Kolkattaiya English has a unique rasogolla like flavour, maachher kaaliya (fish korma) like aroma and jhalmoori (spiced up puffed rice) like tangy finish. Nothing but an exotic delight of linguistic cuisine. If you have seen Baappida on stage (Haamey toomse pair keetna)….or Pranob babu bifor da Parlaament (Da Gobharment is bhery seriaas about tackeling da resheshaan), you’d know what I propose to say.
Ask a Bong about life in general, and he would break into a sentimental rhapsody…
In nineteen sebenty phibe, howen I owaas seben eaars old, I owaas chased by a beeg stray dog, and I litarally ran across tha Howrah Breej in fipteen sekends. I think I ran phastaar than Carl Leewis! Had tha gobharment chosen me phor 100 mitaar race in Olimpic, I would hab brought a Gold Medel phor Bharot!
Ask a Bong if he smokes or drinks…..
Smoking? Only waan packet paar day. Uills Classic. Modira? O…I am bhery selectib about drinks. I prephaar only Old Monk Raam or Tich-arse Choice huiski. Naathing else. No beer teer or bhodka phodka. And waan peg only bephore dinnar. Aare Robithakur himselp wrote about huiski…
Deshe onnojoler holo ghor onoton …..Dhoro huiski soda aar moorgi moton! Hahahaha.
You know….littil bit of drinking is actuaali good for haart! And shaala my wife daas not allau me to drink more. Bheri alaart……hahahahaha!!
Enquire about his passions…..
Phutball…I laabh phutball. Mohon Bagan. I jaast laabh their green and howite outphit! Howen I waas in college, I played phor their B team. And then shaala I got married…that ruined my dreem of playing phor Mohon Bagan. And cricket?…Cricket is jaast hopeless. No team ephort! Ebhrybody wants to do adbhartisement! See Sri Lonka…reached tha phainaal!
And on fidelity….
It is bhery important to be phaithphul in marriage. We hab so meny phimale colleagues….it is so easy to be dibharted! Baat, you maast show discipline eour selph. So, my rule of thaamb is – abhoid eye contact. All contacts begin uith eye contact. So, when you are talking to a phimale colleague, don’t ebhaar look into the eyes…look elsewhare…I mean look aaway.
And finally, whom does he actually admire…
Mai-kell Jaksaan (aha-bechaara), Ronaaldino, Maradona, Ko-peel Deb, Maadhuri, Omitabb, Shourob, Shochin, Mollika Sheraoaat (uff), Mondira Bedi, Bhibh Richaard, Shakira (ufff…mairee!), Aambani, Bipasha, and meny more…shob shalaar naam ki mone thakey!
This delightful conversation may go on and on and on….