My only little brother(cousin) left me forever on the night of 4th November 2009.He had cancer for the past one year, he tried fighting it and for a moment there we were sure he would win, however the almighty had other plans for this exceptionally intelligent young man. i have tried to drown the sorrow in jokes, my job and whiskey but something feels wrong. Amark or "luchi" as i liked to call him was a prolific reader and an exceptional writer , he had his own quirky way of looking at things.He was also the person who introduced me to the internet and hence made "bengalraider" possible .Though I never got to know him too well as he was born and brought up in the united states he was/is still close to my heart . After his death i have discovered some of the articles he wrote and would like to share them with all of you, i am sure he would have loved to know that his writing had crossed the globe.I am also attaching a link to his online obituary please send some words of support to his family. R.I.P Luchi Amark Patra Obituary: Amark Patra?s Obituary by the The News & Observer.