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Monday, May 31, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010.

Time to taint ourselves into tribes of different country. Only 11 days left for the Madness to begin, FIFA World Cup promises its best as a ritual carried on for decades. After the first win by Uruguay to the last winners in Italy, the eon if deciphered by me have lot to remember. The most grandeur and pomp, I must admit was in 2002, the year when I started to take the World Cup of Soccer seriously. The induction, I must admit came was flamed in by my school mates in Sourav Bose (Pachu), Suvodeep Rakshit, Aritra Das, etc. The fight between them was the support base between Germany, Brazil and Argentina. I loved Maradonna and for some reason, didnt like Brazil. Poeple used to think me crazy, but the seriousness grew with those end days of School End @ Calcutta Boys' School!

Brazil Won...

2006, Germany. The madness with Argentina, but that year loved the way Van Basten's boys played for The Netherlands! This year also, Netherlands are strong. Argentina and Brazil are always taken into consideration, but I believe, Germany and Spain can pump in some surprise. I wont be surprised, if Australia writes something new!!!

That year, one of the most undeserving team won: Italy. The charisma dropped from the Quarters, with Argentina being bogged down by Germans inspite of an early goal, breaking the German defence by Ayala. I still remember talking hot over the net, against the Germans and Subhojyoti was at the recieving end, being a strong supporter of Brazil. But, the story ends there....

Just 11 days for 2010 World Cup to start at South Africa. 11 more days to enjoy the ultimate. Here is the schedule of that Mega Event:


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blogitual...

Well..just a sweet togetherness of my Rituals and Romance with the digi-gizmo called Blog! I have always wondered as to how the name of the blog came? In fact what let to coining this name: BLOG... sounds like BOG (without the hole...here you make some or fill some!)...guess the first person who was about to create this extraordinary diary where all of the men, women, dogs and the FBI can have a peep into one's own life...having a say for free!!!

Today, as I made an early entry home from Chakdah, Nadia..after a futile cause of sampling, I came across a small envelope popping out of the mail box. It had superscribed :GOOGLE...with Rs. 1500* along side. Got some goosebumps...peculiarly, out of excitment....SO IT REALLY HAPPENED? I did get my first check for the ADSENSE or may be an AMAZON AD-WORDS, through my Blog, something that I always craved for as a good part of earning...but to me musing disappointment, it turned out a mere advertisement, where Googz want money and offers a space of ad in the intermediate spaces of blog articles and / or emails!

For once, I did think, that after 5 years of incessant and frivolous blogging, I get some reward...1500 wasn't a bad amount to start with, but GOD had different plans!!!

My blog articles had become a bit politically inclined, but for yesterday's act of violence and terrorism, resulting in a loss of 136 lives and hundreds of injured when an express train (Gyaneshwari Express) was derailed  near KGP, at night, yesterday. I protest... No more details on this in this post...!

But, the political Tamasha continues...I love the Cyrus Broachs's show, the Week that Wasn't....atleast its better than Mayavato's asset count! INR 56 Crore! How come a public servant earn so much, while the public stand... but felt great to blog after a long time... my Twitter via mobile is blocking this BLOGITUAL (a Ritual of Blogging!) of mine!!!

Soon, coming June, 2010, my blog will be completing 5 years of bizz and entertainment!!! Will continue, inspite of this abnormal entries!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Life...all binary..

For almost one month, I have been a constant parasite to the World of Mobile Internet, thanks to my carrier Airtel. With a pay of Rs 98, you can have a 2GB space to work with, but mind it...no downloads! Anyways, lets stick to the topic. I have been a frequent tweeter these days...and one of my follower have tweeted a very interesting observation: Its all 1 and 0, then how can we seek naked women on the screen...interesting...! Who ever devised the JPEG and Bitmap must have found colours in the monotony!

Taking a representation of life. Its also made of such 1's *happiness* and 0's *sadness*! If you have devised anything other than this simple routine, in which we have more periods of 0's rather than 1's, altering the whole equation...you are called casual...too irresponsible! Lets talk binary all the way in this post! For reference, please refer below (Courtesy ~TekMom):


Letter
Binary Code
A
01000001
B
01000010
C
01000011
D
01000100
E
01000101
F
01000110
G
01000111
H
01001000
I
01001001
J
01001010
K
01001011
L
01001100
M
01001101
N
01001110
O
01001111
P
01010000
Q
01010001
R
01010010
S
01010011
T
01010100
U
01010101
V
01010110
W
01010111
X
01011000
Y
01011001
Z
01011010

Letter
Binary Code
a
01100001
b
01100010
c
01100011
d
01100100
e
01100101
f
01100110
g
01100111
h
01101000
i
01101001
j
01101010
k
01101011
l
01101100
m
01101101
n
01101110
o
01101111
p
01110000
q
01110001
r
01110010
s
01110011
t
01110100
u
01110101
v
01110110
w
01110111
x
01111000
y
01111001
z
01111010



We spell Simplicity* (in Binary) as - 
S (01010011)
I (01001001)
M (01001101)
P (01010000)
L (01001100)
I (01001001)
C (01000011)
I (01001001)
T (01010100)
Y (01011001)
There are 32 1's out of 80 digits.
* Simplicity brings happiness in life.

We spell Complicated # as follows -
C (01000011)
O (01001111)
M (01001101)
P (01010000)
L (01001100)
I (01001001)
C (01000011)
A (01000001)
T (01010100)
E (01000101)
D (01000100)
There are 33 1's and 88 binary digits.
#Complicated matters induces pain, hardships and sadness in life

Looking from the above data, it might seem that we gain more 1's i.e happiness being complicated, but if we focus on the calculation then the chance to achieve happiness is more in being simple and with simplicity as 32/80 means 40.00% while the calculation of 33/88 brings to 37.50%. The chance for achieving happiness and being happy is to life simple. I can remember one phrase: Its very simple to be happy but very difficult to be simple.

Why did I consider the Binary 1 to be happiness and not vice versa, then let me explain it singularly is that, we all are always (~100%) happy when we are number one...so I just designated Binary 1 as happiness and 0 as sadness...trying to find colours amidst the heavily monotony!!!

P.S: Even the computers indicate the notion or Mantra of Life and Lifestyles...

"Radiance of Lifestyle"
Pic By
Somnath Paul. 14.05.10; Kolkata.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Universal Mind: Rabindranath Tagore.

Call him the contemporary writer, the post Victorian mind or the leader of Bengal Renaissance. Rabindranath Tagore is worshipped by all but none.

A figure more than the human parameters, his mind had woven the most abstract thought to the fruitful idea. His verses being able to bring about the revolution in the human mind, making the pen mightier than the sword. He might not have been one of the Power Fighters for Indian Freedom, but he ensured the dignity of the Motherland be voiced across the world, into the abyss of the Universe. Thats why, he is termed as "বিশ্ব কবি" (The Poet of the Universe).

One of the most rarest picture of Rabindranath without his beard and moustache is provided herewith, thanks to the attention brought about by my friend, Sounak Ghosh Roy. Its just after the funeral of Tagore's father.


Born to a rich and eminent family in Bengal, Rabindranath was never a good pupil... he was a standard II drop-out, but his creations speaks something else..... (well I am not writting this blog for his history...it has some noble purpose to it)

The achievement galore:
* Awarded Noble Prize in Literature for his excessive creation of a collection of writings called গীতাঞ্জালি (Gitanjali), the first to an Indian and also to an Asian, in the year 1913.
* Awarded the Knighthood in 1918, but rejected it due to the Jalianwala Massacre. The British Crown never accepted the return of the Knighthood, but his soul mentioned to all the Indians to call him Rabindranath Tagore rather than Sir Rabindranath Tagore. A very rare picture during the Knighthood days is published herewith.
* Met with great minds like Albert Einstein during the World War.
* Mastered all forms of literary art starting from Poetry, Prose, Songs, Painting, Drama and Novels. He inculcated the cocoon of musical drama in Bengali, with a much refined form.
* He organized A Mass Rakhi Purnima to shoken his token of protest over the British East India company's decision to devide Bengal in East and West Bengal.
* He is the only person whose two songs are national anthem of two nations: Jana Gana Mana for India and Amar Sonar Bangla  for Bangladesh.


But now, there stands a grave danger of Rabindranath. Its not that hsi creations are being re-used, with different tunes and presentation to it, but the name of Rabindranath Tagore is being utilized to gain undue advantages, politicizing him. A few years back, I heard the famous recitor of Bengal, Bratati Di utter a poem entitled, রবীন্দ্রনাথ তুমি কার? (Who owns you Ranbindranath?) The way the few political parties are showing their hommage to the great soul  on his 150th birth anniversary on May 9th 2010, it comes up in my mind as to really, who owns Rabindranath Tagore?

The answer is no one.... he is Universal...owned and loved by all. After all, he is one of the least known creator who had written anything for all the moods and situations that a human can be in...

রবীন্দ্রনাথ -
আজ তোমায় জিগ্যাসা করতে ইচ্ছে করছে,
তুমি কি এই বাংলার স্বপ্ন দেখেছিলে?
রবীন্দ্রনাথ-
যে বাংলাইয় আছে সুধু মানুষ কে লুন্ঠন,
আছে শোষণ, বেদনা, আশ্রুজল।
রবীন্দ্রনাথ-
তমাকে কন হস্তে আমি দেব আঞ্জালী?
আজ ফুল গুলও অরা ছারেনি,
বানিয়েছে জংগ্লের ভয়ানক রাজা।
রবীন্দ্রনাথ-
তুমি পারোনা শে আগূনের পরশ দিতে?
দাও না কবি,
একটু শান্তির আম্রত, নিজের চরণ থেকে।
সোমনাথ পাল।
০৯.০৫.১০

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Dark Tide

"Yes, Your are Guilty" was the final verdict against Azmal Kasab. When every one seemed to take the trial of Azmal Kasab Ansari with a loose noose, the Indian Media popped in with the news...

Come Monday, 3rd May '10, the Indian Penal Court will deliver it's verdict for Kasab, the lone survivor of the Sept 2008's Mumbai attack, where several Indians along with foreigners were dead and India lost a few of her vallant sons! One of whom is Havalder Tukaram, who was the the Hero in the Kasab capture, when at Chattapati Shivaji Terminus, where Kasab was waging a lone shower of bullets towards the crowd from his AK 47, Havalderji jumped onto him with his single stick. He held the nozzle of the iron monster towards him and got the slash of 15 bullets. The time was enough for the other policemen to pounce on Kasab, then 21 years of Old! A Pakistani!!!

Unlike the TADA of the 1993 Mumbai Blasts, where the verdict was ultimately delivered after 13 years of wait, the Special Criminal Court announced the verdict in 17 months. The 1145 page long of verdict, carrying the names of the people who have also engaged in cross border terrorism and whom the PAKISTAN government give a salary was read in little over 2 hours. (The punishment will be announced tommorow). The verdict has the following salient points, which were strong enough to utter: YES, YOU ARE GUILTY............

1) The continuos shower of bullets, killing 58 people at Lyod's Cafe and Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai.

2) Developing war like situation where special forces like the NSG and MARCOs was deployed!

3) Motif plan to cause mass destruction.

4) Infiltration into India

5) Engaging in WAR with the INDIAN UNION.

The common consensus for punishment:

* Kasab should be Castrated and salted in the region every day! Infact all Pakistani Men who DREAM such thing should be done so!!!
* Kasab should be hung at Wagah Border.
* Kasab is just a pawn...The King and the Ministers are the Pakistani Govt. Like in Chess (Discovered by India), we go for the king and the queen...we better do that...get all the Pakistani women in the dungeon and BURN them alive! They love their Allah too much...let them live with him!!! But before that one mist ensure that they dont give birth to even ghost pakistanis...and their birth machinery should be Damaged...!!!

Hindusthan Zindabad!!!

PAKISTAN F.O!!!

Somnath Paul Photography

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