Category Archives: The Other Side of the River

A Stone

I am tired of being broken-hearted From searching for a piece of soft in shell of hard and stone that demands prayer at the altar, yet unmoving their vacant stare- it chastises, it rejects humiliates and berates, unmindful of mercy or turmoil … Continue reading

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The Morning After: Election Night 2016

DISCLAIMER: Musings and thoughts (not an opinion article) of an immigrant (an outsider?) as the day unfolds, as the verdict sinks in. “From here on in, I may be as woefully wrong as Humphrey Belcher, who decided the time was ripe … Continue reading

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দেবীপক্ষ

মেঘলা আকাশ, বেশ ঠান্ডা বাতাস- চোখে পড়ে না শিউলি, না বনে কাশ; নেই হাওয়ায় সেই চেনা গন্ধ নেই ভিড়ভাট্টা, নতুন জামা, পুরোনো বন্ধু, ঘুরতে যাওয়া রোজ বাইরে খাওয়া, সেই উত্তেজনা; শুধু আছে বাংলায় একটা ক্যালেন্ডার, যেটা বলে, এখন নাকি শরৎকাল- … Continue reading

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My Nose and I: The Battle

Claritin is my new companion in this still-new country that I have been in for the last few years. It becomes Allegra, during my more trying times, but it’s only the name that changes. Anti-histamines remain my best friend, no … Continue reading

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Shubho Bijoya! শুভ বিজয়া!

তুমি কবে এলে, কবে এসে ফিরে গেলে… কলকাতাতে পড়ে আছে মন, তবু তুমি আমার জন্য এলে বস্টন- জানিনা ফিরব কবে, কবে দেখব তোমায় নিজের ঘরে- তাও, আমি জানি, এই প্রান্তেও, তুমি আসবে ফিরে ফিরে- আসছে বছর আবার হবে!

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"Take no prisoners"

Do you believe in the “divide and rule” adage in making friends? Is that what makes one more likable, worthy and dependable? The ability to whisper some harmless snippets of their “other” friends, putting in that little seed of doubt, … Continue reading

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Seven

Image Courtesy Distance is a bitter pill to swallow, especially when time too refuses to co-operate. Gifts are too mundane and wishes, too commonplace but the love needs to transcend all. And words are all that I have… and then, … Continue reading

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Catharsis XIV: the cynic’s love

It’s strange how far we have grown apart. We talk, for we have to, being scared of the silence that looms so loud. Yet while we talk, we check ourselves, our words, turning them over in our minds and praying … Continue reading

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Back to You

It’s been a while since I wrote in here,I was too worried about heartbreakTo remember to care,That the heart was breaking elsewhere.Never occurred to the gitSubmerged in her own selfish despairAll the while, while the happinessBlinked, breathed and stuck through.Right … Continue reading

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Catharsis XIII: Reflection

The funny thing is the last thing people think of the real me as (as opposed to the virtual me) is “despondently reflective”. I am famous (or infamous) amongst my cronies for my wicked sense of humor, a sharp wit … Continue reading

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