A good head massage and a pedicure from the beautician was all that I needed to feel on top of the world. It made me feel that I could do it all - meet the work deadlines, deal with heart break, be unaffected by scorns … Continue reading Self pampered me
Festive season does have a lovely ring to it – happy ring that breaks from the mundane, optimistic rhythm of a new dawn, lingering melody of a world all decked up. There maybe nothing phenomenally different, yet everything looks unique. Or maybe it’s us looking … Continue reading Festive ring
Whispering to the Universe
It’s October, well almost. Happy month. The festive spirit has set in and the world is in a celebratory mood. Durga Pujo, Diwali and my birthday, of course, make this month so special. Though I have stayed out of Bengal for a while, and work … Continue reading Whispering to the Universe
What’s happening to books?
What's happening to books? Earlier, during long journeys, in airports or stations, you would find people reading books or at least magazines while waiting for their flights or trains. On long train journeys most people would be reading books, a popular novel maybe or a … Continue reading What’s happening to books?
And finally, she blooms, my red hibiscus. Struggling with heat and then endless struggles with woolly aphids, nursing my hibiscus plants back to health and making them bloom. I bought three hibiscus plants at the beginning of summer – red, pink and orangish yellow, from … Continue reading Blooming Hibiscus
I never thought I would miss those days. The world plunged into darkness due to sudden power failure. Sitting under a lamp or candle on the study table and struggling to finish homework. Wiping off sweat and trying in vain to kill the buzzing and … Continue reading Load shedding
September sky Here comes September. A weird month it is, neither here nor there. Summer has officially departed yet her humid heat lingers on. The cool breeze in the mornings and evenings signals the ushering of autumn, well almost. It’s festive yet not festive enough. … Continue reading September comes
Nooks and corners
My life had so many nooks and corners once, so many places to hide comfortably for while – under the bed, behind the doors, in the false ceiling (that we would call kaar growing up). These spots came handy while playing hide and seek or … Continue reading Nooks and corners
Through the looking glass
No, it’s not about Lewis Carroll’s acclaimed novel that I am talking about, I am pondering upon life in general. Though, if you read carefully, Alice losing herself in the wonderland is more than a fantastical children’s story. Through Alice, Carroll holds a mirror or … Continue reading Through the looking glass
A new corner in my old home
Dida's almirah, probably over a century old The house by the lake in Agartala is my home. It had a Bakul tree by the gate once, tall betel nut trees grew by the boundary wall, and there were so many mango trees, jackfruit trees and … Continue reading A new corner in my old home