Till Death Do Us Apart by Pradip Basu SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
A Bystander's Diary
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Analysis Share This Page
Till Death Do Us Apart
by Pradip Basu Bookmark and Share

You know what Kolkata does to me? It makes my spirit breathe. It is the oxygen of my soul. 

You know what i experience in those dilapidated, damp buildings that seem to play hide and seek with the ever present twilight in them? I experience the warmth of a lifetime that only a Bengali woman is capable of spreading, even if she happens to be the worst low-life on earth.

You know what happens to me when i leave the boundaries of this human swamp for pastures that others desperately desire? I would gladly seek them out; take their place in this Stalingrad and stay. Stay forever, in this grime, filth, mud and unemployment. But never give up. Because this is the only place that i can call home. The only place worth dying for, dying in.

You know why all this fuss? Because after all that life has managed to throw at me, this is the only thing that still brings tears to my eyes. Kolkata is never a city. It never was for me anyway. It was an idea. My idea of a damp, sticky, stolen orgasm. 

Who the hell needs a heaven?   

Share This:
04-Aug-2010
More by :  Pradip Basu
 
Views: 1348      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Characters
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.
 
Top | Analysis



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.