever witnessed. Back in the 60s, The Black Diamond, Pele of Brazil graced the Yuva Bharati Krirangan playing against MohunBagan, the Oldest Soccer Club in Asia and today, Maradona, the God of Soccer would let his footfall on this same turf, of YBK... and when he does so, the one lakh strong crowd would surely felicitate the great. Although an year ago, it was Oliver Kahn, the legendary Goalkeeper of Germany, played his last career match against Mohun Bagan, in YBK, as part of Bayern Munich... but this is totally different. Due to lack of tickets, I will not make it, but would not miss the program on air, directly from YBK! For m…

Winter is White Hue with the Cold Blue...

The motto, the theme of many people today In India is to stand together and pray for th peace of the departed soul in the November 2008 attcak. That's why all Indians are almost wearing white, to show unity, and strength, the internal and most important factor binding the thousands of sects in the nation today.
I will also be there in white, so lets make this writting whiter!!!

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