Ajit Sengupta: Burning Bright

Today marks 2 years since that fateful day when Ajit Sengupta passed away. As one of the many admirers and students of this wonderful teacher, my heart fills with an indescribable heaviness as I sit down top type out this post. As all his students remember, he had a unique posture while teaching. He never sat down during class. He stood, with one of his … Continue reading Ajit Sengupta: Burning Bright

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Remembering Ajit Sengupta

My high school Biology teacher remains one of the most influential people in my life. He was not only a teacher of the Life Sciences, but also, of the science of life. And today marks the completion of a year since he passed away.

As I stumble through one of the most difficult phases of my life, I miss his guiding light, his friendly smile which was almost always followed by a mischievous wink.

He was an erudite scholar, not only in the sciences, but also in many other subjects. While such a statement would conjure images like this to the minds of the ones that do not know him:


to us, his students, who actually knew him and had come in contact with him, he was more like this:


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Memorial Program for Nikhil Charan Bose

I wrote in a previous post about the passing away of Nikhil Charan Bose or our beloved Nikhil-da. A memorial program will be held to honor his memory on Thursday, 24th of February, 2011, at 5 PM at: Ramgarh Community Center Beside Mukul Bose School Ganguly Bagan I would strongly request any of his ex students reading this, to come to the memorial service to … Continue reading Memorial Program for Nikhil Charan Bose

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Nikhil Charan Bose Passes Away: The End of an Era

Nikhil Charan Bose is no more… Nikhil Charan Bose, or Nikhil-da as we knew him, was one of the major pillars which supported the august institution of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur, my alma mater. I got a phone call from one of my teachers (Sarad-da) yesterday telling me that he had passed away on the 11th of February, 2011. The shock was so great that … Continue reading Nikhil Charan Bose Passes Away: The End of an Era

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It Is That Time of the Year Again: Part II – High School Reunion

They say we never really get out of High School. All our lives. Everywhere we go, there is the same competition, the cliques, the coercion, the politicking, the authoritarian tyranny, just in modified forms. I sort of believe that to be true. And that is why, I wanna go to my High School Reunion this year around and see how things have shaped up for … Continue reading It Is That Time of the Year Again: Part II – High School Reunion

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