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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little More Of Me

In my second post, let me get into letting you guys know a little bit more of me…(If you already don’t) – my hobbies, for example. I love reading story books of a few kinds. Sherlock Holmes is my all time favourite. The language, the style of speaking, the intricate and delicate deductions - all make for a fantastic reading. I have always liked, like most of you, reading adventure books( remember The Hardy Boys or The Famous Five?). Two of my other favourite authors are certainly Dan Brown and O Henry. Of course I am not going to list all the authors I like…but the ones I have named above top the charts in my book.


Among Bengali books, Feluda and Professor Shonku remain my favourites. Some of my favourite Bengali authors include Shirshendu Mukherjee and Suchitra Bhattacharjee. Some people have asked me why I don’t like reading novels. Well, to be frank, I hate stagnating story lines – where I have to read 500 pages to understand something which could have been expressed in 5. That doesn’t mean I hate all novels. I found Amitav Ghosh’s “Calcutta Chromosome” quite engrossing, because the story moved on with a frequent twist, keeping me involved and interested. I have also liked one or two SharatChandra-BankimChandra novels – more due to the language than anything.


All work and no play? Uh no. I love sports too. Football and cricket are the two primary games I play (or at least try playing !!!). I try bowling in cricket and defending in football. Not that I am of any good at either. But I still play and enjoy doing so – giving it my best shot everytime.


Of late, after joining college, my peers and seniors have perhaps discovered another hobby in me (sounds strange, doesn’t it?). Dancing, they say. Some of them have even asked me whether I learnt it somewhere !! Just like sports, I am no good at dancing, but I love doing it (discreetly if possible – Most of you are bathroom singers, I am a bathroom dancer !!!).


My next post will be on a topic that has troubled me for the last 3 and a half years. The draft is quite ready. I will post it after I get a few comments on this one.

6 comments:

Ayan said...
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Samik said...

This blog is a bit over-humble type!!!
You are a very good dancer..
N good at sports too..
All of us who have seen u perform a dance or play the sport will surely agree..
So be more realistic and accept your strengths , rather than supressing them..!!

Bhabesh said...

okkk bathroom dancer,,!!!

go on with the blog...
i'm waitin

Rochishnu said...

Then there was that bicep-flaunting-episode, which still tickles me. Do you still have that invaluable, unique jacket, or done with it?

Whatever it is(dancing or modelling), you're disciplined in most of your actions and thats your strength.

NB-> You have avoided from writing about the 'mental' you.

RISHIPRATIM MAZUMDAR said...

Nice to see you in the blogosphere....
eagerly waiting for your draft to be published...... :)

stupid common man said...

A humble post as already mentioned...

But as far as the dancing is concerned,we have the michael jackson of NIT DGP..and he ROX...