Archive for June, 2012

‎”Dear family, with great trepidation, I announce that am in San Francisco” – Janis Joplin

I am at the brink of such a feeling. The feeling of an overwrought soul exalting in yet another fruit of celebrating all that is truly humane in us.


Dig in to a readilicious issue filled wantonly with alternate creatvity – poetry, art, photography, reviews, fiction and more.

Have your fill and do some more!
Spread the Odd word around – the word that’ll knock some conceited sanity out, allow some of the ‘real’ in. Share/Like/Read/Comment/tag. Your reviews and comments shall be featured in the newly introduced ‘ODD WOWs’ page of the successive issues.

And to zonk up the sales a big, dig deep your bohemian pockets and get yourself a copy of the amazing paperback of ODDITY 1 from

Go. Be Odd. Very Odd.

Yours Oddly
Sreemanti Sengupta
Odditor, The Odd Magazine


You call that creativity?

Caution: highly opinionated post ahead. Practice discretion about ‘getting ideas’.

Creativity isn’t a monopoly. You can’t own it.

Everybody is creative. Imagine Science. And it isn’t an oxymoron at all.

Take science that changes the world. It is Imagined Science. We’re hypothesizing. That stage where there is a gaping blankness, and someone has to say the all important what if.. Hell, there’s a whole scientific theory about uncertainty!

Lewis Carrol

And Lewis Carrol was a mathematician.

There is nothing without imagination. Throw yourself into the larger scheme of things and exclaim at the primal wonder of life Why am I here? Who did such a fine job?

The Greatest Creator of all time. And you don’t need to be a believer to believe that.

Dear Reader. Whether you’re counting banknotes or doing art, you can’t deny creativity. Coz that would be rather stupid. It would be denying yourself.

Durga Jana, a dear tea-server at office reaffirmed my belief. He’s included in my list of creators. He’s christened me TK Madam. It’s translated to slangish bangla as tar-kata meaning crazy/eccentric.

I rest my case. 🙂


Yours creatively,

Sreemanti Sengupta


P.S. – Get your printed copy of Oddity 1 at – it’s readilicious! Free PDF versions of past issues will be available at The Odd Magazine Archives.

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Thank you spammers!

Kolkata is racing ahead at 40 plus temperatures!

I am dehydrated and ready to fall off my seat..

People are dying of the heat simply sitting on sidewalks..

 And all you can do is SPAM!


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Booking a day for Books

It’s getting tougher.

The heat’s on. The ecstacy high.

Yes The Odd Magazine is doing well. Yes, am doing passingly at work. But Books?

Oh no! You can’t get that out of me! There was this persistant question in kiddy slam books that came your way in school:

How would you like to die? The other questions were obviously more interesting. My answers were clearly not.

Name: Dude! I sit next to you!

Interests: Brooding

Address: You coming over? Get your own food.

Fav Actor: Yawn (pssst: my Baba likes Sunil Shetty a lot. Scared enough now?)

Fav Actress:____

First Crush: ummm..well…hmmm

Crazy over: Books

Dream about: Books

Want to marry: Was that a question or a threat?

Lines about me:  (this one was tough, I was running minus popularity, max geek, so here goes my ego..) Be your simple sweet self (arrrgh..I could kill myself for that one today!)

How would you like to die?

With a book over my tummy. My specs hanging down ugly. A thrill on my cheeks. Of a pleasure attack just before the book’s end. Bliss.

I mightn’t get enough time for it today. But give me heaven, and I’ll litter it with books.

Watch out for mine  🙂  It’s tentatively called First Person  🙂

– Sreemanti Sengupta

Book Butterfly

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