Sunshine Too Brief

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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.

In the News

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

My Novella: Samosa for the Arranged Souls

Introduction & Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapters 3, 4 & 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 continues

Chapter 7 & Epilogue


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    Sunday

    Two bedtime stories


    Gather around children.
    I have two tales from the collection of 'Russian Fairy Tales' by Aleksandr Afanas'ev , originally published in 1945 that I'm currently reading.
    You will love it.

    First tale is from page 278 and its called 'Daughter and Stepdaughter'

    (Summarized)-Man with daughter remarries. Stepmom banishing the stepdaughter to the woods. Stepdaughter is kind to animals and gets rewarded for it. Greedy stepmom sends own daughter away to the woods. Daughter is unkind and gets eaten by bear.
    The End.

    Our second story of the night is titled 'The Stubborn Wife'
    (I'm typing this one out exactly how it appears in the book)

    Once a peasant shaved his beard and said to his wife "Look how well I have shaved". "But you haven't shaved, you have only clipped your beard", said the wife. "You are lying, you wretch, I have shaved!" "No its clipped."
    The husband thrashed the wife and insisted: "Say its shaved or I'll drown you!"
    "Do what you will but its still clipped." He took her to the river to drown her.
    "Say its shaved!""No its clipped." He led her into the water upto her neck and shoved her head in. "Say its shaved!" The wife could no longer speak, but she raised her hand from the water and showed by moving tow fingers like a pair of scissors that his beard was clipped.
    The End.

    Good night.


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    I've loved the Bengali 'pomegranate prince' (dalim kumar), Slavic 'house walking on chicken legs', Arabic 'tortoise swimming with a city growing on its shell', Japanese 'peach boy'...BUT! come on now! What was that?

    3 Comments:

    At 11:59 AM, December 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    errr.i dont get it..what?

    hehe ki porish na porish

     
    At 2:01 PM, December 13, 2006, Blogger Tazzy said...

    I don't get it either!
    I was hoping any of my smart visitors would.

    You're crossed off the list, sim.
    :D hehe

     
    At 4:06 PM, December 13, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hahaha thanks a lot!

    man my brain's turning into mush - havent' read a single book since I got here! any recommendations?

     

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