সুকুমার রায়ের আবোল তাবোলের “সৎপাত্র” কবিতাটির একটি অসাধারণ ইংরেজি অনুবাদ পেলাম। যিনি এই সুকর্মটি করেছেন জানিনা, তবে আমার মতে তিনি তুলনাহীন কাজ টি করেছেন।


Came to know from Posta visit,
Your daughter’s marriage, is it?
Gangaram, the groom-to-be?
Want to know, Sir, how is he?
Not bad at all, he has spark!
Complexion, though, is pitch dark.
Moreover, the shape of his face
Is of an owl, more or less.
Education? Oh, wait, listen,
What a noble persuasion!
To cross ‘matric’ he had aimed.
Stopped after nineteenth attempt.
Financially, a bit poor.
Two meals a day’re not sure.
His brothers would make a mark;
One’s mad, the other is jerk!
The third one is out in bail;
He xeroxed notes and went to jail.
The youngest brother plays the drum
In theatres for a paltry sum.
Ganga himself suffers a lot
From hepatitis and what not!
But they belong to upper caste.
King Kangsho was their distant past.
Shyam Lahiri from Banagram
Is related to this Gangaram.
Got the gem of a son-in-law.
Not bad, not a single flaw!

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Author: BHANU CHAKRABORTI

A place to express myself without any attempt to look good, intelligent--a raw version of me. It includes discussion as we have in an ADDA comprising argumentative Indians. In an ADDA people break ranks to speak on anything on which the speaker may be an expert including a self-styled ones or a stark-novice, but asserts equally in full voice, to put forward their wisdom . Nothing to be taken too seriously, there is a joy in talking unrestricted--nothing far and no further. In it, I find a bond to hundreds of my people, from my school days to the day of my retirement ,which otherwise I could not make access to....here only I talk, nobody can stop me. Here, you will experience ' right to talk ' in its extremes. THIS GIVE ME A GREAT RELEASE . LONG LIVE MY BLOG AND DIGITAL FRIENDSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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