Friday, February 05, 2016

Road Trip

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come on come on
hit the road
road - road - road - road (Chorus)
shed the burden
unfasten the load
load - load - load - load (Chorus)

come on come on
hit the road
shed the burden
unfasten the load
be the joy
and your own hope
don't make trouble
adventure is your dope

we shall ride through Bahamas
we will sail the Panamas
this road trip come discover
in your tees and pajamas
let's make beaches our home
and jungles the playgrounds
the world isn't flat
we'll drive all around

come on come on
hit the road
road - road - road - road (Chorus)
shed the burden
unfasten the load
load - load - load - load (Chorus)


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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

My Gold Morning

Mornings should be fresh, lively and beautiful. The chirping of the birds, the cool in the breeze, and the smile on your loved ones face, isn’t that what we call a perfect dawn, or in better terms, a gold morning. Morning shows us the day. Well then, how can we ensure that we wake up to gold mornings that would make our entire day happy and cheerful?

Fitness is of paramount importance, and we need to ensure that in our quick and fast paced world, we do invest some time on our health. Even an hour per day would do, and this investment will forever guarantee a secure return, in the form of a good health. We should regularly exercise and make sure that we follow the fitness mantra. A good workout, a healthy diet and a healthy ambiance will surely go a long way in making our mornings golden.

When we talk of fitness, we normally think of physical workout. No wrong in that, but then there is one aspect we tend to ignore – oral care. Taking care of our teeth, gums, tongue and mouth is as important as any other parts of our body. Now of course, there isn’t any gymnasium where we can work on our oral parts, but surely we can follow a disciplined mouth wash routine to keep our gums and teeth strong and fit.

Colgate 360 Charcoal Gold was launched solely for this purpose. A tooth brush with a difference, it takes dental care to a whole new height. Eat whatever you want, wherever you want, Colgate 360 Charcoal Gold ensures that germs don’t breed in your smile. It follows the principle of whole mouth cleaning, which makes you feel fresh and lively all day, and sets you up for the endeavors that you have planned for the day.

If your morning starts in a sour note (we have all experienced that), the entire day turns out to be of missed chances and opportunities. We end up complaining and introspecting on what went wrong. We cannot control everything, but there are a few stuffs that we definitely can, and one of them is to take every step to turn our mornings into #Colgate360GoldMornings. Not only will it keep us happy, it will also create an aura of optimism, love and positivity all around us. #Colgate360GoldMornings offer unlimited smiles, starting when we wake up, till the time we are back to bed at night.

I believe that I have the right to stay happy and blessed, and feel refreshed at all times. #Colgate360GoldMornings offer me that, and I would like to adopt it in my lifestyle. Staying fit and healthy, interacting with like minded people, and planning for a bright day ahead will definitely keep me hail and hearty. My mantra in life is simple – open the eyes to a gold morning and celebrate the day. Every day in our life gives us new hopes, dreams and aspirations, and I would love to make the most of it. That’s what gold mornings are for, and will always be.


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cup Of Nostalgia



memories
often pained and hurt
rumbling in the store
amidst pile of dirt

photographs black and worn
the voices, I hate and yearn
in neon, a shadow of me
breaking the shackles, flying to be free

those were the days when I cried and smiled
minutes trickled by, hours had lied
whom to trust, what not to believe
life had taught me no longer to crib

I was weak and strong
and tired yet unbound
reaching for the stars
I am here, never to depart

moments, my friend
are poetry that I paint
to be read, and re-read in my comfort area
I hereby sip my favourite cup of nostalgia



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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quoting You

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may I quote another writer
but hey, with my name
you will say I'm wrong
but what if I've no shame

words will no longer matter
'cause time isn't our mate
who cares who wrote what
when being lost is in our fate

I can copy your prose
and plagiarize him and her
your poem shall be my piece
your name, a mere blur

a cheat, no I am not
but yes, I can't rhyme at whim
hence, when in need of lines
why shouldn't I steal your dream


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mistake / Retake



can I have a share
of a mistake with a retake
so that I no longer fear
the consequences of my stake

no more hiding in the kitchen
or a corner for that matter
I shall be loyal to my deeds
not worry what's thereafter

my heart I would follow
and explore all around
I won't be shackled to chains
I hate being thus bound

if rights could be re-done
and wrongs undone
if corrections were justified
and faults dipped to none
we wouldn't have shied away
from learning what's new
we might not have lost our way
stranded without a clue


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Saturday, January 09, 2016

Like Roses



like roses they kissed
frozen in a winter night
warmed by the petals


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A Thousand Unspoken Words - Review

A hero, a person who displays great courage for the greater good, can also fall. But what happens to a fallen hero? A Thousand Unspoken Words is the unique journey of a hero who falls. The champion of the underdogs, the writer who uses the nom de plume Musafir is famous in Kolkata. His incisive criticism of the injustices around him earn him many enemies but he holds his ideals above all else. Scathing attacks at his books and a night of hide and seek from political goons leads Musafir unto a path he never liked, faraway from his ideals. He runs away and chooses the comforts of money over the travails of following one's ideals. The hero falls. But Tilottama, passionate fan's hopes don't. When he comes back after many years, emotions, love and lust take charge and an affair brews. Will she bring back her hero? Will he rie again? Or will the thousand untold words, the many stories of the ideal writer be lost forever?

About the Author
Paulami DuttaGupta is novelist and screenwriter. She shuttles between Kolkata and Shillong. She has worked as a radio artist, copy writer, journalist and a television analyst at various stages of life, having been associated with AIR Shillong, The Times of India – Guwahati Shillong Plus, ETV Bangla, The Shillong Times, Akash Bangla and Sony Aath.
As an author, her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines. A Thousand Unspoken Words is her fourth book. Paulami also writes on politics, social issues and cinema. Her articles have appeared in Swarajya, The Forthright and NElive.
Paulami is associated with cinema and her first film, Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty was awarded the National Award for the Best Khasi Film. Her second film Onaatah- of the earth is at post production stage and will release in 2016. She is currently working on her third screenplay. A short film tentatively titled ‘Patjhar’ is also in the pipeline.
Paulami is a complete foodie and is almost obsessed with watching one film every day. She also loves reading- political and social commentaries are her favourite genre.  Literature classics and books on cricket are also a part of her library, apart from a huge collection of romances. Jane Austen’s fictional character Mr. Darcy is her lifelong companion. She is an ardent fan of Rahul Dravid and has been following all news about him for almost twenty years now. 




It’s a joy to come across books that leave an indelible mark on your mind. They make you think and ponder, and question the ideas that the pages bestow on you. However, it is all the more pleasurable to grab a story that also wins over your heart. They are words with soul, connecting with you. They narrate you tales that are fictional, and yet, you can never come to terms with the fact that they are not real.

Tilottama and Riddhimaan could have been just another pair of protagonists woven from an author’s imaginative bend of mind, residing between the front and back cover of a novel, and then finding a permanent place in the book shelf. But what Paulami DuttaGupta does to them is something that every book lover fantasizes about. She makes them real; so real that you could find them coming out of the pages on some instances, while at other times you yourself are sucked in the vortex of words that flow with a kaleidoscope of emotions. There are laughters, joy and smiles, and fights and misunderstandings. There is love and there is loss. And then, there are tears, which flow from the paragraphs and stream right onto your cheeks.

A Thousand Unspoken Words’, true to its name, speaks less and emotes more. It is a story of a man, confronting his identity, and getting trapped in his own name, unable to differentiate between what is real and what is right. This is the tale of a woman, bold, brave and smart, who admires a particular writer and his ideologies. However, truth can be harsher, and can bring forth the best, and the worst in individuals. This is the saga of a family, of people associated with each other, through invisible threads, bonds that are held in places with hope, courage, perseverance and love, but can also threaten to break when stretched a bit too far.

Tilottama harbours a crush towards Musafir, the controversial author, who raises valid and pertinent questions through his books. However, his views are not taken kindly by several sections of the society, as a result of which he has to flee from his homeland. Musafir is Riddhimaan’s pen name, who is the son of Tilottama’s friend and guide, Krishnakoli. When he returns, a fiery attraction grows between the two. As expected, they come closer, and eventually decide to tie the knot. However, time can often be a cruel master, and though it teaches a lot, it also tests you in the most adverse of circumstances.

‘A Thousand Unspoken Words’ explores the different facets of relationships between a mother and her sons, a husband and his wife, and the bond between two brothers. There are quarrels and arguments, but also forgiveness and love. There are prayers and curses, and the fear of losing oneself. The burden of expectation, of trying to be what one isn’t, can be heavy, and there is no better way to understand this than by reflecting on Riddhimaan’s character.

Paulami has based her story in and around Kolkata, and the vibrancy of the city’s moods reflects in her character. There are periods of sudden rain and storm, and days of calm pleasant weather. Perhaps, as I think of it now, Calcutta plays as vital a role in the setting of this story as any other protagonist does.

‘A Thousand Unspoken Words’ is one of those novels that will keep you awake all night. The pages turn on their own, and you lose sense of the time. There are chapters, happy and sad, and they call out to us in hushed voices. This is a story that needs to be read, and told. Moreover, this is a narrative that is felt right from the heart, a journey beyond a thousand words, where fiction blends with reality, and the line between them blurs.

Paulami DuttaGupta, you have indeed done a tremendous job.


Title: A Thousand Unspoken Words 
Author:  Paulami DuttaGupta
Publisher: Readomania
Publication Year: 2015
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Genre: Fiction, Romance
No. of Pages: 216
Price: Rs 250
My Rating: 5/5



Thursday, December 31, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mr. Fate




often have you judged
screamed and grudged
excuses were made
over dreams, nascent, dead
losses being wrapped
in reasons outrageous
cribbing all around
surely contagious

but have you ever thought
instead of being distraught
a search for the solution
that would solve all equations
there are answers all around
very eager to be found
be smart, patient, and wait
don't just blame Mr. Fate 


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Monday, December 14, 2015

A Grain Of Sand




it was dusk
and a grain of sand
that brought us closer
when you touched my hand
your fingers carefully
wiping the sand off my eyes
I wished we were in love
it just felt so nice

our time was up, I'd to leave
adopting a lie I would forever believe


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