Diary of a Young Girl

In remembrance of Anne Frank and her Diary.

I have cumulated some paragraphs, sentences which were of importance to me and my beliefs.

Be it about religion and a sense of belonging that comes with it;

To some of my childhood pleasures and fears which surprisingly she also went through. My fountain pen which I used during my early school days were as dear to me as hers was to her. And the loss of it too was equally heartbreaking;

She talks about parenting and how it’s not just the Mother and Father who’s responsible for a child’s upbringing but we, as individuals are equally responsible for raising ourselves;

She talks about her time in hiding which lasted for about 2 years and how she’d been so desperate to feel the fresh air outside. Much like our situation fighting the virus outside but in her case, it was worse;

Her father was the only one who survived the concentration camp, found the diary and distributed copies of it to his kin, which later got translated and got published in as many as 30 languages and in as many countries.
Thus the young girl’s (last) wish that ‘I want to go on living even after my death’ did come into being with a tragic undertone attached to it!

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The White Tiger is truly a rare species

For quite some time I kept stumbling upon the title of a book, ‘The White Tiger’ on those ‘Books to read before you die‘ blogs. Well of course because its a Booker Prize Winning book.

So I quickly grabbed a copy. Not true. I quickly received the book as a gift and got engrossed in the Jungle that was ultimately ruled by the White Tiger. It was a very wicked book to be honest and a real one.

The problem with real books is they never really go out of your head. Very similar things, similar occurrences, incidents play out in your own life and you instantly go back to the book. Now reading a book like ‘The White Tiger’ will most certainly shake your conscience. So you’d feel horrible at how things really unfold in the book. But. I hate the but. There’s always a ‘BUT’.

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It’s your Time

It is yet another day as I sit down to write. I have been pondering over thoughts that essentially aren’t connected. I have thoughts all throughout the day, good and bad. The lay call people like us ‘Overthinkers’ but oh what do you know what its like to not be mundane.

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Forest Of Enchantments

It is a pleasure to read a book that makes you go through a myriad of emotions.

I wrote about this book on my Instagram account but I wanted to do a more elaborate review on this.

One love conflicts with another

Reading Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Forest of Enchantments showed me a different perspective of love. The fire of love, that burns so bright that it doesn’t see anything else but itself, not even the one, within whom it’s raging. It showcased the splendid hues of love and its repercussions on the bearer, more than the beloved. No one is above love. Even the most powerful of the lot, suffer because of it.Continue reading “Forest Of Enchantments”

Bulbbul: The Goddess

Hi everyone! Long time no see. I only take up writing a piece in my blog when something either bothers me or moves me.

Today, it’s both. I’m bothered and moved at the same time. I’m not sure how many of you ended up watching the recent horror fiction produced by Clean Slate(Anushka is doing an equally good job as a producer) i.e., Bulbbul. I did. The day it released. And I loved it. Reading certain negative remarks urged me to pen down my thoughts. I do not possess the energy to fight battles where logic has been evaded altogether. Hence, penning down something, actually, is like therapy to soothe this unrest soul of mine!

This is my two cents on the movie. I saw this post on vice today which rightfully said Women’s role in Indian Horror Movies( and I think this includes all genre of movies to a certain extent) is changing. To name a few: Philauri, Stree even Pari and of course now Bulbbul.

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13 Reasons Why and its impact on me

Hey, it’s Hannah. Hannah Baker. That’s right. Don’t adjust your…whatever device you’re hearing this on. It’s me, live and in stereo. No return engagements, no encore, and this time, absolutely no requests. Get a snack. Settle in. Because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to this tape you’re one of the reasons why. I’m not saying which tape brings you into the story. But fear not, if you received this lovely little box, your name will pop up. I promise.”

So I’m back with another piece on my blog. I know you must be thinking, I was supposed to write on the lines of something completely different. So what made me change my mind? Yes, it is the series, “13 Reasons Why”. The Third Season came out on the 23rd of August, 2019 but somehow I ended up rewatching the First Season, all over again. Maybe 70% of you think of the series as drama or maybe “too much drama”. But I give it up to Selena Gomez, who came up with this idea to put forth something like this. I have my own thoughts on this series and would like to share it with you. (*Spoilers Ahead*)

Related imageI didn’t watch the Third Season because I think the producers have now diverged from the main issue. The trailer of the Third Season starts with the line “Who killed Bryce Walker?” Is that even the point? I haven’t read the original book by Jay Asher(the web series was based on his book) so I don’t know if the current season is part of it. Anyway, the essence of the show was pretty much lost in the Second Season. I was disappointed with the ending. Not the ending of the gunning that happened in the school. But the fact that Bryce Walker walked free. They got in extra characters and some of the courtroom drama. There were other revelations that just proved Bryce Walker was a heinous monster. His best friend Justin Foley(Brandon Flynn) even pointed out that Bryce has “Lots of money and no class”. Still he walked free(almost).

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My own depression

The truth about depression

Hi ! Guess, who’s back !

Quite a writer’s block you might say.

Anyway I happened to have given up on writing something on my own but with a little free time that I have on my hands for now, I could squeeze some time for my blog too.
The last time I was here, I typed the heading of the next article that I was going to work on and left it. Guess the phase of depression had passed and I continued with my normal life, which btw, had lots of ups and downs.Continue reading “My own depression”

All about a Bengali woman

I know people have a lot of preconceived notion of a bengali woman. Some of them  might be true and some are just hilariously funny to be even considered.

Born and brought up in Calcutta, I would like to guide people about The Bengali Women (and no we are not just clad in a lal paar shaada shaari) !

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