Saikat Mukherjee

Now I ask my name….which I found at first in my way… –A sweet smell of desire…… it has things to say.

Category: Writings

Indian Doctrine

India has been an epitome of tolerance. Like a deity who bestows on us with tolerant skills and no controller to vary its parameters according to its needs. This is what we are taught since childhood. This is our cultural upbringing and have never gone at par as the situations have demanded over the ages. Our small heads unknowingly get wisely taught about our civilisation and behavioural attitude towards human being. A weird elementary lesson of kindness is inherited in our worldly bodies to bear and go on with those without much significant reactions. We had been looted but are lucky to be fair with the help of some diplomatic and selfish British brains with whom we could construct our country driving book, the biggest of its kind, the Indian Constitution. Somehow we are proud of what we have got as a country and its rules to reside in. Actually the rules say to be a human to be a dutiful citizen, other than this it expects nothing from us. Our society is stratified but not our economy on its basis. Our secularism, liberalism and fraternity(in one word ‘Democracy’) describe Indian society as egaletarian with no exception on any basis. And when our constitutional secularism and real life implications come face to face they somehow always fail to reflect each other. Democracy fails to sustain almost in every federal issue of Indian Federation. Undoubtedly the largest democratic federation of the world are again lucky enough to have been enjoying the same political and civil rights of citizenship all over the country. Mere fights out of political corruptions and ego hurt the citizens of India more than anything else. Here fights refers to cold or hot on the basis of vulnerability of the political faces. Here steps taken often contradict fraternity, liberalism and seldom secularism. So it connotes a weakness of liberalism lies in the intention and implication of stopping others from being liberal. This is an example where our constitution fails and are brought under the eyes of the guards of the legislation. However be the conflicts among various states in India as these always have been since thousands of years, we keep it among ourselves. And no one to blame for such federal issues but ourselves. As is expandable our democracy so is open our fraternity. As we put forward our fraternity to our bellicose neighbour they assault back with more daunting than the last attack. And the most impeccable democratic barrier stands tall when we suffer from animosity from our neighbour. Preposterous actions are taken which are so much at par our democratic delusion. And much to our impatience we condemn our fraternity and long surviving culture of secularism.
As the bullet bearers belong to the same culture of assimilation they never fail to show allegiance even with the fire of vengeance inside.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose showed us the way it is done. With utmost veneration towards our constitution and Armed Forces we must let the avengers loose for the first time(I guess). From the literate and dutiful citizens and members of legislative assemblies of our country amendments of some needful acts have to be put forward for the sake of our country and our soldiers so that they can take actions on their own at certain predescribed spur of emergency. Because it won’t harm our fraternal and democratic practices, it might only liberalise the defence system of our sovereignty when needed.

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কোলকাতা

সর্বোপরি তোমার কাছে, ধুলো ঘামের মিশ্রণের সাথে,
বুক চিঁড়ে বহিত ধারার ছোঁয়ায়
জন্ম মৃত্যুর ধারাবাহিকতার সঙ্গে,
আজও জানু দুটো তোমার সামনেই নোয়ায়।

সর্বোপরি তোমার জন্য অদ্ভুত নিবিড় টানে,
তোমার ঘোলাটে বিভার মাধুর্য প্রীতে
কদাচিৎ নীলাম্বরের দর্শনেও অবিকার থাকি,
তোমার ভারী বাতাসের শীতে।

সর্বোপরি মৎস্য বিমুখ হয়েও,
অভ্যস্ত হয়েছে বিহারের নিরামিষ ভোজে।
তবু তোমার দেখার জাদু স্পর্শে,
মাছের আঁশেও কেন জানি সুবাস খোঁজে ।

সর্বোপরি প্রাত্যহিক জীবনের শব্দ দূষণে,
ভ্রু কুঞ্চন আর সহস্র বাতির চোখ ধাঁধানোর শেষে,
অকৃত্রিম দুটো বাংলায় হাঁক যেন বলে ওঠে,
যেন মৃত্যুর মুখদর্শী হই তোমারই ঘর্মাক্ত বেশে।

এবং সর্বোপরি যখন ভেসে ওঠে- ছাই রাস্তার বুক চিঁড়ে
অসংখ্য লৌহ রেলের সমাহার;
তখন স্বর্গোদ্যানের দর্শনে আর বি.বা.দি বাগের কাননে বারংবার ধ্বনিত হয়
কোথায় আছে শহর, দ্বিতীয় এই প্রকার!

 

-সৈকত মুখার্জ্জী

Winter

When it is all dried up,
and you dare drink the water;
those vehement approaches apprise you,
that it is already very much winter.

In the heavenly blue without any white,
when the sun shines brighter;
it is the shadow prevails and the wind unveils
that it is already very much winter.

The garb  with backed up heat,
and it produces a layered conduction,
as unrest is created near creator’s abode
even he can’t stop the inner vibration.

As the hands act as traitors themselves,
and gradually stabilize the inert writer;
the gazing greens while turning red, says
that it is already very much winter.

The afire woods in the solemn breeze,
might just stop you from the act of shiver,
but the belligerent night says to our forlorn fight,
that is already very much winter.

-Saikat Mukherjee

 

Bewildered

With the essence of the inevitable,
in the arms of the mighty
when suffering becomes a habit;
it’s better to be a deity.

When the paper becomes dark
and you can’t write with your own hand;
you can wait for the sea
and try to write on the sand.

Leaving behind everything when you got nothing
may not be a good choice;
but being a dumb
how can you raise your voice!

When you think all were by fluke
and you lose trying.
suddenly the world mollifies you
and stop you from crying.

When you lose your steps
and even Cerrone can’t make you dance,
you realize that you were lost in the roof
and it’s the time to enhance.

বন্ধু

এই কথাতে অবাক হয়েচেয়ে দেখে সবাই,
নিভৃতে,মনে বাতাস বইয়ে
মিথ্যার আলো নেভাই।
এই প্রাচীন নগরীর চেনা গন্ধেলোক অনেক থাকে।
পাওয়া যায়না সঠিক সময়ে,
ইহার প্রয়োজন যাকে।
ভূতের নেশায় মত্ত সব স্মৃতি গুলোর
ঠায় বাহনসুলভ আচরণ। চলেছে বয়ে নিম্নস্রোতে।
তবুও ফিরে,যায় দেখা, কত স্পর্শকাতর বিবরণ।
ধরনী ক্রোড়ে বাল্যকালবাধনহীনতা চায়।
আদানপ্রদানে প্রলুব্ধ হয়েওসে
মুক্তির খোঁজে যায়।
দোষত্রুটি কত উপেক্ষিত হয়ে,সুখ দুঃখে মেশে।
পারস্পরিক রক্ষাকবচে,দিনান্তরিত হয়
কঠোর সময়ে হেসে।
হালকা বাতাসের স্পর্শে কত ধুলো রয়েছে চেয়ে।
দূরত্বে হায়ভারাক্রান্ত মন,
ঐ ধুলোর গন্ধ পেয়ে।
বরফ শীতল হস্তে,লেখনী ছিল থামতে নারাজ,
ছিল সে শীতেও অকপট।
কত ব্যস্ত মগজে,অবহেলাতেতাই তো,
রচিত সে যুগের প্রেক্ষাপট।
দেখতে লাগে ভালএকযুগ আগের আলো,
কিন্তু খুব গহন কালো ছায়া।
তবুও পাওয়া যায় খুঁজেবিদ্বেষ বশে,কত সরল পরশে,
জড়িয়ে কত মায়া।
বন্ধু হে আপননয় তো গোপন,
যা বর্ণিত এ ধারায়।
তবু সমাজে,মনুষ্যবশে নিবেদিত প্রাণ;
কত অনুভূতি হারায়।

শরদাচার

 

শরদাগমনেআশ্বীন গগনে, যবে
         নিষ্ফল বারিদ চড়ে,
নিরহংকারবিষাদ যত,
          হর্ষধারায় ঝড়ে।

মন বিহারেকার্যে বিনয় ; আর
          বাজনা বাজে ঢাকে।
ধূলোয় আচারআর আলোক স্থাপনায়,
          ক্ষণিক দেখা তাঁকে।

দরদ যতকায়িক, আজই
         বিরহে কাতর হয়।
পূর্ণাবর্তনের অলীক আহ্বানেকত অনাচারও
         পদযুগল সয়।

বোধনকালেরআগমনীতে, তৃপ্ত
         ব্যাকুল সবার মন;
তাঁরই হস্তেসুষ্ঠু পরিপূরকতায়,
         পূর্ণ এ জীবন।

মহৎ আকাঙ্ক্ষারপৃষ্ঠপোষকেরা,
         ভাবে লোকে কিছু কয় পাছে;
পুষ্ট কবরীরআবির্ভাবে,শুধু
         চক্ষু চড়ে গাছে।

দিন যত যায়ব্যগ্র সবাই
         সুবাসিত বসনের ভিড়ে।
নিরানন্দে হায়পূজোর সভায়,হাঁড়ি
         চড়েনা কত নীড়ে!

ক্ষুণ্ণ ক্লেশের অন্তকালেযায় দেখা ঐ,
      সবাই তাঁকে ঘিরে।
এহেন রটেযে আগামী বর্ষে;
      ওঁ আবার আসবে ফিরে।

The Consignment

In the quest of sovereignty,
the way of estranging the soul
often gets lost amidst the assiduity.
The spry mind sometimes
cannot smite the pursuance.

If the sun could get cold
in the loss of the effulgence,
it would show an epitome of fallacy.
The ray pervaded is lost
in the way.
If immaculacy prevailed,
it would again bequeath the ray.

In the vehement try
to express lucidly,
the impish mind has to work.
And we, adhering to the delusion
of the scrawny mind establish us
as the epitome of disgrace.

In the colorful smile of the newborn,
there lurks the hyaline soul.
Contamination with time
is irrespective of pouring knavery.
Merely the intuition of perseverance of sanctity
is the emanation of bliss.

The 15th August of 2011

On this day in the year 1947 we got independency from the British Rule.  That means our body is controlled by our mind now,I meant we can do whatever we want. And so this is called independency! That means we have written our constitution,we have our own rules for our country,and independency in every where. We produce for our citizens,that’s also a sign of being independent. We have our own business policies for export and import of goods. Now think the way I am writing-
We are all independent,no one can stop us from doing or saying anything,the result may be bad or good,that’s different. 😛 We are so independent that we can stop anyone from being independent. We can stop one’s way and take his/her things at ease. Government employees(you know what I meant) are also independent,they will think whether they will work for the complaint or not. So independent we are! We can spit anywhere,who has the guts to stop us? We can break traffic rule,we make our own rules,but for that we have to invest a little bit of money for the public servants,some times 10rupees is more than enough to make our own rules! So people who say “are we really independent?” ,please read this and feel your independency 😉 .  So if you think we are still not independent,then do something to make yourself and your nation independent. 🙂 Come on…

Kolkata Lives…2

I was just off with this topic,as it’s not so easy to give information about a city like calcutta.
Actually Calcutta has many bads and some to much conveniences which one can’t expect in a foreign city ,or any other city of India too. South Calcutta where I live in,here is many posh areas like southern avenue,ballygunge circular road,Jodhpur Park. In this post I am going to tell about some food courts of calcutta and their atmospheres.
I was in peter cat on 31st october, the foods they provide are quite good in the true sense, they have their permission for drinking publicly inside the restaurant,but for the price of drinks one should think about it. But price for the food should worth that,not high price with good quality,that’s what every body demands. There is no chinese foods.
I had experienced Kwality too. I really like the food of this restaurant,really,very nice atmosphere,with a separate smoking zone, in case of atmosphere I will keep Kwality before Peter Cat. For foods both of these provides value for money!
Another very nice food provider is DHABA,at ballygunge phari,opposite to Kwality. One will never think for money when he is in DHABA. Prices are comparatively almost same with PC and Kwality. I would refer one to the Fish Tandoori of DHABA,a must have thing when one is going to DHABA. Ground and 2nd floor are non air conditioned,and the 1st floor is air conditioned with same quality of food in each floor! I had eaten in ground and 2nd floor,2nd floor has a asbestos shed…but wait,don’t think it’s nasty place,yeah it has not the ethics may be,but too good quality of food one can get there! I will give these three places the same rankings.
Yeah,another one restaurant Marco Polo,at Southern Avenue, it’s costlier than the previous three,I would say it’s costlier only due to the polish and varnishes! Food is not that higher standard! In the southern avenue branch there is no chinese dishes available,I can’t tell about the Park Street branch!
And a very popular amongst the riches is Mainland China. It’s too costly for nothing. I would say if you want to enjoy don’t go there,it would burn your pocket dissatisfying your stomach! I have visited the place at South City for once!
These are the food places I have experienced.
For ice cream I would say buy from any shop,Amul Swirl 🙂 ,very nice.Or if one has to go to any parlour of ice cream,go to Hobby Center at Park Street!
For juice I am saying about Paramount,at college street,but it is not that good with respect to the money it takes!
For coffee parlour,I would prefer Cafe Coffee Day(CCD). They though take enough money for one cup of coffee,but overall a lively atmosphere,and good behaviour of the waiters leads me to go there again and again. I would say go to South City CCD.
These are the well popular places to eat and drink. Oh yeah I  forgot to mention about a place where one can drink wine,is at his home! 🙂 or if outside one can choose Oly Pub at Park Street!
Some eating places at footpath are also really nice like the almost all place at Park Street,though there atmosphere is very bad,pollution,crow shit,everything one has to face 🙂 and specially when I see the plates they are reusing after only a nominal wash with pretty dirty water I just have to move my eyes away from those,otherwise one can’t eat there..but when you taste the food,it’s quite good…and for dhosa one should visit Dakshinapan at Dhakuria Busstand! For Paan I would keep Park Street or North Calcutta is far far better than South Calcutta.
And don’t eat phuchkas other than South Calcutta,here you can get cheapest quality phuchkas,7pieces in 5Rs,I asked a phuchka wala at park street,he said 5pieces in 10 rupees!!! 🙂 So just think.

will be continued…

World Cup Special(19/1/2011)

So this is only 30days left for the ICC World Cup,2011,which will be hosted by India(majorly),Srilanka and Bangladesh. My hope,and I can say that the hope of all Indian is on Team India,led by MS Dhoni. This is the strongest team I have ever witnessed. Where there is opener like Sachin -Sehwag,there is nothing to be worried of. If they can’t,then it’s impossible. And there is strong middle order like Kohli,Yuvraj,Dhoni,Raina,Yusuf Pathan. What else one should expect more! I don’t. Only the key is that they have to perform up to their best. And I know that they are going to be the killer one. There are total 49 matches to be held.
First one is India vs Bangladesh,at Shere Bangla National Stadium,Mirpur. And the final will be at Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai. And one more thing to mention is only match of India that will be played at Eden Gardens,is India vs England!
I am sure that Sachin will be a treat to watch,in the tournament as usual. Best of luck to my country. I pray for us.