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নির্বাসিত – চিত্র আলোচনা

না, মানে ঠিক রিভিউ লিখব বলে বসিনি এবার , কেননা এ ছবিটি আমায় সেই গড়পরতা আর পাঁচটি সম্ভাব্য ভালো ছবি দেখা অথবা তার আলোচনা করার পৌণপুনিকতা থেকে বিরত করেছে ।এ ছবি দানা বেঁধেছে মনের এমন এক বিপন্ন গহনে , যেখানকার নির্বাসনের বিষন্ন শাসন থেকে মুক্তি পাইনি আমি , এখনো । নন্দন তত্ব কি বলে জানি না , কিন্তু ‘নির্বাসিত’ দেখার পর ‘নন্দন’ প্রেক্ষাঘর থেকে বেরিয়ে এলাম যখন তখনও অসম্ভব শীতে কুঁকড়ে ছিল ভিতরটা। শো-ভাঙ্গা বিকেলের বাইরেটা তখন প্রায় নীলচে অন্ধকারে ঢেকে গ্যাছে । রাস্তার ওপারের মোহর কুঞ্জের গাছের উঁচু মগডালগুলোতে ডানা ঝটপট করে উড়ে যাচ্ছে , আবার এসে বসছে পাখিদের

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Krishna Janmashtami celebration all over the World

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravan (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects

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Traditional Bangaliana – Rui Maachher Kalia

Bengalis know their fish like no one else. Being a Bengali myself, how can I restrain myself from not having fish? So, this time I got some rui maachh (rohu fish) and concocted up some yummy kalia. Here’s a look at the fish kalia recipe. Ingredients Rui Fish/Rui Mach – 500 grms cut into medium sized pieces Potatoes – 3 large, cut into long thick slices (many prefer to dice it in round shapes even) Tomato – 2 medium sized finely chopped Onion – 1 & Ginger paste – 1 tbsp Garlic – 2 to 3 cloves Jeera – ½ tsp

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Is Dhoni going the Napoleon Way?

When MS Dhoni burst on the international scene in 2004 to debut against Bangladesh, he was force of nature. He was young, raw, and uninhibited. His fearless stroke play made him darling of the nation and won applauds from the President of Pakistan. He was efficient behind stumps and was blessed with a no fear, no non-sense attitude. He didn’t speak much, and that helped. Much has changed since that day in December 2004. Dhoni’s ability to impose his will on the outcome of the game was second only to the legendary Shane Warne. Both seemed to have had an

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Muri Ghonto: Bengali Fish Head Curry

Fish being the staple diet for the Bengalis, fish head is eaten in various different ways, especially the large fish heads of Rohu, Katla, Hilsa are considered delicacies and special dishes are made out of them. Interestingly, in Bengali custom a would-be married lady is served fish head curry at her aiburobhaat (last meal as a single person). On the other hand, a newly married groom is welcomed with a huge cooked fish head as a part of his first lunch at his in-laws place. Several delicacies are made out of fish head; these include bottle gourd with fish head (lau diye

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International Mother Language Day – A Tribute

February 21st – this date holds a significant position in the history of mankind. This day is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day, first announced by UNESCO in 1999. Since 2000, the day has been observed as the International Mother Language Day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. Its observance was also formally recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2008 as the International Year of Languages. The International Mother Language Day traces its origin in present day Bangladesh. It represents a day in 1952 when demonstrating for the recognition of their mother language Bengali, many students

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A Day Dedicated to Sons-in-law (Jamai Shoshthi)

Sampurna Majumder takes a sneak-peek into another custom of Bengal – Jamai Shoshthi!   All of us celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and so many other ‘days’. How about a day dedicated to the ‘Son-in-law’? Well, it might come as a surprise, but yes there is a day, dedicated to the well-being of sons-in-law. However, this is peculiar to the land of Bengal. The land of Bengal, (both West Bengal in India and Bangladesh) celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year. From Poush Parbon and Makar Sankranti in January to Borodin (Christmas) – it’s all about celebrating life. Celebrated either in

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