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Shankarpur: The Heavenly Abode.

Come anytime of the year, a seaside destination is always welcomed especially when you want to give a slip to your official day to day routine, at least for two days. The same motif was responsible, for this truly amazing discovery of serenity, so close to the City of Kolkata. Atleast its closer than the Himalayas or Puri or some other places. If you want serenity as well as a degree of silence, Shankarpur is a well deserved destination.


Copyright: Somnath Paul. Jan 2010. Shankarpur.


This trip buzzed in the mind from last year's November, but with time the urge to run behind the urge for fulfilment grew stronger... In December, the plan was almost nullified but once it rejuvenated, seldom losing a moment, I tried to figure out the exact place for enjoyment with mom... who deserved the break more than me, the last one for her was KanyaKumari ; Kerala in Jan-Feb 2007...

A number of places were shortlisted:
1) Hijuli Forest.
2) Mandarmoni
3) Gopalpur
4) ShankarPur
5) Maithon
6) Talsari
7) Deul…

Silent Beats of a Common Man's Heart....

The morning sky was gloomy. Over cast, wet and chilling. The wind was blowing and the Googz wind-o meter recorded the gush at 10Km/h. The Sunday morning started with the normal pace. The usual break fast, a test cricket in Bangladesh, where the host was facing India. Sehwag captains after a heated word exchange over the issue that Bangladesh is not a side to be taken seriously. [At Tea, on Day 1, India was 160/6] I took the warm sips, ate the bread and butter with hot jalebis and then came my Honors students and the usual Physiology Hons class commenced. It was 12:15PM, the class was in its normal paced, trying to explain the Ephatic Synaptic transmission and the next topic of discussion to be Properties of the Synapse, when my mom announced: "Jyoti Basu is dead...." That drew a silence, after breaks of exclaimation amongst the students and the few customers in our Xerox booth. The Era has ultimately ended.


Coming 2010, I have had mentioned twice about this man. He has had be…

Sensible? Is it...?

For the past fortnight, even more, the condition of Mr. Jyoti Basu has been into the trough and the crest of events, with the former condition being prevalent. Queries from the top notch politicians have ended and the new crops and categories are pouring into... with the Guest being concluded by Mr. Amitabh Bacchan, today. But this article is not on the fact of the celeb visits, its something called the matter of the "Cycle" of Life and Death. In a common belief among the Hindu religion and may be many more, we have believed in a cycle of life and death and what ever wrong a man does, he gets his due punishment on this planet, in that same life time.In Hindi it can be said जब कोई बहुत पाप या पूर्ण करता हैं, उश्का भोग या लाभ वोह इस्सी जन्म में कर जातें हैं |Augmentation to a native belief. Many people who doesnt love the Red nor the Basu, have been uttered to say that the excessive "Gunie pig" status of the 96 year old body is experiencing is the result of the curse…

Books, Books and More E-Books!!!

Have look, take a chill dive into the days of youth, when the maple still grew reddish yellow on time and more so you had time to check them and chase around behind the butterflies in the good old garden.

I am not talking about the aged and the seasoned, nor am I talking about the working lads... I am talking about the old days, when you enjoyed a sip of tea / coffee, baking in the winter sun...now a days, winter come and go, spring stays less and summer is warmer... Global Warming. But thanks to a good friend of mine, I tumbled across my childhood, the Enid Blyton and Arthur Conan Doyle days... A site with galore of e-books, just for you to enjoy and be merry....

Take a click... and move into the aegis of past and enjoy your childhood once again....

http://www.goanwap.com/ebook-0-0-0.html

You have Enid Blyton Series.... Sherlock Holmes, the less investigated [my] Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and The Three Investigators....

P.S: The Website has the following Disclaimer as well: The following …

Just another Post...

A few days ago, the chill was unbearable, here in Kolkata. I had my normal precaution gear on, clad in the woolen strip from head to toe. Looking like a multi coloured sheep, I roamed across the streets of Kolkata, from central portion of the city to the southern fringes where rests my working place. A regular day's work was about to start, when a thought came across my mind. Why are slum people always black? It seems that the constant exposure to the Genomics, Proteomics and the intermittent Transcriptomics, I just fail to accept the granted norms of the society.

The Question bears an impact in my mind, till date and its over a week ago that it came around in my consideration!

I get into another week, not knowing what more can I expect my wandering mind to come up with, but one thing I can mention is that, the boon of performing work in a research intensive environment has brought back the portions of my gray mater used to Blogitize my thoughts! I came across another thought.....

In…

God is Kind...

After a lapse of over two years...well, almost, I have in hand certain get aways that I least expected at the end of 2009. After a short, notable trip to Gadiara, its time for another snip into the Southern most borders of Bengal, with a trip for the Shankarpur coming up. Noted as "virgin" beach, this place is known for it's serenity.... Search for certai images, and you have certain breath- taking galore of the Sea and its ballet with the Sun and the Sky....

A small family outing, towards the end of this month, it would be a welcomed break for many of us...

But the Chill in Kolkata continues to slaughter the bare skin...turning them cracked without moisture! It requires some picturesque rescue and Shankarpur is just the place for it....

"Jyoti Basu Dead!!"

Search with this terminology, and Google hits back with 46,800 hits. I am talking this of 7th Jan, 2010, when the "Rumor" spread across Calcutta, West Bengal >> India>> International arena about the life status of the great political leader of the nation. How much I might differ or agree with the idealogies, Mr. Basu will always remember as the All -in- One in the State, since my birth. Holding a record of being the longest spanned chief minister of a State in India, the post which he held for over 30 years since 1970s, the new of his death was a shocker to me. Back then I was performing a RNA gel electrophoresis. With a peculiar excitement to break the news, I went across a few adjacent labs in my institution, only to learn that the news was a Hoax! Want to see some sites that have hosted such a hoax! See here:


The website proudly publishes this news

Internet is a means, where we can express our ideas and thoughts as well as gain knowledge, but there should be cer…

Decade...

Sounds like a boring diary of the memorable events of the "naughties", then I must beg your pardon, as this excuse wouldn't be true to snob pass my blog... The Panorama spans through certain defining moments of my life, that today, when I did pay a visit to those architectures and a few of those architects, pulled me back...some a decade, some a half of dozen of years... All were reminiscence of the beautiful life that I had and look forward for some more, with more vibrant and mosaic appearance...

With strands of white appearing and like every normal mom, mine too is beating the drum for my marraige, citing examples of some of my friends who have dived or will be diving into the ocean of adventure, awaiting my survival to the fittest and managing a place in the "Society", to converge into the holy Rights of letting the two hands come together, keeping Fire the Witness for such Nuptial Rights...

What more, with Sourav starting the procession last year, in January…