Zero after Nine is not just a collection of random poems, It is a repertoire of myriad facets of our lives, our emotions and our worldly beings. The Poet Kaushik Banerjee was a class fellow during our Ravenshaw days. He was known for his doggerel even then. It is a delight to notice that the sporadic libretto from his pen have finally blossomed into this beautiful anthology of poems. The abilities required of a good poet are that of Observation and Description. The leading emotion which underlines this collection is that of melancholy sometimes craftfully masked in nostalgia, sometimes in desolation and desire and at times in a sense of 'déjà vu' Whether it is "Zero After Nine""Years Before" and "Ordeal" the reader is left with a desire to peep a little more, to long a little longer and to wallow more than awhile. While devouring Kaushik's verse a thought which stands out distinctly is the ability of the poetic narration to follow a meticulous observation of things otherwise mundane. The poems like "Two Puffs and a Cup" and " Two Gods One Saturday" makes you feel as if you were right there amidst the scene of the poem. In poems such as "The Known Tale" the poet has also gives wings to his articulate fantasy.