16 May

Os ki boondo ne jagaya

???? ???? ?? ?? ????? ?? ?? ??? ??? ??,???? ???? ?? ????????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??,???? ????? ??? ?? ??? ????? ?? ????? ??? ??...?? ??? ?? ?? ??????,?????? ?? ?????...[to be continued...] English transliteration:subah subah Am kA pattA os me Dol rahA thA,mAno bachapan ke rMgaraliyoM ke bIcAm ko laTakatA dekh man JUm rahA ho,mAno lambe din ke bAd skUl kA ghanTA bajA ho...to usI os me DoltI,bUMdoM me TapakatIThis poem was inspired by a charming young lady I found in Orkut, while [Read more ...]
15 May

Dil naraaz hai aaj zindagi se

??? ????? ?? ?? ??????? ??,?? ???? ?? ??????? ?? ???,?? ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ??,?? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????Like a vapid vapour rising up in the air,Rubbing against my rough skinThat I could not even feel,Like dreamless osmosis, it departed from my soulSnatching all life away. Yes,The dream came to depart, leaving meGasping. And I could hear the rough voice of dead men, Rasping.?? ????, ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ??? ?????????? ?? ???? ?? ??????? ??? ?? ??,????? ???? [Read more ...]
11 May

???? ????? ???? ???????

???? ??? ?? ???? ?? ????? ?? ???,??? ?? ???, ??? ?? ?????? ?????,??? ?? ?? ?? ??? ????? ?? ?? ???,?????? ?? ??? ????? ?? ???,?????? ?? ??? ??? ????? ?? ???.???, ?? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ?? ??? ???,???? ?? ?? ?? ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ???? ??????? ????? ??????? ?? ?? ??? ?? ?????? ???? ?? ??????????? ??? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???? ????? ?? ??????? ????? ???, ?? ??? ???????,???? ?? ?? ???, ?? ???? ??????,?? ?? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ??? ??????,?? ??? ??? ?? ?????? ????? ??? [Read more ...]
10 May

Understanding Shakespeare by yourself

[ad] Having had my upbringing in Hindi-medium CBSE govt-schools, it was as late as Class XI that I heard of guys like Wordsworth or Keats. Yes, I had even heard of someone called Shakespeare; we had an extract of his from his play As you like it (Seven Ages, probably a speech by Jacques). Point is, I was as dumb about English as you can imagine anyone to be (for that matter, I have maintained the status). Somehow I went to Jadavpur University English Department. Since I did not have Bengali as a [Read more ...]
10 May

In the buff after football

[ad] Football was rare for us at Jadavpur. There were not many enthusiasts, or there was no ball. There were some champion footballers who did not bother playing with us (rightly so). No girls would watch us meaning their boyfriends would not bother to play, or meaning few would be inspired enough if there was no show-off. But once in a blue moon we did have our games. Sometimes there were the so-called ‘challenge matches’. With our famed rivalry with the Economics Department, we did have a [Read more ...]