Recently, I happened to stumble upon a blog post which showcased a few gems of African proverbs translated into English and to be honest, I was simply amazed and dumbfounded at the beauty. At the same moment however, I couldn’t help but wonder that my mother tongue, Assamese, the sweetest of languages, had a few tricks up its sleeve too and that is when with … Continue reading 25 Assamese Idioms,Phrases and Proverbs Translated into English
At the bus-stop, a few weeks earlier, : Bhaskar? : Khurideu, How are you? : I am fine. Long time no see. How are you, son? You seldom come to the neighbourhood now… : Well, Aunty… You know with Himangshu gone and his wife left alone. It doesn’t look well. : Hmm… Going to Guwahati? : Ah, yes, Aunty… working with the smart-city stuff now. … Continue reading Modernism in India
“Why do I write?” Why does a writer write or a singer sing or a dancer dances? Though these questions might be odd to some sorts but these are fundamental questions; the answer to which many of us don’t know. As far as I could remember, a person, who would later go on to destroy my sleeping schedule single-handedly, first asked this question to me … Continue reading Why do I write?
If in the six or so months that I spent away from home at a college hostel in Jorhat, the one thing that I truly learned is the difference between a ‘house’ and a ‘home’. Well, of course, hostel life has its own plesures and not to demean them or to take anything away from the same but to present another perspective I have to … Continue reading What makes a HOUSE a HOME?
‘Friend’ is a word that is so simple in meaning yet understanding which is so very complex. It’s a word which evokes rare emotions which are powerfully real in a manner that their illustrations are so abstract leaving one spellbound and powerless. It is a word on which I’ve longed to ramble since the day I took my pen and started to bleed and today … Continue reading In pursuit of ‘Ideal’ Friendships