Saturday, September 13, 2014

A for

A for, All I am,
B for, Born a gram,
C for Caught in a game,
well, that’s not so lame.

D for, Down with the rules,
E for, Eager for schools,
F for, not so Fantastic,
rhythmic, seasick, picnic.

G  for, Go with the flow,
H for, Hurry, for all you know,
I for, It does matter, fast or slow.

J for, Jammed in the head,
K for, Kluless where to head,
No direction where Im going,
That’s Exactly not for knowing.

L for, Lasting till my 10,
M for, Miracle when,
N for, Nudging , my within
Theres no more races I want to win.

O for, Oh! What a relief,
P  for, Passing all the brief.
Q for, Quantifolisuation,
R for, Rotten system of Education.

S  for, Slowly it dawned on me,
Art is what is calling me!
T for, To be wrong is really tough.
U for, U can never be right enough!
V for, I like that Very bit,
Have to keep trying your wit.

 W for, What the Hell!,
Did I do all this while,
X for, I don’t know whats beyond a mile!
Neither do I know, what stands for X,
Or whatever that comes Next!

Y for, or rather, What for,
Did I name A to Z?
Its time for me to go to bed.
All the stories have been said,
Breathing and alive in my head,
All that really matters is when,

How we choose to say it again!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Infectious FLU!!!

Here I blew, and there I blew
With one big sneeze, "AaaaaaChhhoooooo!"
Out of the window, I flew!
I landed bare. Don't ask me 'where'?
With only, ONLY my handkerchief.
"And No! I was not upto some mischief".

I looked up to see,
Almost on my knee.
There stood a bear,
Who just wouldn't care.
And, as he lifted his feet,
I could hardly speak...

Just then, came a sneeze, "AaaaaaaChhhhoooooo!"
As I blew, up, and up I flew.
And when I looked down,
I saw the bear frown!
Ah! What a narrow escape,
From the mutilating Ape!

The very moment I heard a sound,
I think from the ground.
No! that was a SNEEZE,
That caused a storm, in the trees!
The bear shot up, way higher than me,
And out he shouted "Whoopee!"
As I looked up to see,
There was no more of him to be!

I went on Sneezing,
Easing, Squeezing, Wheezing!
Till I hit a flying Crane,
To gift a fracture, to his brain.
And we both, toppled down,
The poor Crane, holding is crown!

I, I...I could feel a sneeze coming....
Oh No! not now, what a timing!
I blocked my nose with a hanky,
Almost thread-bare and lanky.
But, who can stop a sneeze with-in?
It came, and flew me, there-in.

But, the worst thing , I ever expected,
As I looked my heart dreaded.
Was to see a sneezing Crane,
With a fracture in his brain!
Soon, I landed on a Giant,
A fifteen feet tall, Elephant.
And the last thing, I wanted to do,
Was to spread my Infectious Flu!

- Debjani


I remember, when I was a kid, What fun we had, what not we did!
Jumping out of the school van, straight to the open fields we ran.
Books and bags, lay at the door, shoes and socks, on the floor.
Ah! Not that, we were NOT shouted at, "You naughty, mischievous brat!,
Pick up the things from the floor, before you step outside the door."
And yes, we did what we were told, After all, who likes the dinner cold?

And so we ran to the park, It closes at six, just before dark.
Eye-spy, pitto and gali cricket, my brother would get the most wicket!
Cuts and bruise, wounds and lumps, I still have a few fond bumps!
The grass and the mud, the stones and the sand, We knew each of them, by the touch of a hand.
But, best of all was when it rained, we somehow, had to, had to, get drained!
And what bizarre excuses we came up with, I think that is when I discovered my creative bit!

"On my way, from the park, I fell in a hole, in the dark!"
And my brother would add, "You know how big was the hole?"
Looked like a monster's soup bowl! With toads and frogs floating around,
Thank the Lord, that we, didn't get drowned!"
And sometimes an excuse more giant, I added,
"We had to rescue a drowning elephant!"

And here and there as we lied about, we saw our mothers eyes pop-out!
And to punish us, she gave a dose, of the horrifying story of Pinocchio's nose!
Oh! I'm sorry to deviate, the rest of the story, is tee-vee-ate.
Where was I, where we have been? Ah yes! It all started from the screen.
Till now, what we have heard, so far our children our concerned,
Is that never never ever let them, near your TV set.
It clogs their brain, and eats their head, and kills creativity dead!
I know you will tell me, "We send them straight to bed, with their computers instead!"

Ah Yes! Its true there is lots to learn, as you browse your way.
But are you absolutely sure, that, that is all on the buffet?
All Right. All Right, You will say, "They are on Twitter, twittering away,
Or on Facebook at the most,  with online friends having a toast!"
"The kids, they are, grown-ups you see,
And we give them enough space to be!"

But, why not invite them over instead, and offer some nice wine and bread?
It'll be so nice to shake hands and see, they are alive and warm, the online bee!
What about the friends we see, when we are not on the working spree!
There is no time to say 'Hello!' or Call, But on facebook, we're active to one and all.
I'm not against facebook, no, not me. I have an account you see!
But yes, if I may suggest, once in a while have a guest!

- Debjani

Illustrations Coming Soon!!! :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pop-Up Workshop at British Council - Kolkata

Some Pop-Up Book Workshops with Children

@ Birla Vidya Niketan - New Delhi
Pop-Up Workshop on the Digestive System! Science is surely FUN!!!

Pop-Up Books

From a very old file - 2010

Pop-Ups of Characters from Sukumar Ray's Abal Tabol

Media Coverage



The Little Girl and the Magic Needle

A Picture Book published by SAMPARK publishers.

Few pages from that.

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