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Tomarey Pronam

Webster defines “Culture” as Integrated pattern of ¬†human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations Key points out there are knowledge , belief ,behaviour that we try to transmit to succeeding generations .Simple words on the face of it but so difficult if we really think ūü§Ē¬† about it . What is extremely curios is that “correct” knowledge helps us to ¬†form our beliefs and executing the belief based on…

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Durga Agomoni

Jago tumi Jago Jago tumi Jago Jago Durga Jago Dasha Praharana Dharini Abhaya Shakti Bhalo Pradayini Tumi Jago Thats a verse which for all the bengalis around the world has become¬† synonymous with Mahalaya or start of debipaksha . In 1932 All India Radio ( AIR) broadcasted for the first time at 4:00 AM on the Mahalaya a¬† beautiful two-hour program consisiting of Devotional Songs,classical music and¬† recitation from the scriptual verses of Sri Sri Chandi (Chandipath ) by Birendra…

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When you chase things they run away ….

As many other in the World Wide Web Electronic Mail I receive a lot of spam every day which categorically gets shunned away into my spam folder ( Oh how much do I love these automatic spam filters) . Nevertheless there are days when some of the spam actually makes sense. Today I got one spam which I opened and I am just quoting what was in the email. It definitely is a wonderful way of looking at things. The…

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Haseen Lamho ko Chura Lo….

Advertisements …. love it or hate it .. you cannot ignore it. With the advertisements churning millions of rupees every year in India the quality of ads have definitely fallen specially if I have to compare with some of the ads from yesteryears. Advertisement in my eyes are something which between the movies not only sell the product but also give the feeling to the viewers to¬† somehow attaches a feeling to the product so that you can correlate the…

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Coffee Houser Adda Ta Aaj Aar Nei ….

Today I was browsing through YouTube and came accross a very old bengali song by the name ” Coffee Houser Adda ta Aaj aar nei..” sung by Manna Dey. It brought back very sweet and nostalgic memories . Any one who would have used Calcutta Global Chat from Yahoo! Chat function in and around 2000 – 2003 would probably share my view. There was lot of singing in the chat room, lot of adda, lot of friends formed in those…

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Lets start at the very beginning…..

Imagine a situation that you arrive in a station running to catch the next train to your office / travel /school etc. The loudspeakers are announcing the arrivals and departures . This is something most of us go through on a regular basis. Suddenly the announcements are interrupted by of all Julie Andrews who of all starts singing Do Re Mi ? It is around 3 months old. More than 200 dancers were performing their version of “Do Re Mi”,…

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