The Daredevil Act


air show

He could see the ‘End’ and the headline “Young Pilot crashed at the Air Show”.
With the aircraft hurtling at .8 Mach and the lever not working what else could be done.

He tried one last time and pulled up the lever, Wow! Miracle! The aircraft straightened and radio blurted “Bravo! That was ‘a’ magnificent maneuver!”

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Will He Come Back?


“Dear DM,

Are you still obsessing about a past relationship that absorbs all of your attention and has you wondering if he will come back? It’s time to let go of the past so you can become emotionally available to finding your true soulmate. Get the guidance you need from a love psychic who can support you on your journey. “

This is an extract from an email that I received from an Astrology site a few days back which terrorized me because of the title folks. I rushed to the said site to check whether I have registered my sex correctly and found that they only register birth date, time and place and somehow decide the sex. Probably they read some of my earlier fiction and got confused like some of my early readers. Those of are new to this aspect kindly read this .

Nevertheless I forgave them and added a ‘S’ and pondered over it. “Will She Come Back?”. With the “Love AajKal” in the market this issue seems to be the flavour of the season, BTW do read a review of this film by Priti.

Before asking myself the said question I ask my heart am I waiting for anyone to return? My heart being honest this time says no. Dude you have moved on. Everyone does. Actually I have never looked back in my life I confess I have been like that. I always move on….probably thats why I don’t have anybody to walk beside me now. But Do I really care about it? So why did the question ring a bell? or Did it? Too many questions…

A few days back before “Love AajKal” hit the world a few of my friends were discussing something similar over a drink. And we know how a few pegs makes a man honest and many of them said they moved on and When I asked was it without any mark everybody got uncomfortable.

Actually we belong to confused times and maybe thats why many of us are confused and don’t know what we actually want. No I am not generalizing by anyway please. I know many people out there, who are very sure of what they want and they have got it but still I have come across a number of them who are really confused.

One thing I would like to mention from “Love Aajkal” is that Veer(Rishi Kapoor) tells that today’s generation has too many ‘options’ and in their time they didn’t or rather they didn’t want the ‘options’. But I would like to bring out the Satyajit Ray movie “Ghare Baire” which was adpated from Rabindranath Tagore’s novel of same name. There Ray had talked of options or rather comparision. In the movie the husband(Nikhil) takes his wife(Bimala) out to meet his charismatic nationalist leader friend(Sandip) convincing her that she has only known her husband and no other men. He will never know if she really loves him unless she has opportunity to meet others and prefer him over other men( Very risky propostion !!! Don’t even think of it…everyone is not Nikhil). Bimala falls for Sandip but in end realizes that Nikhil was much better man but by then its too late. You can read about movie here.

So the point is options are required at times but the question is how many options do we need or rather how long do we need? Hence we need to ‘identify’ that “true soulmate” before its too late.

OK folks this is enough I am reminded of Amitabh’s dailogue in Sharaabi which was something like “Hum to upar hi upar tair rahe they kabhi itni gaharai mein uter kar nahi dekha”(tr: I was swimming on the shallow waters never went so deep and saw).

This post is this very un-Dhiman … I can never be serious about anything so guys you must have been bored to death and looking to kill me for wasting your time with some pointless rambling. So please let me know how much did I pakao-ed you guys 😀 🙂 :O

PS: Do you think I should consult this astrology site to help me find “true soulmate” 😉

Untitled – Seeds of Sorrow


indiavillagerHe came home from the fields just like everyday but he felt little giddy, his son who had already returned from college rushed to help him but he collapsed.
They rushed him to hospital.

The next day a little article appeared in some corner of the newspaper titled “A Farmer ends life by consuming pesticide”.

PS.: I couldn’t put a title to this one…. any help would be appreciated. After Tags it seems 55-Fictions galore ….

PPS: I thank all of you for suggesting so many nice and apt titles I was confused actually which one to use but some of have suggested you liked  the one suggested by Vipul. Thank you so much Vipul. I go with this one 😀 and title the story as “Seeds of Sorrow”.

Their Arrival



“They have arrived come fast” said his mother on phone.
He quickly glanced at ‘their’ room and was satisfied that it’s ready to welcome ‘them’.

He headed straight towards his mom and she pointed to ‘them’.
Finally he could see ‘them’. Sleeping peacefully in their little cradles a boy and a girl, his twin babies.

Tag Dasa Again :Mind Game


view_3Guys this one I picked up on my own from Priti . See this what is called addiction now where ever I see tags I start answering the question rather than reading the responses 😛 . Ok Now No Bakwas Seedi baat the Tag’s below.

Tag Rules: It’s harder than it looks!(Mind It). Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag your friends. Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real… nothing made up!(nahi to police pakedega Sabdhan !!!) If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have Fun!!

1. What is your name: Dhiman

2. A four Letter Word: Deal

3. A boy’s Name: Damien [ Hey it can sound similar ]

4. A girl’s Name: Damayanti

5. An occupation: Dentist

6. A color: Deep Blue or Deep any color

7. Something you wear: Dhoti ( I don’t wear it but could find anything with ‘D’ that I wear…come on itna to chalta hai…Pls..)

8. A food: Dosa, Dhokla, Doughnuts , Dark chocolate, Dahi, Doodh ….. [Want more ha… Food with ‘D’…whole book’s there likhun kya?]

9. Something found in the bathroom: Dirty Laundry.

10. A place: Dhakuria [My house in Kolkata is in that area, How can I name any other place…]

11. A reason for being late: Door jammed and couldn’t get out!! [It can be any door Bathroom, house, car but it jammed so…]

12. Something you shout: Damn it!

13. A movie title: Dostana [Abhisek, John, Priyanka wala!]

14. Something you drink: Director’s special [ 😛 ]

15. A musical group:
Deep Purple

16. An animal: Donkey

17. A Street name: Dhakuria Station Road [This is in my hometown . It  holds lots of memories for me….having walked on it almost everyday for 17-18 yrs ]

18. A type of car: Daimler Chrysler

19. A song title: Dhan Tan na… [Kaminey!!! Radio  Kholo to yehi sunne ko milta hai !]

20. A verb: Develop

Now I tag Shilpa, Roshmi, {The Tag Queens !} Shankar, Vipul, Pal, Sid, Mou, Paritosh, Kaddu, Whats in a name, DazeDiva, Nikita, IndianPundit and all who reads this…. Somebody said “Tags are Good” so do it then.

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Tag Dasa on : My Life in Numbers


Shilpa and Siddesh had tagged me a long time back. Probably I am the last one to do it in their list but as they say better Late than Never. So here are numbers connection to me or my life.

1. Ondu – Me… Me….Me, yeah Ekam evang Adwitiyam( One and only) … Honestly if you find another Dhiman with a same blog let me know it’ll be amusing ….

2. Eredu – We are two siblings you must know by now ! Remember the Rakhi Oops…Raksha Bandhan post …

3. Mooru – Thats the number of cities I have lived in …. Hyderabad(Born & spent early childhood), Kolkata(city I was raised in, I call it my hometown), Bengaluru (currently where I live)

4. Naalaku – Our family Mom, Dad, Sis & Me.

5. Aidu – Storeys in our apartment building back in Kolkata.(Trivia: Our flat is on top floor and we don’t have lift so that explained why I never had weight issues inspite of gorging on Lifelong !!!)

6. Aaru – Letters in my name D-H-I-M-A-N …Koi Shaque?

7. Yelu – That’s the number of years I am in my profession (Stop guessing my  age …arey Abhi to main jawan hun !!!)

8. Entu –  Thats the distance from my house in Bangalore to my Office which too is in Bangalore (ofcourse if a crow flies from home to office it will travel much less but I travel 8 Kms…because I can’t fly !)

9. Umbattu – That’s the number of Kilos I have to reduce immediately to become presentable. (Abey Khana kam kar apne aap reduce ho jayga !!!)

10. Hattu – Thats the number of books I have targeted to finish by next 2 months (A steep target I must say !!!)

Those of you wondering what those words besides the numbers are, well they are the corresponding numbers in Kannada. If you ask why suddenly I’ll say off late some people or rather organizations in Bangalore have realized the importance of their mother tongue and so Boss Kannadaalli mathad beku…astey.

Ask your Kannada friends to translate it for you 😉 or learn Kannada believe me its the easiest among all the southie languages. [I learnt the numbers within a fortnight of landing in Bangalore]

Tag Mahadasa : 50 Questions to know me…


This one’s from a new source, DazeDiva and this one realllly large set of questions(50) so hold your breath and read on see if you have patience to reach the 50th question… waise you can take breaks in between I won’t mind…

1. What time did you get up this morning?
Honestly 7 O’ clock. What to do I have changed the newspaper man and he drops the paper ‘early’.

2. How do you like your steak?
I am a staunch Hindu so no cow, horse, snake, pig, dog etc only goat, sheep, hen in my list of edible animals….

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Curious Case of Benjamin Button … quite sometime back right…

4. What is your favourite TV show?
I watch TV for sports, movies & news and occasionally some reality shows but none of them are favorites…

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
It would be anywhere… as long as I get edible food(conditions mentioned in No.2 to be applied), place to bath with maintaining my privacy & place to sleep I can live. No real preferances.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
I have started Gymming…stop giggling …yes Gymming so had “light” breakfast.

7. What is your favourite cuisine?
you ask a foodie favourite cuisine 😀 ….Ok one secret I can’t bear Hot(due to heat or chilly) food so anything besides hot I can gorge in…

8. What foods do you dislike?

Not Applicable…Ok you can include the no.2 list in here…

9. Favourite Place to Eat?
Anywhere on land, sea, air as long as the food can reach my mouth no issues I can manage 😉

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
I use public transport mostly and I don’t drive them quite obviously…

12. What are your favourite clothes?
Casual and comfortable ones…

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Oh so many places … I have not seen much of the world but like to see maybe Europe next…

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
No half business… cup has to be full with coffee, Tea or any beverage for that matter.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Oh That’s a long way hopefully by then I’ll see most of the world and decide. It should be my hometown but you never know…

16. Favourite time of day?
Early morning but mostly don’t get to see it 😉 ( By Early I mean pre 6.30 AM. Clear Hai!!)

17. Where were you born?
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Asia, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way … don’t know above this…

18. What is your favourite sport to watch?
Football, Cricket, Formula1 racing not in that order

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
I really don’t know thats for you guys to answer … but do let me know…

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
Can’t guess it can be any of you… probabilities are high for everyone…

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
All you guys who read this … comments compulsory …BTW the SEO feature of WP lets me know who’s reading my post and not commenting so…(DHAMKI ? )

22. Bird watcher?
Used to watch all the domestic birds(sparrows, crows, Indian Mynah, Eagle etc) in Kolkata but here in Bangalore I see no birds at all !! strange…

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
not a morning person certainly ….

24. Do you have any pets?
Never thought about them as a requirement in my ‘Perfect Life’ ….

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
I have met President of America in America…. through the TV Guys, He waved at me and I waved back !!!

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Oh many things sometime a Airforce Pilot, sometime a writer, well its a longlist… but never thought I’d be techie ….

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Entire childhood is filled with bitter-sweet memories. A number of precious moments … someday If I write my autobiography and able to publish it …  I’ll send a complimentary copy to you if I have your address. Till then you have to wait…

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
None of the above…

29. Are you married?
No (I think you know this answer by now so don’t ask again I get embarassed 😉 )

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Nahi to police pakdega aur faltu ka ghus khayega….

31. Been in a car accident?
Kyun agar kuch huwa hota to main nahi mera bhut yeh sawal ka jawab deta… kaisa asubh question hai yeh… tauba tauba…

32. Any pet peeves?

Hmmm…. Thinking ….. baad mein batata hun….still 18 question left please proceed forward….

33. Favourite Pizza Toppings?
Mushrooms and jalapeños

34. Favourite Flower?
Cauliflower(Phul Gobi) … remember I am a Foodie .. aur kaunsa phul kha sakte hai ?

35. Favourite ice cream?
Ice-creeeeam !!!! Oh I looooooveeeee Ice-creams…(This Foodie has no ‘particular’ favorites… sab chalta hai…)

36. Favourite fast food restaurant?
Many of them in Kolkata…One is Maharani Tea stall in Kolkata… ofcourse those who know about it….arey kya samosa, kachori, jalebi aur chai banata hai simply awesome….muuaah…

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Don’t drive so question of test doesn’t arrive…

38. From whom did you get your last email?
no not from with ‘her’ photos… its from my onsite boss…. hamesha mazak naa…

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
I know economies are recovering but still don’t dare to use credit cards nowadays…

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Yeah I respond to tags immediately 😉 (Chal jhoote!!! sab jante hai…)

41. Happy with your job?
Oh yes ! marna hai kya is market mein…but honestly I am doing what I chose to so question of being unhappy doesnot arise…

42. Broccoli?
Again food question… uff …need to go for snack bahut energy lag gaya hain is sawala-jawab mein…

43. What was your favourite vacation?
Right now going to hometown and getting nostalgic, emotional and all that natak and coming back and cursing God knows whom…

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
who cares as long as the food’s great… BTW if you want to know the menu of the day I can tell I still remember that one !!!

45. What are you listening to right now?

Bangla songs of my favorite artists

46. What is your favourite colour?
Blue !!!! ‘Robin Blue’ wala blue….

47. How many tattoos do you have?
actually wanted a dragon on my ‘pot belly’ but Mom’ll throw me out of house so can’t risk losing roof over my head….

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
I know people are over burdened with tags and I don’t want to add a marathon Tag to them but would love to see them do it…just take a deep breath and plunge into it….and leave it God…see if I can then you can… CERTAINLY YOU CAN !

49. In What time did you finish this quiz?
90 mins I think… wait this doesnot include the food break and actual job of posting, formatting, spell check… I am giving the time to just type the answers…

50. Coffee Drinker?
Yes ! you know me guys anything related to food ….

Finished Yay !!! Gosh Divya you are a genius you took 45 mins to do this that means less than a min on each question superb.

Thank God for making the family complete !!!


I still remember that day when I had gone to hospital to ‘see’ you. I was very excited as I was told that I’ll have a playmate but you were so small and I thought How could you be one . Then I grew ‘jealous’ of you because you had grabbed “my place” which I had enjoyed for four years. I had snatched away the pillow which was ‘mine’ but was given to you and you didn’t protest. I had tried to harm you many ways but you always smiled at me innocently.

Then came a time when you were little bigger and would be walking wobbly behind me and I was proud to have my first ‘follower’.  You were always a quite one and I was the ‘bully’. Well that didn’t mean it was an unequal fight because you were strong enough to ‘strike’ back and mostly I used to retract my steps. When parents were praised for having so ‘nice’ children who never fought and they would just smile knowing how off mark those people were and we would giggle that how good ‘actors’ we were. You liked to refer me by my name and  inspite of being taught to you to call “Dada”. You were Mom’s “spy” and would report to her all my ‘misdeeds’ but I could never complain.

tying_the_rakhi_orig-150x150Those teenage years when my job was to ‘escort’ you and for the first time I understood what a responsibility meant and How the world is for ‘girls’ then eventually you got ‘independent’ and moved to a different city and we would be only talking over phone but still you were one who always called me and not the other way.

Now you have a career and I have the job of being your guide against those ‘office politics’ and believe me I too learn so many things while suggesting you the ‘solution’. Soon you’d be with your ‘soul-mate’ and I sincerely pray to God that ‘he’ keeps you Happier than ‘us’.

Chup_saaleToday when you tied the “Rakhi ” personally after a couple of years as you are here and I gave you that “Chup Saale” T-shirt which I want you to wear and tell the world to “Be Quite” otherwise your “Big Brother” shall take care of them.

I am proud that you are more talented and all the dad’s painting and artistic skills transpired to you. This year Raksha Bandhan is on during the ‘Friendship week’ and you are one of my ‘best’ friends. You know everything but still this blog is now a part of my life and many of my life’s events are being “Chronicled” here.

I thank god for ‘gifting’ you to me and making the family picture complete Mother, Father,1  Son, 1  Daughter. Just perfect.
Do I still need to say “HAPPY RAKSHA BANDHAN” dear lil sis !!!

PS: Wanted to use ‘Rakhi’ in place of “Raksha Bandhan” but nowadays this term in search throws up some other results specially after that “swayamvar” thingie !

Suddenly on the road …


Today is Friendship day like so many other “days” imposed on us by West shall I say. A day when we wish and Thank people whom we call “Friends” and  in today’s world it can be a huge list with a lot of categories as well for reference you can read Adesh‘s post.

I am attaching a beautiful song by Sumon(now rechristened himself as Kobir Sumon) a very popular Bengali singer who revolutionized the Bengali modern songs and now is a MP from my neighboring constituency back in my hometown. Actually we grew up listening and idolizing his songs. The song’s called “hatat rastay” which literally means “suddenly on the road”.


Here’s the lyrics :

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni – 2

purono dokane bigoto adday
bigoto jogda bigoto thatay
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni
koto din dekha hoyni

Dola dolir din gola golir din -2
hatat okarone hense othar din
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

harano letti harano lattu
somoy chole jay beyara tattu
bondhu harano letti harano lattu
somoy chole jay beyara tattu
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

somoy chole geche ebong cholche
cholti jiboner golpo bolche -2
palte geli tui amio palte
giyechi majh pothe hante hante
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni

Hatat Rastai Office oncholey
hariye jawa mukh chomke diye bole
bondhu ki khobor bol
koto din dekha hoyni
koto din dekha hoyni


which roughly translates to :

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

In the old shop in the past discussion
past fights past jokes
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long
haven’t met for so long

days of teaming up days of walking hand in hand
days of laughing out suddenly without any reason
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

long lost toy “Top” long lost “Top string”
time passes like a unruly horse
Friend long lost toy “Top” long lost “Top string”
time passes like a unruly horse
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

time has passed and is passing
narrating everyday story of life
You have changed so have I
in the midway while walking together
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long

Suddenly on the road in office area
Long lost face startled to say
Friend how are you
haven’t met for so long
haven’t met for so long

I have just done the literal translation but couldnot translate the soul of the song as I am incapable of it.

This song is for those long lost “Friends” in this digital age, “Friends” whom I long to meet some day “suddenly on the road” and say “How are you friend haven’t met for so long”.


Heres the song if you want to listen:

The Cream and Scum of Blogging


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 1 , the first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

First of all Thanks to Vipul and the initiators at Blog-a-ton for coming up with such a great idea of community blogging or  marathon of bloggers. So the topic of this first edition of Blog-a-ton is the title. Enough of introduction now lets get to the original topic.


I am a 5 month old blogger and my experience of blogging has been full of ‘Cream’ with not much of  ‘Scum’.

So what I have gained from blogging ? Nothing in cash but a lot in kind. That is kind words of praise from all my fellow bloggers/readers or FBs (Friends from Blogoshpere).

My writing skills are improving I guess. I am able to express my ideas in a better way now. This one’s become a very good hobby. I am learning a lot of new things through the different blogs I am reading.

Honestly after I started working and the bondings with my friends from student life loosened I was more concerned about information and updates about my work and profession. Somehow I was getting out of synch.
Actually in my hometown Kolkata as a student I was equipped with powerful tool called ‘Adda’ that is the informal discussion between a group of people. In those “addas” we discussed every damn thing under the sky and above it too. I find the blogs are somewhat an extension or rather a modern form of the “adda” with a much larger audience.(Don’t we express our opinions and discuss on  so many things in our blogs?)

To cut the long story short its has been a very rewarding experience and honestly after a long time I look forward to something with excitement that is to read and write a blog.

“Scum” till date I have not come across other than the larger Internet bill and inflated power bills and the “dark circles” under my eyes (come on I am still single and nowadays women go for looks as well what say ladies? Should I worry for the dark circles or not?) from those late night session of blogging.

To conclude I must say that I am enjoying every bit of it and hope do so for long. And thank you all for being so kind with me so long, keep raining those comments. Happy Blogging. Bloggers ki JAI HO !!!

The fellow Bloga-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton are Arjuna, Saimanohar, Dhiman, Vipul Grover, Avdi, Daisy Blue, Sid ‘Ravan’ Kabe, Shankar, Shilpa Garg, Bharathi, Ranee, Ranee again and Pawan. Click on their respective names to read their posts on The Cream and Scum of Blogging. To be part of the next edition of this online marathon, visit and start following Bloga-Ton.

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