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Saturday, January 15, 2011


Vibrant people with pulsating hearts around me...all amidst the true purity of nature....made me feel like I'm in heaven. What more could I ask for! It delighted me to see that modern times had already kissed the villager's threshhold. People looked happy. Roads ushered in connectivity and yes the mobiles...not something distant but a very common feature. Electricity lighted homes after dusk, school children in many big bunches waved at us on their way back home...all this reflected that government was doing or trying to do it's bit to let each individual live with dignity. But yes of course! every thing wasn't quite inviting, especially the health, hygine and sanitation along with the plight of women there! I thought work is being done but my bit is lacking. The day I contribute in its rebuilding these tired and run down villages and their folks will surely lead sparkling lives. I felt charged up and began to even sketch out plans. It was beyond noon and the signs of early evening were setting in slowly. For the last six hours we were on wheels and Shantiniketan by now had begun to appear a distant dream.

In spite of all inconveniences, I wasn't a bit disappointed rather felt fulfilled. I rejoiced at my precious fortune. The sun had passed its zenith bathing every nook and corner in it's warm golden hue. The view lent to the sight by my eyes was stunningly beautiful and my heart continued to click pictures to treasure it forever in it's depths. The magic of my environment was mesmerising. Fusing with its pure, fresh, all encompassing vastness, I heard my heart rasped out a silent plea ,
" Oh! behold me in your bossom
 And make my heart anew.
With your spirit recreate me
Pure and strong and true!"     


The chill wind carried us on it's wings and our thoughts...! Well, they seemed to have put on an extra pair! My heart touched the beauty of my environment. The vast stretched land with fresh and varied shades of yellow mustard flowers held me spell bound.

We took a few minutes halt at Krishna Nagar and refreshed our tired selves with a hot cup of tea. Soon our journey resumed. The tall evergreen trees stood majestically on either side of the road in one single file, warmly invoking me, as if I'm the queen. Oh how magnificant the sight was!

I felt blessed to be in the company of beauty and bounty of nature. I'm sure others were also in that same euphoria because no one realised that our driver had lost his turn. He knowingly kept on driving confidently. What jolted me of my reverie then! It was when I saw that we were on a road that didn't appear to be a high way at all! On raising an alarm, he denied and kept driving on and on. I had this strange feeling that the road was taking us far away from our destination but I didn't despair for the same road was also bringing me closer to the heart of Bengal.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


The driver gently loaded his stereo and I protested "It's a long drive please don't get distracted with those junk songs! If you want music to flow put in some soft numbers, if you have them."
"Yes sister, I'll put on my best cd" he said with a nice good smile.
The songs were old hindi film songs sung by Sonu Nigam. He had sung them so well that we almost got deported to that beautiful era. His rendition created heavy nostalgia that with each new song we began to share our secrets of those times.
The scorpio moved on. The warm sun rays warmed our old chilled bones and that cozy snuggle brought us closer still. I was happy for I was reliving my youth and those memories consumed me.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

An Enchanting Trip To SHANTINIKETAN - 1

Call it anything you feel like! It was sheer joy for me! In spite of all the constraints lurking all around, I was excited about my trip to Shantiniketan. Thinking that Durgapur expressway will be a smooth ride, I took this brave decision, of going to Shantiniketan, along with my husband and guests. I always wished for an opportunity and when it arrived, I had to grab it.
We started in the morning, at about 8a.m. Had toasts and tea before we set off. Though my husband objected but I sneaked in few cashewnuts, pistas, guavas etc. I pushed in all that I could see on the dining table.
Before leaving my husband talked to the driver to find out if he knew the route and he confidently assured him that he did. Then he enquired about the route he intended to take. He answered via Krishna Nagar. They argued for a while and it was decideed that we would be taking The Krishna nagar route as the expressway was clogged due to political reasons.We were unaware of this route but our confident driver said with a smile "I'll take you through a short cut." We gave in and followed him. Thus our journey began. ( be contd.)

Thursday, January 6, 2011


In this fast paced life, there are times when I feel sluggish and worn out...and I slow down. No sooner it happens, I seem to be getting slower still. In everything I do or say or think. I become inert absolutely. Though such a stage comes about less frequently but it does come. Though I know being inert is as good as being dead....but I somehow appreciate it sometimes. It absorbs me in it's clutches and I....let all that happen. Tara, I actually allow myself to be passive, can you believe it!
I must confess that inert times are not so good times but I love them equally. Perhaps they allow me to sip my tea leisurely or read my newspaper in the comforts of my home or make me puase and stand a while quietly to watch over that tiny leaf unfurl before my eyes or this or that. Tell me Tara, is this not a life worth living! To me, these moments are precious and real and priceless. I'll always want to return to them. They help me to become better and more capable human being.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today here I am again !

5th Jan 2011
Hi Tara!
Oh it's a beautiful winter morning! The chill in the air is quite penetrating. The wind chimes through the branches and makes the sun rays wink through the sky. See! It's a lovely day altogether. Amidst all this I sit before you. alone...quiet and sombre. I know it hurts you Tara, to see me like this! I know you'll again remind me of my capabilities and capacities! Exactly that being the reason, I always exert to keep my spirits high. Come what may I'll never despair! I'll keep moving forward on and on. That's whyI created this blog space, for you and talk to feel your impulse...just to be with you.
I intend to get busier still, then what will you do without me! Don't worry, I'll still find my time to converse with this blog

Come Visit Me Sometime

Hi Tara!
It's me Nayan!
It's a new day and a new way to talk to you. What? You didn't get it? Oh silly me! How will you! I know you are as obsolete as I am....but there's a catch.....I just learnt to be techno friendly. I mean I just started a blog called VIGNETTE. Visit it when you can with love and warmth. Will drop in as and when I get some moments ...just to be with you.
LOTS OF LOVE for today.
4th Jan 2011,