After scaling the heights in his well-applauded first book "Ghum Naam-er PahaR", Ashique KhudaBukhsh, in his recent collection of poems, "Baraf Bondir Diary", has chosen to cloister himself in a curious frigid world. From this icebox, Ashique explores the poetry of ones coldness both without and within. The coldness of thoughts, of actions or simply of being. Baraf Bondir Diary is a delectable take on our newest epidemic- loneliness.
Ashique spent the first twenty-four years of his life in a charming, quiet town named Kalyani, thirty miles away from the bustling city of Kolkata, India. The next eight years have seen him live in three geographically distant and culturally distinct North American cities - Vancouver, Seattle and Pittsburgh. A scholarship to pursue his Masters in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia brought him to Vancouver. After finishing his masters, he moved to Seattle to work for Microsoft. Now back in academia, he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the School of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Ashique wrote most of the poems in Baraf Bondir Diary during his ongoing Ph.D program.