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संस्कृति, संस्कार और शिक्षा (भाग-2)

संस्कारों की जननी संस्कृति:- संस्कृति ही संस्कारों की जननी होती है| मानव समाज के विकास और उसके उत्थान के लिए अच्छे, स्वस्थ, मानवीय संस्कारों की आवश्यकता होती है और वे अच्छे, स्वस्थ, मानवीय संस्कार हमें स्वस्थ मानवीय संस्कृति से ही मिल सकते हैं| इतिहास तथा सांस्कृतिक परम्पराओं के प्रति ऐसा ऐतिहासिक तथा विवेकशील दृष्टिकोण अपनाने के लिएसही समझ तथा तथयपूर्ण ज्ञान की आवश्यकता होती है| मानवीय दृष्टिकोण की आवश्यकता है| देश की सांस्कृतिक महानता के

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Indian “Dilwale” American “Dulhaniya” Le jayenge

Happiness, Tears, Excitement,  Love and its variants (Ishq, Mohabbat, pyaar etc; Ask SRK to differentiate). These are common emotions that fill the aura of an airport I went there to drop my father. As he went inside the airport, I had my own ride of emotions.  As always, I took a walk around the area to bask in the luxury of nostalgia. Different people! Different Emotions! Different Situations! I noticed a family of approximately 15

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Cooking Food Indian Culture Indian Food

Pomfret Maccher Jhal – Bengali Style

Concocting up various dishes in the kitchen is definitely one of my favourite hobbies. While I don’t cook on a regular basis, while I cook I give it my best shot (or at least I try to). So, this time I tried this simple delicacy of fish curry. While pomfret entered into the Bengali cuisine much later, today it has become one of the favourite fish of Bengalis globally. Cooked in a wide variety, pomfret

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হিন্দিভাষী বাঙালি

বড়জোর দিন দশেক হবে।  সাউথ সিটির উল্টোদিকে যে জাস্ট বেকড কাফেটা আছে, সেখানে গেছিলাম।  উদ্দেশ্য দুজন বন্ধুর সাথে দেখা করা।  বন্ধুদের আসতে একটু দেরী হবে , তাই ভেতরে গিয়ে বসলাম, বাইরে  যা রোদ পরেছে থাকা যাচ্ছিলনা।  ভেতরে গিয়ে বসা মাত্র  এগিয়ে আসলো একটি মেনু নিয়ে, ছেলেটি: “ক্যা চাহিয়ে স্যার?” আমি: “মেনুতে যা যা আছে সব হবে?” ছেলেটি: “নেহি স্যার , অভি কোল্ড কফি হোগা , কফি হোগা , শেক হোগা ” আমি: “ম্যাঙ্গো শেক হবে ?”

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Poila Baishakh – Bengali New Years’ Day

Come April, Bengalis around the globe – irrespective of their religious beliefs gather around to celebrate the ushering of the Noboborsho – or the Bengali New Year. The bright spring season asociates and seem to be lending to the beauty of the festivity with a bright sky. It is that time of the year when you, draped in new clothes go out to celebrate the very best of time with friends and family. Traditionally, the

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India and Beyond-1: Uttar Pradesh

Its that time of the year when the summer vacations are about to begin. Many of you must be planning of your favorite trip to your dream destinations. Places like London,Paris,Swiz..etc etc always top the list of the vacation goers.But if at all you are planning of some trip in our own country, believe me the list is endless. Yes, abroad is always an attractive destination for desi people, but having traveled almost the whole

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Arts Culture Featured Feminism Generation Y Indian Culture Marriage Romance Social Social Issues Youth Pulse

Lets be Fair & Lovely!

Union Minster Giriraj Singh’s recent jibe and the likes of him who comment on women and color of their skin shouldn’t come as a thunderbolt to us women. This is what the society, the world at large has been reduced to! Coming to think of it,there is hardly a urban-rural divide on this matter too! While mothers would constantly pursue the ends of the earth for the ideal sundar bahu (beautiful daughter in law) more

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How your marriage/relationship can stand the test of time?

Though Indian society has long embraced the ways of the west, yet the traditions abounding the same are still cherished by many. One such custom is the institution of marriage. A marital alliance in India is still given much importance and couples who are in a relationship; in most of the cases ultimately look forward to tie the knot.  However, in the recent past cases of break-ups and divorces in India have increased manifold. Two

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Cooking Culture Food Indian Culture Indian Food

Kanchkolar Kofta: Bengali Style Raw Banana Curry

With summers round the corner, this time I chose to make something different – offbeat from my regular stuff of fish and other non-vegetarian delicacies; so I opted for the other one – vegetarian delicacies. The dish that I will churn out today is often termed as one of the most well-known Bengali vegetarian delicacies. Raw banana is the main ingredient for this dish and is fondly known as Kaanchkolar Kofta. A very popular dish

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Seasonality and Rituals’ Influence on Indian Cuisine  

A diverse country of diverse beliefs and customs, seasonality and rituals has a huge influence on India’s gastronomic calendar. The Indian food system emphasizes on eating natural and agricultural produce that thrives during the season. For example consuming mangoes during summers, pumpkin during monsoons and, mooli and sarson ka saag during winters is a common trajectory followed by north Indians. This practice is based upon the belief that seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only

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