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The stirring string of a Native Tongue.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
---Nelson Mandela---

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As we celebrate International Mother Language Day, with much reverence and fervor we do travel back to our roots, our heritage, lineage and culture and hope to preserve all the glory and richness of our ethnicity contributing to the melting pot that the world is Today. One can feel strongly about his ancestral land and language even though he is continents and oceans apart from his native land. Here is how a string of words stirred a soul in the heart of Manhattan, New York. It didn't have to be through a speech in a seminar, in a symposium or in a literary convention of a forum. It was through a heart- to- heart talk.

Poem on International Mother Language Day-আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবসের কবিতা


 ভাষা দিবসে বাংলা ভাষায় মৃগাঙ্কের কবিতা 'ভাষা আমার '

A FRUITFUL ESCAPADE‏

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.

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শরীর

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

অপরিচিত

কাছের মানুষের সাথেই অপরিচিতের মত মিশছি

LOSS OF INDIVIDUALITY

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

Subservient. Sidekicks all and sundry.

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আফরিন

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

বেসুমার বিলাশে জানিনা তার নাম কি,

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A Christmas Market Fiesta.


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I followed the trail of the delicious aura of Czech food that wafted across the streets of Bohemia and landed straight at its heartland, the Old Town Square of Prague. To me it was the Mecca of Street food. The sweet smell of ginger bread and roasting sausages drifted along with the crowd through the cold air. Warm apple cider, cold holiday beer and warm spiced wine delighted the senses as one revels in the enchantment of the season.

Winter special poetry by Debadrita Dutta

Enjoy Winter in Debadrita Dutta's poem...

Winter Special Poetry by Satyaki Ray


Wnter is here!! Enjoy Satyaki Roy's poetry on Winter..........




A Thanksgiving Melody.

Thanksgiving is not just eating turkey and pumpkin pies. It is about family bonding, upholding traditions and connecting to one’s own roots.


Family Internet Safety using a Secure Home Internet Gateway: How to Make Your Home Safe for Kids and from Malware

By Supratim Sanyal
supratim [at] riseup [dot] net

1. Home Internet Gateway

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Zentyal Screenshot

Verizon FiOS has long provided a standard DHCP-enabled RJ45 female connector as their service end-point in the basement of our house. The first thing that I have connected to the FiOS endpoint is the ETH1 ethernet port of a old Pentium-4 tower happily and adequately running the Zentyal 3.5 open-source Small Office Server with 2GB of RAM. The other NIC of this server, ETH0, is connected to the rest of my home LAN (which I will document in a future note for my own sanity while debugging network problems). Zentyal 3.5 integrates Squid running in Transparent Proxy mode with Dansguardian content filter and Ad-Zapper ad blocker, ClamAV anti-virus, Suricata intrusion detection system (IDS) / intrusion prevention system (IPS) and more goodies. Along with the built in firewall, this out-of-the-box configuration immediately filters out most of the unwanted and harmful stuff with little configuration needed, thanks to Zentyal 3.5's awesome browser-based UI and beautiful design and implementation.

Veteran's Day the Chestnut Way.

Ever heard of veteran's day celebrated with chestnuts...not until now...


সুদীপ উড্ডীণ শ্রীরামপুরীর গল্প বাদামী মনির চোখ

 

A Movable Feast

Durga Pujo in New Jersey where a miniature Kolkata is being recreated albeit in an abridged version........

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