Welcome to Soumitra's Homepage


This page is dedicated to my MOTHER and FATHER.

All that I am and hope to be,I owe to my MOTHER.

Let me tell you a few things about myself---->

I live in Oslo,Norway. I work as a Senior Systems Developer with Tinde.no / Edda Digital
Something I recently learnt about "The Measure of Success in Life" according to Bram Cohen is available here.
Something about happiness I came to know recently is noted here.
"What I have lived for " according to Bertrand Russel is noted here.
Earlier I worked as an Information Systems Developer at Opera Software(The fastest and best browser on earth!!) and before that as a Consultant at one of the world's leading E commerce enablers IS3C Consultancy Services
Prior to that I have worked as an internet programmer(PERL5,PHP3,MySQL,Java) for India's premier web site development company On-Line Solutions (P) Ltd.

I am a B.E computer science from a college called Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology's college of engineering,NewBombay.
Recently I have been Sailing.Pics from the trip are here.
Photos from my vacation in India are available here here.
Also I made a website for the Bengali Community in Oslo.It is available here.
I am a Sun Certified Java 2 Programmer.

I love to read novels by Nobel prize winning authors and by philosophers like Somerset Maugham,Albert Camus,Fyodor Dostoevesky,Herman Hesse,Antoine.St.Exupery

Incidentally I have discovered for myself the meaning of life.

One good book I have read is Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Another two brilliant books I have been fortunate enough to read are Of Human Bondage and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence.

If you can read only 1 more book before you leave this planet,make sure it isOne Hundred Years of Solitude. .You may also like Remains of the dayand Love in the time of Cholera.

Books that changed my life

Don't go through life without reading these

Life is for living

If music be the food of love,play on

Hope and Despair

Here are a few of my favourite quotes-------->

1."Get busy living or get busy dying"->Shawshank Redemption

2."Only the heart can see.What is essential is invisible to the naked eye"->St.Exupery

3."In the depth of winter I finally found there was within me invincible summer"->Albert Camus

4."A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out".

5."Knowledge is communicable,Wisdom is not"->Herman Hesse.-> Siddhartha etext available under Project Gutenberg here

6."If you were going to die soon and had only one phonecall you could make,who would you call and what would you say?AND WHY ARE YOU WAITING???????"

7.If equal affection cannot be,let the more loving one be me.- W.H.Auden

8.Life is short and it is important to have a good time while we are here. -Soumitra:)

9."If you love someone,love them for the person they are not the person you want them to be.Look past all of lifes hurdles because deep down inside we are all the same,we want to be happy and loved :) ".

10."You may have succeded at life, if you ever get someone to truly love you.".

11.Do not go gentle into that goodnight.Rage ,rage against the dying of the light.- Dylan Thomas

12."You have to walk as fast as you can to stay at the same place,to get ahead you have to walk twice as fast- Lewis Carroll,Alice in wonderland".

13."If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son! "- Rudyard Kipling..

14."An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come" - Victor Hugo.

15.Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them - Henry David Thoreau .

16.Our eunuch dreams, all seedless in the light,Of light and love, the tempers of the heart, - Dylan Thomas.

17....when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. - Sogyal Rinpoche

18....To feel the fear and do it anyway..

A list of 24 things I have in mind are here.

I also practise Transcendental Meditation.Norwegian website on TM is available here

I also love Rabindra sangeet songs by Rabindranath Tagore.

I am also compiling a list of stories that have touched my heart.To know more about themclick here.

In music I used to love Alanis Morisette,until I came across COLDPLAY.Truly we live in a beautiful world!!Their albums "A rush of Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes" are too good!!!and I am delighted to know that Chris Martin came into the world just 2 days before me :)

I have also designed a website for an organisation called Bharat Sevashram Sangha which has branches in 5 countries all over the world.To view that website click here. and another one on Anjali Yoga. though personally I prefer Pranayam's by Swami Ramdevji.

Do you want to know how telephones work,how airplanes work or even how the world works?Click here.

A list of some great books is available by clicking here.

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If possible ,kindly donate some money to my favourite charity CRY -Child Relief and You.It costs only 170 NOK /25 USD to pay for 1 year of education and health care for an orphan child in India.It will give you priceless mental satisfaction :)

My Flickr.com account photos are here

and a recent interview in a Norwegian newspaper is here

For your suggestions,queries and comments,just send me an email at soumitra123@yahoo.com

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This page last updated 20th December 2008.