Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Well these illustrations will make any Dancers happy

My passion for Dance is not a new thing to know for those who follow me on Blogger, Facebook or Instagram. True that, if someone asks me what I love doing most, then that is to Dance. Anything related to it excites me. Be it the practice at class, or performing on stage or listening to the bols or remembering steps or watching someone performing on stage or reading anything about Dance .. Today on Facebook I have found few illustrations made by Graphic Designer and a Bharatnatyam Dancer / Teacher Akshay Ayre and they made me so so happy that I could not resist myself from writing on my blog. Thought to share it through all of you and I am sure you would love it.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

আমার শৈশবের Darjeeling টা - Heaven of Million Fireflies

While thinking of the post title, nothing got in my mind when it was about Darjeeling except the famous song of Anjan Dutt which we all Bengalis are much fond of. But of course, I was never born and brought up in Darjeeling like Anjan Dutt, rather this was the first time I could make my trip to Darjeeling. For all the Bengalis, Digha-Puri-Darjeeling (Di-Pu-Da) is like daal-bhaat-machh. You will hardly find any Bengalis who haven't made several trips to these three places. Feeling ashamed to share but I was one of those unlucky people who have been only listening about Darjeeling since nursery but never could make the trip to one of the oldest Indian hill stations. Well I must admit, Darjeeling is beautiful. It is crowded I agree but if you are not in hurry and you want to experience the lifestyle of Darjeeling, you can surely make it. I know, people who have already been to Darjeeling for several times may think of this post getting dragged and monotonous. I must tell you, I will be sharing something which most of the travelers won't share. So keep on scrolling down and just read ..

Let's not get into much on the must visited places. You can check Tripadvisor for that. I am going to share some pictures of the famous places I visited though. Instead, I will be sharing about two cafe's which you must visit if you visit Darjeeling. One is the famous Keventers and the other is Tom & Jerry's. I bet many of you have visited Keventer's already and experienced the scenic view of Kanchanjangha while having the sip of hot coffee, but about the later one ? No right (hopefully) 
We statyed at Dr. Zakir Husaain road near chowrasta. It was the end of May. but the clouds were very much enthusiastic to shower heavy rains. It was typical monsoon over the hills. While walking down to chowrasta, Papa opted for this cafe. It was small, very small cafe. As the name is, Tom & Jerry - the famous childhood characters, the cafe was themed on it and escorted with some lite jazz music. Hardly 10-15 people can have their snacks at a time. But I must say, it was that cozy and feel fresh type, I couldn't move. We had hot coffees and snacks and explored the cafe more. Wherever I was looking, I was finding small sticky notes scattered here and there. Notes of all the visitors from different corners of the world. I was wondering, wow !! is this cafe so famous ? Everywhere I was reading about Anurag. Anurag, the owner or host I should call him as.. Anurag and his sister were behind the concept of this innovative cafe. What I loved was their lingering big smiles and the warm behaviour. I asked who is Tom and who is Jerry out of you two ? Then Anurag smiled and said, he is Tom ofcourse and his sister is Jerry. and she patted her back with a big laugh. Let me share the pictures here. You will love it.

Brother Sister DUO ... 

I am not willing to write much on Darjeeling and it's beauty because I know it will sound not so exciting. I even visited Mirik. I can say only one thing that is, I have visited many hillstations, but the beauty of Darjeeling will remain different and unique although it is becoming crowded day by day. You must have to have that heart of seeing the crowded hills to find the beauty within because, at night it feels like heaven of  million fireflies. The peace of hills with the twinkling lights over it will surely make you feel somewhere at the doorstep of heaven and it would be even better if you are standing in your balcony, feeling the chilled wind all around your neck & ears while sipping some hot Darjeeling Tea .. Feel it and fly along with it.

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Monday, 10 April 2017


ক্যালেন্ডার এর পাতায় শুধু  একটুখানি চাওয়া 
হাতের কড়ে  একক, দশক শতক হয়ে যাওয়া 
দিন গুনতে  গুনতে বুঝি ধৈর্য  কাকে বলে 
গভীর নিঃশ্বাসের ফাঁকে শুধু সময় বয়ে চলে 

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Talk to yourself...

Sometimes our mind becomes so clumsy that we forget what we need actually and what we are asking for. In this process we loose our valuable time of LIFE. To make it clear, we must talk to ourselves, give lone time to spend time with our heart. Because our brain and mind need to communicate sometimes. Life is all about acquiring happiness in everything. Isn't it ? Then why making it messy when we can make it quite clear and peaceful. 

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