Total = ??

Like most families around, I also come from one with a lots of branches.

My mom has 5 siblings, and loads of cousins, while my father has 2 brothers and a bunch of cousins as well. Funnily enough, out of these branches of the extended tree, I was closest to mostly my 2nd and 3rd cousins, that too just a few of them. And while I knew them, sure, I can’t say I stayed in touch with them all my life growing up.

Different cities, schools, colleges, residential schools, no internet and mobile, age differences, all played its part in keeping all us brothers and sisters a little distant from each other.

But when we were lucky, and we were lucky once in a while, we would meet up. And when we would meet, it would be crazy. CRAZY in caps.

And that makes me try to do this more, and more and MORE.

And if that doesn’t add up to my total in life, what does?

 

 

via Daily Prompt: Total

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Dangerous – [Weekly Photo Challenge]

Put into action due to this.

Find more of my work on 500px & Insta.

Eyes Kharagpur WB IN by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Looking Dangerous, Feeling Dangerous.

Prime property Hampi KA IN by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Right on the edge!!

Bridge that was Pondicherry IN by Korak Datta on 500px.com

The calm before the storm?

Have feet, Will wander! by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Let’s jump and see?

The kiss by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Crashing into each other!

Let

Missing Sign!!!  “Kids not allowed near the pool”

What is that?

Painting the dreams of others by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Too high

Duty Done! by Korak Datta on 500px.com

The horrors of war

Caught! by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Crime & Punishment

Scary Cute Demons by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Scary demons

Future Gazing by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Before the jump

The Rush! by Korak Datta on 500px.com

Crossing the indian road….

Glimpsing into Nothingness by Korak Datta on 500px.com

The horrors of nothingness…

Culvert

As a little kid growing up in  a bengali family, the fascination was always towards football. And even though the usual conversation of Brazil vs Argentina would divide a roomful of bengalis, only to be beaten by the dreaded East Bengal – Mohanbagan conundrum, and even though I was a Maradona fan even before I ever watched football, my first footballing champion was someone else.

Why is the post titled Culvert?

Well because it rhymed with his name.

Jose Luis Chilavert

via Daily Prompt: Champion

A perfect prompt

Tomorrow I turn 30.
When you turn 30, sometimes it feels like you are crossing a threshold. 

At other times, it feels like a destination that’s just another on the way to a richer, fuller life. 

30, some people will tell you, is the turn in your life when you finally realize what lies ahead.

Others will graciously disagree and say it’s just another number in a series of many unusual and meaningless ones that drive our lives.

Some will tell you that by now you ought to find your place in the world.

Sometimes 30 also feels like the time to sit down and take a proper inventory of your life, or also probably the time to do a very deep assessment of your own self.
Well, what is 30 really about?

Ask me next year.

Come back, and ask me next year.
Prompted by Cake.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Partners – 4

 

This time, a presentation prompted by Partners.

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