http://www.sakagaze.blogspot.com is the blog address for some of the cool and not so cool observations by Anindo Sen, a passionate Kolkatan. Kolkata is likely to feature prominently on this blog, just as it is likely to feature the personal preferences - as far as films, books or music or other finer aspects of life are concerned.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
A summer of discontent and dissent
I find the weather not only dreadful because it has warmed up badly but also because of the extreme discomfort it has been resulting in.
Kolkata has been missing out on the green cover to a greater extent this year as several construction projects are underway.
And, on the personal front, I too am having a hard time, battling the challenges, physically and mentally.
Although I am desperately trying to project an 'everything's cool' image.
A dear friend of mine asked me today: Why can't I be half as nice as interesting?
Well, that shows that my facade hasn't worn off...... hahaha.
I confess, I have been suffering a host of summer allergies of late.
Plus, having to brave the heat in afternoons, have found me tweeting my woes.
As if the perspiration and dehydration weren't enough to irk us, there is an additional woe on account of the rising prices. Prices of consumer-durables and essential items are sky-rocketing each day!
Worse still, Kolkata - rather, the entire state of West Bengal - has been witnessing a summer of dissent what with the obnoxious political climate, many of the new government's (about to be a year-old soon) promises having been proved false, and some of the apprehensions about the leadership and the functioning having come true.