International Poet Profile
edition, we introduce you to a young poet named Ghosh Dastidar,
who resides in India.
is a software scholar by profession and in addition to writing
for us, will be helping us with our website.
reading about Mr. Dastidar.
Mr. Dastidar's article that he wrote for us:
started writing poetry out of the blue during my college days
when I was having trouble with my studies. In fact, at one
point it seemed that I would be unable to continue pursuing
higher education. All of my dreams and ambitions seemed crashing
down. I felt like I was getting sucked into a vacuum.
it dawned on me to approach my difficulties from a completely
different angle. I tried to channel all of my negative thoughts
and energies into writing poetry; the more I suffered, the
more the poetry flowed.
had a very therapeutic effect on me. It felt quite refreshing
and at the same time I was quite amazed with my writing skills.
then, I was more into academics, debates and quizzes, as well
as sports activities, painting, etc. In fact, I was District
champion in Badminton and once participated in the State Championship.
I won the University of Calcutta Badminton Championship in
no inclination whatsoever to write poetry. Nowadays I write
whenever time permits.
written some articles on management issues for our management
my primary research interest lies in computer science and
business management, I think writing poetry gives you that
added power of thinking beyond the obvious; in a very abstract
always deals with pushing the domain of our existing knowledge
and it is this craving for the unknown truth, the realization
of the dream, that pushes one to exceed their personal limits.
Though science deals with experimental facts, conjectures
and hypotheses, I think that the mechanics of life are much
more complex with all of the uncertainties.
the "mechanics" that we all try to understand as
we journey through our life. It may come through a deeper
understanding of your chosen subject of study, or through
deeper bonding with your loved ones, or it might come when
we go through extremes of suffering. It is this extreme self
realization that we all hope to achieve one day .
On a personal
note, I am 26 years old and reside in Kolkata, India. I have
a Bachelors degree in Chemistry as well as Masters in Business
Management with specialization in Operations Research and
Systems Analysis from the Department of Business Management,
University of Calcutta.
as software developer for some time. Currently, I am a faculty
member in the Indian Institute of Software Technology and
I am also pursuing a Masters in Computer Applications from
IGNOU. Simultaneously, I also tutor some aspiring engineering
students for their entrance test in Chemistry.
my IT exposure, I have about two years industry experience
in web development with tools like HTML,VB, ASP etc. In fact,
during my university days, I was the web administrator and
designer of our management alumni website.
I would like to conclude with one of my poems depicting the
terracotta temples of Bishnupur, a small district town of
Bankura in the eastern region of India. It not very far from
Kolkata, which was once the center of an ancient dynasty containing
many temples dating back between 500-600 years.
Temples by Ghosh Dastidar
were the days
when sun shined on the river mirror
Those were the days
when laughter echoed on the walls
nothing, nothing remains now
Only remnants of the temple cow
Where shadowy presence of death and horror
Death looms the walls,
Silence beckons and calls