It’s Only Words…

Over the past few days, a number of thoughts have been circling my mind. Of these thoughts, the myriad interactions I have with the people that constitute my life – family, friends, acquaintances, in-betweens – often serve as snippets of wisdom for me. These snippets, a few ordinary words chained to one another, have always…

Life, or a Well-Oiled Machine?

When you encounter intense solitude, you realise how isolated you really are. You are isolated from your loved ones, from your friends, from even your inner voice. It’s a vacuum that seems to suck you into an emotional black hole. You encounter a heavy, sinking feeling that only seems to become more apparent as days…

I Got a Life to Live

I got one whole life to live,I got all my heart and love to give,But who is it i shall give it to,There are many but the question is who… I found someone but he was a hoax,From him genuine love i couldn’t coax,So i gave him a choice of feelingEither i leave, or you…

Excellence – A Virtuous Vice

Mediocrity is a virtue, excellence is a vice. Excellence is an addiction that is anything but nice. It will strangle your comfort, and burn your life. Excellence is a drug for the ruthless — only if you keep denying yourself the comfort of mediocrity will you achieve excellence. But once you do, nothing will ever…

My Mother’s Eyes…

My mother, Shukla Chouwdhury, is an artiste; she sings, she dances, she acts, she writes, she manages, and above all, she paints. Colours and canvases of all sizes are her partners in crime during those ultra-long spells preceding her art expositions. She wields magic with colours; her hands and fingers are crafted especially by the…

Yes, Certain Days Are Just Another Day

Raksha Bandhan is not a festival Bengalis celebrate, technically. We have the Bengali equivalent, Bhai Phota, or Bhai Duj, which is celebrated close to Deepawali. However, I decided I would tie a Rakhi to my darling, Adi, this Raksha Bandhan, and gift him a little something for his beloved toy temple. My car plies over…