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Sensation

Biologically the term gives the power to feel and be alive. It gives us the power to realize our environment, the world that we belong and the people that we live with. But in the modern context the term is also utilized to define the excitement that brews in us upon knowing a news.
"Its a sensation" or "Sensational...!"
Good or bad, the modern times witnesses news reports that by definition becomes mostly over exaggerated and creates a random chaos within various pockets of the society. The situation is being created to an eruption in the daily lifestyle of humans and deviate them from the humane thoughts. I happened to watch a movie called "Rush", which executed the basic thoughts to move ahead by presenting sensational news! In this case, create the sensational news!
It seems that the news; which should only be unadulterated truth comes in brands. "XXX Exclusive" or "Exclusive Footage" being water marked across the screen. Seems li…

Reform

Today, on a rainy week end, I happened to watch "Cinemawala". A film by Kausik Ganguly and aptly realized by the brilliant acting of Paran Bandyopadhyay and company. A fact being portrayed through the eyes of a theatre hall owner, who weathered away eventually through the tides of time and modernization. In this regards, Chaplin's great "Modern Times" come in the forefront where the humans start working like machines and also a time would soon come when they would be competing with the machines for Jobs.











Almost everywhere, the scarcity of jobs eats away the daily dreams of the human mind. For few, who choose being an entrepreneur, tries to regain some more from the ever losing trend. With reports of Academia getting stagnant, time will soon come when everywhere only a few people, exclusively following the Darwinian principle of Survival, shall thrive in the face of the earth. On this note, a recent notion coined by Stephen Hawkins about Mankind's 1000 years…

আরেক বার

বই মেলায় চেনা মুখ গুলো,
ময়দান এর ধুলো;
পূর্ণিমার চাঁদ ,
ইডেন এর পিছনে;
পশ্চিমে সূর্য্য,
সব দেখতে ইচ্ছে করছে-

শীতকালের আমেজ আসছে  আমার চেনা শহরের আকাশ এ, অলিতে গলিতে। সেই লর্ড পাড়ায়  দাঁড়িয়ে থাকা ফুচকাওয়ালা, জেক বার বার মনে করতো হতো যে আমি ঝাল খাইনা। সে ঝাল টা আজ খুব খেতে ইচ্ছে করছে। আনাচে কানাচে ক্যাপ বন্দুকের আওয়াজ অনেক দিন চলে গাছে; কিন্তু আজও যেন মাঝে মধ্যে কোথাও সেই শিবকাশী-র ক্যাপ তা পটাশ ফটাস করে ফাটতে থাকে।
কালী পুজো, ভাই ফোটা, জগদ্ধাত্রী পুজো।.. র তারপর মন্জিনিস এর কেক. ও, মনজিনিস তো দেখুন mio amore এ হয়ে গাছে। মনের জিনিস মন্জিনিস টা  অনেক ভালো ছিল। হুম.. সব ছিল।  কিছু জায়গায় আছেও হয়তো! কিন্তু আজ Smithville  এর আকাশ এ আমি একটু গন্ধ পেয়েছি কালী পুজোর। লাল জবা না দেখলেও, কেন জানিনা মনে হচ্ছে ভূত চতুর্দশী র ভাই Halloween তাই আমি দিওয়ালি বানিয়ে দেব!
শুভ বিজয়া।

At the Stroke of Midnight

"At the stroke of midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will wake to life and freedom...", excerpts from Tryst with Destinity, speech delivered by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. 1947.
"If by the edge of the sword or fear of atom bomb, if someone tries to make our country bow, this country of ours is not going to bend or break..." Lal Bahadur Shastri, the third Prime Minister of India, 1965.
"...It would not have happened if the World Community had woken up to the fact (East Pakistan Massacre) when we first drew their attention", Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India, 1971.
"...India have never bowed infront of terrorism or terrorist, and She will never bow..." Mr. Narendra Modi, the present Prime Minister of India, 2016.
It started at Midnight and the thing have metamorphosed to another life and recognition in an around that hour when the Indian Army conducts operations with precision into en…

The New Foundland

History bears the testimony that human always followed the path of lord to find food, land and shelter. Present bears the testimony when the humans have no new land to search, on the face of mother Earth and future will hopefully bear the testimony that the same Exodus will start off on her sisters and their children like Mars, Europa, etc.
With more and more heads multiplying, the demand for food and water multiplied by greed and money, power over the mass; all brews in the face of the planet which nurtured you for the past million year. The particles which create us all, after death would segregate into the elements and would re-start into some-one's sperm or ova as the DNA or the amino acids. And then what we fight for in the name of extra-ordinary? In the name of being different? Some lives matter? All lives matter... even the grass you walk on and create the massacre in the name of caste, creed or religion. There is nothing new in the death, no news in the pain.
Its pain all…

The Cold Summer

Seems quite an analogy if you are from Northern hemisphere and are located in the Southern Hemisphere, at this point of time in July 2016.

But, the actual reference to the title comes when the world continues to be spotted with the chicken pox of death, terror and unrest! This had been so, for many a decades, ever increasing in count and today, I realize that its getting colder every day. The humans at large are no more humane and the world skips a beat every time it starts to settle and compromise with the pain incurred.

In the words of Kipling, etched in his creation "Hymn to Physical Pain", I would like to quote-

"...Thine are the lidless eyes of night,
That stare upon our tears,
Through certain hours which in our sight,
Exceed a thousand years..."

Hope still persists, more so with the wait for the Winter Rain. When love will catch up, washing the dust at the dusk and bringing forth a fresh dawn where the spring harvest will take away the chill of the day. Till th…

At the CrossRoads

Today, I came across an article shared in facebook and published in The Newyork Times, regarding Epigenetics and the concern of it's supposedly painful trajectory. I, being a disciple in the field would like to emphasize that the trajectory is not at all over exaggerated and makes sense when you look into the larger picture. The environmental cues (actual or micro) does bring forth changes in the long run and that has been re-instated by several in vitro and in vivo studies, leave aside real time patient samples.
The complexity increases several manifold when you go into the higher organisms. In the terms of statistics, which brings forth the "scientific sense" of "significant", is based on the possibility of occurrence given certain assumed conditions  dealt with in the study. Scientifically, it is not possible to take into account every thing. For example, a smoker eats fruits, veggies, may have frequent water intake or an occassional beer. In a study you ca…

অনেক দিন পরে...

অনেক দিন পরে, আবার লিখতে বসলাম।

শেষ সেই ফেব্রুয়ারী তে লিখেছিলাম, যখুন অদ্ভূত একটা টানাপড়েনের মধ্যে দিয়ে দিন কাটছিল। বাসস্থান ছিল কলকাতা; আজ, প্রায় তিন মাস পরে, সেটা পাল্টেছে। পাল্টেছে দৈনন্দিন জীবন যাত্রা, পাল্টেছে সুর্জ্যাস্থা, পাল্টেছে আকাশের বুকে টিম টিম করে জলা জোনাকির আলো। এখুন আকাশ-এ অনেক তারা দেখতে পাই।  নেই স্ট্রিট light , নেই বাস ট্রাম এর সেই "বাবুঘাট, ধর্মতলা" অথবা auto -র সাউথ সিটি যাব সুধু হাকা হাকী।

কলকাতায় থাকতে ল্যাব থেকে মাঝে মধ্যেই বেরোতে ভালো লাগত।যাদবপুরের পুকুরের ধার দিয়ে হাটা , বা ইচ্ছে করে একটু রাত হলে... হেটে ঢাকুরিয়া থেকে ট্রেন ধরে বাড়ি ফেরা। ভালো লাগত শান্ত, নিস্তব্দ গলি গুলো।রাত যেন খুব কাছের ছিল, প্রিয় ছিল সেই যাদবপুর থানার রাস্তা-র ধারে  শনি মন্দিরের ৬০ watt -র আলো। কুকুর এর ডাক, বা রাস্তায় আস্থানা করে শুয়ে থাকা মেহেনতি রিকশা ওয়ালা -র নশিকা গর্জন! তারপর ট্রেন থেকে নেমেই একটা সুর, মায়ের চিন্তাময় রিংটোন: "কোথায়?" আর আমার সেই একটা উত্তর "২০ মিনিট, আসছি।"

স্মিথভিল্লে, সেই নিরব শান্ত পরিবেশ আছে; কিন্তু নেই সেই শনি মন্দির, নেই সেই r…

Truck Load...

As I finish off the last few pages of the "history book" by Rebecca Skloot, I realize that certain things in this mortal world are not meant to be won by the death; somethings that escapes our imagination and is only left to be though and sought for in the present. In this case, a history of immortality! A history where business thrives on science and science thrives on business (well, the dilemma will be never ending); a life after death - HeLa. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
65 years after the organism's existence; her legacy keeps on unfolding new mysteries and new stories every day. So, what does the cells that have been making ground breaking discoveries, medicines to mechanisms, you to me; HeLa is meeting the mark every day! Mrs. Lacks is not coming back shouting that her body part should not be used. They are not fighting against us even! They are fighting for us and to gift us what? Discovery and know how to live the life on different note, with hope! Bu…