Friday, January 25, 2008

A chicken-less life

Yipee! My selection exam is almost over! Only the Bengali exam is left. But, that is on Monday and my preparation is quite good. So, I should be feeling very happy now. Well, I am feeling very happy and relieved. Yet, there is one terrible sadness....

This is just the right time for tasting some of that very delicious ckicken prepared by my mother. But, I can't! And, it's all because of this wretched disease called bird flu! Bird Flu has made my life chicken-less. I have not been able to taste ckicken for only one week now and I have started missing that clear brownish yellow chicken curry that my mother makes for me every Saturday. I have already started missing the soft leg-meat. I wonder when I'll next be able to taste that curry bit by bit and at the end of the meal, as I always do. And, the chilly chicken! The chilly chicken whose smell automatically takes me from my study-table to the kitchen.....oh, I'll miss it so much. Allowing me to taste that chicken has been one of the best gifts given to me by life.

I sometimes wonder what a horrible disease this is. It will not even let you eat eggs. My stomach aches when I think that I'll not be able to eat that hot, half-boiled egg with its pretty yellow yolk. Egg yolk has easily been one of the best things I have ever tasted. It's not as though we can't eat chicken at all . But, it must cooked upto 70 degrees celsius! By the time the temperature reaches 70 degrees celsius, the egg will almost turn to a brick and the taste of chicken might not remain as good as the cook wants it to be.And, who has that much patience anyway? Besides, there is no need to take a risk....

People might say that we could eat mutton in the absence of chicken. But, how can mutton ( with apologies to all mutton-lovers; this is a personal opinion) ever be the substitute for chicken? How can that hard goat meat ever replace the marvel named chicken? Fish is better than mutton. But, it can go nowhere near chicken. Only prawn is fit to compete with chicken. But, prawns are horribly expensive. One can't afford them every week like chicken.

People might also say that this is a temporary problem. Well, it is. But, I just can't help wondering why there is never any outbreak of goat flu ,or pig flu, or cow flu.Why does it always have to be bird flu? But, let's hope that it will not linger for more than a month. Let's hope that we can all get back to our chicken-full life once more very soon. And, let us also hope that bird flu will never again torture all chicken lovers. Let all the birds lead a very healthy life and let all chicken lovers never be deprived of such an important feature of their lives.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


I have been tagged by Jayant now! So, here goes!

Total number of books I own:

70-75 (excluding School books)

Last book I bought:

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ by J.K.Rowling

Last book I was gifted:

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ by J.K.Rowling.(I don’t earn myself. So, if my parents buy a book for me, it will be a gift for me)

I am currently reading:

School Books of 11 subjects. No time to read story books.L

3 books I started reading but never completed:

‘Sherlock Holmes’-Volumes 1 and 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Kakababu series by Sunil Gangopadahaya

One book which I gave to somebody else, but never got back:

Thankfully, there is no such book.

Total number of E-books I own:


My most treasured books:

My Harry Potter collection without a doubt

My Tintin collection. Out of 22 Tintin books, I have got 18 books.

‘First, Second and Third forms at St.Clare’s’ and ‘Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Forms at Malory Towers' , both by Enid Blyton. They are special because they were gifted to me by my cousin, Woodsmoke.

Who am I going to tag?
Titash and Dhrubo.