Grief, sanitized

Grief, sanitized

Today I see you, As a child when you took care of me As a daughter grown up, who often decided for you As a daughter who moved away. Today I see you Decked in your best clothes that I chose over the phone. I did not bathe you, or cried as I pulled the shirt or sari...

Love and forgetting

Love and forgetting

  I cradled you when you slept I soothed you  when you wept I fed you  when you craved  food  for thought as all. Now it is your turn feed me, soothe me, love me. For I am the one who loved you once who loves you still. I may not ...

Remembering Baba

Remembering Baba

On World Alzheimer's Day The three things that I most remember about my father, (Baba as I called him), was his mastery over both English and Bengali; the ease with which he did the cryptic crosswords in The Statesman in minutes. Also, his vast knowledge of...

Tiger Travails

Tiger Travails

Consider these facts : 1.      Emperors Akbar & Jahangir used to hunt tigers in and around Delhi and Agra 2.      Jhalana in the outskirts of Jaipur has a lot of leopards 3.      We have...

The Mad Chocolate Factory

The Mad Chocolate Factory

Don't give up Once in every life, There comes a time We walk out all alone, And into the light… Someone is with you. Like stars across the sky. We were born to shine And in order to shine. You will have to win - Andrea Bochelli My journey started as a four year old,...

অমর যোদ্ধা

অমর যোদ্ধা

"জীবন" "মৃত্যু" অলঙ্কারেজীবন ঘোরে ফেরেবুঝেছিলে ঠিক বলে...হাঁসি মুখে ঘুমিয়ে গেলেপিছন নাহি ফিরেচিরঘুমের কোলে।শোকের ছায়া আসলো নেমেশরীর ঢেকে ফুল যে রাশি রাশিতুমি অনেক আগে শুনেছিলেআনন্দেতে সেই বিষাদের বাঁশি।সবার মুখে ঘনায় বিষাদ ছায়াতোমার মুখে মৃত্যু জয়ের হাসি।তবে কি...

Kotoi Rongo Dekhi Duniya-e Jibon-e!

Kotoi Rongo Dekhi Duniya-e Jibon-e!

Every day, the newspapers and news channels are full of news about disasters. Both natural and man-made. But that’s all they are - news. They do not affect us directly…until they do. Through the news, I’ve witnessed the 1999 super cyclone in Odisha, the hijacking of...