Monthly Archives: September 2014

Happy Birthday Ishwar Chandra!

He asked that teaching of science, mathematics and the philosophies of John Locke and David Hume be introduced to replace the antiquated syllabus of ancient Hindu philosophy. He organised and set out the Bengali alphabet into twelve vowels and forty … Continue reading

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Tinkori Chakraborty, Baul

A Baul singer was going on his round of madhukori, collecting alms in the villages adjoining his ashram. The villagers who were themselves impoverished gave him no alms. At midday, hot, tired and dejected, our Baul took shelter under a … Continue reading

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A thank you note from the past!

I buy a lot of gardening books. From shops, second hand places, garage sales and library sales. I always like looking at the inside leaf to see if there are names, dates or messages from the previous owner/owners. I have … Continue reading

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Viswakarma Puja, September 17th 2014

He did it earlier than Aldasoro, Sikorsky and Wright, designing all the heavenly transporters and palaces for gods and good men alike. Just think of the great reflective floors of Indraprastha where Duryodhana slipped and Draupadi made fun of him … Continue reading

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I intend to write

I intend to write I intend to write a literary opus Of Rabelaisian proportions A kind of a mashed spicy hocus Brick Lane, A Suitable Boy and 50 Shades of Terracotta Or whatever that damned book is. No, promise not … Continue reading

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Clooney cloned. On Facebook.

OMG!OMG! George Clooney has extended a hand of friendship to moi! He must be in two minds about that know-all lawyer he is said to be planning to marry. Take that, Ms Size Zero, with your Manolo Blahniks and your … Continue reading

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Pitri Pokshyo is around the corner…

In the month of Bhadra, a Bengali’s heart turns to thoughts of Durga Puja. The sun moves from the zodiac sign of Libra and will remain there till the end of Durga Puja when it will move into the next … Continue reading

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