WBRi Online Magazine - Creative Writing

Say Cheese

Like their language, the Swiss do not have any originality in their cuisine; it is either a German, a French or an Italian dish which has been adapted and finally began to be known as a Swiss delicacy.

কি মুশকিল - সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায় | Ki Mushkil - A Bengali Poem by Santwana Chatterjee

Ki Mushkil - a bengali poem by Santwana Chatterjee in unicode Bangla font.

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সান্ত্বনা চট্টোপাধ্যায়

খোকাবাবু খাচ্ছিল বেদানা ছাড়িয়ে,
দ্যাখে এক হনুমান বাগানে দাঁড়িয়ে
হনুমান কলা খায় এটা তার জানা,
ভাবে মনে এতো তবে খাবেনা বেদানা।

Ek mutho jolshar kolorob - In memory of Pulak Bandyopadhyay (May 1931 - September 7, 1999)

By Kohinoor Dasgupta
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

On the evening of Tuesday, September 7, 1999, lyricist Pulak Bandyopadhyay killed himself by jumping off a launch into the Hooghly river at Howrah. He was 68. His body was retrieved on Thursday, September 9, 1999. Words were in short supply in the suicide note he left behind. After having worn his heart on his sleeve as a professional writer for four decades, he had nothing more to say.

Bandyopadhyay lived in Howrah. He was educated at Scottish Church College, Calcutta. He came from a family that enjoyed the Arts — drama, literature, music. Many of his songs were written for Bangla movies, tailored to suit “situations” outlined by screenplay writers and directors. The rest were songs written for the Puja releases and other albums of well-known singers.

Panchgani & Around (Maharashtra/India)

Situated among the Sahayadri Range in Western India, Panchgani, a beautiful hill retreat is a welcome break, well adorned with lush green amid rocky hills, valleys, rivers and nature trails and home to Asia’s second largest ‘Tableland.’

Poetry in Stones II (Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad, India)


Michigan: Sept 8, 2010: Aurangabad was founded in 1610 by Malik Ambar, the minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II on the site of a village called Kirkee. When his son Fateh Khan came to power, he renamed it Fatehpur. It finally came to be called Aurangabad when the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan's son Aurangzeb was put in charge of the Deccan and made the city his capital.


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