"In our lives, we go through many hardships. However, a fleeting moment of joy is able to trump all of them, and make you happy," said Taposh Barua, a former student of journalism, who had his first book release at the Ekushey Boi Mela.
Chokhey Tar Shishirer Ghran is a result of the writer's keen interest in portraying the bittersweet moments in our lives, even amidst the mountain of struggles that we have to overcome. "None of the stories I wrote span more than 1500 words," said Taposh, who is heavily inspired by Banaphul and Zahir Raihan. "These are fragments of the society that we live in." Chokhey Tar Shishirer Ghran is comprised of stories like Service Charge, Nimontron, Tobu Shey Dekhilo Kon Bhoot and Purono Ami. Published by Jayoti Prokashoni, it is available at their stall (458-459) at Sohrawardi Udyan in the Ekushey Boi Mela for BDT 200.