The mountain

This is the mountain that I’m lucky to be able to see from my apartment. It’s been 4 years, and I can’t get enough of it…

This picture was taken with my very old but very loving bridge camera, a companion of a long time, Canon SX40 HS power shot.



Loaded gun

He: It’s a weird feeling y’know?

His friend: How weird?

He: Like I have a loaded gun and I give it to her. She can shoot me if she wanted to.

His friend: Jeez! Do you think not talking to her openly about it will help?

He: No, that’s not helping either

His friend: So?

He: So.. I don’t know.. it’s just that she has this power to inflict pain on me, a lot of pain.. if I go and ask her and she says ‘no’.. then..

His friend: Well that’s a point blank shot

He: Yeah..

His friend: And you’re not in a mood to die right now?

He: Right

His friend: Okay then, the loaded gun can wait a few more days..

He: Cheers!

His friend: Cheers!



He is staring at our last skype chat. It’s been a while he is intensely looking at the laptop screen, and the last thing there is “you too..” from him. That was in response to my “stay safe”. It’s 12.10 PM now, and he should go make his lunch. But he is not showing any sign of movement.



His room is a mess. That’s the multipurpose home-gym unit he had ordered online, as he was going crazy without exercise. Ah yes, and that’s his favourite playstation where he plays video games. Oh I can see some Sherlock Holmes books as well. And what’s that? Is it the climbing rope that he mentioned? I have no idea. I do not climb.



Ray tried to reach out to him by chat. “you okay?”, “call me if you feel like talking”, “you need to be strong”, and several such messages. No answer from him. Finally Ray decided to call.



But nothing happened between you and her, right?”, Ray asks.

Long silence.

I felt a connection with her”, he says, “does that count?

Did you love her?

I don’t fucking know.

Ray doesn’t know how to react, so just says “Can’t even say that let’s go the pub. Damn.



He is writing weird stuff in his diary. Scribbling like a maniac, often repeating the same thing again and again. He frequently writes about a second chance, and how he would handle things differently in that case.



There was an email from the office, announcing the first COVID-19 death in our team, expressing solidarity and sadness. He read that email multiple times. It was very late for dinner, but good to see that he finally managed to drag himself to the kitchen. He is trying to fry some eggs.

It’s done actually, he should now turn off the hot plate.

It’s over-done, on the verge of getting burnt.

Okay it’s burning now, with awful smell.

For the first time, I hugged him.

I hold him tight from behind, just to assure that I’m with him.

But he did not get it.

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

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I am very happy to announce that Ms. Arpita Pramanick has nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. Arpita is a lot more than just a fellow blogger to me. It is she who had introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging.Thanks a lot Arpita for this nomination. It means a lot to me.

The Rules for this Award are the following :

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions that she set for you.
  • Publish a picture of the Award.
  • Nominate others and set a few questions for them.

Once again I express my heartfelt thanks to Arpita for this award. Here are the answers to her questions :

Tell us about your favourite holiday destination. 

I love to travel. But there is no particular place which is my favourite holiday destination. Being an Indian, I really enjoy exploring various places in India. The sea beaches, the snow capped mountains, the ruins of historical towns, old temples and forts, the lush green forests, serene lakes, rivers and deserts – one can find everything in India.

But that does not mean that I do not like to travel in foreign lands. When I spent four months in Switzerland for my work, I enjoyed visiting several wonderful places in and around Geneva. I loved travelling in Italy as well.

What do you love best about yourself?

Hmm, very difficult question. What I like most about myself is probably the fact that I always try to do what I want to do, rather than being influenced by what other people want me to do.

How do you love to spend your free time?

By reading story books and watching films. Also, I love to take photographs.


I would like to nominate the following two blogs for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award :

It would be great if you accept the award and respond according to the rules mentioned in this post. If you do not want to participate, it’s okay 🙂

My Questions for you

  1. Tell us something about a book that you have read and which has moved you or at least have made some impact on you.
  2. What is your hobby?
  3. Is there any specific place that you definitely want to visit?
  4. What is the definition of religion according to you?

Happy blogging. Have fun and enjoy !!

Visiting Hill Stations: The Must-Do Activity in Summer for Bengali’s

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The residents of the state named “West Bengal” in India are known as Bengalis. They love to travel. Most of the parts of West Bengal are very hot and humid in the summer (April-June) and monsoon months (June-August). The temperature sometimes crosses 40 degrees Centigrade and the humidity makes the situation worse. So, a trip to cool hill stations is the most popular summer activity for the travel-lover Bengalis.

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This summer, I visited one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, named Coorg. The temperature was around 20 degrees Centigrade and thus, it was a wonderful escape from the scorching heat for a few days. Coorg is a district in the state of Karnataka in India and is located on the eastern slopes of the “Western Ghats” mountain range.  Coorg is a hilly district, the lowest elevation is 900 meters above sea-level and the highest peak…

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3 day quote challenge : Day 3/3

Today is the 3rd and the last day of the 3-day quote challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed it, so once again I thank Arpita for nominating me for this quote challenge. Today I am sharing a quote by the famous scientist Marie Curie. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, as well as the first person and the only woman to win it twice. It is not unrelated to mention here about the legacy of the Curie family about Nobel Prize. This family has received five Nobel Prizes. Marie Curie received the prizes in Physics (in 1903) and Chemistry (in 1911). Her husband, Pierre Curie, shared the 1903 Physics prize with her. Their daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, received the Nobel Prize in 1935 together with her husband Frédéric Joliot-Curie.

Enjoy this wonderful quote by Marie Curie.


I would like to nominate the following three blogs for the 3-day quote challenge.


Musings of a frequent flying scientist

Simply marquessa

Rules for Three-Day Quote Challenge

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour.

Thanks and keep blogging 🙂

3 day quote challenge : Day 2/3

Today is the 2nd day of the 3-day quote challenge. Thanks to Arpita for nominating me for this challenge. I am really enjoying taking part in this challenge. I am sharing Robin Sharma’s quote today. Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, famous speaker and leadership expert. His quotes are really inspiring and I hope you will enjoy this one.


Thanks and keep blogging.