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From my daily diary – (A collection of Essays, Thoughts, Theories and Ideas)

Posted in Articles, Personal Posts on August 1, 2008 by Barun Roy

By Barun Roy

The story so far….


Dated: 12th March 1998

Man and His Life: Short and miserable is man’s life: on him and all his anger… slow but surely doomed… Blind to both good and evil, reckless of destruction, his life rolls relentlessly, for condemned today to lose his dearest, tomorrow he shall pass through the gate of hell himself. Yet he cherishes his victories: his lofty thoughts that ennoble his little day; disdaining the cowardly terrors for he but the slave of fate himself – worshipping at the shrine that his own selfish mind created – undismayed by the empire of charms, to preserve a mind free from the wanton tyranny, that rules his outward life. Proudly defiant he resists the forces for a moment, and condemns others who submit to it… in darkness submitting himself to the same and yet cries loudly for he is the man and thus proclaims to sustain alone a weary but unyielding Atlas, the world that his own ideas created.

Dated: 19th September 2001

This we know: the universe does not belong to man, man belongs to the universe. All things are connected like the colour of blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

Dated: 12th December 1998

The Meaning of Life – People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning of life. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive….

Dated: 9th February 1999

Stories Names Tell: There are as many names in this world, as there are many words, in as many languages we humans speak. And the first words that evolved must have been names. Not words describing things, or motions, or adding meanings but simple names – words that represented something – a man at the next cave, or the fierce animal in the forest or still some strange phenomena. Names of strange natural phenomena, objects or creatures that the then humans could not comprehend. Thus, through fear and awe creating Gods and in the process creating the first words…the names of these Gods. And then the next words, names still, must have been the ‘names’ they gave to each other for the purpose of communication. The real usage of language being as an instrument of communication, the primitive languages must have actually first consisted of only names or nouns and the humans must have communicated through a rather complex mixture of limited vocabulary consisting of nouns and physical gestures. However, as social theories cannot be universally generalized, I for one believe that scholars all over the world will accept my opinion as to what has been stated above as a generalized postulate.


Two bundles of Joy

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , on November 29, 2007 by Barun Roy

Folks, I am introducing two bundles of Joy who have given me a great deal in the couple of years since I have know them. Tomorrow I am sure they will blaze through destiny and be loved and cherished by all. But I have already shared with them a part of my soul. I am grateful for their love and attention and for being two huge bundles of joy.

Akriti Pradhan ala Aki


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Beacon Online – Now Online!

Posted in Personal Posts on November 1, 2007 by Barun Roy

After almost eight years of hibernation, I have been able to ressurect Beacon – The first English Newsmagazine to be printed in the history of Darjeeling Hills. Please check the site for news, views and reports on Darjeeling Hills and especially the Gorkha people of the Hills.

A visit to the Mahakala Temple

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

Barun RoyI had the good fortune to visit Mahakala Temple situated at the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling after almost five years. The visit was made even more memorable by my mother, my girlfriend, my aunt and her children who accompanied me to the temple. A lot of pics were taken as usual but this time I became the subject of most of the pics.

I strongly recommend all visitors to Darjeeling to visit the magnificient Observatory Hill and the Mahakala Temple.

Here are some of the pics from the visit. Most of these pics are people oriented as I love to work with them as my subject.

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Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

[I was going to numerous material on Kinanthropometry but they have at best been too complicated for lesser mortals to understand. I like simpler words and hence here is some discussion on the subject which tries to explain Kinanthropometry clearly and lucidly. Please comment if you want to add some info]

Kinanthropometry can be defined as the quantitative interface between anatomy and physiology, or between human structure and function. It is a scientific specialization that employs measurements to appraise human size, shape,proportions, composition, maturation and gross function. Its purpose is to help us understand human movement in the context of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. Many of the issues seen in the gymnastics literature (such as growth, eating disorders, talent selection, training at a very young age) relate to kinanthropometry. The discipline is central to the scientific foundations of women’s gymnastics. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a criticaloverview of the kinanthropometric literature related to female gymnasts.

Lenovo C100

Posted in Personal Posts on October 26, 2007 by Barun Roy

Lenovo C100I have misplaced the power/charger adapter cable for my Lenovo C100 and have so far not been able to procure one from any computer showroom in Darjeeling. I can order it from the Lenovo website but gees it seems to cost big money, can any body direct me towards a near and better location where I can procure the same.

The Great Himalayan Rock Contest

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2007 by Barun Roy

The Great Himalayan Rock Contest has been set for November this year. Since I will be doing most of its promos, the preliminaries will be held at the Capitol Hall while the finals will be an open air concert at the fabulous Chowrasta. Let’s hope the glorious days of Rock in our beloved town are back. Kudos to VDM Records. Check out my preliminary promotion poster of The Great Himalayan Rock Contest in my poster section.