31 January 2016

Ramkumar evening

This evening was dedicated to Ramkumar Chattopadhyay. He was one of the premier exponents of a semi classical Bengali song style called “Tappa”. An example of his song:

“Ei prithhibita panthho nibas
Rail-er jaatrikhaana
Thhakey na keu chiradin hetha
Korey jay aanagona”

Roughly translated..

“This world – it is a but a short stop
Like a railway station
Nobody stays here forever
They just keep coming and going”


24 January 2016

Now what?

Apparently, Donald Trump said today that he can shoot somebody in the middle of the street and he would still win the elections. (See http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/23/politics/donald-trump-shoot-somebody-support/index.html).

I am in. Shall we start with Sarah Palin?


22 January 2016

Went for a run in the flurries and sleet this evening…

I can assert, with some level of shivering, that on a cold evening with completely wet dirt roads, each and every muddy puddle is concealed by the sleet accumulating in your glasses. I do harbor some doubts since I have a nagging suspicion that towards the end, I missed stepping into one πŸ™‚ Aargh!! My carefully cultivated sartorial sense was unceremoniously compromised as I trudged back home in my blue running jacket and what to any eyes with unsleeted glasses would appear as dirty brown shoes.