“কানা ছেলের নাম পদ্মলোচন” ---- “A blind boy is named the Lotus-eyed One” – Bengali proverb Having gone through the arduous process of naming my newborn son – and yes, there is definitely a rigorous vetting process – I now feel competent enough to give unsolicited advice on how to name a Bengali baby boy. The … Continue reading How to name a Bengali baby boy
My son has been alive all of two weeks now. Alive. It is the wrong word. Let me try again. My son was born two weeks ago. In a sense he has been alive much longer, and I, as his father, have also been thinking about his existence for many months now. How long has … Continue reading When did my son become a “person”?
Welcome! I have been waiting for an eternity to meet you, son! I see you wiggle in front of me. I gaze into your eyes and I want to know you. I hope you will learn something about me too. I have to remind myself not to think ahead, though it is very hard to … Continue reading For my newborn son. With love, from baba