Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Cycle

48 posts since 2008

Read my blog after ages. Refreshing. Got introduced to myself. Feels like inheriting someone's blog, someone I used to know. How things change. But I have come back to this beautiful blank slate; creation waiting at my fingertips. Stories ready to pour in - a blank sheet as tempting as a blank canvas. A promise to return again... to complete the cycle of birth and rebirth of the writer in me.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Remembering that day

While describing my experience with the dog that came to me at the bus stop, I had forgotten why I was upset that day. But when I saw the date I remembered it was my redemption. You had saved me by hurting my feelings. The dog was a reminder of that.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Life and Death

They say that the pain of childbirth is closest to the pain of dying.

The dark room was echoing with the cries of a woman when suddenly the cries of a newborn child resonated against the walls of that room. The woman fainted while her man in another part of the house breathed his last. Wails of women could be heard throughout the house. It was a large, rich household; a house with long corridors that connected the numerous rooms and a courtyard where all members of the joint family were gathered, some mourning the loss of the favourite son of the house and some mourning the arrival of his daughter into this world just as he passed over to another realm. The year must be 1932, the place Bengal. My grandmother was only four years old at that time. She had no idea that life would never be what it could have been if her mother was not a widow.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Alu bhate, musur dal, postor bora

Yummmmm...when it comes to ma ke haath ka khana, there is nothing better than the simple Bengali food she cooks. Had this after a long long time. My tummy cried in happiness.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Patience is the key

At times, life throws up surprises we are not ready to handle, surprises that had been lurking right behind the door. Perhaps the only way to deal with them successfully is through patience. Though most people will not agree with me, but I have seen only those succeed in life through any kind of situation who had the most patience when others had none.

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." ~ Robert H. Schuller