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I'm a self-absorbed Bengali-Torontonian;
Fish comes to me raw, wrappend in seaweed, not cooked in curry;
I love watching thunderstorms and rain;
Sad endings make more sense to me than happy ones;
I hate empty walls.

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Dark Chocolate
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Midnight's Children
Movie review(out of 5)-
127 hours- *****
Buried- ****
That Girl in Yellow Boots- **
Love of the week-
Seeing James Franco
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Watch 'Going Postal' The Movie

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

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Chapter 6

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    Thursday

    Year 1412


    Happy Bengali New Year! (Shubho Nobo Borsho)- not that we go ever by that calender anywhere, but its one of my favourite Bengali festivities. The dressing up in red-white sarees(my favourite kind of sarees), the music (Tagore), the fairs, the food.....did I mention the food? I never got to experience it in Bangladesh, but the festivities organized in Kuwait were not to bad :D We even got to order special white flowers to put in our hair.
    Looking forward my first attendance of Chhayanat performance in Canada on saturday.

    Bit of history: Bengali year was started in the Mughal times to coincide with the harvest as well as the Arabic year, but became a symbol of so much more when, along with Tagore, its celebration was banned in East Pakistan after its conception-for religious purposes probably, as Tagore is not a Muslim. Now banning Tagore for Bengali's is like putting a ban on breathing. You just don't do that. The celebrations continued till after Bangladesh became independent and has become a tradition spanning half a century now.
    New Year celebrations had to take a temporary blow with the terrorist attack on the festivities a few years back. Something about that event makes me think all the terrorist operations happening in Bangladesh have outside influence (possibly Arab) , as NO Bengali, no matter the religious background, would look at this celebration as something remotely religious. But try explaing that to someone from the middle-east- to them everything is 'Hindi'.

    Oh and Happy Baisakhi (spring) for those who celebrate that.......and it feels like spring too for once.
    yey.

    2 Comments:

    At 7:53 PM, April 15, 2005, Anonymous Joyeeta said...

    shimi!
    its joyeeta. i want to come this saturday but i have an exam on monday at 9! so i can't! i even have a shada lal jamdani! anyway, enjoy and i'll be frequenting your blog from now on. mine is at www.livejournal.com/~joyeeta. but u can't view it unless u have an LJ account urself and befriend me.
    see ya around.

     
    At 8:45 PM, April 15, 2005, Blogger PrimeQ Webmaster said...

    Happy Baisakhi to you too!
    Visit me!

     

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