Close To His Heart

Had it been about anyone else, Arka would have joked, ‘Its Rabindra-Jayanti. Who gets married on Tagore’s birthday?” Of course, he knows that on some years, auspicious do fall on that day some years, but he’s never shied from making silly, illogical comments. He could happily pass the time arguing just for the sake of being contrary.

Original in Bengali

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Translation in English

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About the author


Music. Photos. Theatre. Sea. Osho. Friends. Books. Dreams. Beatles. Freedom. Thoughts. Stories. Expression. Memories. Conversations. Movies. The love of my life. Defines me!

About the book author


Book Name : Swikriti Patrika 6th Ed. Published By : Dum Dum Swikriti Society Year : 2009 Editor Background : Surya Dipta Nag has been a member of Dum Dum Swikriti Society since 2005. He single handedly edited Swikriti Patrika from 2007 to 2009. Since the last issue he has been working as a joint editor of the magazine. Surya Dipta is an MA in English literature. At present he is pursuing a course in Library and Information Science.

About the translator

Arijita Chatterjee