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Whiff of Air.

The other day, I was thinking over the good times that we had together in the three tours that was organized, during my University Days. Just as the thought came, the idea transformed into near reality. We may be heading the beaches soon, with Tajpur in our itinerary. The last time, a success was feathered in our hat was almost an year and a half ago, when we managed to tour Ghatshila for four days. A tour to be cherished. This time, it is Tajpur. A Locale, never heard of by most, but with publicity, may be it will be transformed in a hot tourist spot of West Bengal. Some thing our beloved leader, Miss Mamata Banerjee should take heed of, if her dream to turn the beaches of Bengal into Goa-II.

Direction and other specifications would be mentioned after the tour, but, come June/July, Tajpur will rest our foothold tight. An year and a half ago, situation was very different. The touring party comprised of (present status for the coming tour):

* Arijit (Joined a Lab in Kol; available)
* Avi…

আকাশ কুসুম

আমি ভাবি। সাব কিছু-র সাথে কোন না কোন কিছু জুক্তো। ভালোবাসা যেমন ARCHIES গেলারি বলে আমরা আখ্যা দিই, তেমনি ভাবে আমাদের এটাও ভাবা উচিত যে আমরা জা চাই, তা তোহ পাওয়ার আশা করা তা আজকের জূগে মুর্খতা ছারা কিছুই না। খুব ভারীক্কি শোনালেও, কিছু ক্কোরার নেই, তাই তহ, সবার সামনে আমার একটি পুরাতন কবিতা তুলে ধরতে চাই।

যাত্রা শুরু সেই যে বেলায়,
শেষটি হইনি আজো-
পথের মাঝে আশকারা দেই,
নুরী পাথর ধুষর কালো।

নাই বা পেলাম মনি কাঞ্ছান,
নাই বা পেলাম রাত্ন,
দসশ্যু আমি নই জ মাগো,
সুখের মাঝি যাগো।

তোমার তোরী তে পার হবো আমি,
আতল জীবন সাগর-
খ্যেয়া পার করো গো আমারে;
পুষ্পো ব্রিস্টি না ছাই আমি,
না চাই আমি প্রতীপত্তি।

আমার কাছে আছ তুমি,
সুখ, ত্রিপ্তি ও আবেক।

---- সোমনাথ পাল।

আর কিছুই চাই না যে...! আর কিছুই লাগবে না।

Nothing Comes for Free...

There was a University Life, after the College Life, which in turn was after the School Life.... The cycle gets going. Each phase had their dues, hues and gloomies. A good tag line for MTV Roadies eh? Well, running all around, in life is like crossing every hurdle in the road...hence MTV Roadies v. 7.0 can sound my phrase. {so have an advanced autograph book signing folks!!!} Raghu would say: Arre kuch soch!!! kuch alag kar...kya celebrity ki tarah autograph sign karte firega!!!? huh?! I am, saved by God's grace, he would not continue into saying.... autpograph k badle mein...auto chala!!! I think I am better off not doing that!!! [lolz]

Post-M.Sc was spent trying to become a poke in the wheel of luck and keep on trying crack the GRE and the TOEFL and the NET. Many said, why would you go out, with your lone family member, growing old day by day alone... may be destiny never felt so, and now I am seated...to some degree of comfort in my new job. Being a regular employee in a trading…

The Bengal Masala

UPA (Congress +) 14 (50%) NDA (BJP+) 8 (28%) Third Front (CPI-M +) 2 (7%) No Opinion, Will not vote! 4 (14%)

Votes so far: 28
Poll conducted for 40 days and concluded on 14th May, 2009 (IST)

16th May, 2009:
After a near tiring day the office, writing some article on Petroleum Coke, I would naturally feel reluctant to write another one. But is important. This is Big!

The above statistics was conducted as a general poll, in my blog where the readers paid some attention about how the picture would be regarding the election fiasco of the Parliament 2009. It might not reflect the opinion of the whole nation, but is close as to what the mandate stands for Parliament 2009.

UPA having 256 seats. The UPA alliance has the Major as in Indian National Congress, along with the Samajvadi Party, All India Trinamool Congress and others.
NDA have 151 seats. The NDA alliance has the Major as in Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal (United) and others.
The third front posses the Left Front and the Bju Janata …

Third Time.

Sounds have been in the air. The Indian Parliamentary Demography would be in shatters after the May 16th polling results come out, with no party attaining the sole majority. To form a government, any party or ally would have to attain the 272 candidate mark! With too many parties at bay and few nationalized party at work, the picture is getting tougher day by day. With Congress and the UPA, BJP and the NDA, Left Front creating a new Third Front and some nucleated Fourth Front candidate, the area of Indian Union seems too small to get segregated! With so many fronts around, I proudly disclose that I have voted for the Third Time, since I received my the Right to Elect!
With the largest democracy in the World, drawing curtains for the public polling on May 13th, 2009, with my city and constituency being part of the fifth and the final phase electoral region, the water was never murky than ever. From a common man's perspective, a number of thoughts work:
1) Why would "I" vote…

Happy Storm.

Never ever had I felt so happy seeing the welkin gloom with gray. Never have I felt the necessity of welcoming a storm in my life. But again, certain things happen in your life unexpectedly. The place from where I hail, called Kolkata is in the province of West Bengal, India. The annual saga involving the inhabitants with one of the most unpredictable, yet devastating storm of nature, created due to the sudden gush of the North-Westerlies over the Gangetic plains of North India to the Bay of Bengal, creating a cyclonic development. The locals, in Bengali call it Kaal-Baishakhi, meaning the ill-omen in the month of Baishak [Click here for details].



But after the long hot spell in half a century, with the mercury kissing the 43'C mark each and every day for the past two and a half weeks in the city. [Click here for details] A temperature that was 5-6'C above normal, made each and everyone's heart wish for the storm to come and relieve them. It came and relieved all the inhabi…