The Interview

Two A. M. Darjeeling has a weirdly fascinating charm to it.  “Silence cannot get eerier than this, can it?”, asked Mr. Chatterjee to the gentleman sitting on the armchair across him in the parlour. The fireplace was spitting every now and then, but that was probably the only sound that could be heard. “I cannot…

The giant that is ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation has reached new zeniths of triumph and is basking in the glory of holding a world record that is here to stay for a long time. ISRO became the first space organization to launch 104 satellites at one go in its PSLV-C37 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in…

Sillery Gaon Sunrise

I recently took a trip in the serene lands of North Bengal, Sillery Gaon from Kalingpong and Darjeeling to be precise. These places are hidden treasures of Bengal and bored with the monotonous life I and my friend wanted to be away from the city buzz for sometime. As soon as we boarded the train…

The lUNAtic behaviour of Gau rakshaks

Cow vigilantism is at its peak and Dalits and Muslims are the main targets of the soi-disant cow protectors. Pawan Pandit, born in Haryana’s Bhiwani town is a software engineer by education. When questioned about his organization, Pandit does not hesitate to speak about it. The chairman of a group called Bharatiya Gau Rakshak Dal(BGRD),…

The music of Europe: Western Classical

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1, 1-3 Shakespeare’s Duke Orsino says he is so frustrated in love that he wants an excess of music. He opines that music might reduce…

Invasion

The term hacking is generally perceived to be a western concept in India and Indians feel that they are immune to cybercrime. Nevertheless, the history of hacking in India is not obscure given the rage of ‘Legion’ spreading like a wildfire. In today’s world of Information Technology (IT), it has become easy for all and…

A gripping watch

The mere rustic nature of people in our country called India show how much respect is incorporated in our land, our motherland. The rural India also has so many interesting stories to offer. Sometimes these stories remind us of some one’s achievements and accomplishments long forgotten or buried in the coffin of passing time. The…

Dead of the night nostalgia

We are all storytellers aren’t we? When a certain alley brings back memories, and we tell the stories to someone…maybe our close ones, maybe our children, or even a random stranger who happens to be sitting next to you at the tea stall right across the lane which grew up with you. Our childhoods are…

Voyage to the El Dorado

Man’s indefatigable desire to travel has led to the discoveries of innumerable lands and civilisations. Wanderlust is something that helps man to reinvent his own self at times. Life without exploration and enterprise is almost like a room without furniture. So I thought of undertaking a journey to Mumbai when opportunity came my way. It…

I Remember

I remember there was a time when we were not bothered about materialistic possessions. We were kids then. We did not know how bad the world was, only to be completely engaged in our own world of smallest requirements which meant a lot for us. Justice League Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory,…