Category Archives: Philosophy

On the Passing away of another Stalwart…R.I.P Professor P.Lal

Professor P Lal passes away 4 November 2010 statesman news service KOLKATA, 4 NOV: Teacher, poet, translator and publisher ~ P Lal (in picture) died at a city nursing home late yesterday. He was 81.Born in 1929, he joined St Xavier’s … Continue reading

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Thakumar Jhuli

Eons of Bengali youngsters have been weaned on stories from this definitive treasure trove of fantasia, which translated means “Grandmother’s Bag” and we (my sister and I) were no different. For us however, more fertile memories are linked with the … Continue reading

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The Ecstasy of Bliss

Sometimes, you’ll come across written words that go beyond their weight’s worth in Silver, Gold, Palladium, Feynmanium, diamonds or any whichever fantastically expensive substance you can think of.Isaac Asimov often had that effect on me, as did Dickens and Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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On Genius & humility,Empty TV and ageless love

The true essence of a genius is accepting lack of knowledge, accurately defining the boundary of one’s world view, and trying to expand the perimeter of that boundary; which implies an innate willingness to learn…Or as one student of mine … Continue reading

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