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Poem on International Mother Language Day-আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবসের কবিতা

 ভাষা দিবসে বাংলা ভাষায় মৃগাঙ্কের কবিতা 'ভাষা আমার '

Dharma shines again at Toronto's UN World Interfaith Harmony Event

Canada Marks UN Interfaith Harmony Week by Citing Indian Icons from Buddha, Gandhi and Narendra Modi to SRK, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan as Role Models for Pluralism.


The merry Christmas and Happy New Year signs are quickly replaced by Happy Valentine's Day signs that lures You to some more chocolatey sins, as if all those cookies and Christmas Cakes have not made you a sinner enough. But then you come across some reality checks with signs that makes you laugh out loud as you read ‘God if you cannot make me skinny this year please make my friends fat’. Suddenly the sugar rush gives way to a sugar crash. Now everyone wants to shed the extra pounds they have blissfully gathered from those cakes in the last couple of months. One after all has to get ready for summer and for the much sought after thin and lean look. It's funny to find people carefully reading every label before they even open a bag of chips.



The musical theme of this year's Performance section of Surbahar was, 60's and 70's Golden Era of Bollywood music, comprising songs by R. D. Burman, S. D. Burman, Shankar Jaikishen, Kalyanji Anandji, Ravindra Jain, Usha Khanna etc. Songs on vocal and the guitar was presented by Nilanjann Nandy, with solo vocals by Neeharika Nandy and Ellora Nandy. 


এবং মন মেপে কথা বলছেন সুন্দরীরা।
কিন্তু সত্যেও নির্জনতা ঘাসের মত থাকে। 


কাছের মানুষের সাথেই অপরিচিতের মত মিশছি


Pick up ‘vegetables and women’ in the same breath, that’s your job

Subservient. Sidekicks all and sundry.



অদ্ভুত এই দৌড়ে যে আসে পদতলে,
যাকে নিয়ে চলে বেশ তর্কাতর্কি,

বেসুমার বিলাশে জানিনা তার নাম কি,