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A Priceless food fare in Timeless Venice.

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A maze of waterways, bridges and tiny squares abound the magical city of Venice. Gondolas strung along canals in front of ageless buildings had been the hallmark of this timeless city. I waited with baited breath to witness this unique cityscape. Being a person who likes to tread the untrodden path, I wanted to wander along its alleys among the dilapidated but brightly hued buildings. And Lo Behold!! Here I stumble upon Piazza Santa Margarita in the Dorsoduro district of Venice. It had a striking resemblance to the ambiance of College Street and the surrounding university  area back home in Kolkata.  The location appealed to my senses at the very first sight and confirmed my conviction that this was the home for some of the best food I would ever find in Venice. And rightly so !!

 

Bawal to tickle funny bones with comedy of errors and terrors.



Kolkata, June 02, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): The cast and crew of upcoming Bengali movie Bawal recently gathered together at a press conference to talk about the movie. Directed by debtant director Biswaroop Biswas this laugh riot has Sayani Ghosh, Arjun Chakrabarty and Ritabhari Chakrabrty in lead along with actors like Anindya, Mainak, Biswanath and Sumit Samaddar. The film also see the launch of two new comers named Deboshree and Mishka.

ধীমানের লেখনী


শুরু হল রহস্য উপন্যাস 'ভুল ছবি'

ধীমানের লেখনী-রবি প্রণাম

রবীন্দ্র দর্শন সর্বকালের শ্রেষ্ঠ আধুনিক দর্শন, যেখানে যাবতীয় প্রাচুর্যের বিশাল ভাণ্ডার । একজীবনে যা লেখা হয়েছিলো এক হাজার জীবনেও তাঁর সঠিক ভাবোদ্ধার করা যাবে না । সময় কাল ও সমাজকে নিক্তির বাটখারা বানিয়ে যখই তাঁর বিচার করতে যাই দেখতে পাই আসলে কাঁটাটি দাঁড়িপাল্লার ঠিক মাঝখানেই আছে, অর্থাৎ যা একশ বছর আগেও ছিল আধুনিক আজও তা সেই আধুনিকই ।

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Poila Boishakh---A new Beginning to an End.

A trip down memory lane began at the aisles of the Indian grocery store this weekend. I was doing my usual rounds at the grocery store when a glance by chance at the tender jackfruits sparked all memories of childhood. The spikes on them pricked my emotions and carried me to another day; another time. This was what "Poila Boishakh looked like, felt like and tasted like. Here I share the very essence of this day with you my friends, Walk this emotional journey with me..and...Shubho hok Nobo Borsho shobar.

The Spirit of Spring.

I remembered the great Irish men I read about, my favorite Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, the Nobel Prize winning William Butler Yeats and even Jonathan Swift of Gulliver’s Travel I read as a child. This made me eulogize the only Irish connection I had through my years at Loreto House, an establishment by the Irish nuns in India.

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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.


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