sourav agarwal

I Wore These Simple, Sober Looks from Fashion Big Bazaar for My Valentine

Posted on: 19th Feb, 2017

Bygone are my days of wearing bright, vibrant, super funky, motley looks on Valentine’s Day in college. Those were the days to turn heads on and impress the fairer sex with funky fashion statements, no matter how uncomfortable they were. In my 30s, I prefer simple, cozy clothing over mix and match outfits. My current […]

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The first things in my life

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014

I can’t recollect the moment when I had seen the light of the day, when I had uttered “Ma”, when I had taken the first step to walk, when I had drawn the first sketch on the wall, when I had learnt A for Apple, when I had read the first poem “Twinkle Twinkle”, when […]

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May it be the story of every sex worker in India

Posted on: 25th Nov, 2013

Today is 25th November. The world is celebrating the day as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The leading online magazines like Indiatoday.in and Firstpost.com have published articles, stories and interviews on the cases of violence against women in India as tokens of respect to the Day. Yesterday and even this […]

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Who I am like

Posted on: 27th Oct, 2013

Life is stranger than fiction, and so are real life people than characters in the reel. We come across many people and get acquainted, sometimes, with some of them in day-to-day life. It is as difficult to know and understand human beings of flesh and blood as it is easy to understand characters in literature […]

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A new boy in the city

Posted on: 1st Sep, 2013

My bond with Kolkata is like love marriage. My relationship with Hyderabad is like arranged marriage. If Kolkata has soulfulness, Hyderabad has liveliness. The connect with Kolkata dates back to my childhood when I would visit my maternal uncles in Kolkata during summer or puja vacations. Since then I had aspired to live in the […]

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Home-based mango summer skin care tips

Posted on: 18th May, 2013

Delicious for the tongue and nourishing for the skin, mango the king of summer fruits, is an essential ingredient in summer face pack recipes. Available all over India, mango is a skin cleansing, rejuvenation and regeneration formula. Get the most of this summer fruit through face packs which you can easily prepare in home. Here […]

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Praise of the Beauty, Madhuri Dixit

Posted on: 4th Nov, 2012

This poem “Praise of Beauty” is a eulogy dedicated to Madhuri Dixit, one of my favorite Bollywood heroines. I had written it in praise of her charming beauty when she was the talk of the tinsel town during the high noon of her career. I found the appeal of her beauty irresistible in Yash Chopra’s […]

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My connect with Bengal | story of cultural and emotional bonding

Posted on: 17th Oct, 2012

My connect with Bengal is a story of cultural and emotional bonding. Though my ancestral root lies in the soil of Rajasthan (since I am a Marwari), I was born and cradled in the lap of Bengal. I have never been out of Bengal during Durga Puja except this year. I am going to Rajasthan […]

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I remember my favorite teacher’s words – Quality always matters

Posted on: 5th Sep, 2012

Sourav Agarwal,writer and teacher I was weak in English till class 12. I took up English Literature (Hons) in graduation, without being sure if I would be able to make it big in this discipline. When I got admitted to Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya (Burdwan Town), I heard of Dr Suman Jana, professor in the English Department […]

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The story of teachers’ trouble in dealing with students’ parents

Posted on: 4th Sep, 2012

Some parents are in the habit of monitoring the duty of teachers, not checking what their children have learnt. When children come back home from examination, their parents ask them how many common questions they got in the paper. The number of common questions in a paper depends on the number of notes that a […]

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