Meeting The Great Bong Arnab Ray at BNLF

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

An eventful day for a blogger is one in which he/ she gets to be a part of the blogging community in person and receives some delightful insights into the world of blogging.

Yesterday was such a day, when bloggers from all over India came together at Mumbai for the Blog Now Live Forever (#BNLF) event, organized by Indiblogger at LaLit hotel in Andheri.  The event boasted of an impressive line-up of speakers including the famous digital marketer Jeff Bullas and rock musician cum commercial pilot cum broadcaster Bruce Dickinson!

Jeff Bullas. BNLF

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Lei – A wreath for your soul

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

Bumble Bee

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Buzzing wings over,

bright blossoms of red clover

flies the pollinator,

In meadows seeking nectar 

Buff tailed bumblebee!

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Fractals in Nature

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

Fractals in Nature

Spiral shells, florets,

petals, ornate leaf patterns, 

Creator’s art; fractals

in nature, beauty chiseled in 

the precision of equation

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Unlocking childhood with shared moments of fun and learning

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Unlocking childhood with shared moments of fun and learning

Initiation to Learning

 

Hatey Khori ceremony is an event of special significance in Bengali culture. Held during the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja, a festival day dedicated to learning and education, Hatey Khori’ marks a child’s initiation into reading and writing.

This was the day when my daughter was initiated into writing at the age of two. Dressed up in a traditional attire – a mini saree with red border, she scribbled on a notebook in front of the goddess of learning.

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Angry Potholes Tweet to Complain!

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

June is the month when monsoon begins in Mumbai. As the clouds overcast the sky, and welcome drops of rain provide the much needed respite from heat, we Mumbaikars prepare to brace the monsoon.

This is also the time of the year when we have to prepare ourselves to wade or drive through waterlogged roads, maneuvering with care to avoid the poodles and potholes.

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Being Unreasonable may lead to Innovation

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

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

 

Doesn’t it sound like an oxymoron in a world where being reasonable is highly overrated.

In all social and professional setups we are always expected to be reasonable and we teach our children to be the same.

Then what exactly does being unreasonable amount to? Does it mean throwing your weight around, picking up unnecessary tantrums or arguments?  Hardly so, as impulsive actions without any a solid objective does not get you anywhere.

Image courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Why I decided not to switch to a self hosted blog

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

Over the last few days, I had been deliberating upon moving this blog to a self-hosted platform with wordpress.org. Having read about the merits of a self-hosted blog over a wordpress.com blog, I still wondered if it was worthwhile to switch over.

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Like most others, I started blogging as a hobby to Scribble and Scrawl my musings.

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