When I sit in the morning outside on the deck of my boat,before the majestic purple of the mountains crowned with the morning light,I know that I am eternal that I am ananda-rupam.
My true form is not that of flesh and blood,but of joy.In the world where we habitually live,the self is so predominant that everything in it is of our own making and we starve because we have to feed upon ourselves. To know the truth is to become true;there is no other way.When we live the life of self,it is not possible for us to realize truth.
“Come out,come away.” This is the urgent cry we have in our soul-the cry in the blood of the chick,living in its shell.
These lines are from the book “Letters to Friend” by Rabindranath Tagore from page no 71 when he was in Srinagar Kashmir(October 1915).I don’t have any words or story to take a dig ,just a prevailing silence and willing to share with the readers.
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One thing is absolutely clear that this book had been written in very much free time,heavily garlanded with poetry that makes me very jealous of writer simply because I love to feel time.The sluggish pace of story revealed that fragility of bachelor’s club members in keeping the vow of celibacy life long.
The frequent poetry and in between all Rasik Dada(big brother) ,non member of club emerged as the carrier to move story making fun via taking advantage of his age factor,romantic sense and this all got supported by poetry & nature.Although I was feeling that it is getting bit stretchy,but turned this to make rounds of tea/coffee.I would do little more leaking of story, how two new characters admission to Kumar Sabha Nirmala & Abalakanta put pressure on other members via their devotion towards taken social cause task.
In the last 30 pages,story picked the pace welcomed by Aksh again with his all time round joking habit and no doubt rasik dada’s timely comedy interruptions played key role to open doors for all the characters(friends and family) come together under one roof to witness different emotional stage guilty,realisation,happiness.
The last line for Kumar Sabha members ” Don’t expect you will be spared later” gave the last dose of laughter.
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Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor’s Club: A Comedy in Five Acts
This time, I am attaching a short video clip from Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai(old version),as there is no media clip related to it ,but this book reminds of this family comedy I used to watch a lot.
This book is definitely full of comic sense and on the top of that the work of poetry is an added gem.
Now the question is how it proves?
The setting of story starts from the conversation of Aksh(husband) and Puro(wife) gives headstart in terms how Aksh previous member of a bachelor’s group vowed to never think about women ended up in marriage.
Aksh ‘s character did the very good job of filling the conversation with four lines of poetry every time when other characters are confused or in slight anger especially his wife. I would agree,A merrier person that even the married men will envy,these lines in book completely suits him.
I couldn’t find any media attachment in English. The dialogues between Aksh and prospective bride grooms were not just hilarious but reveals the full hippocratic nature which ended by another funny statement of Aksh that “as soon I slapped their back their tails began to wiggle”.The story had been to the point so far and a family’s way of doing comic sense reminds me time when brothers,sisters and other relatives all sit together,pull each other legs from memories or from a family situation.
Reading this book reminds me of the time when I was watching TV series of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai,a family comedy,in which different characters or different situations fueled more excitement and laughter.I don’t have relevant media but this trailer of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai(second version) will give you idea the crazy stuff I am enjoying.
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Chirakumar Sabha: The Bachelor’s Club: A Comedy in Five Acts
I am excited to start reading this book.A comedy fiction by Rabindranath Tagore.
Don’t know what to think or just absolutely rub my mind with black duster and sit as an audience in theatre,ready to ride on comedy vibes.
I am starting this blog with an apology for all the readers because they might find this review not capable to capture the level of vibrancy that this young boy Amal holds.
Despite of illness,the boy was full of enthusiasm/energy talking to different people via room window.His conversations were full of questions & answers so joyfully that actually made other people felt so divine about their work which they considered not much value.The talkative boy whoever he met like curd man,flower-seller,took no time to imagine small small details like how curd yells to sell,how his wife make cow stand in morning must be ful of fun.
I felt the need to watch it as well and this video definitely does full justice to the reading,unfortunately this is not available with English subtitles.
My favourite part of story when he expressed his desire to be like the man whom he met seeking work carrying brass pot and pile of bamboo woods on his head.He clearly was even more excited if he fails to find work because then he can watch that tired man sitting under fig tree,washing his feet in river stream,eating his lunch,it simply implies writer’s message that whatever struggle time of life is there ,it has nothing to do with opportunity you can always create to sing in tune with life.
His ultimate desire to be postman to deliver king’s message of love to houses in different countries,represents the fact, he just wanted to be ambassador of profound life unblocking our limited view towards normal daily small and simple things of life.
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POST OFFICE by TAGORE, RABINDRANATH (2002) Paperback
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This simple, comedy story written by Rabindranath Tagore is must watch episode of TV series Stories by Rabindranath Tagore.I tried to look for book but can’t find it,even though searched by original name of Shesh Rokkha of story, but I couldn’t stop myself to post my views when I watched the story on TV.
I liked the slow-pace start of the story in which all poetry lovers gathered in chandrakath’s house ,taking dips in poetry and the way chandrakath’s wife turned around looking slightly miffed offering them rice snacks on lunch time despite of that how lovingly he asked her “What is this”?The fun part starts from the name confusion and how the characters play around,doing poetry for their lovers and in between all that the newly wed Binod Kamal observe in what ways they are different.
This preview of 7 minutes will provide wings to imagination about its beauty.
My favourite part is when kamal had a quick turn as soon as she stepped out of room after serving binod tea ,she saw binod pouring tea in plants,too good.At last when all the confusion got resolved,the end challenge was how to pacify parents genuinely asked to clear all this mess.
I must say when this book was written,it still seems to be very relevant nowadays,especially the characters of women. I can’t find the book but posting the link of classic short stories about women that would generate more idea/excitement of Tagore’s treasure chest of stories.
Classic Short Stories About Women – by Rabindranath Tagore: translated from the original Bengali by
One Sunday afternoon,when I was walking through the lane of books,not sure which book to pick up,suddenly, I got stopped by the first glance of the title and cover page of book.The first impression,is that book is quite handy,has quick quotes to read beautifully illustrated with nature pictures on the left page.I carried this book a lot,whenever my husband was driving during hectic schedule of going out in school holidays.
It is a new concept to divide overall quotes on the basis of four seasons of weather,linked to thoughts/feelings accordingly.The story telling pages on how to enjoy life,friendship,helping strangers,you are soul etc contributes in boosting the fact these are the ways to unlock love within us and guardian angels supports us in every possible way.The last story of winter season especially Christmas time made me feel very heavenly imagining snowfall in night time in which character paying great attention to snowflakes to feel message from loved ones.
The book is definitely written with confidence, highlighted for not doubting the first thought comes for helping the strangers. One Saturday afternoon,one of my friend’s 9 year old daughter came for play-date and had a glance on the book,she immediately asked me,if she can read it,she took no time to ask her mummy if she can borrow or order this book. I am posting an interesting interview of the writer.
My personal view is that even though you don’t believe in Angels/God but the book is simply worth in the sense to feel strength that there is always help around you and we just need to be more responsive by simplifying ourselves.
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