Monthly Archives: September 2016

Babumoshay – Shonkho Ghosh

শঙ্খ ঘোষ : বাবুমশাই ‘সে ছিল একদিন আমাদের যৌবনে কলকাতা! বেঁচে ছিলাম বলে সবার কিনেছিলাম মাথা আর তাছাড়া ভাই আর তাছাড়া ভাই আমরা সবাই জেনেছিলাম হবে নতুন সমাজ, চোখের সামনে বিপ্লবে বিপ্লবে যাবে খোল-নলিচা যাবে খোল-নলিচা পালটে, বিচার করবে নিচু … Continue reading

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Aami Bohu Bashonay – Tagore

আমি বহু বাসনায় প্রাণপণে চাই, বঞ্চিত করে বাঁচালে মোরে। এ কৃপা কঠোর সঞ্চিত মোর জীবন ভ’রে ॥ না চাহিতে মোরে যা করেছ দান— আকাশ আলোক তনু মন প্রাণ, দিনে দিনে তুমি নিতেছ আমায় সে মহা দানেরই যোগ্য ক’রে অতি-ইচ্ছার সঙ্কট … Continue reading

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Sabbatical / Recommendations [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

14 September 2016 Okay, time for a break. I have been writing this detective / mystery fiction recommendation column for almost ten months now, and now is the time for a sabbatical. You would not find my column here for … Continue reading

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My teacher – the grassroots soldier

First posted on Facebook, September 11, 2015. A personal anecdote today, okay? A bit of a teary-eyed personal anecdote. Debabrata Ghosh was the Arts & Crafts teacher at St. Vincent’s. He also used to stay at our neighborhood in Apcargarden, … Continue reading

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Keigo Higashino / Malice / Kyoichiro Kaga [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

September 07, 2016 Regular readers of this page would know that I am a fan of Keigo Higashino. His is the first name I would recommend of any currently active detective fiction writer.  Higashino is a bestselling Japanese writer, whose … Continue reading

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Robert Ludlum / The Matarese Circle / Brandon Scofield [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

31 August 2016 Why does one read thrillers? The apparent answer is rather simple. The edge-of-your-seat thrill-a-minute ride is a departure from the ennui of everyday living. Most of us live still lives. Most of us do not actively seek … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell / Chief Inspector Wexford / From Doon With Death [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

24 August 2016 Ruth Rendell is the high-priestess of the country police procedural, and one of the most important names in detective fiction. Her Inspector Wexford is an important mention in the canon of detective fiction. Perhaps what is the … Continue reading

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