My The year is almost at the edge and a decade is also going to end and a new era is going to begin in the next few days, so it is the ideal time to reflect back into good and bag phases of life and rejoice the little things that was blissful moments in this year and this will also help me to sort out the things and prepare for the upcoming year mentally , physically and economically. The main reason I write this year in review as it means to :


  •  Appreciate all the little moments Both good and bad part of 2019
  •  A transparent view of the days ahead in 2020


 Well we all are bound by time and as 2019 is going to end I found myself checking out how much my life has changed in last 12 months. I remember I received 2019 when I was on night shift at the office in Kolkata, and on the first early morning of 2019 I was so freaking happy and took two days of day-off to celebrate the new Year's Eve with family. When I went back home, all I wanted to have fun and stick to the resolutions I have made. I was on it according to the rules but I was skidding out of it gradually due to various reasons one after another, but it was a great year for me and somewhere I learnt many epic things about life and how does it goes on. Here is a recap with what I got upto this year :


  •  January
A moment from Office gathering during January 2019


 As I mentioned I received 2019 at office, it was a great beginning of a new year as from the first day of 2019 dad has begin the construction of our new home and by the end of December it would be almost completed . It was an exciting month as I spent most of the working days by wandering around the city and I took multiple day off to attend family picnic and spend some quality time with friends and this is the only month in when I tired to stay away from work most of the time.


  •  February
A moment at Puri beach during February 2019

 This month was packed with fun , we attended several marriage occasions of my relatives.I spent my winter holidays at beach and yes I saw the sea for the first time ever. I also made some great friends from the other states whom I meet at the same hotel I was staying . It was also fun attending several training several cyber security training season at office where I got to learn a lot of unknown things to me. The end of this month was full of lawful because its when the heap of work begin to start .


  • March and April

 These was the most busiest months of this year , the schedule was jam packed with multiple security audits , remote support and many more. I have hardly taken two days of day off in these two months.At last the end of the April was better as I have received many letter of appreciation from the prestigious organization for the beautiful work done by our team.
Shot between march and april at Kolkata river bank


  • May
the birthday boy of the month

Of course this is the most awaited month of every year because I was born in this month twenty eight years ago and I celebrate each day of this month in every damn way. In this month I usually leave the office 30 minutes before and spend the rest of the time by doing little things to give privilege to myself and people who are directly connected to my life. Sometime I get out and enjoy the street food which I don't eat usually, buying some gifts for better half and myself. I remember in one evening I suddenly decided to gift myself a wrist watch which I was willing to buy from last three months and I spend the rest of the time with my family and do whatever it takes to bring a smile on their face.


  • June
During a ride

June was very happening as me and my wife made different trip on bike it was around 1500KM multiple rides within the state which brought us up to see many things that I could not have imagined that It could really exists in our state. Frequent bike rides are towards Tarkeswar, Howrah, Chandanagar, Tribeni, Kalna, Burdwan and Khana. Saw a lot of things like bunkers of British Soldiers during world war two, 100 Shiva temple near Burdwan,


  •  July and August
Far from Digha


We made an unplanned trip for a week to Digha as it is one of the nearest holiday destination from my hometown. Actually it was planned for road trip but due to my back pain we had to change the plan in overnight and left for the destination on the next morning by train. Because of unplanned trip we faced some difficulties to find hotel rooms as most of the hotels were pre occupied. But it was a memorable trip of this summer where we spent lots of memorable time together as it was off-season so we found it less crowded . A perfect gateway not too far nor too expensive but good enough for relaxation where there was no burden of work, no household chores and only me she and the she. 


  • September, October and November

 These three month had everything that is required to celebrate and live each and every day of a month like birthday of my wife , navaratri, ganesh chaturthi, Diwali but it was un-predicted to loss my uncle due to throat cancer and also one of my relative in-laws passed away just at the age of 45 due to sudden cardiac arrest , my mother in-law was admitted to hospital due to sudden increase in blood sugar and pressure we spent 5 days around the corridor of the hospital . I won’t forget these three months ever .


  •  December

It is the best time to witness the snowfall so I had planned a trip to north Bengal to experience snowfall but unfortunately I had to cancel it due to financial issues and postponed for the next winter. Perhaps it is the time to recall the moments and I had some of the best memories . What life has taught me this year are


  •  ‘Life is unpredictable’ .
  • Dream big but be happy with what we have in today because greed and needs will never be fulfilled.
  • Spend as much time as You can with your family , loved ones and those who care for you because you may don't have the next moment to do so.
  • Its ok to say sorry because it strengthen us .
  • Its ok to forgive and forget things because by doing so you don’t carry any grudge in your heart.
  • Give honors to yourself by spending time by doing little things you love to do, gifting yourself the things you like, thus you may realize who you are.
  •  Stand alone , you will realize your capabilities .


 Lets hope the new year and the new decade will be productive, may bring happiness and prosperity in our lives. Good by 2019 thanks for all the memories.
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It is sometimes said that money is happiness. But money and happiness walk side by side , as we can’t buy happiness and emotions by money as well as happiness and emotions cannot bring money but they are equally important and rely on each other. I thought to write this article a long ago but I was not ready but I think this is the right moment. I have been asked by many people the same question "Money or happiness , which is most important for you"? In my opinion both are equally important as air and water as we can't breath without air nor fulfil our thirst without water . There is a difference between something we wish to do and things we require to fulfil our wish . Our will to do and people around us are main purpose where as money is the prime ingredients which fulfil our requirements for happiness.

 Let me give you some real life examples. Last month my mother in law was admitted in hospital due to hyper sugar and lack of insulin. The money helped us to meet all the medical treatment expenses and her will to get well soon.

 My nephew met a road accident and the position near his right ankle was fractured. He needed to implant a stainless steel for rigid internal fixation on the fractured position which Costs him some lakhs of money for the surgery and now he can walk properly. So here money becomes a vital part for his treatments too. If there are any festivals we need money to buy new clothes , decorative materials and puja items as well as we need the presence of people complete the celebration of the festival.

 But 

 As I told the presence of people along with the ability to spend the money is required. Let it be the festival of Diwali for a blind man , he may have plenty of everything but he cannot enjoy the festival lights as he feel no difference between day and night or dark and light . An old man who has enough savings which he has earned during his young service life and now he can buy everything he wishes but he can't go out enjoy the fullest like we do . 

 So money , our wish and will to do and people around us are equally important for the bunch of our happiness. Time , money and energy will never be parallel with us, everyone among us will face few stage of life when we will have plenty of time , a pinch of less than plenty of energy but lack of money is our childhood .

 Then there is a stage which is full of energy , enough money and lack of time because at this stage we do have full of responsibilities where we cannot escape from our responsibilities and enjoy the way we want .then at last there is a stage when we have enough time and plenty of money but what we lack is energy because at this stage we have grown old and our body doesn't support our will and wish to do the things we did at our adulthood .

 Of course money is the most important thing and in today's world It is required at every gesture of life, but if we run only behind money then we might forget to live the actual life that we have today. Lets make a plan and sort out everything accordingly , make a purpose and it is better to enjoy the present moment of life with what we have because we cannot have everything all at once.
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It is beautiful to grow up with all the things happening around us but we don't realize that we are growing up and we hope that things will be smooth as always and when we realized that we are grown up things has changed a lot beyond our expectations. 

 Last month was full of festival , Bengali's biggest festival “Durga Pujo”, Navaratri , Lakshmi Puja etc and every streets were glowing with color of joys and happy faces at the every corner. This year my "Pujo" was not what I had dreamed of just like every year . On the day of Mahalaya one of my close relatives passed away, it was a sudden unexpected death as he was just 50 years old without any chronic diseases and died of cardiac arrest. The entire family could not bear such loss and some of them are still in grief. On the day of Panchami my mother in law was admitted in hospital for sudden increase of blood sugar level and Hyperthyroidism. It was only me and my wife were doing all the necessities to restore her health soon as possible . Buying of higher spectrum medicines from far away, keeping an eye on her as well as looking around the hospitals for all the available services in hospital premises if she needs any helping hand . We were doing all the things with . 

It is so weird to grow up but it is much more weird that not to realize that we have grown up and growing up doesn't mean only age , it's something that called responsibilities and duties. At the moment I have finally realized that I have grown up, things has changed a lot with so much of responsibilities, taking care of my elder ones , looking out at my family , fulfilling their needs in every way I can but I have never realized it before. As I am growing up it seems like I am prepared for it but actually it changes in a jiffy. The moment I realized that I grew up , I felt myself alone in the crowd, I missed my elder's support and I realized that all I have to do it myself as the elders need my support including my parents and everyone in my family who are having some faith in me that I will sort it out of everything .

 Believe me all my lives I have looked forward for the moment when I would be on my own when I have to make my own decisions, should I take a nap or not but when the moment has came, but actually it is getting difficult. Sometime it is fun with new responsibilities as like I have to do a lot of things but then I feel daunted. But I believe I have that courage and capabilities to fulfil the responsibilities, after all I have realized the I have grew up .Whatever decision I make , I am going to be prayerful about it and hopefully I will always make the best decision for my family , myself, friends and everybody.
kash phool, kash flower, kans grass
Kash Phool

Navratri or Durga Puja one of the greatest religious festival for Hindu religion and when we say it as Durga pujo for bengali community then we get goosebumps with full of excitements. In Bengali terms we spell it "Pujo Ascha". In west Bengal pujo ascha means there will be long holidays for schools , government offices , colleges for a long term of about 10 to 12 days. This is the most awaited festival for Bengali.


autumn clouds, white clouds on clear blue sky
soroter akash

 Pujo ascha means we have to buy new dresses for all of our loved ones , jewelry , shoes etc. It is one of the most expensive festival of Bengal that here the businessmen makes triple profits in just one month which they can't make in the whole year .The beauty of pujo starts one month before the pujo, the white clouds like cotton balls is floating on the deep blue sky we call it “Soroter Akash”. The Kans grass or “Kash Phool” in Bengali on every corner of roads, railway tracks, rice fields and ponds enhancing the beauty of this month by reminding happily that the festive season is just about to begin. The giant puja pandals has started erecting the pandals around the city and the city and young people from our colony has started collecting puja donation from every houses and every vehicles passing by the local roads, these young people are also promoting the theme of the puja pandals so that many people visit to see the idols Goddess durga and most importantly the theme of pandal so that they can fetch a most beautiful/creative pandal reward trophy. Pujo asche means people who will get long holidays are planning to make a short trip around the country and abroad, and people who are staying abroad and out of town are reserving their tickets to get back and stay at home in those four important beautiful days.

 Pujo asche means full of shopping list for the entire family .This weekend we went for street shopping around Chinsura and Esplanade. The malls, street shops and footh paths on weekends are overcrowded in this season and the chaos from everywhere and the only few conversations of people were echoing in my ears are “dada oita din”, “dada oita koto dam”, “dada alada colour nei?”, “dada holud colour dakhan”, “na thik pochondo hocche na”. Well, at every corner there is a new model of dress , the lights sparkling from the jewellery shops are attracting the girls more. From sharees to shoes, watches, smartphones, jeweller, or any item, there is an offer banner with a tagline “Pujo Offer” for everyone and the malls are using lucky coupon schemes to attract more customer. But sadly we saw a lots of people who came up from far away who could not afford any new dress for their children, it was an corn seller, I asked him dada, kena kata hoye gache? He replied me “No Sir, even I could not afford to gift new dresses to my child on this year” . After all this I asked myself “Money or life which is the most important things?” and I think, both are parallely important.

Puja Street shopping



 Pujo asche means we have to look good in every way that is possible, the best looking dress to stay attractive and unique in the crowd, extra glow on skin as people are busy pampering their skin. People are also maintaining weight to look good on what they wear, I have gained a massive weight in the last few months and I weight around 85 kg but sorry I can not control this because I am a foodie.

 Well Mahalaya is just a week away and the beauty is to wake up at 4.00 AM early morning and listening to the “Mahisashur Mardini” on All India Radio, its great popularity remains undiminished even today 86 years later. On morning witnessing the chokkhu daan on the idol Goddess Durga is one of the most beautiful things on the day of Mahalaya.

 Festivals are the important part of our life, as Durga Puja is here and Diwali is just knocking the door and to intensify the happiness there will be gifts, foods, dress etc, but it is the sense of belongings that connect us with each other during festivals. Festivals are the reasons to bring family and friends together.and celebrate the very spirit of mankind. Its the festival so sort out some time and spend with family, friends and the people you love.Believe me, festivals are the one of the opportunities to bring people close. Wish you all happy Durga Puja/Navaratri.