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‘Tales From Bengal’: The compilation comprising nine short stories, all set in Bengal

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Have you ever wondered that every time we breathe in clean air, someone is dying with no oxygen mask? Or, have you ever been terrorized by the thought that by the time we complain of missed out luxuries, some else is whimpering for their daily square of the meal? Well, then this book of nine short stories focusing on the unexplored areas in Bengal with respect to socio-economic aspects, is a promising travel through the unfiltered and unabridged version of their lives; more specifically, on reading, the innocent sides of their life where they are unaware of the technological developments and are still waiting for that day when they be finally elevated above their wretched living, would definitely touch the heart and soul.

Read to know the real side of the unexplored places and to experience the roller coaster of emotions with every inch of the truths enunciating how hard it is to attain ‘Absolution’, or how life is after all born out of ‘Anomaly’, or how even ‘The Abstainer’ can’t escape the caprice of destiny.

Sourish Roy is a voracious reader with a degree of M.A. in English from Burdwan University and is an activist at heart who showcases the downtrodden as well as the un-reached underprivileged class of people to the society through his writings. His contributions are published on various platforms which includes wall magazines, school as well as college annual magazines, local English and Bangla magazines. He has contributed academically too through critical essays and one of his famous works is the essay “Sports education in India: A Culture in Consternation” published by New Academic Publishers, New Delhi (ISBN: 987-8186772-84-3). To expand his contribution, he published his debut book named “Tales from Bengal”.

Currently, the author is working in a higher secondary school as an assistant teacher since 2005, with his B.Ed. specialization in the Teaching Methodology from North Bengal University. Besides being a talented artistic painter, he is also a trained Spanish Guitar player and showcases his talent on the same via musical ceremonies.

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Divya Dutta: I still put old music, and pick up a book I want to read

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Childhood memories are something that stays with you forever, don’t they? And so is the case for the National award winning actor and author of Me and Ma—Divya Dutta— who shares her love for music, books, acting, comes courtesy her parents. “Whatever your parents do, you get conditioned to that. I remember my dad would put gramophone record, and would sit and read a book. And then once a week, we would go and watch a movie. Aadat par gayi jab se. I still put old music, and pick up a book that I want to read. It travels with you and kind of becomes your companion,” says the actor known for films such as Delhi-6(2009), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag(2013), Blackmail (2018).

Most often people shift to a kindle, but Dutta likes her reading the good ol’ style. “People do shift to kindle, but I do need my hard copy which I can hug it tight. It’s a beautiful relationship you have with the pages. Actors come with various moods. And suddenly, you’re like ‘Hey, I wanna read that’,” says Dutta, who has a habit of reading three books simultaneously, and is currently penning a book comprising of short stories and a memoir.

“I still once a while in my library will pick up a Mills and Boon. It’s nice to be in touch with how you began your reading and how you were glued onto it,” adds the actor who will next be seen in a film portraying a queer character on screen.

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‘Golden Wings’ – A Tale Of Winning, Losing & Reconstructing Life From Scratch

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What if one day you woke up and realized that all the decisions that were made by your parents for you never aligned with your dreams. That day itself you promise to tread on a path that you choose for yourself.

This is a tale of a young man, who had it all and always strived for more. He lost a lot but never his honor. He persevered and got to where he wanted to be. He comes across a mentor of sorts that converts his flame in to full blown fire.

Golden Wings is tale of winning, losing and reconstructing your life from scratch. The story makes you question all decisions that you made or were ever made for you.

Srijoy Mitra, the author of the novel hails from Kolkata, India. However he was raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. He is extremely talented and has always been a perfect blend of art forms and sports. He went to university but decided to one-day drive away to fulfill his ambitions. Since then he has successfully written Golden Wings and has made a music album.

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Read “The Call Of Bliss” To Discover happiness

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The treasure that one deems to find at the end of the world is not the true treasure. The true treasure is happiness that can only be found within.

The Call of Bliss is a collection of many short stories. The stories are different but have one thing in common. Every character in all stories long to be happy. To each, happiness doesn’t come in the same package. And everyone has to find the silver lining and imbibe happiness in all experiences. 

The characters are refreshing and interesting. And all of them have a different approach to life. Each story has their unique set of characters and one can easily empathize with all of them.

Soham Mukherjee is the author of The Call of Bliss. Just like him the anthology is young and refreshing. Soham currently works as an academician but considers writing as the love of his life. He has been writing since his school days. Other than writing and teaching, Soham has a keen interest in music and football.

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