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নববর্ষ – A Poem To Welcome The New Year

buying cytotec online without prescription নববর্ষ  (The new year is a time of joy, of rejuvenated life and rekindled hope. It is a time when we anticipate the best, and decide to do away with our fragile, crumbling, ancient memories, and march on, in the hope of experiencing some of the best days yet to come. This piece of mine, one of the few that I composed in my mother-tongue Bengali, is a poetic appreciation and personification of the new year,

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A Lifetime Spent

It was her 25th marriage anniversary. They had decided to throw a party in the evening. However, instead of being ecstatic she was in a reflective mood. Thinking, wondering, pondering…a whole series of events and images came to her mind. Not all of them were pleasant but definitely memorable. Sitting with a cup of tea in her hand in the small yet cosy balcony she mused about her marriage to a stranger whom she had eventually befriended.

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देवी-देउता के ऐसे खिल्ली नहीं उड़ाते हैं मेरा बच्चा

मां: हैप्पी दशहरा विनीत. माता रानी,शेरोवाली बुतरू के खूब अकिल-बुद्दि दे. विनीत: हैप्पी दशहरा मां.. मां: की हाल है हमर बच्चा, मना लिया दुर्गापूजा ? विनीत: मनाना क्या, खाए दबाकर दोपहर में ठेठाके सोए, अभी जाकर जलेबी खरीदेंगे. तुम्हारे और घर के बाकी बच्चा लोगों के भीतर भी थोड़ा-थोड़ा रावण जिंदा रहे मां, बाकी तो पब्लिक जलाकर राख कर ही रही है. मां: सालभर के परब में कुछ औ नहीं तो रावण के जिंदा रहे के कामना

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मेरे अंदर का रावण

फेसबुक मैसेज बॉक्स और मेल बॉक्स में विजयदशमी के बहुत से संदेश पड़े हुए हैं, जिनमे शुभकामनाओं के साथ एक हिदायत भी दी गई है—अपने अंदर के रावण को मारें। मैसेज पढ़कर शोले फिल्म का डायलॉग याद आ जाता है—ठाकुर साहब आप क्या गब्बर सिंह को बकरी का बच्चा समझते हैं, जिसे कोई भी पकड़ ले। रावण ना हुआ भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम का पेस बॉलर हो गया, जिसे कोई भी ऐरा-गैरा आकर मार जाये। ये

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Shubho Mahalaya – The Story Behind Durga Puja

Come October, Bengalis around the globe will be busy celebrating the biggest festival ever – the Durga Puja. This year, barely a week left, preparations have started in full swing. In this post, I will discuss about the legend behind the event of Mahalaya. Mahalaya is celebrated just a week before Durga Puja. To put it otherwise, Mahalaya ushers the actual aura of Durga Puja. Mahalaya is an auspicious occasion where the invocation of the

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#DurgaPuja2015

Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu, SAKTI rupena sanksthita Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namo Namaha Very very soon, the radio is gonna go abuzz with these heavy words from an even heavier throat. That time of the year is here. The new clothes smell so good, so fresh and so pretty. We as a community are gearing up to welcome Ma Durga to come visit us for 5 days. Festivities would start. There will be songs and dances. There

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Do not judge a religion by its extremists

A municipal corporation in Mumbai announces an eight day ban on meat and the country goes berserk. Politicians lose their bearings and that helps the community unite in solidarity, even more. Twitterati, as is their wont, gets another fodder for their attention seeking timelines. That then has been the story of the #meatban and the posturing that has followed it. First and foremost, the ban on meat during the period of fast was passed in

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Peter Cat – For the Best Chelo Kebabs in Kolkata

One of the renowned restaurants in Kolkata, Peter Cat has managed to survive both – fire and ravages of time. It remains as popular as it used to be way back in the 1960s when it opened for the public, making it one of the oldest restaurants in the city. The interiors are so designed that they will take you back to the olden times. Unfolding history with waiters dressed in Rajasthani styled attire that

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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

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काशी का अस्सी पढ़ने पर नहीं, मोहल्ला अस्सी देखने पर रोक

डॉ.चन्द्रप्रकाश द्विवेदी निर्देशित फिल्म “मोहल्लाअस्सी” अभी पूरी तरह तैयार हुई भी है या नहीं, नहीं मालूम लेकिन प्रोमो के आधार पर दिल्ली हाईकोर्ट ने इस फिल्म के रिलीज होने पर पाबंदी लगा दी है. भारतीय नागरिक गुलशन कुमार की याचिका पर सुनवाई करते हुए कोर्ट फिलहाल इस नतीजे पर पहुंची कि प्रोमो में जिस तरह बनारस और संस्कृति को दिखाया गया है, इससे लोगों की धार्मिक भावना आहत होने की पूरी संभावना है. इससे पहले

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