Monday, November 27, 2006
You must have read RAJARSHI by Rabindranath Tagore in the Bengali syllabus of ISC Exams. If not, then you must have read the poem BISHARJAN by Rabindranath Tagore. If you still havent, let me summarise the whole story to you.
The whole story goes on like this: -
Gobindamanikya a great king of a small kingdom in the state of Tripura was a great human being. He was loved and respected by all in his kingdom. He had a head priest cum minister in his court called Raghupati. He used to provide all wise decisions to the king. There was a mandir in his kingdom called Tripureshwari Mandir. Raghupati was the head priest in this mandir. People in the kindom, being very religious minded, respected and feared Raghupati more than they did to Gobindamanikya.
One night Gobindamanikya had a dream that sacrifice of animals in the mandir needs to be stopped as Goddess Kali was tired of the blood stains that flowed through the stairs of the mandir. He ordered this to the people in his kingdom.
But Raghupati being the head priest of the mandir did not like the decision and he maliciously turned the people of the kingdom against Gobindamanikya (by emotionally blackmailing them in the name of religion). He even wanted Gobindamanikya to step down from the throne and wanted the step brother of the king, who was called Nakshatrarai to be the next king. So he played politics against the king in his own kingdom and made Nakshatrarai violent against Gobindamanikya. Gobindamanikya loved his step brother,Nakshartarai more than himself and seeing Nakshartarai so much eager to sit in the throne, offered him the throne and prepared to go to exile.
Thus Raghupati was successsful in dethroning Gobindamanikya and in his place made Nakshartarai the king, who obeyed Raghupati in every action he did as a king. Thus Raghupati was the invisible king who again started the custom of animal sacrifice in the kingdom.
There was more to this story about how Gobindamanikya got back his throne by the help of another priest of his kingdom called Billonthakur. But I will not go to that area and would like to show my readers that in todays world there are some cruel Raghupatis who to fulfil their own desires and needs and hunger for power dethrones the Gobindamanikyas of today.
The same thing has occured to Indian Cricket Scenario.
Sourav Ganguly (like Gobindamanikya) was the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team and was leading the team to many victories, but soon the team coach was changed from John Wright to Greg Chappell. Greg Chappell (like Raghupati) is a cruel man and had some clashes with Ganguly and soon by misusing his power dethroned Ganguly from the throne of Captain of the Indian Cricket Team and even put him outside the team. Chappell (again like Raghupati) played such dirty politics against Ganguly that its almost two years and Ganguly who had more than 10,000 runs in first class cricket and more than 4000 runs in Test Cricket, and he also being an all rounder, was never allowed to play a single match for India after Chappell came to power, even though he was in great form.
Chappell even made Dravid (like Nakshatrarai) the captain whodid and even does everything that Chappell commands him. Initially Ganguly and Dravid had great frienship but it was broken by Chappell and his policies. Now Chappell shares a great rapport with Dravid and Dravid as he tasted power is prepared to act against Ganguly and do anything that Chappell commands him.
Im sure this situation will soon disappear and soon there will be a Billonthakur who would come to the rescue of our modern day Gobindamanikya. Thus Sourav Ganguly will again rule and I can see that the day is not so far.
What do you say? Long live Sourav. Long live Kabiguru.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Kolkata is planning a Light Rail Transit System from Salt Lake (Karunamoyee) to Howrah Maidan. The idea is really good and praiseworthy. No doubt about it. Initially the Project was planned from Rajarhat (New Town) to Ramrajatala on the west of Kolkata that is Howrah. Later the Project had been shelved due to lack of funds. (I am not going to the political aspect of it). Even, the Project was thought to be an underground one like the Metro Railway that Kolkata has from Dum Dum to Tollygunge. But somehow it did not happen.
Now I would like to point out the route LRT would take to go from Salt Lake (Karunamoyee) to Howrah Maidan. Starting from Karunamoyee, it would take the road that starts from Karunamoyee to Netaji Park just adjacent to the FE block. Next it would take the road adjacent to HB and GD block that leads to the SaltLake Stadium beside Hyatt Regency Hotel. Next it would cross the Eastern Metropolitan Byepass and move towards Kadapara through the road near Swabhumi and 89 Cinemas. It would extend to Phoolbagan and then Rajabazar and take left towards Moulali though Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road. It would take B.B. Ganguly Street and straight go to Lalbazar and through the BBD Bagh, take Strand Road, and over the River Hugli(a tributary of the Great GANGA or THE GANGES), it would straight land up in Howrah Maidan near Howrah Station.Thus it would go parallel to Howrah Bridge(another pride of OUR Kolkata). That is it.
I am really excited about the project. If this Project is complete, millions of people would avail it, to go to their office and come back home everyday. Though, some buses, taxis and other public transports will suffer, still such a Project needs to be there in a Central Business District like proper Kolkata where millions of people come and go everyday. Even these people will be able to travel in comfort of Air Conditioner.
By looking at this grand project I would like our Respected State West Bengal Government to think of a such a LRT Project from Barasaat (in the northern fringes of the city) to either Sonarpur (on the south-eastern part of the city along the Eastern Metropolitan Byepass ) or till Joka (in the south-western part of the city through Byepass, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Alipore, Taratolla, till the road that leads to Joka through Behala. If posssible, we should go for both the Projects. It would definitely be a GRAND PROJECT but it would earn Revenue for the Governemnt in Billions of Rupees. I hope my CRY for a grand project for the future of OUR CITY KOLKATA would be HEARD.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
"GOD'S FINGER TOUCHED HIM AND HE SLEPT"
My grandfather, Sri Sanat Kumar Chattoraj is no more with us. He left the world on 2.30 am on Sunday the 10th of September, 2006. He was almost 90 years old. He left back 2 sons, 5 daughters and his wife Smt. Nirupama Chattoraj. The elder son is my daddy. So I am his elder grandson.
He breathed his last at B. R. Singh Hospital, Sealdah, Kolkata at Intensive Care Unit, where he was under ventilation, 7 days before his demise. He also had a catheter fitted to his body and he was made to eat through Ryles tube for the past 1 month.
Before being shifted to B. R. Singh Hospital, he was undergoing treatment in a private nursing home for the last 20 days at Calcutta Heart Clinic& Hospital at Salt lake City, Kolkata near tank no 12.
In fact, he was not well for the last one year mainly due to ageing and he had a cerebral attack one year ago. After that, he lost the power of recognition. He used to talk to himself the whole day and whole night. He lost his short term memory but still had his long term memeory intact. Thus he used to go on speaking, what was in his mind, from the past.
3 months ago, one day suddenly his health deteriorated and he was admitted to the nursing home. There he was treated, but his health never got better. It became worse day by day. He was shifted to home 1 month later but again after some days he was taken to the nursing home.
In one word he suffered a lot in the last 2 years. At last he got rid from all the sufferings.
SOMETHING ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER (DADU)
Sri Sanat Kumar Chattoraj was born in an orthodox Brahmin family in a small village near Asansol in Samdi Colliery area in Burdwan district of West Bengal, in the year 1916 on 29th day of Bengali month "Baishakh".
His fathers name was Sri Kumudeshwar Chattoraj. Dadu also has an elder brother who is still living in Burnpur town with is wife. His name is Purna Chandra Chattoraj. He has no son of his own but he adopted a son called Nitish.
Dadu had BA Degree in Bengali and a dual MA in Bengali and Sanskrit. His name is found in the list of Pandits in the holy book of Hindus called "Panjika" or "Paanji" in Bengali. He was a learned man and a great philosopher.
He lost his father at the age of 3 and his elder brother was 7 at that time. His mother brought him up and dadu by his own carried out his studies at school. He did his schooling from Ethora High School, Ethora, a place 25 miles away from Samdi. Later he passed the School Final Examinations and did his Graduation from Burdwan University and his Post Graduation from Calcutta University.
His mother was very strict lady. Due to her strictness, dadu covered such a long way in his life. Later he joined as the Sanskrit Teacher in Deshbandhu Vidyalaya Boys School, Chittaranjan and after some years of tough life he was promoted to the post of the Principal in the same school.
He has a long list of successful students. Many are, Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Managers, Teachers, and so on. This is something to be felt proud of.
He had a tough life in bringing up his 2 sons and 5 daughters. I personally Salute such a noble man. I really feel proud to call such noble man my Grandfather.
He used to tell me "WE ARE BORN TO LEAD OTHERS AND NOT TO BE LEAD". In the last few years before his demise, he used to recite few lines of a poetry of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore.
It said in Bengali: -
"Udayer Pathe Suni Kaar Bani,
Bhoy Nai Ore Bhoy Nai,
Je Koribe Daan,
Khoy Nai Taar Khoy Nai".
"MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE UP THERE IN HEAVEN"
"DADU, WE ALL WILL MISS YOU, FOREVER".
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Nirmal Chandra Street in Bowbazar, where the famous bazaar of Bowbazar and the sweet shop Bhimnag is situated, since Independence was the most neglected area. Not a single municipality board took initiative to maintain the road.
But in the month of August 2006, one fine day, the HRBC people suddenly started pulling out the tram tracks from Bowbazar more (junction) till the end of Hind Cinema and within seven days the concretization of tram tracks over there were completed.
Now this street looks no less than any fine street of Chicago or any other western city that has tram tracks in it. Now cars are plying through the street with zip zap and zoom motion.
At last the people of Bowbazar (Central Kolkata) are happy that the municipality has done something constructive for them. Now I am looking forward to the concretization of the tram tracks after the Pujas 2006, in Amherst Street and Bepin Behari Ganguly Street. (Bowbazar Street) where all the jewellery shops of Kolkata are situated.
I'll let you all know, how this has been done, after the work is completed.
Monday, July 31, 2006
I have never seen anyone more SWEETER, CUTIER than this, in my life. Gayatri Joshi is the MOST GOOD LOOKING, INDIANISED WOMAN I have ever seen in my life. She is my DREAM QUEEN, MY DREAM GIRL. I LOVE HER.
Has anyone of you seen anybody better or even comparable to her in looks? If you have then mail me her picture in my mail id firstname.lastname@example.org I would be glad to see anyone as beautiful as this.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Actually, I do not like the factory made pickles, which are sold in sealed bottles with huge brand names on their side. I am not naming those brands but these pickles loose their taste once their bottle seals are opened. They become much more salty. I hat them like anything.
I really loved the sour pickles that are made by grandmas and aunties in their houses. They are delicious. I also love the pickles, which are sold loose in the markets in fixed weights. You can try them out and the factory made ones and let me which one taste better.
At times when I don’t have these pickles /chutneys at my home stock, then I myself prepare one of the 3 tasty solo-salads that I have mentioned below. One needs to be a lover of chilli salads to try my 3 types of solo salads.
I’m calling them solo-salads for some obvious reasons. Normally salads are made of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions mixed together with lemon juices. They are good in taste but I have noticed that when cucumber comes in contact with onion, the whole preparation becomes bitter in taste.
So I have invented 3 types of solo-salads.
1st Type of Solo Salad. –Tomato-Chilli Sauce.
1) 1 Tomato
2) 1 Chilli
3) ¼ tablespoon of salt
How to Prepare:-
Take a tomato. Crush it inside a porcelain bowl and make a paste out of it by your hand. Add the ¼ the tablespoon of salt to it. The tomato paste becomes a dense paste. Take the chilli and crush it on the paste by your hand your hand. Mix it well. Your sauce it ready. It is now ready to be served with samosas or junk food. It can also be had with lunch/dinner.
2nd Type of Solo Salad. – Cucumber-Chilli Salad.
1) 1 Cucumber cut into small scraps.
2) 1 Chilli
3) ¼ tablespoon of salt
4) ½ piece of a Lemon
How to Prepare:-
Take the cucumber. Cut it into fine scraps (the more small pieces the better). Take it into a porcelain bowl. Add ¼ tablespoon salt to it. Add the lemon juice to it. Crush a chilli over it. Mix it thoroughly with you hand. Your salad it ready. It can be had with a boring lunch/dinner.
3rd Type of Solo Salad. – Hot-Onion-Chilli Salad
1) 1 Onion cut into small pieces.
2) 1 Chilli
3) ¼ tablespoon of salt
4) ½ piece of a Lemon
How to Prepare:-
This preparation is the strongest among all the three. Take the small pieces of onion. Treat it with lemon and crushed chilli and salt like the above two. Mix them well with your hand inside a porcelain bowl. It is then ready to be served with lunch/dinner or meals.
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By now you might have understood why I have called them solo-salads. Yes they are used one at a time. That is why. Don’t mix up the three dishes together. They would taste bitter. You can prepare any one of them or if you prepare two or three of the above, then do so in separate bowls.
Try them out at your home and tell me. They taste great. Once you get addicted to these three, I’m confident that you will not be able to have your meals without them. They are so tasty.
Do try them out and let me know your comments.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Before 1997, there used to be power cuts (popularly known as load shedding in this part of the world) every day for a definite period of time. Now it has almost become nil. This proves that our country is progressing in terms of basic amenities for the city dwellers. But nothing could be done to cope with the hot, humid weather.
I have noticed some queer thing in this Hot, Humid Weather.
Yes, people in this hot weather are getting angry. So much angry that it is reaching great heights and people are taking some unnecessary big decisions. Just in the similar manner, my LIFE had a fight with me two days ago and decided to leave me forever. After that she did not receive my calls or talk to me. I have planned to stay away from her till the next season arrives. Normally girls get much angrier because they take complete bath once a week, which is responsible for keeping their head burning. So boys, stay away from them till monsoon.
Our neighbours are our relatives and they have a son and a daughter around 10 years old, who fight among each other almost through out the day making queer loud noises. Every time someone from our house hears those noises, they raise their eyebrows and try to imagine from where could such strange noises come out and their reason without much success.
It was noticed that in this hot season, the fights between this particular brother and sister have risen considerably.
Even the mother of these two children had a quarrel with her mother in law on the day when it recorded the highest temperatures in this season.
The hot-talk fever grasped my home too. My dad was really angry on me one day and started scolding me for some unknown reasons. I was in a pathetic situation. Neither could I leave my important work and go outside our home, nor could I concentrate on my work.
My maternal grand mother (MUM), also had a hot talk with my mother over some issues like domestic help and so on…….of which I had no interest.
My sister also was so angry at her exam preparations that she almost planned to stop laughing for the next two months till her exam results come out.
These are many such incidents, which took place around me in the last few days, which made me think over this issue seriously. I thought and thought over it for hours and at last came to a conclusion, why people are getting so much angry and involving themselves into hot-talks and quarrels.
Yes it is the HOT, SUNNY weather that is nagging us all to raise our blood pressures and do things, which are not meant to be done.
Only one remedy can be prescribed for such a disease. Take lots of bath in a single day in cold water or get yourself dipped in the nearest swimming pool till you are contented that your anger has reduced.
Friday, May 05, 2006
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I have read somewhere that there was a superstition in India that if somebody dreamt of a toad, then he was sure to become the next king of his country after defeating the current king. Seeing a kangaroo in your dreams foretells unexpected and exciting trips. People often see themselves falling from a great height in their dreams.
One needs to be a Para-Psychology Specialist to figure out the meanings of these dreams.
Can any one of you tell me, what happens if one dreams of an aeroplane / helicopter?
Some of you may say that dreaming of aeroplane/helicopter means one wants to be free and will be traveling to far of places, soon.
But dear, my dream is a bit different.
Let me explain. I had dreamt two uncommon dreams recently. Both of the dreams were in the dawn and people say that dreams of dawns turn out to be true. I’m really scared if they are true.
The first dream I dreamt was on around 5.00am in the morning on 21st of April, 2006.
Dream 1: - The Burning Aeroplane.
On a very special day (some occasion day), my daddy and I were waiting on the balcony of our 2nd floor room for some guests to arrive at our home. This balcony faces the western sky and I saw a plane approaching from north to south in the western sky.
As the plane was just in front of us in the western sky, I showed my daddy that how spectacular sight it was to see a plane from so close a distance. Both of us were staring at the plane and enjoying its beauty.
Suddenly there was a loud sound “BOOOOOM” and a flash of light. The sound seemed like an explosion and soon the whole plane was burning. Just after the sound the plane fell down on the river Ganges just in from of us in a projectile motion.
I was really very afraid to see such a horrifying sight. My heart cried for the innocent passengers inside the plane.
Within 5 minutes news channels like India TV, Aaj Tak, Doordarshan News, CNBC, BBC, NDTV, Sahara Samay, CNN, Headlines Today started telecasting the news. Bengali news channels like Star Ananda and Kolkata TV also showed how the plane exploded and fell into the Ganges.
I even saw people running here and there, in panic and the city streets were filled with RAF. Thus there was tension and fear all over peoples mind.
Dream 2: - The Crashing Helicopter.
The 2nd dream I dreamt was on around 4.00am in the morning on 28th of April, 2006.
It was dawn and all of us were sleeping in our beds and suddenly we heard a loud sound over our head and our building started shaking as if there was an earthquake.
Someone shouted that something had happened on the terrace of our neighbour’s house. I ran at our terrace and saw that on the terrace of our neighbour’s house, a helicopter has crashed and it was in flames. It has made a big hole on the terrace and entered the house.
So only the tail could be seen.
Seeing this sight I ran towards our third floor and saw that due to the effect of crash, our wall adjacent to our neighbour’s house, showed huge crack marks. The vibration was so intense that it shook all the buildings and made a hole on our third floor ceiling too.
I was struck with horror. Again I saw people running here and there with stretchers and understood that our neighbours have been injured. Every one was panicked. Police vehicles, ambulances were waiting with their hooters on and revolving searchlights.
I don’t understand what these two dreams actually meant. I myself don’t believe in superstitions and so did not give much attention to these dreams.
But I’m sure that my blogger friends would like to read about these dreams, so I thought of posting them here. Hope you can figure out the meanings of my dreams.
If any of you have similar dreams then let me know. I would love to read them.
Monday, May 01, 2006
Suryanarayan, 41, from Hyderabad was an employee of the Bahrain-based company. He was abducted from Zabul province, where he had been working on a telecom project.
When I heard this incident, some names immediately came to my mind like :-
Afganisthan of Mahabharata times = Afganishtan of Modern times,
Talibans = Duryodhana the eldest son of Kauravas,
modern Kandahar = Gandhar town of Gandhari, Duryodhana's mother,
from the name of the place Gandhar, the name Gandhari.
Yes some of you have understood what I want to say.
Duryodhana, the eldest son of Kauravas (who was defeated by the Pandavas in the great battle of Kurukshetra in the epic called Mahabharata) had no difference from the Talibans.
Duryodhana during his times was like the Talibans of today killing innocent people, having no respect for women, attrocities, reign of terror all over and terrorism.
Both Talibans and Duryodhana have similar qualities. "Harassing innocent people". Yes Duryodhana's mother Gandhari was from Kandahar(originally called Gandhar which sounds similar to Kandahar), which is now in Afganisthan. So more or less, Duryodhana has some ties with Kandahar and Afganisthan.
So it is clear that the way Duryodhana had bitter feelings for the Indians of that time, today's Talibans are no different as both belong to the same place. They feel worse for the Indians. So Indians take it easy and dont get surprised if Talibans try to cause harm to you as it is inherited by them from the times of Mahabharata starting from Duryodhana.
I wonder when the modern Pandavas will wipe out the modern Kauravas from causing harm to we Indians. But "history repeats itself" and we are confident that Pandavas will again come and wipe out these modern Kauravas, may be in the form of Indian Army.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Yes, it is Election time in West Bengal. This time Election is being held under strict vigil by the parliamentary forces. Reason behind the 5 phases is allegations by the opponent parties that the other party is rigging (casting false votes maliciously) away.
On Thursday we had the third phase election here in Kolkata and the 2 Parganas ( North & South ). There are 3 major parties fighting the elections in West Bengal. The CPM and its allies, the Trinamool Congress and the National Congress. CPM is headed by Mr. Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, the magic man behind Bengal’s recent progress. The Trinamool is being headed by the one and only Didi of Kolkata’s politics – Mamata Banerjee. The National Congress is being headed by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, India’s current defense minister.
The results are scheduled to be on 11th of May 2006. I am eagerly waiting for the results as I had caste my vote this time, which is the third time till date. My constituency is a National Congress majority area headed by Chorda (2nd elder brother) of his constituency, Mr. Somendranath Mitra popularly known as Somen Mitra or Somen-da.
It is difficult for any other party heavyweight to defeat him in this constituency, because Somen-da is winning in this area for many years and can defeat anyone, anyday here with a large margin of votes.
In this Assembly elections, whoever gets elected from his/her constituency gets a title MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) status and gets an opportunity to sit in the Assembly for the next 5 long years along with every other facilities.
Somen-da’s rival in this area is a CPI candidate called Prabir Ray. He might not win this time but has a great chance of drawing large number of votes. He is a man of left ideology and has been able to draw many votes like me, because of the charisma of our currently Chief Minister, Buddha-babu and his development in sectors like agriculture, IT, telecommunications, and so on in WB.
On the election day, as usual I went for voting on 7.00am along with my daddy and my sister(who is a first time voter this year) to the underdeveloped school called Swamiji Vidyapith where the dirty benches, tables, walls, doors, windows, made me cry with pain. Pungent smell that came out from the narrow corridors made me cover my nose with my hanky. By the pictures hanging from the wall one can make out that since India’s Independence, no development work has taken place in this school as the pictures showed the images of people of old times wearing dhoti and panjabi in those black&white pictures whose faces cannot be made out. The only recent picture I saw was of Lokenath-baba on the almirah.
There was a long queue and we had to wait for 1 hour to get the opportunity to vote. It was a pathetic experience with the sun facing towards us, as we had to stand in the queue facing towards the east. As we had passed that zone we had to stand in the narrow lanes of the school, and then the narrow corridors and rooms of the school building, without fans or light.
As the voting process was being delayed by people without proper voter id cards or proper identification document, people including me shouted at the polling officer to drive such people away who unnecessarily cause delay to the process.
At last my turn came and I had to call out my serial number to the officials who saw my voter I-card and allowed me to sign on their register where I saw only fingerprints rather than signatures. There were only 2 signatures and rest 18 was fingerprints. This made me get furious on the education system of our state. Then I had to get my 1st finger on my left hand marked by the strongest ink so that I cannot vote a second time in this poll. That mark is still in my hand, which is sure not to face within next 10 days.
Then I pressed the 2nd button and came out of the poll booth to wait for my sister to come. Then my daddy came out. Together we returned home. I was very much excited about the exit poll results and switched on our Television to watch Star Ananda, 24X7, Akash Bangla, Kolkata TV and many other channels which showed the exit poll results.
Till that evening I saw that in the exit polls CPM is winning by a single majority in most of the constituencies, followed by TMC with few seats and at last was INC. But that I could not spend much time with the television since on the next day I had two Exams. So I had to prepare for it. Therefore I started concentrating in my studies and put behind all my thoughts of polls till the 11th of May when the poll results of West Bengal Assembly Elections are going to be declared. Till then, I keep my fingers crossed about the outcome of the polls.
Monday, April 24, 2006
At first, while looking at the book I thought this is one of those books sold in the Calcutta Book Fair, which talks utter rubbish and makes people believe in things which is known to all.
Reading such books is just waste of time, I felt and felt very angry for such authors and publishers who fool people with the idea of business and making some money out of it. I felt, even I can write such books in few days. Later I understood that it is not so easy as I think because one needs a great amount of motivating power, like the author of this book.
While reading the book, my eyes went to the last few pages, which made me like the book very much. These last few pages contained techniques to enhance your vocabulary power.
One of the words written was “ANCHORITE” and it meant “holy man”. The way one can remember the word meaning is that “Anchor switches” and a dummy sentence could be formed to get a hint of the meaning of the word. It goes on like this. First read the actual word. eg: ANCHORITE; Then get the associated word eg: Anchor Switches; Now remember the hint sentence. The hint sentence is “The holy man turned ON and OFF his ANCHOR Switches” So just when you remember the sentence you can get the meaning of the word “Anchorite” as the “holy man”. This way many words and their meaning can be learnt quickly and easily. Omigosh! What a way to remember things, mama ! (uncle). Gr8!
Reading this associative way of remembering words, I was really astonished at the method and liked it so much that I instantly became a great fan of the author of the book. The author of the book is “Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury”, India’s strongest memory man and 8 times Record holder in the Limca Book of Records, India's version of the Guinness Book of World Records. In total, he has penned 9 books on memory enhancement till date.
He has many memory books to his credit. To find out about his books one can search the goolge The memory enhancement technique is just a part of the whole book. The book is mainly about having positive attitude.
One must think that I am marketing the book for Biswaroop but actually it is not so and I have started liking the book so much that that day I brought the book along with me to my home from my friends house and finished the book within 1 hour. It’s a great book for those who think they have negative attitude or those who think they cannot remember their studies, especially the GRE and CAT aspirants.
Infact, the book has made me much more confidant to face the world and have positive attitude in all the things I do. It has also made me reinvent myself. Now I am able to give my full potential to whatever I do. “Thank you Biswaroop”.
Biswaroop is also producing a film called “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna” with unknown actors, in which the title song is being sung by my favourite singer, Mr. Kumar Sanu. Im really happy about it. The film is for the youngsters and people of todays generation. I too want his film to reach out to the masses and release as soon as possible. Its music has already released I think. I am totally with you Biswaroop in this.
He is eyeing for Guniess Book of World Records and my best wishes are always with him. “Keep on moving ahead like this” is what I want to say to Biswaroop if he is reading this blog of mine. “Really great going, Biswaroop”. To learn more info on Biswaroop one can visit this site. : Click
Just the other day I met one of my friend called Subhadeep Bhattacharya of IISWBM residing in Sukhiya Street. Seeing him, I remembered of Biswaroop as both resembled each other so much. I told him about Biswaroop but he could not understand what I said. I think I will have to show him this blog. What do you all say?
So Biswaroop, I simply want to thank you again for this grand purspose of making all of us learn the techniques of memory enhancement which like I call Memory Management. Happy Memorizing!
Monday, March 27, 2006
Yesterday, at last I saw the film “Mangal Pandey – The Rising” in the afternoon at Sony SET Max. It was a so-so kind of film. Nothing special. But the historic events made me see the film with interest. Aamir Khan really looked awesome and he really looked like Mangal Pandey. I could say this after watching the hand drawn picture of Mangal Pandey they showed at the end of the movie.
Gen. William Gordon was really a good chap. He always went on saving Mangal but at last Mangal hit Gordon at his right knee with his sword. That was really inhuman on the part of Mangal. I felt like cursing Mangal at that time.
Previously Gordon saved Mangal when Mangal fought with a gora-sahib for mis-behaving with Rani Mukerjee – the lady love of Mangal and the Naanchne Wali minus whore. When Gordon saved Mangal, the smile Mangal gave to Gordon, with blood in his mouth and face was enough to make Gordon run away in fear. But actually he didnt do it. Thank God else the film would have been more flop than it was.
The role (a jhalak) of Bahadur Shah and Rani Lakshmi-bai of Jhansi -played by Varsha the heroine of 80s was so real.
Another incident that made me go for the British Indian soldiers and against the gaon-walos were the Sati.(burning the widows in the pyre of their husbands, practiced by Indian-Hindus before the British came to rule India) Amisha Patel was going to be burnt in the pyre of her 90 yr old husband and this was saved by Gordon and Mangal. As soon as Gordon brought Amisha to his house, I got the signal that some chemistry is going to develop between these two. That is what happened. Both started romancing each other and started living together – just see that Live Together concept was prevalent with the British and Indians even in 1857. Todays teenagers think it is invented by them. Huh!
Rani Mukerjee was really looking hot & sizzling when she was being sold along with many other girls in the Market place and she was being watched by Mangal. Normally I don’t like Rani’s looks except in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Chalte Chalte but the above scene she was looking awesome. Sometimes she looks awesome but most of the times she is not that striking.
I felt like using “kacha-khisti ” ( using slang languages in Bengali) to the villagers and the British Indian soldiers for their fighting with the British just after Mangal’s hanging. Could they not do this before Mangal was hung to death? They feared the soldiers from Rangoon (currently Yangoon) like tigers or any other wild animal. Mangal requested all to fight against the British along with him but no one listened. Had they listened then, Mangal would have been saved. The hanging scene was really touchy. In that case we would not have seen this film Mangal Pandey because in India only dead people get their due recognition but a living man never gets it.
I liked the scene when Mangal said that he wanted to meet Rani and when their meeting was arranged on the roof top of the red light area building. This scene was quite romantic and Rani throwing her ghungroo to Mangal and Mangal picking it up was cute. It was a moment of Love.
The meetings of British Indian soldiers (sepoys) with the two Indian kings, one Marathi Hindu and the other Muslim at late night and their conspiracy against the British had a feel of Unity in it.
Over all I would rate the film 6 on 10 as the story line was not that free flowing. One who does not know the story cannot get the story by seeing the film. More historic events could have been added. The dialogs and drama was okay.
The Sinking 2006
Last evening I heard the sad demise of Mr.Anil Biswas the State Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxists). It was a sad day for all attached to him. Hope the Bengal Goverment finds his replacement soon. Its difficult. I know.
He was an orthodox party worker for the liberals and a liberal for the most orthodox veterans of his party. He was the architect of Buddhadev Bhattarcharjee Government.
On his death Mamata Banerjee (leader of the opposition party) said that though they had political differences, still he was a very good man and a good leader. Quite unbelievable. Na?
Another news I read last evening on The Statesman Newspaper and was shocked .In a small village in Rajasthan, a man and his family tortured his wife very much for not being able to give the mans family enough dowry after their marriage. The torture went to such a level that the wife complained that her nipples were brutally cut by her husband with a knife. After interrogation the husband said that he did it with his teeth. Just imagine. This is the amount of torture girls have to face from their men as well as others in their men’s family after marriage. Is there any Law and Order in this country? I doubt. I am in a loss of words and really can’t write anymore.
NB:- I will be away from Blogspot till the 28th of April 2006. It will be my hibernation period. Because of my Exams at IISWBM. Till then good bye. Please leave your comments here. I love to read them. I would be happy if you add my name and blog address in your blog. Bye and Thank You for reading the post. I’ll be back after 28th April, 2006. I promise, I'll be back. Love you all.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
There are many types of people in this world and out of them; some are intolerable, so much intolerable that one feels sick meeting these people. I am listing 10 such people whom I don’t like at all.
1) Address seekers: - There are some people who with a chit in their hand having some address written on it, stands in front of the same building whose address is in his hand and asks you “Could you please tell me the direction of the building mentioned on the paper?” They are so callous that they don’t see, the name of the building is written in bold letters in front of the building. Horrible!
2) Mr. Bad-Breath: - Some men in the bus that stands just beside you, facing towards you and exhaling all his bad-breath in your face. The amount of pungent smell that emits from their breath is enough to make you sick for the rest of your life with a severe pain in your stomach. It seems that all the garbage of their locality is dumped in this mans mouth! Don’t they ever brush their teeth? Eeeeks!
3) Eternal Diggers: - Some people who keeps on digging their nose, without caring where the are. At office, inside bus, in public places, wherever it is, they keep on digging their nose. Such people should get a job at once at the coal mines. Nasty people!
4) Grazing cows: - There are some of these chewing gum guys who keep on chewing, chewing-gums and blowing those bubbles out of it and bursting them when they are fully blown. I don’t know what pleasure they get in doing so. The amount of smell of pepper-mint that emits from their surroundings gives me head-ache.
5) Farting champions: - While walking on a deserted street, there are men in front of you, who suddenly stops walking, stand still, juts out their bum and farts so loudly that it is enough to produce so much gases, that a whole days meal can be easily be cooked out of it. I wonder how could people have such bad habits?
6) Sucking noisers: - Some people eat so loud. While they suck their food in through their hand or spoon, a strange pulling sound come out form their mouth. Something like “Sssssssswwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooopppppppppppppppp”. This sound is more profound when people drink liquid like tea, coffee or cold water and so on. Bloody suckers!
7) Leaking pots:- There are some people who pees every half an hour and they don’t care where they are doing it. Roadside, on the foothpaths, a corner of a building, anywhere………. So to keep the balance they drink water every 15 minutes to the water balance. Such people drink water more than what a hippo drinks inside water. They should be made to wear adult diapers to keep their biological process going.
8) Smelly Tots:- Such people after peeing comes out of the toilet and suppose you enter the toilet just after that, the amount of smell you get from the toilet can make you senseless then and there without any ifs or butts. Such smell can be a good alternative to tear-gas to drive away angry mobs by the Kolkata Police during Elections. He He.
9) Cell-phone dar-lings: - Such people keep on talking on cell phone through out the day. Usually these are girls and have lots of boy friends and so called brothers to call them and talk with then for hours and hours. Sometimes I wonder how people could have so much money to call somebody for long hours, unless they are calling a Tata-Indicom Mobile from another Tata-Indicom Mobile (Why? because its free locally) Sometimes I even think that such girls pretend to talk on the mobiles while in actual there is no one in the other side. These are ways to attract people.
From far, it seems that such girls are talking to you or some unknown object but when you come close to them thinking “Hurray! It’s my day today” and start dancing, then you find to your dismay that they are on their cell phone talking to their dear brothers. I remember there was an adv on the TV channels some years back, just like the above.
10) Button pressers: - There are these types of people who keep on pressing their cell phone buttons the whole day. May be they are playing games or may be they are checking out the functionalities of the cell phones but how long? Don’t they get bored with the same thing over and over again? Great tenacity! I should admit.
So, these are the 10 of those people whom I dislike the most. There are 100s of people of other types whom I dislike but I don’t remember all of them, and I will again write more about such people in some other post.
Disclaimer: - Another thing I want to say that I don’t fall under any of the above 10 categories and so please so not ask me any such question. Hope you have enjoyed this post.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
In Posta, I heard it being said
That you are getting your daughter wed
That Gangaram is the groom to be-
Want to know his pedigree?
After all, he aint a bad man
Though his colour is highly tan.
The shape of his face is right
Like the owl that comes at night.
In studies, I would like to state
Its hard to find someone so great-
Nineteen times he tried to pass
The matric when he stopped at last.
Asset wise they are also fine
Being slightly over the poverty line.
His brothers are not at all bad
One's headstrong, the other's mad,
The third son was brought up well-
He forged banknotes and went to jail.
Playing tabla is what the youngest knows-
He earns five bucks from standup shows.
Gangaram is oft dow n in bed
With ailments of the spleen and head
But his lineage is a royal one-
His forefather being king Kansh's son
And Shyam Lahiri of Bonogram
is somehow related to Gangaram.
Now, of course, I feel, without a doubt
That a groom like him would make you very proud.
Disclaimer:- Friends, this is not my creation. The origin is unknown. I have received this from a colleague cum friend of mine at office called Arijit (Arijit Chowdhury) which he got from anothe senior colleague called Nabarun-da. (Nabarun Roy).
What ever it is this is a real classic.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
8 Things I want in my Beloved :-
1. She should be Love me the Most in this Whole World and be possessive about me and marry me. (should not run away when asked to marry me because most girls of todays generation do this, citing examples like "I am a Career-istic Girl" and blah blah blah......)
2. Should be Intelligent and should understand me well.
3. Should look as good as Gayatri Joshi / Smita Patil / Chitrangada Singh. (Thin/Average, Tall and Dark Complexion.)
4. I am possessive and so she should be mine, mine and only mine. (Committed to me as I am to Her). Rest is up to me. I will surely handle everything carefully.
5. Should be able to cook food. Average would do as she can always learn. I too can help her out in this matter. I am a good assistant.
6. Should be a lady with many good qualities and a good singer.
7. Should be independent, confident, caring and a good wife.
8. Should be DEVI. ( DVC ) my BEST FRIEND and show respect to her and my parents and all elders. Possess good family values.
What about 8 things you want in your Beloved, friends? I tag all of you............... who are reading this post.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I am till date the most boring person I have ever met in my life. Yes it is true. That is why I do not have any girlfriends. Girls like to befriend a boy who has good sense of humour. I never had a good sense of humour. I have never understood what a sense of humour is and I find the concept very silly. Many of you will feel “Oh from which planet this creature belongs to?” reading this article, but believe me this is me (HOTWINTER).
I have never been among group of friends. Nowadays I see in various academic institutions, offices, people tend to form groups and enjoy themselves in groups. I had never been a group man. Being in group gives me a high temperature. I just don’t understand what these groups are for and what advantage do I get from a group. May be because of my boring self, I have never been given admission to a group.
My LIFE has also termed me as the most boring person she has ever met. My boring nature is so intense that I can never create jokes among friends or make other laugh at my jokes. Yes people do laugh at me but when they find me trying to create jokes and failing at each attempt. Thus I make a joke of myself.
When my friends crack jokes, everybody laughs except me. I don’t laugh because sometimes I don’t understand them, and at times I don’t feel like laughing at the silly jokes. I find them silly.
After spending some time with me people understand the amount of boring glows I radiate. They cannot leave me at once for the moral values they possess, but after that day, they do not ever like to meet me.
Take for an instance, I receive an sms from a friend and the poor guy spends Re 1 in expectation of receiving back a complimentary sms from me. But I being a miser and a boring guy, never sms back to this friend of mine. In frustration the friend breaks all contacts with me. This has happened with me several times.
There was another friend of mine, Anirban Chatterjee of Harish Mukherjee Road (near Harish Park) in Bhowanipore, who used to give me a missed call every night. He did this for 6 months. I never felt like giving him back a missed call. Seeing this he broke all contacts with me now. Now he is in Chennai doing his MBA. He even tried to give me missed calls from Chennai but in vain. Now there is no news of him.
Coming back to “how boring I am?” , you all should know that if you make me stay in any place, all alone by myself, for a whole day or for many days, I have no problem till I get proper food and proper toilet facilities. I can stay in a lonely place, without anything interesting around me rather nothing around me of my interest, all alone by myself. I really have no problem. This is me.
One question might have come to your mind by now, what will I do then in that confinement? Yes I will think about many things, my past, my present and my future, about different people, different things. I will also sing my favourite Kumar Sanu numbers and I will be the spectator.
If you call me and talk to me over the phone, you will understand how boring I am. I repeat each and every thing about 10 times, to be absolutely confirmed about the things I have doubt in my mind. I might even suspect you of something which you have not done. I am a great suspicious person and suspects people who are really not worthy of suspicion. So, are you getting, how boring I am?
When I was under training at my office, I bored my bosses so much that they seldom spoke to me and raised their eyebrows when the saw me. So I was made to sit along with people of other departments, even though I was working for my department. Ha Ha.
During my training my seniors and bosses asked me some questions regarding my area of work. The answers I gave to them were so frustrating that they got very angry at me and cursed me at their mind. I always gave them the wrong answers, or linked something with another thing which do not at all have any resemblance. This is again me.
I never took studies seriously in my school. I used to think, “What will I do by studying so much?” I am not going to conquer the world. Now I understand how fool I was then. I still repent for not studying then. In college I again started studying and did reasonably well only because of my LIFE’s motivation.
While at school I never had good rapport with the teachers. My friends used to put OIL (not the OIL INDIA LIMITED ) on the teachers so that they got good marks in the exams. Even when they received the checked answer-scripts, they ran after the teachers and begged for 2/3 more marks. I never did so since it was not my nature and I never felt like doing so.
That is why my friends got good on/off campus placements at respected companies with high salaries but I had to wait for 1 year to get into this small job (with all respect to the idea that no job is a mere job) of mine.
I never had any aim, ambition(No not the bike by Hero Honda) in life. Never. Still I don’t. Even if I have some, the environment, situation, circumstances do not let me achieve my goal. My goal is also averse to my reaching it.
By now you might understand what kind of a creature I am. All the above qualities I posses gives a boost to my being such a boring person.
That is why I always say, “My posts are boring and I am more boring than the boring posts”. Good bye.
Monday, March 06, 2006
I used to visit cinema halls and watch films alone in those those days. those were school days when I was in class 11/12 or college days. Sometimes I used to visit the halls with my friends Kalyan Kumar Sen, currently working in Hutch. But most of the times I went alone and watch a few Akshay Kumar Movies or SRK Movies.
On one such day, I visited Jyoti Cinema in Lenin Sarani alone to watch a Hindi movie ( I don’t remember the name) . I sat on the ground floor and all around me there was many types of people. College bunkers, those dihatis, office bunkers and so on... One my left hand side there was a Bihari man, seemed to be somebody from the family of drivers and on my right was a man who slept throughout the whole movie. May be he came there to sleep in the AC rather than watching the movie.
Everything was fine and I watched the movie with great interest and all its twist and turns in the first half an hour. Then there was a song sequence when the whole audience was dancing with the latest dancing number of that time and whistles and claps filled the whole atmosphere. The man to my right was snoring away, dreaming about his "sapno ki raani" in the AC. I was at my usual self watching the song with my eyes wide open.
Suddenly I saw a hand come from my left hand side and touch my thighs and the hand rubbed my left thigh. As the hand went up and down, I was shocked with disbelief that this could happen to such an innocent boy like me from a "MAN". I lost my brains, my face went red, my hands shivering, my eyes went so wide that I was afraid my eye balls might fall on the hall ground and I would have to search for my eye balls just the way Shah Rukh searched for his spectacles in the film Baadshah, when he was slapped by Twinkle Khanna after the song "Woh Ladki Jo Sabse Alag Hai". I got so much afraid that my legs lost their strength and I felt weak. I thought that the headlines of the next days “The Telegraph” newspaper would be “A school boy molested by a dihati on Jyoti Cinema Hall……………”.
A voice from my within said to me "Don’t let this happen, dude. Get up and protest". I immediately gained lots of strength within me like He-Man and I got up and said to the dihati man next to me “Hey you moron, what do you think you are doing there. Just stop it, else I will have to throw you out of this hall”. Immediately the hand went away from my left thighs and everything was normal after that.
I had to sit beside that gay for the rest of the movie. I couldn’t get up from that seat because I paid 30 bucks to for that seat from my pocket money and the film was really too interesting to leave. I had been fortunate enough to get rid of that gay.
Another incident when I had an encounter with a gay was just some days ago,(Feb 2006) when I was chatting with my childhood friend Gaurav Poddar at our ‘paara’ near the ‘litti’ shop in Sashi Bhushan Dey Street.
It was just few weeks ago, we were chatting after I returned from office and my IISWBM classes near that ‘litti’ shop where Gaurav was merrily biting littis. I saw a well built man with ‘kajal’ in his eyes came to Gaurav and asked him in a female voice, for some money to buy ‘paan’ (beetle-leaf).
Gaurav was shocked to see this person come towards him and kept mum as I watched what was going on. As the man asked for some money, Gaurav said in Bangla “Sorry I have no money for you”. Hearing this, the man said, “Can’t you give some money to me for eating “paan?” Saying this, the man touched Gaurav head and blessed him saying “Bless you my son” and then with his two finger touched Gaurav’s nose and pulled it so hard that it went red and touched his cheeks and again said “Cant you give me some money?” The man was about to touch his chest when Gaurav shouted “Leave me alone”. The man slowly moved away. I was shocked to see the man doing this to the six feet friend of mine. I imagined what would happen to a five-seven guy like me, had I faced such a situation instead of him?
Later as I saw Gaurav’s face, going red with anger, I felt like laughing my heart out. Gaurav is a fair guy and so he went red very fast compared to normal guys.
Seeing this, I really laughed out loud, after I came back home.
Later I came to know from Gaurav that the man was a worker in a nearby “Aaloo-Chop” shop and he used to buy chops from that man. The man was indeed a bi-sexual and that day he/she was drunk and made my friend his prey. Poor Gaurav!!!
While I am writing these incidents I remember the boy in the film Rockford who used to dream that how the hostel principal being gay attacks him and rubs his hand on the poor guys back!
Every one of us must have faced such situations in their everyday life and I really pity those girls who have to face similar incidents from women as well as men in their day to day life inside buses, trains, long queues, crowded places, markets and every place one can think of. I really feel sad for them. But nothing can be done. This is life. It is my request to all the girls out there to “Protest such acts by the strangers. Don’t ever keep quiet. Raise your voice." We boys too face such incidents but less than what you do.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Lets talk about Gayatri Joshi. I like her so much. Her eyes are really the best I have ever seen in my life after my (my LIFE) - the name is changed. Riddhima, is the code name by which I refer to the most special person in my LIFE till date. I will call her (my LIFE) , in this blog. I consider my mother to be the most beautiful person in this whole world followed by (my LIFE) and then Gayatri Joshi. Of course my Grand Mother, "Mum" is another beautiful lady.
I am really mesmerised seeing Gayatri Joshi (GJ). I saw her in some tv ads in the late 90s, then I saw her in one of the Miss Indias in the early part of 21st Century. She was also featured in the Santro Ad with my favourite hero Shah Rukh Khan. That was the day I started liking her more, more and more. Really, she is something! That is Gayatri Joshi. She is beautiful, simple, Indian Beauty, jovial, cute, sweet, a good human being, and above all my dream queen.
When I learnt how to create yahoo groups, I started a group on my class at college. Next group was a group on Yamila Diaz Rahi, the Brazilian Supermodel. Suddenly an idea came into my mind on 20th September 2004. I made the fan club of Gayatri Joshi, called Gayatri-Joshi-Fan-Club. Click here to go to Gayatri-Joshi-Fan-Club. The group started from 0 and now it has 773 members, and it is growing day by day.
Later GJ (Gayatri Joshi) acted in the film called Swades opposite Shah Rukh Khan. I was overwhelmed to hear the news of my best actor and my lovely lady are going to come together and make a film. It was such a great coincidence. Really. I love it a lot. People should watch Swades at least once in their life. If you havent seen it, then you should go and watch the movie. Though I havent seen the movie myself. Reason? Reason is simple. (My LIFE) did not go with me to watch the movie with me but went with her college friends. I was annoyed and made up my mind not to see the film. I can see it, only if she comes along with me to watch it.
But Gayatri had got married on August/September 2005 and now she is leading a happily married life with her husband Vikas Oberoi, a Mumbai based Real Estate Entrepreneur and a very good friend of our Action Kumar (Akhay Kumar)
Since then, GJFC - Gayatri Joshi Fan Club has died a natural death because all of its members have gone to a comma sleep, including me. But its members are increasing slowly and steadily.
Karishma (crazy_princess, as we all know her beacuse this is her login id) , the lady from Mumbai, the second moderator had played a great role in bringing GJ to GJFC. I had mailed GJ and she visited our Fan Club dedicated to her and liked it so much. I even created a website on our fan club and the url is http://www.freewebs.com/gayatrijoshi/index.html Hope you will like it. This is how I am proceeding as the Moderator and Creator of Gayatri Joshi Fan Club.
I'll write more about our Fan Club later. Happy reading. Good Bye.
Time & date : Saturday, the 4th of March, 2006, 7.00pm in the evening.
Friday, March 03, 2006
So I made up my mind that I would create a similar blog and express myself through it. So I had just created the blog from my office. All around me my colleagues and seniors are playing Quake 3 on the office network. I am not interested in such games, so I keep myself busy reading blogs and looking at the new events that are taking place at the Yahoo Groups. Yes I am the moderator of about 30 yahoo groups and also am the member of few yahoo groups. I will let you all, know the names of these groups sometime later.
I was listening to the great song "Main Tujhe Chor Ke Kahan Jaounga" by my favourite singer Kumar Sanu from the film Trinetra, when I saw our director coming out of his cabin. Instantly shut my Windows Media Player. As I was checking my mails, I saw an e-mail from Subha Sankha that had an image which had something written in Bengali and I opened it to see its contents. As I was reading it, without my notice, my office director Rahul Sharma, came behing me and asked me "So you can e-mail through Lotus Notes in Bengali also?" I was really shocked to see him behind me and this was the first time he spoke to me. I was really afraid. I replied, "No Sir, this is an attachment" He said "Oh, its an image." I nodded my head and said "Yes Sir". He went past me to see my seniors playing Q3. Now I was quite okay.
Now I would leave for my home. Ive got to meet Arjun Acharya, another friend of mine at my paara(Bengali for locality). I've got to check out why a computer game is not running in his machine. Sandeep Hazra another friend of mine at my paara has bought a new computer for 41K and I will be testing this new game in his computer. Hope it works fine. So lets wish you bye bye for today.........CYA.