Symmetry and disproportion. Petite and gargantuan. No similarities in life’s progression. In actions and habit, digression. No matter how accentuated Are the contrasts, There are a few bonds that connected. Mammal, mother and nurturer Stood under the crimson evening sky; A celebration of diversity That is propagated and sustained by nature. Extolling every beating heart, … Continue reading Diversity

Now Published-A Travelogue

All roads do not lead to Rome! Some branch out, meander, ascend and wait to be explored by a traveller. A group of middle-aged friends, tired of the mundane, come together to explore the roads high in the hills of North Bengal on motorcycles. In their endeavour, they are spurred on by Balaji Devanathan, co-founder … Continue reading Now Published-A Travelogue

Goutam Dutta

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Sonika Agarwal – Unsplash Autumn Season of fall Few fallen leaves cling to us… We carry the memories.? Lockdown during pandemic Lockdown… Hospital full of Corona patients Empty local train.? Re-opening post 2nd wave Post lockdown…. Swimming towards morning walkers Fishes at the lake.? Twilight hues Vibrant twilight hues…… Continue reading Goutam Dutta

An Update

My dear friends from the community. Just wanted to post a quick update on the reason for my silence for a week or more now. The dreaded Covid caught up with me on the 26th/27th march and after struggling with home isolation and the fever showing no signs of coming down, I had to be … Continue reading An Update

Winter in the city of Kolkata | Goutam Dutta — Whispers and Echoes

The knotted tie peeping through the buttoned jacket front. Muffler clad figures old and young, Inhaling the polluted air, stand under the timorous sun.   Winter in the city of Kolkata Heralds a merry time for the folks. Buoyed by the Yuletide spirit, The hawker at the traffic signal Tries selling red Santa caps to […] … Continue reading Winter in the city of Kolkata | Goutam Dutta — Whispers and Echoes

Goutam Dutta

Originally posted on I Write Her:
pxhere.com Indian summer? Fallen leaves, yellowed.Hot winds blast during the day.Sweet Mangoes beckon. Festival of Colours-Holi? Hues of fire on trees.Festival of hues on cheeks.Pristine moonlit night. Monsoon Hues-India? Wet stray on road,Searching for shelter from rain.Thunderclaps exhort. An entry in Lockdown Dairy? Bare roads, sans human.Nature sets up… Continue reading Goutam Dutta