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  • The emergence of global Bangla

    The emergence of global Bangla

    More than 2.5 million Banglaspeaking people comprise only a tiny fraction of the huge mosaic of the US population, which is around 331.45 million, according to the 2020 census. The ever-growing population of Bengali immigrants in the US and around the world has emerged and evolved as a new cultural community, without living in a nation-state and still sharing a linguistic and cultural identity drifting from their countries of origin — namely Bangladesh and India.

    March 4, 2022
  • From Hemant Kumar to Salil Chowdhary: Lata’s strong bond with Bengali music maestros

    From Hemant Kumar to Salil Chowdhary: Lata’s strong bond with Bengali music maestros

    Hemant who had a lifelong association with this music maestro was not the only person but Lata Mangeshkar's love and respect for the singers and music directors of Bengal was deep-rooted and went beyond the corridors of professionalism. The 'Nightingale of India' didn't know Bengali but her love for the language was so deep that she hired film director Basu Bhattacharyay to learn it.

    February 7, 2022
  • Narayan Debnath, a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator from Bengal, has died

    Narayan Debnath, a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator from Bengal, has died

    "Narayan Debnath, the creator of characters like Bantul the Great, Handa Bhonda, Nante Fonte, Bahadur Beral, etc, gained a permanent place in the minds of readers of all ages"

    January 18, 2022
  • Five Delightful Pithe Recipes For Winter; A Bengali Dessert To Cherish During Winter

    Five Delightful Pithe Recipes For Winter; A Bengali Dessert To Cherish During Winter

    You will fall in love with Bengali cuisine again when you try these popular pithe recipes. Check them out!

    January 13, 2022
  • An adventure of discovery

    An adventure of discovery

    To meet a deadline or in anticipation of one, I sometimes write two or three columns for a publication. After writing three columns in succession for an English publication, when I turn to write an article in Bengali, I feel a strong resistance within me. In fact, it appears to be an unpleasantly difficult chore. I have to remind myself that it is my first language and I have written a book in it before I can persuade myself to sit down and write a piece in Bengali.

    January 10, 2022
  • Spotlight on Bengal

    Spotlight on Bengal

    It is highly likely that a bhadralok-promoted Bengali exceptionalism grew in direct proportion to the decline of West Bengal, but such exceptionalism never became a mass phenomenon, not even in the heyday of ‘progressive‘ Left rule

    April 15, 2021
  • Mamata Banerjee ‘attacked’ after filing nomination in Nandigram

    Mamata Banerjee ‘attacked’ after filing nomination in Nandigram

    The accident occurred barely hours after she filed her nomination from Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district on Wednesday.

    March 10, 2021
  • You have done so much, you can rest in peace: Sourav Ganguly on Soumitra’s death

    You have done so much, you can rest in peace: Sourav Ganguly on Soumitra’s death

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and various other political leaders and personalities across all walks of life expressed their grief at the passing away of Chatterjee.

    November 15, 2020
  • High Court sets aside leave India notice issued to Polish student

    High Court sets aside leave India notice issued to Polish student

    The notice was given to him for allegedly participating in a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the city.

    March 19, 2020
  • Are you Pakistan’s brand ambassador, asks Mamata

    Are you Pakistan’s brand ambassador, asks Mamata

    She said while answering queries from the media, “The Centre should first repeal the Draconian law and then we are willing to talk. But they first make such laws and then ask for a discourse on the issue.”

    January 29, 2020
  • Kolkata Book Fair: Russia to be theme country

    Kolkata Book Fair: Russia to be theme country

    This edition of the fair will familiarise Indian readers about the Russian Children and Classic books and it will also witness launch of many contemporary bestselling books, both for children and adults translated into Bengali.

    January 18, 2020
  • Treat awaits young movie buffs from 19 to 26 January

    Treat awaits young movie buffs from 19 to 26 January

    The weeklong festival promises plenty of surprises and tokens of pleasure for children and adults alike.

    January 16, 2020
  • Sri Ram, Jai Ho!

    Sri Ram, Jai Ho!

    Bengali culture in the socio-cultural terrain has not dropped on earth out of the blue clean sky all of a sudden. It is the continuation of a complex process of thoughts, ideas and relentless strides in the unfolding of mental life. This culture is not an isolated factor, but an integral part of national culture transcending the geographical precincts and entering the supranational domain of concord and amity.

    December 15, 2019
  • Joint Entrance Examination (Main) to be conducted in 11 languages from January 2021

    Joint Entrance Examination (Main) to be conducted in 11 languages from January 2021

    After the Union ministry of human resource department reportedly gave its approval, the examination conducting agency NTA (National Testing Agency) has been asked to make the arrangements so that the exam can be conducted in 11 languages including Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Urdu.

    December 1, 2019
  • An art depicted beautifully

    An art depicted beautifully

    Film: Kedara | Cast: Kaushik Ganguly, Bidipta Chakraborty and Rudranil Ghosh | Director: Indradip Dasgupta

    November 24, 2019
  • Inclusion of Bengali language in JEE: Opposition submits joint representation to Dhankhar

    Inclusion of Bengali language in JEE: Opposition submits joint representation to Dhankhar

    On 8 November, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised the Centre for adding Gujarati as a medium for JEE (Mains) and asked why all other regional languages, including Bengali, should not be included as well.

    November 20, 2019
  • KMC meeting in turmoil over NRC panic

    KMC meeting in turmoil over NRC panic

    The Congress councillor, Prakash Upadhyay, raised the NRC issue in the house meeting, claiming that for the past few days, citizens have been flocking to the KMC headquarters in large numbers to obtain their birth certificates.

    October 26, 2019