Bhraman ADDA of Milon Mancha on 14th July, 2018.

On 14th of July, after a month’s stay in Kolkata, me and my wife –while in kolkata was restless for it, attended the Bhraman adda  in the mini and unique home auditorium, of Milon Mancha. There were nearly 70 members who was in the meet. It was a pure adda, but not without a serious streak in it.

It was a meet continued for compact three hours, full of talk, song, dance and sharing experiences, and carefully prepared home food brought in by the enthusiastic members–there are luckily many.  Those of the readers who are interested in details of the adda they will be disappointed for I wont carry the details of what happened in the adda, here. They may click into Milon Mancha’s Bhraman adda in face book page. I shall deal with only a few major items which impressed me most.

First, Rudra Mondal, reviewed elaborately the travels done so far, their focus on the many aspects of travelling. As he said, anybody is not included in the travelling group of MM ; in brief, as a member one must be accommodative and understanding, of least complaining nature, they must enjoy themselves and help other to enjoy the tours equally. Not only this , if possible, they may bring new ideas to explore new places. Their focus is not on tradition bound tour operator-type leisure trip,or honeymoon tours, those have to be of exploring and educative type.

Many spoke their experience in their own way. The particular one by Biman Bose impressed me most. He is a theater actor. His speech took everybody to splits. He has shown us how without speaking, only by gestures alone, one can communicate to the mass with ease. He was appreciative, critical, supportive, and created a lot of fun. I have turned into his admirer.


Shri Rudra Mondal and his wife, Sharmistha provide the perfect leadership to ease everybody. Sharmista Made, as always. everybody feel important. Shivaji Sanyal, poet,spoke of an incident during their trip to Hampi, there was one seat less in the Bus, Sharmistha continuously used a stool for her seat in spite of many others offering their seat to her. A perfect leadership requires perfect sacrifice. Look at the photographs in this post, you can catch the mood of the members throughout. This is a memory we will cherish for a long time to come. Even since coming back home, we are looking at the photographs and discussing those pleasurable moments endlessly. I believe many of you doing the same.


It was a compact three hours full of performances of various items. An item I cannot forget, ringing in my mind endlessly, is the a medly dance to medley tune, in an uncomfortably short space of a home auditorium. I liked it very much, I was fully absorbed in it. The work is creative indeed. I request you to click and enjoy the the video of the dance, given below —


The dance sequence was rhythmic, made me sway side to side, desired it never ended. It was akin to a feeling I had during reading a poem of ‘palanquin bearers’ by the poet Sarojini Naidu, which I give below–

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.