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2009-08-03

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I never considered life interesting...until I begain to write about it. So, as life rains on, I try.. to catch a few stray drops in my outstretched palm...in my blog !

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  • Rant Against Irresponsible Film Critics
    on Apr 30, 2016
    Everyone nowadays is a wannabe film reviewer/critic/wit who will, at the slightest involuntary trigger, tell you exactly what he/she thinks are the flaws of a film and how they should have been rectified/ addressed. Every student of the humanities, i...
  • What a waste !
    on Dec 9, 2015
    I have always found it strange that people availing even of a buffet at restaurants or invitations seem to waste food in great quantities. I mean, hello, it's a buffet, right? You get to choose what you want and how much you want. Strange then, that...
  • A Lesson in Loudness
    on Dec 9, 2015
    I am finding out from professional experience that a meaningful stare or a few quiet but forceful words can be so much more effective with students than a raised voice and sarcastic jibes. Disapproval that seeks to reform without alienating is best a...
  • The bane of Bane
    on Feb 3, 2013
    Sentence in comprehension : 'Noise is the greatest bane of modern life.'Question: 'Provide the appropriate meaning according to the context'Word: 'bane'Answer (by hapless student, SL, class 9): 'A character in the Batman series.'Reaction (of hapless...
  • Brrrrrrrrrr...aving the collllllld
    on Dec 24, 2012
    I seem to be the only one who is not at all happy to experience the Kolkata winter. Everyone else seems quite eager to bring out their winter plumage and bedding and savour every degree of the fall in mercury. I feel wretched. I always seem to feel...
  • Pathbreaker: Sanjay Puri
    on Dec 11, 2012
    Although physics-phobic, there's a particular branch of engineering I wish I had had the resolve to pursue. Architecture. Even more so when I read of radicals like Sanjay Puri. The man, trained by Hafeez Contractor, has not only revolutionised the d...
  • Moping
    on Dec 7, 2012
    Nowadays I don't feel like blogging. So little seems to be happening in my life. Well, that's not true, strictly speaking. For instance, we just celebrated Sports Day at school. But the entire process of getting my class to go down to the field in a...
  • Injecting fear !
    on Nov 10, 2012
    Overheard today : "I think I'll come later for the medicine. I'm really scared of injections." I was taking an anti-tetanus injection at the local medicine shop and whipped my head around. Guess who ? It was a big, and burly but terri...
  • Getting class-y
    on Oct 15, 2012 in school funny
    With all the histrionics that I have to put up with relating to my class at school, it's a wonder that my sanity is still intact. Sample some details and you'll know why : 1) The boys and girls (roughly 2:1) are always at each other's throats. On...
  • A poem I wrote...after a prolonged hiatus...
    on Aug 9, 2012 in suffering memory love
    MEMORIALDid I think you were the answer to all my sorrows ?I do.Did I think you were the messiah of my tomorrows ?I do. I do. I do.I cradle you to the cross of my soulA baby never to be.My dreams beckon you into my sightA river never to swim to sea.A...
  • In Absentia :-D
    on Jun 27, 2012
    I asked this particular student why he hadn't brought a letter to excuse his absence yesterday.He wouldn't reply and looked curiously awkward when I demanded that he at least give some sort of a verbal explanation. He kept on eyeing the floor, stand...
  • Caliban-ism
    on Jun 22, 2012 in school funny children
    It is quite a special day when one of your students, striving to make a favourable impression on two guests from a British school in Leeds, introduces Sycorax, the witch, (from an abridged prose version of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest') as the mother o...
  • To host or not to host !
    on Jun 14, 2012
    In 'Roads to Mussoorie', Ruskin Bond comments second-hand : "all men are my friends. I have only to meet them." I personally agree with my favourite writer and have indeed undergone some experiences that have only strengthened my belief in...
  • Kolkata Weather : Unlike !
    on Jun 12, 2012
    The weather in Kolkata is getting worse by the day. When you have to live in a place day in and day out, the weather is a factor you simply can't overlook. Nowadays,with temperatures ranging between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius most of the time, I feel...
  • Annual exam results
    on Mar 27, 2012
    Finally, after over three weeks of our hard work, the students received their report cards today. There was only one thing that was worth noting and that was the change in parents' attitudes towards the annual exam results. Firstly, it seems there's...
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