Monday, September 28, 2009
Today is the last day of Durga puja'09.
'Pandal hopping has been the way of life' during the puja days for most of the people in
eastern India, especially Bengal(irrespective of bengalis, non-bengalis and their religions)
Everything comes in huge variety at this time of the year, starting from the fashions of Devis and Devs to the style statements of the alive Dev Devis....:), the variety of materials used by the puja committees to make their pandals(where the deities are kept and worshipped and we the people visit them after standing in long long queues for hours..) ranging from wood, clothes ,paper packets, mirrors,tabla,bamboo sticks,conchs and sea shells, bricks,marble,ceramics, plaster of Paris,bottles anything and everything that comes in human imagination (sometimes things are forcefully imagined,and you can well imagine what disasters they make.).
But the days of Pujas are for pure fun and enjoyment. It seems that the city filled with joy,colors, lights and sumptuous delicacies stored and restored all its energies and enthusiasms for this time of the year only. Jovial faces, sparkling smiles, pranks are just too common everywhere. Also Huge number of polices are visible. Dont know where they hide for the rest of the time of the year..!!!(have a look at a pic on right).
You cant be sombre for a moment here at this time. Another thing of the season is the 'ogling session', guys at dudettes and gals at the dudes. Well its somehow a love season, sometimes lost love is revisited and some new loves are acquired.
For me, its the time when I sleep long long hours after pandal-hopping for several hours,
having all the foods I want (having Biriyani for consecutive days forgetting those extra kilos).
In the over-crowded buses,trains, metros and trams you can see lovey-dovey couples everywhere.
Well this puja I went for outings with family only, so didn't have much to talk and observed a lot
(especially faux pas es) which somehow harmed my eyes (though many looked best and many played safe without experimenting much with colors n patterns). May be those are the latest
fashionistas' recommendations, but I some Hated them. Some of them are :
#A big tummied girl wearing a deep purple Top along with ochre yellow Capri, golden sandal.
sky blue painted toes and carrying a maroon handbag...[yuck...!!!]
#A girl showing her underwear label intentionally from the front of her low-waist jeans(not an ultra one, though...[thank God It was not..!!!] ),a
green ice cream spoon tucked in her hip-pocket..[ She tried hard to be a style icon..but alas
for me me she failed..:P]
#A middle aged woman displaying blue undergarment through a deep necked golden yellow blouse.
[no comments please..]
#A young girl wearing a pink legging with a strange geometric patterned long black top.
[Well this one is the most tolerable amongst the others though it looked really weird to me]
Among so many joys and grandeur this year another thing was worth a notice in kolkata, The
number of beggars...Perhaps they have increased exponentially (though many says most of them
are frauds, remember Slumdog??!!). But they are really everywhere(from puja pandals to all over the footpaths) and soo many.Especially
little handicapped children n old ones, You cant help being sad seeing them, yet you cant help
them. A friend of mine said they are all a part of a community which is just meant for that,
and they all have other side businesses. God knows. What does Puja mean to them, for them I wonder often.
Is it merely to income some extra bucks...!!??
P.S: Subho Bijoya To all.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I want to share something,
But I wonder what is it ...
I don't know myself.
Perhaps I have lost all and everything
But again I cant recall what it is.
But for what? for whom?
I keep dawdling around with
Indifferent towards anything.
Yet still cannot infringe the vague inferno.
Why?the question still remains.
Or move your face exasperatingly?
I am indeed waiting for the evangel.
Still I doubt ,whether it can make me happy.!
But what is this going?
It was supposed to be fine and alright.
But everything is going insouciant.
Detrimental thoughts are instilling.
Yet I hate the present state .
Cant define what actually it is.
Inanity, languor,incubus,complex or
A Mixture (may be compound) of all.....
[P.S:This was written pretty time back. I have convalesced from that state now....But often this type of feelings occur, One cant help it, you know....Its the characteristic of age.......:)...:P ]
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I love the speed of the cars,
I love the dust, pollution,
Even the tight traffic .
Last night I was standing with
Two close friends on the top
Of a high-riser, not a skyscraper though...
And I had a perfect feeling of OTT.
It was my first time,
When I sensed properly my presence
So Much above earth.
I felt it.
With winds slapping hard against my face
And body,I stood straight to emulate.
I faced it all .
But at a certain point of time
Looking at the sky
And realising its vastness
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Now lets deviate from this sad topic.
Coming back home and opening the blog I was surprised, and somehow happy. I started blogging last year just to express my thoughts and feelings with no intentions or thoughts that some other people may even read it.... but people started reading and also sometimes praising, much to my astonishment....(Ahhha....my writing skills are not that bad..!!!)... And today I saw properly, I have got a 4th prize for my blog and that too, from an awesome blogger, whose writing skill often I envy a bit...:P.. ..R S V -THE SKEPTICAL OBSERVER has given me my fourth award and that too, the Superior Scribbler award...!!!! I am exulted and exalted...
These are the rules for the award:
1.Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Blogging Friends.
2.Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3.Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to this post which explains The Award.
4.Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
5.Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
Well now that's a hard job for me, I am bad in making decisions and especially here where I like so many people's blog. One thing is good ,I can cancel SOURAV 's and SUGANDHA's name from list as they have already been awarded by R S V...:)
The blogs I follow i like and love them all but as according to rule I am supposed to name 5 I am naming them below alphabetically.:
AJai~ An awesome story teller , both fictitious and non-fictitious and innovative.
divsi~ The Sagi girl...... wonderful 'fotu'grapher,a nice writer...
Leo~A poet, writes touchy poems from minute things in life.
vEnKy~ The dude...can write really good stuffs on anything ranging from train journey to Vada pav....:)
Vyshu~ Composes nice poems and pieces and I just love her way of representations....:)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
So, here comes the Tag.
1 One Younger brother, Jaani dushaman yet a real Darling.
2 Two eyes to see and understand the world around.
3 Three fictitious crushes of mine: Francisdo'D Anconia, Gail Wyand, Edward Cullen.
4 Fourth May Birthday of younger brother.
5 Five fingers...:) For beating and slapping...:P
6 Six sportsperson I adore :
- Sourav Ganguly.
- Sachin Tendulkar.
- Saina Nehwal.
- Narayan Kartikeyan.
- Michael Clarke.
7 Seven Things I am loving to do these days:
- Be a Lazy Daisy and at sleeping at odd hours of day
- Watching college football matches.
- Having junk foods.
- Listening loud music.
- Reading books .
- Chatting with close friends in installments..:).
- Dishonesty and knavery,tall talks.
- Lies just for nothing.
- Muddy streets.
- Disturbance during sleeping.
- Interference when I am talking.
- Claiming without deserving.
- Emotional 'attyachars'.
- 'chipku' people.
9 Nine movies I love to watch again and again:
- A walk to Remember.
- Princess Diaries I.
- Princess Diaries II.
- Chak De India.
- Dil Chahta Hain,.
- Rock On.
- Bicentennial Man.
- Pursuit of happyness.
10 Ten top things now in my wishlist:
- To get my desired project instructor in this semester.
- To have two more pair of shoes for this puja.
- To give a nice exam on 4th Oct.
- To get a satisfactory job before 2009 ends.
- To shed a bit before puja inspite of having regular junkies.
- To have a Big fight with some good Old friends.
- To read 3mistakes of my life, The kite runner and A thousand Splendid Suns.
- To give someone a new calculator.
- To get a digiCam ( a DSLR...:P), though I know I wont get it this year.
- To have Loads of Chocolates whenever I want To,and whichever I want to...:)
Ahhh... ultimately I am done with the tag...its such a relief...:)