রোব্বার, বই – টই ইত্যাদি

ইদানিং আর বাংলায় লেখা হয় না। কালেভদ্রে একটা দুটো বাংলা বই পড়া হয়। ব্লগ লিখতে শুরু করলাম তাও ইংরিজিতে। খুব অন্যায়। তাই আজ ঠিক করে ফেললাম একটা কলাম বাংলায় লিখব। তড়িঘড়ি বাংলা অ্যা্প ডাউনলোড হয়ে গেল। সঙ্গে সঙ্গে হাবিজাবি লেখাও শুরু। বেশ মজা হচ্ছে।

আমাদের ছোটবেলায় যখন কম্পিউটার বা মোবাইল ছিল না, সেইসব লোডশেডিং-এর দুপুর গুলো কেটে যেত গল্পের বইয়ের পাতায় মুখ গুজে। যদ্দুর মনে পড়ে, আমার প্রথম বই ছিল ঠাকুরমার ঝুলি। মন্ত্রমুগ্ধ হয়ে পড়েছিলাম। সেই শুরু আমার বই-প্রেম। রূপকথা দিয়ে।

কাল জামা কাপড় কিনতে গিয়ে কিছু গল্পের বই কিনে ফেললাম। সেই থেকে মন মেজাজ বেশ ফুরফুরে।এই e-commerce এর যুগে হাতে ঘেঁটে, রীতিমত আদর করে বই অনেকদিন পর কিনলাম।

আমার বই পড়া মানে তো আবার শুধু বই পড়া নয়, নতুন বই হাতে পেয়েই প্রথমে বইয়ের coverটা মনোযোগ সহকারে দেখা এবং বইটাকে বেশ admire করা। তারপর পাতা গুলো উল্টে পাল্টে দেখা । নতুন বইয়ের সুন্দর গন্ধ প্রাণভরে উপভোগ করার পরে শুরু হয় পড়া। 

অনেকদিন ধরে wishlist-এ থাকা একটা বই কাল কিনেছি – Moby Dick। 1851 সালে প্রকাশিত একটি classic। আজ একটা অলস দুপুর কাটিয়ে দিলাম ইস্মায়েলের সঙ্গে একটা সাদা তিমির সন্ধানে। ঠিক ছোটবেলার মত।

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Life in greyscale part – II

This post is continued from my previous blog post.

Click on the photographs for better view! 🙂

A city that taught me to dream.

A small Himalayan village that taught me happiness.

My little friends who taught me to love.



Life in grayscale

I always loved the old black and white photographs from our old family albums. There is something very charming about those photographs, just like old memories. Since then, I always felt that the world looks so much more enchanting in monochrome.

I own a Canon 550D with an 18-55 mm lens. I love taking photographs. And seldom I keep a black and white copy of some of my favourites. Here are some from my collection:

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Ruins of A 2500 years old palace near Kolkata, India.

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One afternoon at a train station.

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An abandoned boat.

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My world.

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Foggy afternoon in a village in the Himalayas.

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Coffee House.

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Happy feet.

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Rikshaws.

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Music.



Darjeeling Dairies

You live, you travel and you make friends (not necessarily in this particular order, but this is what you should do with your life). Happiness means different things to different people, for me this is it. And here I am, sharing a part of my somewhat-happy-life in few snaps. Hope you like it. 🙂

A couple of months back I was in Darjeeling, a beautiful little hill station, the queen of the hills, away from the maddening city life.

_MG_4141We reached Darjeeling on a cold Christmas morning and it looked something like this.

_MG_4155.jpgStreet art; came across this when we were strolling around and soaking in the beauty of this charming little hill station.

_MG_4214At the end of the first day, returning to our hotel; the Bhutia Busty Monastery looked even more peaceful at dusk.

_MG_4144-2Blue mountains! – How can you not fall in love with this place?

_MG_4173 A walk through the Tea garden. A walk to remember.

_MG_4189.jpgThe majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga.  The quintessential Kanchenjunga picture I wanted to click for ages. Finally happened.

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 Walking aimlessly on the streets of Darjeeling. Our plan was not to plan anything.

As7NdULFsXxu4TkBjTni9BTd-3el32Tc9KLAFMMHsRbI …and that’s us. Could not resist taking a selfie with the Beer-bottle-Christmas tree! 😀


And here’s to life, Cheers!

From finishing my so called college degree to getting my first job, then leaving my first job – in the past one year, a lot happened – Experienced some of the most devastating as well as beautiful experiences till date – my life changed a lot – I changed a lot. Made new friends, more importantly, grown a lot closer to the old ones. AFter spending one hell of a year, I felt like sharing something like this –

Life never goes by the plan. life has it’s own way of surprising us. One may not like the surprise every time. The best way to deal with such not-so-happy-surprises is to just accept them and move on.

Expectations are actually the root cause of all unhappiness.

Sulking and worrying about things never helps the situation. Try fixing it. Seek help if needed. Or just get some good ice cream.

Hobbies are the only things that keeps us going. Really.

Being thankful for what you have can actually make you feel good about yourself.

Forgiving is difficult. But, must be done!

Travelling is satisfying and blissful!

Success is perspective. So, is happiness.

There’s nothing worse than being with a bunch of negative and judgmental people.

Pets can be our perfect companions.

Being alone isn’t difficult if you’re happy.

Dwelling in a bad past will definitely ruin your present.

Sometimes giving up is not a bad thing.

Learning the difference between thinking and over thinking is very very important.

Doing something out of peer pressure is never good. It never made anyone happy. Never.

When in doubt, take a deep breath and then take one small step at a time. Trust me it helps.

Finally, Love. It’s better to love and be loved and lose it, than never having it.

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The album: Cats and more cats


Models: Cats
Photographer: Me

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Being pretty! 🙄

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Being bad-ass! 😎

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Posing 🙂

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Napping. 😐

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Being Sphinx 😛

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Yawning! 😀

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Practicing yoga! 😆

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Loving ❤

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Being Surprised! 😯