Friday, February 7, 2014

My Bucketlist

Okay, this is one question that I am tired of answering each and every time somebody gets curious about my passions and dreams in life. I guess for most of the people around, the answer comes in a sentence or two. But, for me, as always, the list seems like an never ending chain of craziest ideas and aspirations. Hence I thought of putting all the ideas into a blog, so that next time someone asks me this, I can refer to this post and save that person from a straight boring soliloquy of not less than 15 minutes.

1. Tiger Temple: Don't remember from when actually, but the urge to pet a tiger cub is there with me for years. And as our dearest Govt. of India won't ever let that happen, I wish to fulfill it in this way. So before I die, I want to hug an extremely cute and adorable tiger (better if it's full grown), and click a selfie like this pic below. Thailand...I am coming!!!

2. Bungee Jumping: YES!!! Not only bungee, I must include White Water Rafting, Paragliding, Skiing, Scuba Diving, and Snorkeling under this head too. Here comes a thought. To actually take part in the water activities, I need to learn swimming first! Oh Gawd, what else?

3. Everest Base Camp: Ever since my first trekking trip to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, my love for altitudes and mountains and hikes has not ceased to grow for a single second. And the ultimate goal for any mountaineer is Everest Base Camp. Comes another thought - I need to enroll in some mountaineering school first!

4. 7 Sisters States: I CANNOT die peacefully without exploring the 7 Sisters States across its width and breadth. I am so so soooooo very much in LOVE with the north-eastern India. Then comes the thought that I am equally eager to explore Himalaya from its east to west. Why are we given ONLY one damn-short life??? NOT DONE!!!

5. Foreign Languages: Wish to learn at least 2 foreign languages. Top priority - Spanish and Japanese. Why Spanish that I will explain in the next point. Japanese because of Akira Kurosawa, the man who made me fall in love with an art form, called Film.

6. Maya and Inca: Again it's linked with my love for Film or, better say, Film Studies. My love for Latin American films will one day take me amidst the ruins of Mayans and Incas. Ever since I have seen The Journey or El viaje by Fernando Solanas and read about the Latin history, I know Latin America is calling me.

7. 13 Dogs: Whoever knows me closely, must have already been bored to death listening to me ranting about this particular dream a thousand times. Yes, I WILL, one day, pet 13 dogs for sure! Now, don't ask me about the number preference, I got no logical explanation.

8. Raid De Himalaya: If you know what I mean! (Sigh!!!) And then I will drive up straight to Ladakh. Nothing is like that.

9. Driving Bullet: Yes, yes, yes! I want to ride a bullet and drive that wearing black leather stuffs. Aah! Pinch me please!

10. Solo Traveller: Finding a like-minded tour partner is tougher than touching nosetip with tongue. Moreover, take my words, being a solo traveller is not as bad as it may appear. All you need is to be comfortable with your solitude.

11. Cycling: It's for SOME who have sworn that I can NEVER EVER ride a bicycle. Just wait and watch guys!!! Huh!!!

12. Indian Classical Music & Sitar: Till date, life has not given me the opportunity to learn this particular art form, but just listening to music or memorizing lyrics never satisfies my urge to understand the science and art of it, especially of the Indian classical music. Plus, one day, I wish to learn playing either Sitar or Violin. Now, violin brings me more pain than happiness. Hence I will settle for the Sitar, at least, I don't have to fight with memories every time I touch it.

13. Masters in Psychology, Sociology:
No, I don't want to pursue a career with any of these 2 subjects. All I want is to understand the subjects thoroughly. Never much bothered about the grade system, so it does not matter whether I come out in flying colors or not. All that matters is how much I have learned and how long I can keep it in my heart; mind it, not in my head!

14. Returning the society an ounce of what I am taking from it: I might be lucky enough to jot down all my wishes and desires and share it with the world through my blog, but there are those who cannot even dare/afford to make a wish or desire something. People join NGOs. But you know what? I'm tired of seeing corruption, business, brushing up PR skills, image-building and thriving on the ill-fate of these terminal people. Hence I will try to do whatever I can do of my own, even if that costs me something precious. As these days, my tolerance level is almost touching the base, I can't stand any shit in my way.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

একুশের রেশ

নিভছে বাতির আলো
জড়ানো ধূপের রেখা
ঘুরে উপরে উঠছে
বাক্সবন্দী কিছু ইচ্ছামৃত্যু
জীবনের বয়স আর না বাড়লেই ভালো
একুশেই থমকে আজও সময়
মনের আনাচে গোধুলির রং
মিশছে আজ গড়িয়াহাট-এর ভীড়ে
আকাশকুসুম স্বপ্ন দেখার পালা
আজ শেষ বোধহয়!
তবু ...
ভুলতে চাইলেই কি আর ভোলা যায়?

Image Courtesy: TheFutureWorkPlace

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Just Some Passing Thoughts

Being a content writer leaves you with no choice but to write everyday for someone else. It's other's thoughts, ideas, expressions, messages that you have to decipher and pen down. No room for expressing yourself through your write-ups. Before I joined the league, I used to thought it's a creative field, and as you can guess, the misconception was gone in no time. And hence here I am, writing the watchamacallit every day and night. Now, being everything on your own is even tougher. First, you will think that you have all the time in the world for you, so you can streamline every task and get plenty of time for yourself. Aah! Dude, you're daydreaming! Wake Up!!! Now, I leave my lappy only for the short breaks to the washroom. The rest of the day, you can find me romancing my sweethearts (laptop and desktop).

Whatever, so where was I? Ummm! Right. Today, something is poking me from inside. Feeling the urge to do something for my own. So after some failed attempts in sketching, painting, and reading, I saw a couple of movies (6 precisely) and then I felt like writing something for my own. As I was enjoying the indoor mini film festival, I sensed my growing passion over film direction (docu only) and cinematography. I think, given a choice (and a Chance of course) I'd have been made it to either of these two fields. When people watch films, I get lost in the direction and cinematography, and I hardly concentrate on the storyline.

When I had to make a docu in the 3rd year of my college, I hardly had the maturity to direct a movie. So I did it under compulsion without feeling the zeal or enjoying the task. But, yes, there was a connection between me and film-making that kept me through it. That was 6 years back. With the time, the connection has grown stronger and become a bond that I can't ignore anymore. And, so, now I have just one regret with the life. I wish I could get the chance to learn these two arts.

No issues. What life can't give you, you can give that to yourself. And, throughout my life, I have been a self-learner. And when we have Google, who can stop me from learning cinematography and film editing, of course??? The final output may turn horrible, but mistakes can be your best teacher, only if you learn to learn from them instead of running away. And if you keep the cycle of trying , making mistakes, and learning from them, and applying that newly gained knowledge in your next try, one day you will excel in that field like no one else. Some people would be amazed to know that I never went for a computer course (even the basic ones), yet today I can do touch-typing (still not sure how I learnt that), run my own online content business, and fix mine as well as my friends' hardware issues (mostly the basic ones). So you see, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.

With this dream of shooting a docu with my DSLR one day and doing the final editing, I am retiring for tonight. As always, I may have to wait a bit, but I promise you, I will do that for sure. :)

Image Courtesy: HDRshooter

Friday, October 25, 2013

আমি, The Ego

চারপাশের নিকষ কালো বেড়াজাল
থমকে যাওয়া জীবনমুখী গান
বয়ঃসন্ধির উপচে পরা ঢেউ
বিজ্ঞাপনের লালাভ এক চোখ
আর একটু দূরে দাঁড়িয়ে থাকা সময়
আমি-র দু-চোখে ঠুলি
জমা অন্ধকার।

অশরীরী ইমোশনের
দুর্বিনীত প্রলোভন
আর বিশ্বায়নের সাজা,
দ্বিখন্ডিত মন...
ঘাম চুঁইয়ে ঝরছে পরে বিশ্বাস
আর সমবেদনার ভিত।
রক্তবীজের আর এক নাম কি

Image Courtesy: TalkPhotography

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pratham Shob Kichhu Lyrics Kabir Suman

Prothom school e jabar din
Prothom bar fail
Prothom dekha howrah theke
Chelebelar rail
Prothom khela lake-er math e
Prothom football
Manna PK Chunir chhobi
Biraat shombol

Prothom sekha iimon raag, prothom jhanp taal
Prothom dekha sohor jora biraat hortaal
Prothom bar lukiye tana prothom cigarette,
Prothom bar Nizam e gie kebab bhor pet

Ei sohor jane amar prothom sob kichu
Palate chai joto se aase amar pichhu pichhu

Prothom prem e porar por shobai postaye,
Honnye hoye class paliye ghurechhi raastaye,
Prothom prem ghuche jaoar jontrona ke niye,
Kanna chepe ghurechhilam tomar e poth diye

Ei sohor jane amar prothom sob kichhu
Palate chai joto se ashe amar pichhu pichhu

Prothom dekha lal nishan
Michhil kolotaan
Prothom shona jono shobhaye
Hei samalo dhaan
Prothom dekha torun lash
Cholche bhese bhese
Dinbodol korte giye
Sahid holo seshe

Prothom dekha bhikarinir
Kole sahid sishu
Prothom dekha aaNstakure
Kolkatar jishu
Prothom dekha dine dupure
Police ghush khaye
Prothom jana paisa diye
Shob e kena jaye

Ei sohor jane amar prothom sob kichhu
Palate chai joto se aase amar pichhu pichhu

Prothom jouboner seshe
Majh boyeshe asha
Guitar niye gaan dhoreche
Amar bhalobasa
Lojja ghrina rager pore
Etao bhujhi thake
Etai debo tomae aar
Ei sohor take...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mathura Nagarpati Kaahe Tum Gokul Jaao Lyrics From Raincoat

Subah subah ka khyaal aaj
Wapas gokul chal mathura raaj
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao
Manohar vesh chhod nand raaj
Sar se utaarke sundar taaj
Raj dand chhod bhumi par vaaj
Phir kaahe baansuri bajaao
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao

Kaun sa anokha geet gaye pee kakool
Raj paat jaise aaj bhai dhool
Kaun sa anokha geet gaaye pee kakool
Birhan laage phir hridaya akool
Raj kaaj man na lagaao
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao

Poor naari saari vyakul nayan
Kusum sajja lage kantak shayan
Poor naari saari vyakul nayan
Raat bhar madhav jaagat bechain
Kaahe aadhi raat saarathi bulaayo
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao

Dheere dheere pahunchat jamuna ke teer
Sunsaan panghat mridul sameer
Dheere dheere pahunchat jamuna ke teer
Khan khan madhav birha madeer
Use kaahe bhool na paao
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao

Tumhari piriya ab puri gharvaali
Doodh navan ghivoo din bhar khaali
Biraha ke aansoon kab ke, ho kab ke ponch daali
Phir kaahe dard jagaao
Mathura nagarpati kaahe tum gokul jaao