Thanks to the running quizzes and the academic load that the course puts me in, and to add to it the absence of my laptop; I was almost ‘sanitised’ of my cultural identity.
I have never really been a TV watcher, credits to my parents who stubbornly refused cable connection as long as I was in the house, even though our next door neighbour was the cable operator and he was keen to give it to us without any charge whatsoever.
I instead became, whether driven by choice or by circumstances, an avid music buff. Music, over a period became the HIGH point in mylife, an instant relief & soothening balm for perturbed nerves. the past few days were stressful, and with my favourite antidote gone missing ( all my songs were in my laptop!), it became increasingly difficult to look up to the brighter side of life.
My favourite in terms of Antidotinal effect against stress is “Rabindra Sangeet”, songs of Rabindrantah Tagore sung in a mellifluous and gentle rythm. Finally I managed to borrow I-POD video of a friend from CTS Kolkata in my hostel for a few hours.
Its Magical the instant effect that this GENRE has. Its like a neuran stimulant, or rather a Neural muffler!! 🙂
The haze seems to instantly clear up and the maze seems suddenly a lot easier to get through. simplicity suddenly creeps in, hedging out labyrinth and confusion and despondency is replaced by the clear reflections of hope and optimism.
Will end with these words from the ‘Kabiguru’ (Poet Master) himself,
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake