Posting on Postits

Being back in school has brought a few old friends back in my life- one being coffee. The other being pen and paper. (I maintain Oriental status in class steadfastly refusing to open up a laptop). And yet another, being postits.

Unlike snooty anglophile Bengalis who sport the dowat-kaulome, I am new-age and happy with ball points. Provided the nib is super sharp. And the paper is a bit scratchy. Makes Marxist angst about machines bringing about alienation of labour suddenly come alive. Especially in the vicinity of White Macs grinning away in superiority.

Postit was a close friend from the time of marking important revelations in a legal file as a lawyer, and before that, as a moot courter in law school. The fluorescent colours against smoothened paper made them a yuppy sort of acompaniment for cerebral endeavours. Increasingly, I lost touch with them. But the stationery counters of supermarkets pouring out all shapes and sizes of fluorescent intellectual aides were too much of a temptation for me to resist. Right now, I am tripping on the chrome yellow ones, splashing them across the body of colonial ethnography.

Glossary: dowat- inkpot
                  kaulome- pen

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