Man vs. Wild

“Green, green everywhere; Not a grass to pick” Indeed you can not step out of your jeep. You are dazzled by the landscape, your heart pounds to the rhythm of the motor engine, you overflow with feelings and yet you are soothed with beauty. If only you could break open the door of the jeep…

Weight Issues vs. Image issues

You think you have weight issues? Tell me, are you obese? Has the blood pressure in your body got so high that you think you can not live long?  Do you have serious medical problems? No. Then I am sorry dear but I don’t think you have weight issues. Constantly checking the net for weight…

Cheers to Irritants

Life is a test of our patience. There are just too many ways to irritate us. Say we are travelling in a very crowded bus after a hard day’s labour. Somehow we just find our self adjacent to somebody with a very unpleasant body odour.  When we get home we are met with the poorest…

URI

I watch as the river Jhelum, Gushes out through the chasm Cutting across the two Mountains Severing the land into two As the first ray of light Illuminates both sides of the mighty river, On whose surface it sparkles, The sparkle sweeping away, Breaking on the top of a rock Casting a gloomy shadow On…

4 years gone…..

4 years of scratching my head for ideas, 4 years of typing at furious speeds, 4 years of constantly checking my blog for the number of likes, 4 years of finding witty answers to your comments. For 4 years I have gotten to know you more closely, followed your blogs, got inspired by you, discussed…

The Art of Making NOTES Effectively

Piles of books, copies filed with notes, book xeroxes flying around. Before the exam, you never know where to start. The easiest solution to this problem is to have your own personal notes. What do you mean by personal notes? A categorically arranged volume of information for exams or other academic purposes. How will they…

Did you click?

Life goes through a constant change. More than thrice in our life we end up in a completely new place with completely strange faces. What do we do then? Of course start our life over. The first step: Make friends. When? With whom? How? Here is your answer. Hurry. You need to know a lot…

Friend: Have you been?

I spotted you there, Your wind ruffled hair, And for a moment I wanted to call out. For the sake of days past. For the smile on my face you brought, That is so rare that it may be lost. For the games we played, In hidden alleys. For the charming noon, Too difficult not…

Hail to Bhangworts!

Rajarhat and Bhangar used to be villages; Protected by the vast stretch of a forest- the Dumdum or the Forbidden Forest, from the city what the British Muggles used to call Calcutta, later known as Kolkata. Most folks who went there never returned. It hid many dark creatures such as Werewolves, Acromantulas, Bigoaches (big brothers…

ESSENTIALLY COMEDY

  Just yesterday I was reading ‘The Great Indian Novel’ by Shashi Tharoor. I have read many other adaptations of Mahabharata which are much more romantic and appealing to senses. So what was essential thing I loved about “The Great Indian Novel’? Dripping with sarcasm, rich in humour, the book makes you laugh till you…

Is Indian diaspora really Indian?

Recent times have seen a constant outflow of citizens from India, who get settled in other States. The reasons behind this may be numerous, but are mostly monetary. This efflux of citizens from our country is often called ‘brain-drain’ because it is mostly the cream of the community that is employed by foreign countries. So…

Savoury

Dear Outsiders, I am a Kolkatan and if you are planning to visit Kolkata anytime soon there are certain delicacies you need to savour in Kolkata. Let me list them for you. Let me start with my favorite first- Phuchka Commonly known as Gol-gappa in other parts of the country, Kolkatan phuchka is like none…