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Refresher Course.

Its been over a year now, the last time such a meet was organized was in 2008, somewhere in September. Even then, the total number of people wasn't complete. Today also, Ankita remained unreachable as she was in Delhi, but we had the bulk of the group. Arijit, Abisekh, Budha, Joydip, Kanad, Dhiman, Soma and the newest member, Rupa, made the way to China Town, Kolkata's outskirts, @ Fung Fa. The ReUnion of Lyaad Group came upfront at last!
The course of 31/2 hours was enjoyable, with limitless Bawal from all side and the newest member did take us sportingly, which was really nice to see.
With Holi in the air, the annual festival of colour that clings all the young and old to get a splash in the colour and try to rejuvenate the few fading ones, Holi or as in these parts of India, called Dol or in Rabindranath Tagore's Shantiniketan termed as Basanta Utsav, the colours infused in me on 27th Feb, 2010 will go down the wires for a long time.
Although I have not played Holi for the …

Sachin Tendulkar

Sourav Ganguly: "Sachin is a Phenomenon." [The Telegraph, Kolkata report: 26th Feb, 2010]

Sir Don Bradman: "He plays like me".

Sir Don amassed an average of 99.99 in Test Cricket. The person he talked off dies have a bit more than half that average in Test and in ODIs. But he is himself a phenomenon. A Phenomenon termed Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. He is a Columbus in Cricket having crossed the 10000 run mark in ODI, entering the 40 test and ODI century mark, has the highest number of ODI in his belt as well as test cricket, has the highest partnership in first class cricket for any wicket, 535 runs, partnering with his friend Vinod Kambli.

But now the Phenomenon has achieved one of the three unfulfilled wishes..or as the Cricketing fans term them: The Three Musketeers....

1) The World Cup.
2) A Test Triple Century
3) World Record Highest Run in ODI.

The Third one was achieved this 24th Feb, 2010 at Gwalior when he not only toppled the highest run record but opened a n…

Name Defines and Defies

"My Name Is Khan" defines as well as defies... I would certainly love to quote on dialog which, to me , was the best [and authentic], given to the social set up of the modern world. It goes like this, narrated by Rizwan Khan [played by the superb Sharukh Khan]: "पहले तारीख को लोग दो तरह से मानते थे, B.C और A.D . अभी तीसरा तारीख भी आ गया, 9/11." {Previously the dates were distinguished as B.C and A.D, but now there is a third category; 9/11}. A stand out performance and to me one of the greatest screenplay posed by the Mr. Karan Johar with his favorite pair, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, which now a days people popularly term as ShaJol.
Although amongst the ShaJol starrers, I will fondly remember Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hain, but MNIK stands at pinnacle given the acting of Aspergers Syndrome. Played around the 11th September, 2001 incident of World Trade Center plane bash, this film has subtle morality to be taught. Added with some fairy tale spic…

Dandruff and Lice.

We all are infected!
In this story, the character of dandruff sticks to his basic principle of itching, but has an uniqueness embedded in it. It keeps changing location, keeping the feel everywhere, but the effect diffuses from the epicenter! The Lice looks black, sometimes masked, but when seen, remains almost un-identified, as they lie trampled and crushed! But seldom do you get them and only when their number increases, they come with a general comb. That's why my mom repeatedly mentioned one word of advise, Always comb your hair properly!
The World is infected with Dandruff, localized hooligans who has a network of pandemic aura! Their names are like Al-Qaida, Mujaheedins, IRA, Taliban, uul...kul...bull...and many more illiterate fools! Lets come back to the own state and we have the Maoists [Naxals] and the KLO and nearby ULFA to counter! Their idea is always to pester the peace of the mind so that people can itch and itch and itch... too dirty they are...I mean they love so mu…

Ramayan and Charles Darwin.

Expecting the unexpected?
Ramayan Courtesy:
Something like writing that Darwin's Ramayana. Well, I don't have that much of a foolish dare to attempt such and let the copyright be reserved, as it was, for Muni Valmiki. Ramayana, more than two thousand and five hundred years old, written and considered as the World's Longest Epic expresses the beautiful story of Lord Ram [the Incarnation of Lord Vishnu] and his fight against the Evils of the Time, saving his beloved wife Sita from the hands of the evil Ravana and his family.
Ramayana also speaks of worldly conspiracy that brews in the family. The art of Polygamy or now a days, several kin-related rivalry, or conspiring against the rightful comes up front. But, I am not here to explain Ramayan or be a Nanny, to tell bedtime stories. I am here, writing in this blog of mine, a piece of thought, a concept, which I believe can be logically accepted w…

Another Wicket Down... Suman Das.

After Sourav, last January [2009], its the time for another Behala-dweller, the happening and always jolly Mr. Suman Das to let his solemn life take another solemn oath and get married. In between there have been a few more marriages, but after Sourav, this is the one that I have had least expected to take place. The turn of the news and the hinges of the windows flew open, prior to the December picnic at Gadiara, when I came to know about the "surprise". Surprise was more in store when I came to know that many people knew, sans me!

But it was always sweet to talk to this man and he did admit and now stands strong. In the attempt to be part of the celebration, I have had sent my camera with Kanad, but it came in less handy as Kanad, without doubt had to manage the other cameras as well. The marriage took its solemn colours in a ceremony at Delhi on 6th January, 2010 and today concluded with an official reception.

@ Delhi.
The party poopers in Delhi had Sanchari and Sunandini ap…

Life, Time and Bingo...

Its been 4 years, in the making. The days of Presidency got over and now its that span we have crossed and like all famous movies and has changed a lot!
Its Life that has seen the Time or Time that has seen the Life through. Argumentative yet annoying. Who has anything to do with who has seen whom. On this auspicious day, when Suman, my Presidency class mate gets tied with the eternal knot of wedding with a Delhite, Dipti Mathur, I came across a famous and much talked about program called National BINGO Night on Colours. The game show being hosted by the Chote Nawab, Abhisek Bacchan and today his guests to play were the Badshah Mr. Sharukh Khan and the great producer-cum-director, Mr. Karan Johar. Watching it, I came across those beautiful moments in Presi, when during the Odd periods, a few of my class mates used to involve themselves in playing Bingo. The game, that later spread into the Metro rail, the parks and the balcony.... even at tuition, we were found to be inv…