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Raja Basu

Wishing A Happy Married Life To Sourav and Ranjana

Dear Ranjana and Sourav, I wish you two to be the world's best married couple

With your marriage having a success that is simply unimaginable.

Wish you a sweet married life that will never turn sour

And will only blossom like a colorful and scented flower.

(I wrote this poem to wish my dear friend Sourav on the occassion of his marriage to Ranjana in August 2006)

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Jaipur – The City Of Magnificence And Past Glory

Jaipur – the city of magnificence and past glory

Jaipur – the city of gorgeous palaces, each of which has an interesting story.

Jaipur – the city of royals, and an epitome of class and aristocracy

Jaipur – the city for History enthusiasts, and also for those who are Polo crazy.

Jaipur – the marvelous capital of India’s desert kingdom of Rajasthan

A perfectly modern city that retains its touch with the past with aplomb and élan.

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Singapore - The City I Dream To Visit

One of my cherished wishes is to visit the 'Lion City' of Singapore

It is a city where I have always dreamt to go for a tour.

A city so small in size but so huge in terms of achievement

And holds such a prominent place in the entire Asian continent.

It is a city that represents life, warmth and fun

And has established itself as a unique place under the Sun.

I always dream that someday I will visit this spectacular city

Though I do not know when I will get that golden opportunity.

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The Confessions Of An Incorrigible Person

I am a religious fanatic, because I do not respect any religion other than my own – Humanism.

I am not cosmopolitan, because I do not respect any community other than my own – Humanity.

I do not like any language other than my own – the language of unity, understanding and friendship.

I give a damn to any culture other than my own – Human Culture.

There is only one civilization I respect, the ancient civilization I am a part of – World Civilization.

I do not have time for anybody other than my own family – The World Fraternity.

Agreed, all these characteristics that I have are extremely condemnable. But sorry, I will not change. I am incorrigible.

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Life Is A Teacher

Life is a teacher, which teaches how to live.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to win.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to laugh.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to make other people cry.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to love.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to hate.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to win honour.
Life is a teacher, which teaches how to embarrass others.
Indeed, life is a great teacher as it teaches everything.
And in this very greatness lies life's weakness, that it teaches everything.
It teaches how to love, but also teaches how to hate.
It teaches how to help, but also teaches how to harm.
It teaches how to honour (others) , but also teaches how to embarrass (others) .
It teaches how to laugh, but also teaches how to make other people cry.
Wish life were a bit selective in its teaching.
But can't we be a bit selective in taking lessons?

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Fight Back, “The Land Of The Rising Sun”

A combined attack of a major earthquake and tsunami – for any other country it would have been a major blow
But the country in question is Japan, which is known for not letting any disaster make its morale low.

“The Land Of The Rising Sun”, Japan managed to stand up from the shambles of Hiroshima bombing
It is a strong-willed nation, for which fighting back a disaster with grit is not a new thing.

History bears the proof of the determination and courage that the Japanese community personifies
And there is hardly any doubt that the great country will overcome the present disaster with aplomb and ease.

The entire world’s sympathy, love and wishes are with you - our beloved Japanese friends, brothers and sisters
Fight back with your natural courage, by displaying for the umpteenth time the indomitable spirit of the Japanese mass.

Your ancestors faced Hiroshima bombing, and constructed a new Japan from the rubble of that devastation
Repeat that valour of your ancestors, and prove once again the resilience and buoyancy of your great nation.


(I wrote this poem on 14th March 2011 following the devastating Tsunami and earthquake in Japan that shook the world) .

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