Friday, 19 October 2012

Mirror, Mirror on the wall

I don't have legs.
Actually I don't have any physical body parts. All I have is a glass pane with silver applied on one side, reflecting anything that comes in front of me.
I am a mirror.
Sometimes I like to compare myself to Echo, the beautiful nymph in Greek mythology who was cursed by Hera to only repeat the words uttered by some other person,

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


Sorry if my title sounds extremely loud and enthusiastic. But I can't help it. I just returned from my trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, my hometown and I had such an amazing time there! Just seeing all my old friends and the rest of my family made my heart all light and fluttery. I was there for a month and every single day I had been doing something or going somewhere or meeting someone. I was on the go from dawn till dusk!

Monday, 30 July 2012

The Letter from Hogwarts

I was thirteen when I started reading the Harry potter series. I distinctly remember the day I bought my first Harry Potter book. It was ‘The Goblet of Fire’. I bought it from a sky-train station at Bangkok, Thailand. My life changed from that day.
And I never looked back.

Thursday, 19 July 2012


'Ah, those were the days. A pad was something to write on, a pod was full of peas, apples and blackberries were known to be just fruits and yahoo was something you said when you were excited.
And I, I was the pinnacle of every musician's career! For I, am the mighty CASSETTE!
I was honoured, revered and looked upon with awe. I was collected, and that collection was shown off with great pride to jealous onlookers. I was dusted regularly, lovingly wiped and carefully placed in shelves. Why, back in the day-'

Friday, 13 July 2012


I don't remember how old I was, but I distinctly remember how it started.

I was reading an Archie comic, and it was a story about Betty. All the students had to choose an instrument for their music class. The other students all chose instruments like guitar, drums, keyboard; instruments that were commonly used in rock bands. But Betty chose to play the cello.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Random Thoughts

The sunlight glared down on me like an angry schoolteacher.
And, like an ashamed pupil, who was caught in the act of causing mischief, I kept my glance downwards.
I had no sunglasses. So I walked with my head bowed down, squinting at the grey cement sidewalk.
My brows seemed permanently stitched together in a furrow, such was my attempt to escape the sun's hatred.

Friday, 29 June 2012

I am hopeful

My best friend got sick and tired of me always writing about something negative on my blog, so she handed me an assignment:


I am going to honor our friendship and squeeze something out.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Where did all the time go?

Monday: Class in the morning, study all day long, come home at night, sleep.
Tuesday: Test in the morning, chores around the house, night shift at work.
Wednesday: Class in the morning, running errands, work.
Thursday: Study, study, go to class, come back home all tired.
Friday: Class in morning, work in the evening.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Comforting lies

"I can't do this Mommy!"
I look up from where I was cutting the vegetables. My daughter pouts. She is ten, soon to become eleven. I was busy preparing dinner, so I did not really pay attention to what she was doing. But seeing her distressed face made me stop. Sighing a little, I put down the knife, wipe my hands on a towel and take a seat beside her.
"What is it sweety?"

Friday, 25 May 2012

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

A few days ago, I wrote a post about having big dreams. Dreaming big, being strong, not giving up. It was all about determination, and how it can help you achieve whatever you wish for.

But I was thinking today, can it really help?

ওরা - ৪

মৃত্তিকা কথা বলা শেষ করল। কিছুক্ষণ কেউ কোন কথা বলতে পারলো না। সবারই খুবই অবাক লাগছিল যে কিভাবে ওদের চার জনের স্বপ্নই এভাবে মিলে গেল। আর শুধু তাই না, একেক জন যেভাবে আগুন, পানি, বাতাস আর মাটি দেখল এটাও ওদের ভাবাচ্ছিল।
বন্যা প্রথম মুখ খুলল। 'ওরা কি বুঝাতে চাইছে যে আমরা এখন এই জিনিসগুলো কন্ট্রোল করতে পারি?'
দেয়া হাসল। 'তাহলে তো ভালই হয়। কিন্তু এটা লাইফ, মুভি না যে হঠাৎ করে আমরা পাওয়ার-পাফ গার্লস হয়ে যাব।'

Thursday, 24 May 2012


It has been a week or more since I saw the Avengers. At the cost of being called a naive fangirl, I am still going to come out and say it: I am in a daze.

The movie moved me tremendously. I had watched Thor only days before, and I admit, the only reason at that point for me to watch the movie was Loki. The cunning, shrewd Norse god of mischief had won me over, and I was hungry to see more of him. Little did I know that I was about to be served a full three course meal!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

My quiz results 2

So, I took a quiz titled "Which Final Fantasy VII Protagonist Are You?"
This is my result:

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Dream Big

I found this line retweeted by Tom Hiddleston (yes, I saw THOR and AVENGERS and now I'm a fan). It goes like this:

                    "All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."  -Orison Swett Marden

This, and other lines and quotes like this one, gives me the hope that if I can dream it, it will become reality. Its inspirational quotes like these that keep my hopes up.

But is it true?

Friday, 11 May 2012

ওরা - ৩

বহ্নি চমকায়ে উঠল। নীতু পাশে বসে মিটমিট করে হাসছে। মেকি রাগ দেখাল বহ্নি।
‘এভাবে কেউ ঘুম থেকে ডেকে তোলে? হার্ট অ্যাটাক হয়ে যাবে তো!’
নীতু হা হা করে হাসল জোরে জোরে। ‘তোর এত সহজে হার্ট অ্যাটাক হবেই না!’ আরেকটা খোঁচা দিতে দিতে বলল নীতু, ‘হওয়ার থাকলে এতদিনে হয়ে যেত। তোর মাথা যা গরম!’
বহ্নি রাগতে গিয়েও আর রাগতে পারল না। নীতু যেভাবে হাসছিল সেটা ওর মধ্যেও সংক্রমিত হচ্ছিল ধীরে ধীরে। নীতুর সাথে সাথে সেও হাসতে শুরু করল।

ওরা - ২

গোল টেবিলটা ঘিরে চারজন বৃদ্ধা বসে ছিল। চারজনই নিশ্চুপ। তাঁদের মাঝে একজন কিছুক্ষণ পর দীর্ঘনিশ্বাস ফেলল।
‘এখন?’ সে বাকি তিনজনের মুখের দিকে তাকাল।
‘দুইটা রাস্তা খোলা,’ দ্বিতীয়জন জবাব দিল। ‘হয় আমরা ওদের হাতে ধরা দিব, অথবা-’

ওরা -১

বহ্নি ধীরে ধীরে চোখ খুলল। বিছানায় শুয়ে শুয়ে আসে পাশে যতটুকু দেখা যায় দেখার চেষ্টা করল। সব কিছুই ঠিকমত আছে। বিছানার পাশে ছোট টেবিলে ঘড়িটা টিকটিক করে যাচ্ছে। ডিভিডিগুলো তাকে সুন্দর করে গুছিয়ে রাখা। ডিভিডি বহ্নি সবসময়ই গুছিয়ে রাখে। দেয়ালে আনিমে ক্যারেক্টার আর সিনেমার নায়ক নায়িকাদের ছবি লাগানো। জানালার পর্দার ফাঁক দিয়ে একটু আলো এসে ওর গালের উপর পড়ছিল। সব কিছুই তো স্বাভাবিক।

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The pressure is mounting!

“Why are you studying engineering?”
A professor once asked us that question on the first day of our class. We were all quiet. I do not know what the other students were thinking, but I know what went on in my mind.
A whirl of emotions and words, all summarizing themselves into three words:

Friday, 6 April 2012

Moving into a new place


It's been a long time since I wrote anything here, and bloggers are supposed to be regular with their writing! Shame on me. But in my defense, we, that is, me and my family just moved into a new house, and moving had been a pain! It's the only time you realize exactly how much stuff you have around you that you use in your daily life.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Scorpio Women

I am, by birth, a Scorpio. I found this post on Facebook. It seemed really interesting to me, so I decided to share it with all of you. Please be noted, this is not my work. I am just re-posting this. The post goes like this:

Sunday, 26 February 2012


Sometimes waiting for something can be so hard! Nothing you do can keep the gnawing feeling from eating away your insides. You keep checking, keep praying for the end to come. Your heartbeat runs faster, and you feel as if your lungs are not taking in the air properly. No matter how hard you try to concentrate on other things, the mind absolutely refuses to do so, pondering instead on when the wait will end. Sometimes it can be so hard, almost the hardest thing to do. You wait all day, all night, just keep waiting...for a sign, for something, for anything...

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Breaking Away

She was not this type of girl. She was never like this. She was the kind of person who used to take lead. She used to make plans, instead of following someone else’s one blindly. When in a group, she would make people carry out their duties, when they began to fall short. That was the type of girl that she was.
But then, something change.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Night I Flew

One night, when the sky was dark and half the world was asleep, I flew.

It had been a very hectic week, full of classes, assignments, quizzes and labs. I had two days off, but they were spent in group studies and discussions.
That day, I returned home in the afternoon, feeling tired and sleepy. Midterms were coming up, but my mind was elsewhere. They did not want to be confined in the pages of the Calculus book. Actually, I doubted if my mind wanted to settle down on anything particular. It had been like that for quite some time now.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Do you ever feel...

Do you ever feel like you don't belong?
Do you ever feel suffocated? Stifled?
Do you want to scream but can't?
Do you ever feel you were born just too differently for people to understand you?
Do you ever feel you have not born in the right time, or even the right era?

Sunday, 29 January 2012

My Quiz Result

I took a quiz titled: "What kind of Japanese fan are you?"

This is my result:

Bruce Wayne vs. Terry McGinnis

Batman has always been my most favourite hero. He is unique, a normal human being amidst all the super-powered heroes. He has become a legend using only his detective skills and his extreme proficiency in martial arts, not to mention coming up with the coolest gadgets ever!
I must admit, I have never had the chance to read all the comics, nor watch all the animated series. The one series that I have more or less followed that had Bats in it is Justice League and its sequel, Justice League Unlimited. And I have been more and more impressed with him. And recently,

Friday, 27 January 2012

Exressing the inner thoughts

Sometimes I feel like nowadays it is getting difficult for me to express myself to others. I am supposed to stand like a rock, stable and unmovable, while all around me life moves on. I cannot complain, I cannot moan, I cannot whine, and heaven forbid if I think someone is wrong.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

A little about me

Whenever someone asks me in an interview, "Tell us something about yourself.", I start with the basics. My name, what I study, where I study etc. Then a little bit "I am an honest individual, I am organized etc. etc."

But is that all I am?