All posts tagged: Halloween

Happy Halloween!!

I thought I’d not post a second blog today but I didn’t want to miss a chance to write a few word of my own either.  So I just decided to write again. It’s Halloween and the end of October. I signed up for this blog almost a year ago but had not been actively posting until it was September already. So it’s safe to admit that I’m new to the community in every way possible. But the amount of love and support I have been getting in this month (and the past month as well) from my fellow bloggers is admittedly overwhelming. So I just wanted to write this blog to thank everyone who I follow or the bloggers who follow me and to anyone who reads my contents. It’s a pleasure to be able to be a part of this beautiful community. Thank you!! Have a happy and safe Halloween. Photo by Toni Cuenca from Pexels Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Advertisements

Beneath the Shrouds of Thoughts

By Bidisha Sinha // greatdipper.wordpress.com A gold digger chips on in a dark, dingy mine while his face gets plastered with mud… the silence of the night broken by the constant chipping… the music feels the room and into my veins of thoughts. As the cigarette smoke infiltrates my senses, my mind wanders in and out of the things that have happened with me and others. How the lives that is entwined with mine have been living on edges of reality and the unexplained… and yet we all live on with our lives.. isn’t it.. Borderline crazy??? I have submerged my god or ghost consciousness at the altar of science… yet today.. things go beyond my reasons. The only other time I felt this crazy was when I was in love .. but love and bewilderment and fear are different things— differing in their basic anatomy of impact. I was hoping I would never have to write about my dreams—that dreams are exaggerations of our thoughts— convoluted by the feelings that we can never perceive. …

Halloween Inscriptions: Part – II The House of the Pristine

It has been 4 and a half years since this event has taken place. One of the few experiences I have that can be addressed as supernatural and unearthly. A few days ago I published a blog on anxiety and how its existence is able to distort our thought process; The Ghosts of the Past. This whole experience, however, had occurred before The Ghost of the Past and is still remained unexplained in my comprehension. Nonetheless, I believe there is always a reason behind everything and we’d eventually be able to find an answer for anything yet to be explained. So I would not put it under the category of ghost. To call it supernatural seems to be a good way to address it even though I think the word ‘supernatural’ may be an exaggeration. Back in January, 2014 my friends and I would meet up and chat in a school lawn in the evenings. The place was only 15 mins away from my home. So I thought it’s convenient to be able to stay …

Halloween Inscriptions: Part – I চোদ্দোশাক, চোদ্দোবাতি

A foggy October’s evening..Two phantoms settle and talk in a bamboo-bush across a pond. Today is the day of warding off the evil spirit after all. The natives call it Bhoot Chaturdashi. They eat 14 kinds of leafy greens and light up 14 candles for the custom. Long ago, on these days, people would leave edibles in this bush. But now, they don’t reckon with such rituals anymore. No one cares either, else, in what sort of seriousness would a 10 years old shout “ayy, who’s sitting there…?” …..on a day like this! Lately, several foreign news have been surfacing…..They carve pumpkins to make ghost faces…Kids go door to door while dressing up like a ghost….It’s something, they call… Halloween. Whatever, those mores have never been in vogue here…Ones that remained are dwindling into the light in Banerjees’ new house’s yard. The phantoms become somewhat sad and start walking towards a ground.. The dairyman’s wife paces  towards home. She scrutinizes her surroundings repeatedly and cautiously. The day is Bhoot Chaturdashi after all; the phantoms are out there; wandering. Banerjees’ …