December 2006

Dotard

He is approaching late fifties and becoming a dotard by the each passing day. He laughs empty laughs and is plagued by formalities; though he is cunning like a fox but that fox has swaddled himself in the body of a bear. He virtually quacks in front of his seniors and rages on the juniors when there is no stress. His food slips through his hands when he is late even a minute for the office lest his boss bang him in front of the colleagues. But he terrorizes his juniors, demands goodies from them in return for easy and… Read More »Dotard

A Pair of Mynahs

The story is set in the Sivasagar district of Assam. I was working there after a transfer from India’s most advanced city of Mumbai. This was transfer after long stay in Mumbai so it took some time to adjust in these surroundings. There is a big colony of our company and has given us quarters to live. My family did not accompany me. The place is abysmal if you are alone as the area lags behind rest of India in progress and it is very difficult to spend the time. The place is full of natural beauty because of lack… Read More »A Pair of Mynahs

Brain Swarming with Ideas

Everyday every moment Kumbh Mela is taking place in his head but unlike that mela which takes place after every 12 years. Millions of ideas and trains of thoughts are jostling with one another pushing and colliding smashing one another like particles in a cyclotron and like trains derailing in India. In this rush there are bound to be melees‘ and many ideas are crushed under the groaning weight. His head buzzes like swarm of flies in a sweetmeat or mounds of detritus. You will often find him in a stupor with his body sleep walking under the orders of… Read More »Brain Swarming with Ideas

Akashitora Dutta

Dr. Akashitora Dutta has a pleasing personality and talent with which she has lent glamour and substance to many television programs and films. She has tragedies in her life which she hides behind the fa├žade of journalism and acting in serials and films. Model, actor and writer Akashitora Dutta, whose father Kamala Saikia was the first journalist to be killed by militants. She has written many novels. Her second novel was about the erosion of the values which the banned militant group claims to uphold. Coming 15 years after her father’s death, the novel is based on real-life events from… Read More »Akashitora Dutta

Shahrukh: KKKing KKKhan

Not for nothing is he called Badshah or king Khan. He lolls in money; money seems to find excuses to go to him or Amitabh Bachpan. It never leaves them for a second. The sobriquet of King is an appropriate one. There has been an King Shahrukh in the past; he was the king of kings and his full name was Shahpal bin Shahrukh and he ruled Qaf which was a magical place inhabited by Parees, Devs, Jinns, and other non-human species. He had subjugated them all like our incumbent King Khan who casts his spell on Bollywood Parees, Devs… Read More »Shahrukh: KKKing KKKhan

My Office: Once Upon A time

Yes, once upon a time it was at this place I was working; I was shoved away from this place as I was content and satisfied and there are more people in the world who can tolerate the happiness of others. I have a great nostalgia for the place. Once upon a time, long long ago, in the deep recesses of time, there was a prince called Ram; he was sent to 14 years exile from the kingdom of his father and spent all these years in Jungle; great things happened in the interweening time of his exile. He slew… Read More »My Office: Once Upon A time

Zubbles: The Colored Soap Bubbles

Bubbles have long been a source of delight and fascination for children the world over and a subject related to colloidal chemistry. Now, after ten years of experiments and discoveries, the creative minds at Ascadia have done what scientists claimed was impossible… we’ve combined the simple joy of bubbles with the beauty and magic of color, inventing the world’s first real colored bubbles. For the first time, children will be able to choose their favorite Zubbles from a range of rich, vibrant colors, and experience the magic of watching colored bubbles float through the air. And, using a new class… Read More »Zubbles: The Colored Soap Bubbles

Navjot Singh: Laughing Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu whom you can watch on TV laughing without any reason has been sentenced to 3 years jail punishment by high court in Chandigarh on the charges of beating a old man of 61 years age and in the process killing him. Now the chickens have come home to roost for him. At that time he was acquitted of the crime and he forgot it as a bad dream. But sometime dreams chase you and caught you in the end. Sidhu who is having a gift of gabbiness; who does not allow anyone to speak because he talks… Read More »Navjot Singh: Laughing Sidhu