Falsehoods, spin and legends can be tweaked and tested and changed to exactly match the dreams and desires of the people they’re aimed at.

This is why manipulative stories are so much stickier than what really happened.

What reality has in its favor is that it’s generally resilient. Gravity doesn’t care who believes in it. It’s still here.

~ Seth Godin

Time for some rumination

According to Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka is now on the brink of an economic depression which has been caused by their incompetent power-hungry rulers.

Roshan Mahanama is requesting his countrymen to set aside religion, race, political parties, beliefs and stand as one nation.

Ref: twitter.com/Rosh_Maha/status/1

Life Lesson

If possible, avoid toxic environments in both personal and professional lives.

If not possible, be ready to pay the cost of being in such an environment.

History never forgives. Neither it forgets.

Your every action leaves a direct physical or mental impact on the society and, eventually, on the civilization. The impact may be small or negligible or may not be immediately visible to you in the short term. You may never know how the impact may get amplified many years from now. You may never live to realize the chain reactions that your actions may have generated. You may never get an opportunity to be told that your action may have been a catalyst in the bigger scheme of future events long after you have left this World.

Your actions cannot be undone and cannot be erased. You are never walking on sand. Your footprints are indelible.

Though this beautiful poem was written by Max Ehrmann in 1927, it is even more relevant today.

Desiderata - Words for Life

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
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If you want to read the complete poem please visit t.me/srijitbytes/16

ছন্দপতনের দুঃস্মৃতি

সেই ১৯৮৭র ১৩ই অক্টোবর (বাংলা ২৬শে আশ্বিন ১৩৯৪) থেকে একটা দুঃস্মৃতি বয়ে বেড়াচ্ছি।

সন্ধেবেলায় বাড়ির গেট থেকে আমার ভাইয়ের চিৎকার। “দাদা, কিশোরকুমার মারা গেছেন”। [ভাই কোথাও একটা গিয়েছিল। তাড়াহুড়ো করে আমাকে খবরটা দেওয়ার জন্য ফিরে এসেছিল।]

দিল্লী দূরদর্শনে রিনি সাইমনের (এখন খান্না) রাত নটায় খবর পড়া।

The noted singer Kishore Kumar is no more

বাংলা দূরদর্শনের ইচ্ছাকৃত অবহেলা।

পরের দিন, অনেকটা পথ সাইকেল চালিয়ে, রেলস্টেশন থেকে সব বাংলা খবরের কাগজ কেনা।

Hypocrisy

The Irish member of European parliament Clare Daly talks about the hypocrisy of the civilized world with a remarkably straightforward and honest approach and without mincing any word.

Thanks.

Excellence, Respect and Friendship

Yes, it is very challenging, in India, for a middle class family to produce a first generation state level sports person in any discipline of Olympic sports. It is not just about managing the cost of training and participation in events and putting tremendous effort by the athlete and the family. The family also needs significant amount of luck and serendipity to achieve desired results (read medals).

In this context, the scope for improvement for better support by school and Government is huge by providing a better ecosystem of support and encouragement.

And eventually, whatever our Indian athletes achieve will always be commendable.

But that's not all. Sports is not about winning medals. Sports is about imbibing the core values of Olympism - excellent, respect and friendship.

The priority option must always be to keep trying to inculcate the core values of Olympism in our young athletes, irrespective of the results, for a better society.

আরামকক্ষের গান

ইংরাজী ভাষায় “lounge music” বলে একটা বাক্যাংশ আছে। তার সঠিক বাংলা হয় না। Google Translate বলছে "আরামকক্ষের গান"।

আমার মতে রাহুলদেবের সুরে কিশোরকুমারের গাওয়া “चिंगारी कोई भडके, तो सावन उसे बुझाये” আর “कुछ तो लोग कहेंगे, लोगों का काम है कहना” গান দুটি ভারতীয় ভাষায় lounge musicএর অন্যতম শ্রেষ্ঠ নিদর্শন। শুধু এই দুটো গানে নয়। অনেক গানেই সুরের মূর্ছনা আর সেই সুরকে চিত্রে রূপান্তরিত করবার অনবদ্য মেলবন্ধনকে একটা অন্য পর্যায় নিয়ে গেছিলেন কিশোরকুমার এবং রাহুলদেব বর্মনের জুটি। যা ভারতীয় লঘু সঙ্গীতে আজও বিরল।

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

~ George Bernard Shaw

Always forgive

The highest level of spirituality is attained with the ability to forgive somebody who, otherwise, does not deserve to be normally forgiven.

Life

Doctors placed you on life support
But I had hopes,
You could not respond;
Now we do breathe in and out without your support,
Yet we cannot forget you,
And we will never bid you adieu;
How I wish
That we could tread our journey with your steps,
For many more years;
Without you there are no grouses against life,
However sans you, life is just not a life.

[Inspiration from Gulzar's तेरे बिना ज़िन्दगी से कोई शिकवा तो नहीं, शिकवा नहीं ...]

Time

Time is an eternal canvas,
With moments engraved on it;
You and I will traverse some of them,
As an inconsequential cosmic bit,
Surrounded by the enormity of space;
Those moments never change state,
They remain as dots on the face,
But you and I will soon vacate.

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