” Fair” meaning in Bengali ” Mela “. Mela is a place of assimilation. Peoples come together for enjoyment here , or to purchase something. Some visit to get various types of foods, drinks, dessert etc. Bengal Mela in Winter is a regular feature in West Bengal.

Bengal Mela in winter is like a social ceremony. Every year local committees organize various types of Mela. It’s Agricultural Mela, Handicraft Mela, Food fair, Pous Mela, Book Fair etc.

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Mela(fair) in Winter is a special event. So we wait for it to enjoy with friends.

In fact, Winter in Bengal remains as a foreigners. It lingers very short period.

With numerous birds from aboard

seasonally come to visit here in Bengal. They take shelter in the lakes of Bengal.

Spreading their presence with their beautiful

songs. It’s in different scale and voice. It spreads a divine environment around the Places.

As a result, tourists from different corner of Bengal and other provinces used to visit there with their families.

Bengal Mela(fair)in winter is a special ceremony here. So there are choruibhati(feast in the remote places), the special events in Winter.

I have lots of memories of it. Every year I used to attend so many feasts (Choruibhati)in my school life with my friends.

In Bengal, groups of men and women,

Boys and girls are busy to travel with buses.

But some used to travel by private vehicles. They travel to Mythan, Masanjore to see the natural beauty of hilly barridge. Mostly are in the borders of Bengal and Jharkhand.

Some are visiting to Shantiniketan, the magnificent – Tagore’s paradise!

To see pousmela and Bouls of Bengal.

As Winter comes with a gorgeous dress and bitter cold.

So peoples are to dresses in warm clothing.

But poor people can’t afford it. So they are sufferings from a cold and cough. They have to face hurdles in this winter blow and ultimately die.

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Winter special mela begins in Durgapur.

Bengal Melà in Winter/

So we visit the Sweet fest where lots of stalls temporarily start their Shops.

Where visitors gather to taste sitabhog

Or nalen gurer sandesh , mihidana and

various kind of sweets. It’s of different places

Of Bengal. Someone tasting Biriani with chicken curry. Last year we tasted it. But that was not good at all. So, I don’t wañt to have it.

As I am fond of sweets, so I first started to taste the famous Sitabhog of Bardhaman. Next, I tasted the langcha of Shaktigarh.

My daughter standing in front of a aachar shop

tasting almost all the aanchar. And eager to purchase two of these. These are very tasty.

Consequently, we enjoy the day long .

Hence, Winter means Christmas festival, mela and choruibhati.

And traveling with friends in historical places.

It’s Hajarduary of Murshidabad or Bandel Church.

Eventually, it stimulates monotonous life with great joy.

But the poor people can’t enjoy it.

Hence, they wait for summer. Because They couldn’t manage woolly garments for the bitter winter. However, we never miss Bengali Mela(fair) in Winter.

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Dr Sushil Rudra


My path has gone to you /image:

We live with our hopes and dreams. Although our life Is full of ups and downs. / The journey towards life and love is zigzag and crude. So my path has gone to you.

In life and love, we do not get any good. / Not it’s trouble-free. / Not a single stuff and clumsiness might not hinder us from our journey./ Is it true? This is a question of the times. / They have no backing for a good future like the chief minister’s nephew.

Who knows where and how he had managed two multi-storied buildings and thousand cores of Bank deposit? Let’s look at the chores of people! They have no shelter, and so living in the slums. Is there no right to have a safe shelter- a home!

I ask you, Hon’ble leaders! when we are going to cross the 75th year of our Independence? Why are they still under the poverty line? Why are they live under the sky?

However, it’s not a life that never faces any horrible forest or clouds in your path?/ Or a dreadful night! / Life is a playing field or a game. / We play a short-term game./ Maybe you have succeeded by your skills, or not!/

Perhaps I couldn’t, but trying utmost in this short span of life. / Having lost or gain, no shy./ If you start your journey towards the light, / you have to cross so many red and black seas, / forests and peaks of the mountains, / Even a long desert. – may it be, “Gobi Sahara” or run of Coaches, / the endless desert and cloudy sky.

You have to cross a long way to achieving the immortal vibrant light of God./ May it be a play or Lila? / We ought to note what it is?/ But each and everyone must play on in Winter or the dark rainy night with” Him”/

Never become depleted and exhausted in this race. / As it’s your life’s journey.

I have put you in my heart with guarding and fencing. / None can reach there except my beloved. / Therefore, No one can able to snatch you from my deep and sensational eyes and heart, / as I see you in my inner eye . / When I finished my all flights and fights through the path of awful night.

Luckily, You have gifted me all your love and light, day and night. So that I never miss and again fight. As you and I are one. Although You are my unknown world. Even you’re a silent night, rather a bright star of the sky and the crescent moon. Maybe you’re the Sun of the summer days when all are dreamt a dream.

Therefore, you are my melodies and hymn. As you walk through my path in sorrows and Joy, I am wrapped in you. Therefore, never falls from the Sky. My path has gone to you.

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আমার এ পথ গেছে বেঁকে তোমার পানে

ক্ষুদ্র এ জীবন , অনিশ্চিত যাত্রা পথ হেসে খেলে ভালবেসে ভরে নাও প্রাণ , হার জিতে হয়ো না বিবশ । গভীর অরণ্য মাঝে শ্বাপদ – সঙ্কুল পথে দিতে হবে পাড়ি, অদম্য শক্তি ও লক্ষ্য পথে অবিচল থেকে যাত্রা কর মুক্তির স্বর্গ – মায়াময় অমরাবতী । শুরু হবে সে খেলা তোমাতে আমাতে , বরষার দিন কিম্বা রৌদ্র-স্নাত শুচি শুভ্র অলস বেলাতে। চোখ মেলে চাও আকাশের পানে , রঙ তুলি দিয়ে কি আঁকো মনেতে ! জীবন যুদ্ধে হয়ো না বিবশ। দিতে হবে পাড়ি ওই দূরে দেখ অমরাবতী ।

আমি তোমার হৃদয় তুলিয়া নিয়েছি আপন করে, দিবস রজনী প্রাণপনে বাঁধি তোমার হৃদয় আমার হৃদয়ে ,নীরবে কাটায় রাতের আঁধারে , বাঁধভাঙা আলো বারবার সাধি , তুমি তোমার হৃদয় তুলিয়া দিয়েছ উজাড় করে । রাত্রি ভোরে।

এখানেই আছে স্বর্গ নরক – নহে নহে বহুদূর , ঘুমে জাগরণে অথবা স্বপনে হেসে খেলে যাও পিছে নাহি চাও , দুখে আর সুখে জীবনে মরণে , পাখি হয়ে ওড়ো আকাশে বাতাসে, জোর করে লও প্রাণ মন ভরে হৃদয় সুখ , বাজাও বাঁশরি নিশীথ রাত্রি সময় হয়েছে আলোর যাত্রী – ওই শোনা যায় রিমঝিম সুরে পায়ের নূপুর ।।

তুমিই আমার অজানা পৃথিবী নীরব রাতি , রাতের তারা দিনের রবি , বহুকাল ধরে এঁকেছি আমি তোমার ছবি , নয়ন রেখে আমার পানে – পথ হেঁটে যাও গন্ধে ও গানে , চিরকাল তুমি মোর বুকে রবে ও দরদি সাথি ।।

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” – C C Colton


The Beauty of Digital Art is the source of truth. It comes from the deep of heart. Art is always a great expression of a man or woman. We named as an Artist. Here I will produce before you some beautiful works which are done by my daughter Sumedha. She loves to draw the picture heartily in her leisure Time . she draws the artworks from her childhood days. Therefore, you can say that the beauty of digital art is nowadays a passion.
Fine Arts:The beauty of digital art/

In fact , Art is always divine . It comes from within the heart. It is the expression of divine soul. Hence the beauty of digital art is also fabulous and divine..Now, this is an era of technology. Students and the young generation are highly skilled in computing and modern gadgets. So they are painting or drawing not by various liquid colours and brushes , but digitally.

It is very important to express here that there are so many eminent artists in India like Abanindranath Thakur, Ramkingkar Bej, Yamini Roy, Rabi Verma, even Rabindranath Tagore and so on. Though their drawings are not digital. But now we are passing the digital era. So this generation has been trying to draw digitally. Of course, the beauty of digital art is superb.

He draws more than 2 thousand paintings . Tagore did it at age of above 70. In fact, it is miracle. Rothenstne, the noted British Artist praised highly about Tagore’s drawing.

Recently, some noted artists are having good fame and they are earning from painting a lot. Mukbal Fida is one of the famous artists in the indian continent.
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The digital

Sumedha Rudra is pursuing M.Sc in Food and Nutrition. Besides Learning, Singing, Drawing are her hobbies.



India My India Love You

My memoirs of my early life was full of joy , like a common village boy , I was then to some extent emotional guy than other school – going boys . My school was at a distant place , but I never reached there late .It was tough in rainy season to reach in time, have a wide river in between our village and my school, the learning temple of mine , my school which was on the bank River Bhagirathi, Never I reached there in late.Village People there bathing and washing body returning to their home with quick pace . Boys are jumping to swim with their friends , someone doing Surya pronam and women are expressing their pain .My home was a big one having almost fifty doors , And every room has a name , the building was two storied , Even there is a name of every room like pasher ghar (side room), Sajjaghar( dressing room), and so on . Bhoger Ghar and so on.The main door was in the east direction and way out in the West. There was a jackfruit tree and also flower’s gardens – where my father used to clean the grasses under the tree.Baithak Khana was a beautiful place surrounding with trees , there every year in winter vegetables were being cultivated, it was our daily menus in the lunch and dinner .We have some cows which were nurtured by Mujahar Bhai, a royal servant in my home, he will never die . I used to go out with him , in the autumn or in the spring .Every year before Durga Puja , Our elders used to start a rehearsal the drama in the Baitak Khana, there assembled interested peoples for acting drama, in which Shyamdada used to play Harmonium, and some man play in the role of women .It was interesting to us in the rehearsals every year . Shyam Dada was very fond of opium. Playing cards was his favorite game , both Sundar uncle and he played the game.My father’s room was at end of the building, named Kuthuri Ghar. There was two big flower gardens adjacent to it , He used a arm chair where he laid down up to mid night , I felt some uneasy for that and had a fear of ghost or thief .My father stared at the laugh of the multi – coloured flowers, His only work to plant tree and to blossom flowers . My father was also a very emotional man , have a great sympathy to the poor and needy , but he spent with the financial crisis unto the last breathe .I spent my college life in our city home , My mother used to prepare our lunch and dinner alone ,none are there to help her. She never complain about it to my father.Never she cries. During our Puja vacation we returned our village home to enjoy the grand ceremony of Durga Puja which was very amazing to us, never for

India My India Love You/image:memoirs of my early life:

My memoirs of my early life was full of joy , like a common village boy , I was then emotional guy than other school – going boys . My school was at a distant place , but I never reached there late.

It was tough in the rainy season to reach in time, have a wide river in between our village and my school, the learning temple of mine. My school was on the Riverbank of Bhagirathi. Never I reached there late.

Village People used to bathe and washing body returned their home with quick pace . Boys are jumping to swim with their friends , someone doing Surya pronam and women are expressing their pain .

My village home is a big one having almost fifty doors , And there is a name of every door , the building was two storied.

Even there is a name of every room like pasher ghar (side room), Sajjaghar( dressing room), and Bhoger Ghar and so on.

The main door was in the east direction. and way out in the West. There was a jackfruit tree and also flower’s gardens – where my father used to clean the grasses.


Baithak Khana was a beautiful place surrounding with trees , there every year in winter my father cultivated seasonal vegetables and flowers , it was our daily menus in the lunch and dinner .

We have some cows . Mujahar bhai nurtured them with profound love , he was royal servant in my home, he will never die . I used to go out with him , in the autumn or in the spring .

Every year before Durga Puja , Our elders used to start a rehearsal of the drama in the Baitak Khana . There assembled interested peoples for acting drama.

Shyamdada used to play Harmonium, and some man play in the role of women .

It was interesting to us in the rehearsals every year . Shyam Dada was very fond of opium. His favourite game was Playing cards, both Sundarkaka (uncle) and he played the game.

My father’s room was at end of the building, named Kuthuri Ghar. There was two big flower gardens adjacent to it.

He used to lie on an arm chair and stayed up to mid night , I felt some uneasy for that and had a fear of ghost or thief.

My father stared at the laugh of the multi – coloured flowers, His only work to plant tree and to blossom flowers.

My father was also a very emotional man, have great sympathy for the needy and poor man, but he spent with the financial crisis unto the last breathe.

I spent my college life in our city home, My mother prepares alone our lunch and dinnr. She never complains about it to my father. And She stays aloof rather.

It During our Puja vacation, we returned to our village home to enjoy the grand ceremony. It was very amazing to us, we never forget those days, I love to remember it again and again.

It is the memoirs of my early life. Gradually it is all now faded. And I have been spending my life with burden.


Dr. Sushil Rudra


The story of an Indian Monk / Swami Vivekananda: The Valorous Monk
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Dr Sushil Rudra

Today I will discuss a story of an Indian Monk before my readers. This Indian monk is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual teacher ,distinguish philosopher and humanist. He is also a nationalist, educator and man – making socio reformer of the World.

SRI RAMAKRISHNA: The story of an Indian monk

Sri Ramakrishna, his spiritual guru once remarked, ” Naren Will teach.” Naren is one of the Rishi of the Saptarshi – told Sri Ramakrishna. Naren was his pen name. Sri Ramakrishna used to call him in this name. He was then unknown monk-like others. Here my readers will have been experienced a story of an Indian monk who wondered in the world in quest of God.

After his guru’s Mahasamadhi ( death ) he roamed from one place to another. He walked from village to cities and towns of India , sometimes on foot , and sometimes through Railway .

In fact , a man like Vivekananda in the history of mankind is rare in true sense of the term.

He sacrificed his life for the awakening and advancement of the human race of the East and West by his tremendous power and mammoth deeds.

Truly, his massages and the means he directed and started in India and the West, that is the only path to solve the global problems.


¶¶ Being An Indian Monk, Swami Vivekananda played a significant role in the growing Indian nationalism of the 19tn and 20th centuries, reinterpreting and harmonising certain aspects of Hinduism.

Vivekananda’s Teachings: The story of an Indian monk

His teachings and philosophy applied this interpretation to various aspects of education, faith, character building as well as social issues about India, and also instrumental in introducing yoga and Vedanta to the West.

Truly, this unknown Indian Monk painted a golden picture of the glorious ancient India in which the peoples of the West was blind. His vision and mission were to make a human from a man, an unbiased society from corrupted people, and not like that of Plato’s ideal kingdom.

Swamiji said,” Man–making is my mission. ” And for this purpose, he intended to visit the Parliament Of World Religion.


¶¶ Though he is known worldwide for introducing the philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western World, for presenting Hinduism to the Christian society, and drawing its respect for the Indian culture, but as many don’t know, this was never his intention.

So, What Was His Intention?


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” Primarily my coming has been to raise funds for an enterprise of my own.”. What it was? Swami Ji noticed during his stay in the West, that there was barely a difference between the higher classes of India and America, but there was an infinite distance between the poor of the two countries.

His vision, therefore, became the empowerment of the masses through education.

” If the poor can not come to education, education must reach them at the plough, in the factory, everywhere…….So they would have ideas and morality and hope for the better.

¶¶ The Strength of his Language: as portrayed in the letter!

Vivekananda writes in a personal voice with a style that is direct and decorated at the same time. His language is poetic, and in poetry even. When talking about personal things – an interesting correspondence and requiescat in pace are two of his examples of the many poems which were found among his letters.

THE VIBRANT WORDS OF SWAMI JI:A story of an Indian monk :

Sometimes His tone is analytical, sometimes his voice often gets bold and prophetic.

 Despair not! Remember the Lord says in Gita, ” To work you have the right, but not to the result. Guard up your lions my boy. I am called by the Lord for this. I have been dragged through a whole life full of crosses and tortures.

………. I have seen the nearest and dearest die, almost of starvation; I have been ridiculed, distrusted and have suffered for my sympathy for the very men who scoff and scorn. … Trust not to the so-called rich, they are more dead than alive. The hope lies in you. ..”


¶¶ The poetic expression of some of his letters are fabulous. Here are some instances.

Up, up, the long night is passing, the day is approaching, the wave has risen, nothing will be able to resist its tidal fury. The spirit, my boys, the spirit, the love, my children, the love; the faith, the belief and fear not! The greatest sin is fear. ” ( Letter to Alasinga, Letters of Swami Vivekananda, page – 107)

NEED MONEY FOR WORKS:The Story Of an Indian Monk

¶¶ To achieve this however, one needed money and he did not trust a “Pauper” government to do this job. He therefore decided to reach at the Parliament of World Religions in that hope he could get a massage across that would bring in the required funds.

So, without this letter written to Maharaja , we could not be able to know the purpose of his visiting to America.

¶¶ The Strength of his Language:

Vivekananda writes in a personal voice. It’s with a style that is direct and decorated at the same time. His language is poetic, and in poetry even.

While he is talking about personal things – An interesting correspondence and requiescat in Pace are two of his examples of the many poems. They were also found among his letters.

In his letter to Mrs Mery and H. Hell, we see the same poetic diction. He writes:

” Thou music of my Beloved’s flutelead on, I am following. It is impossible to express my pain, my anguish at being separated from you, noble and sweet and generous and holy ones. Oh! How I wish I had succeeded in becoming a stoic! ” ( Letters of Swami Vivekananda – Page 119)


¶¶ Mayawati Ashram first published the Letters of Swami Vivekananda on 1st January 1940. Swamiji wrote most of the letters from 19.11.1988 to 14.06.1902. All the letters were in the English language.

Swami Ji wrote these letters to his friend, Mr Pramadadas Mitra, Master Mahashay Mahendranath Gupta, Swami Akhandananda and Balaram Bose.

They were all senior in age and he did sanitation accordingly. He writes some letters in Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit and French. He uses very simple and placid words, but complex analogies.

¶¶ Sometime His tone is analytical, sometime his voice often gets bold and prophetic.

” Despair not ! Remember the Lord says in Gita” To work you have the right, but not to the result. Guard up yours lions my boy . I am called by the Lord for this. I have been dragged through a whole life full of crosses and tortures. I have seen the nearest and dearest die , almost of starvation; I have been ridiculed, distrusted and have suffered for my sympathy for the very men who scoff and scorn . … Trust not to the so -called rich, they are more dead than alive. The hope lies in you. ..”

¶¶ The poetic expression of some of his letters are fabulous. Here are some instances.

Up, up, the long night is passing, the day is approaching, the wave has risen, nothing will be able to resist its tidal fury. The spirit, my boys, the spirit, the love, my children, the love; the faith, the belief and fear not! The greatest sin is fear. ” ( letter to Alasigha, Letters of Swami Vivekananda, page – 107)

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Vivekananda never forgot his Mother & Brothers. He was a monk , but not a inhuman.

Though his father was a renowned Barrister in Calcutta and earned a lot, he was a very wide–hearted man. He had to look after his poor relatives and ultimately, he had no bank balance at the time of his death.

Therefore, Swami Ji, as an elder son of the family had to face big financial problems. Besides, they had some family dispute which turned into a legal suit in the High Court of Calcutta. His brothers are studying then. His mind was then full of apathy.

Vivekananda, the then-unknown Indian Monk writes a letter to Promadadas Mitra in 1889.

” In Calcutta live my mother and two brothersI am the eldest; the second is preparing for the first Arts Examination and the third is young. they were quite well off before, but since my father’s death, it is going very hard with them – they even have to go fasting at times!

…… To crown all, some relatives, taking advantage of their helplessness, drove them away from the ancestral residence. Though a part of it is recovered through seeing at the High Court, destitution is now upon them – a matter of course in litigation”. Therefore, this is the story of an Indian monk.

HE COULDN’T TOUCH MONEY: The Story Of An Indian Monk

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This is the story of an Indian Monk who sacrifices himself on his Master’s feet, Sri Ramakrishna. Like Ramkrishna, Vivekananda doesn’t like to touch money.

Though he went to America to collect money for his own. Might be contradictory, but that is for his great purpose which he started from Belur Math – to serve the poor and weak and downtrodden.

Read ” Every man is potentially divine”/http://www.kalpatarurudra.or Goswami Vivekananda as depicted in his letter.


Dr Sushil Rudra

Hee Bango Bhandare Tabo Bibidha Ratan

Image:Mychael  Madhusudan Dutta the first modern poet( Kobi)/

Madhusudan Dutta , the first modern poet and dramatist (1824 – 1873) lived a very short life and writes both in English and Bengali language. He is an Indian poet of nineteenth centuries. Not much, but some valuable and memorable pieces of literary gems he composed.

He is called the first modern poet and dramatist in Bengal as well as in India. Today , 25th January is his birthday , so we convey a lot of respect to him .

Michael Madhusudan Dutta the first modern poet /(wishes “Stop a while, traveler !/ Should Mother Bengal Claim /thee for her son.” – )


Madhusudan , the modern Bengali Poet was a brilliant student of Kolkata’s famous Hindu College ( Now Presidency University) . Rajnarayan Bose, Bhudev Mukhopadhay was his classmate. He studied Bengali ,Sanskrit, Parsia, Greek amongst other subjects.


He began writing while he studied there . He drew everyone’s attention at college for his personality, fluent English speaking like the English man – even more proficiently , extraordinary speaker / orator, and as a well – dressed modern young Bengali student.

In fact , Michael’s exceptionally colourful personality and his unconventional, dramatic and in the many ways tragic life have added to the magnetism and glamour of his name.


Madhusudan started his literary journey in English language .Actually this was the tradition. Because , it was British period when all the communication had to perform in English and it was king’s language.

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Bankimchandra Chattapaddhay also began his literary debut in English which is a novel, “Rajmohan’s Wife”. Madhusudan wrote ” The Captive Ladie “(1849).


¶¶ ” The Captive Ladie ” is the most considerable verse in English written by a Bengali’s pen . This verse( two cantos and with an introduction), appended with Visions of the past had established him as one of the foremost litterateurs of the Bengal Renaissance.

Like many of his other poems ,The Captive Ladie, inspired by the 12th century Rajasthani poet Chand Bardai’s Prithvirajraso, is set in pre- Mutual Delhi , and draws references from both the Indian epics ,ThRamayana (4th century B.C ) and The Mahabharata (4th century A.D) more prominently, from the former.

The Captive Ladie alongwith Visions of the Past dealing with Christian theme , were first published in the Madras Circulator,probably in April – May 1849.

The tale of the Captive Ladie ,previously mentioned , from the store of Indian history and ambitiously addresses quite a few controversial issues like nationalism and patriotism, individual liberty, the practice of Sati, the rehabilitation of much maligned Hindu Gods and the Hindu character.

In this poem , captivity is a happy trope for examining his own cultural plight. This is metaphorically representative of the poet’s captivity in the hands of his English Muse .


¶¶ The first modern poet of Bengali language and literature ,Madhusudan Dutt became famous for his literary epic ‘Meghnathbadh Kabya’. He used blank verse in lieu of analogous , which was entirely new in Bengali poetry than previous Bharatchandra and Ishwar Gupta.

Language, rhetoric , prosody and imageries – are all new and highly significant. 1860 – 1861 may be considered as one of the more productive periods of Dutt’s life because during these two years , the plays padmavati and Krishnakumari , the poems Tilottamasambhava Brajangana .And the epical Meghnadhvadh were published.

¶¶ The poetic composition,Birangana (1862) was succeeded by Chatturdashpadi Kavitabali (sonnet) – a collection of 102 Bengali fourteen- liners- in 1866 and the prose work Hector Badh.

¶¶ His another contribution in Bengali literature is his drama. Initially he translated a drama Ratnavali of Ramnarayan ,while he came in contact with the Belgachhia theatre groups , and this association induced in him an unforeseen eagerness to contribute in Bengali.

He composed and translated Sermista , Is this called Civilisation? Maya kanan is another drama , published posthumously in 1874.

¶¶ He wrote some love poems in his young age when he was a college student. Wrote a number of letters to his friend ,Gourdas Basal and Raj Narayan Basu and also his mentor Ishwar Chandra Bandhopadhyay . He wrote some essays which published in the famous contemporary news papers .

¶¶ Michael Madhusudan Dutta, the great modern poet was a genius and his contribution in English and Bengali literature are enormous and fabulous, but his personal life was not happy for his reckless expenditure and unrestrained lifestyle.

Mychael Mashusudan Dutta , the first modern poet’s Marriage life was not also smooth . He died in the early , at the age of 49 . We convey our respect to his eternal soul .

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Durga Puja : The Grand Festival

Dr. Sushil Rudra

” Devi propannarte devi prosida “

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Durga Puja: the grand festival of Bengal is now a global ceremony. But not only do Bengalees enjoy it but most of the Indians come together to celebrate this grand festival. Somewhere some Indians observe Navratri just before Durgapuja.

I spent two years in Rajasthan, Kota. There Bengalees took initiative for celebrating the Durga Puja. We participated there along with my family in the cultural programs. Puja committee arranges Lunch and dinner. In the Evening, after Aarati, starts cultural programs.

In Bengal, this festival is super duper. From rich to poor all are busy to enjoy the fest. Devi Paksha starts from Mahalaya.


Before Mahalaya, cleaning every room is a must. Home is our Temple, so it’s just to be cleaned every corner of the house. Purchasing new dresses in the market is one of the attractive and compulsive matters to the household.

One of my Quora friends asked me why atheists of Bengal don’t alloGoddess Durga as the Puja of Bengal and Bengalees. Here’s in details :

¶ In fact, it’s very difficult to answer when and from where this festival first started. From the pre-historical period to modern times, we get a history of the evolution of Goddess Durga.

At present, we celebrate Mother Durga along with her family members in the Puja Mandap and some individual houses. But I doubt that it was not erstwhile as today celebrated. People with his imagination made this form of the idol of the goddess in course of time.


In addition, imagination and love both are active to form such deities. According to our imagination, we portrait the form of God and goddesses. So the more active and robust your imagination, the more various form of Goddess Durga.

When this Puja was Started! After a rigorous study, I am sure that this puja culture was started in the ancient Vedic era, and after many many evolutions, is today’s modern gorgeous forms.

First, our ancient society introduced nature worship. As a deity, Varun came first, then Mitra and finally Mother Earth. In Veda, Pritthidevi is called by the name ” Aditi”. During the Mahenjadaro civilization, people celebrated goddess of Earth.

Professor Hopkins ( E. W. Hopkins) identified Aditi as Durga. Aditi or Earth again is in Veda as the mother of Surya.

Durga and Shiva both are Vedic deities according to Scholar Weber and Muir, but Max Mueller didn’t agree with them.

He told them non – Vedic deities. Both were non – Aryan deities according to Max Mueller.

Kirat, Shabar, Pulind – all these people generally worshipped them. Max Mueller told that the Durga deity was considered as a Vedic aristocratic deity like Rattri, Kali, Rodoshi, Niriti in Brahmana Samhita.

But Indian and some other Western scholars didn’t agree with this opinion. So, we can consider the two most important deities as Vedic deities.

 Rudra or Shiva through Vedic, but Vishnu was a major deity. His influence was much to Vedic society. ( Hopkins).

Sir George Grierson wisely remarks that these Shudras are the branches of the Aryans. Hence, both the deities are of Vedic order.

These people lived in various places in Aaryavarta. But socially sometimes these people were abandoned, but ultimately, in course of time, they have got the same status.

Shiva and Durga are the deities of Aryans. Though Shiva was regarded as inferior. As an instance, Shiva was not invited during the holy Yongya ritual by Dukkha.

Prajapati Dokkha arranged the Ashwamedh Yoggya ritual on the bank of river Ganga. This gratis still existed in Hardwar.

Being not invited by his father–in–law Shiva angrily disrupted the ritual by creating Vairav Virvhadra and Parbati Mahakali. This tale, I think, all of us came to know from childhood. Almost all Hindus know this myth.

Mahakali or Vadrakali is none other than the goddess Durga.

We pronounce during sacrifice any Naibeddya ( the fruits and sweets) before deities Durga – ” Om Dakkhayoggya Binashinoi Mahaghoraoi *** Bhaddrakalloi Om Hrim Durgaoi Namah.

¶¶ Both the deities are Vedic in Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas. In Ramayana Shiva is called Shankara. And He is Rudra in Vedic literature.

In Taitoriyo Aarannyok we see Durga, Mahadev, Kartick, Ganesha and Nandi.

It’s distinctly pronounced in Taitario Aarannoyk (10/1/7): Kattyaonoi Vidmahe Konnya Kumaring Dhimohi. Tanno During Prochodayat. It’s a Gayatri mantra.

We In Upanishad, the name of Durga is to be found. In Rik Veda, Goddess Durga was considered as the flame–form goddess.

In his book ” Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology, Mr Dawson referred to some names of Durga et al Uma, Gauri, Parvati, Chandi, Chamunda, Kali, Kapalini, Bhavani, Vijaya.

Hopkins also wrote some other names like Shailosuta, Parvati, Ruddrani, Girija, Shailyarajputtri, Girirajputtri, Girisha and so on.

¶¶ However, Uma and Aamma are the same in Indian society. Amma is Ma in Bengali. People of almost all provinces of India call Amma. Ma Durga is a universal mother. She is our worshiper.

As described by Thomas Inman: Ammah or Ummah, ‘Mother’ is the same. All those forms of Uma ( Amm, the great mother – goddess) go back to the primitive and universal cult of the mother goddess in popular mythology appears as Kalama and Ilamma, which is as descriptive or as kin.

¶¶ Durga is familiar with various names and relationships. In Aarannoyk her name is ‘Vairachani’ who was the daughter of Surya or Agni ( 10/1/7). Kattyani and Kanyakumari are also her names.


Professor Jecbi wrote:

Rudra’s sister is Ambika in the Vajasaneya, but in Taittiyiya Aranyaka she is the spouse of Rudra, just as in the latter time. …. We find an invocation of Durga Devi, who is there Vairochini, daughter of the Sun or Fire.

In x.1.7 among verses addressed to Agni, we meet with two more names of Durga ( here called Durgi )viz KatyayaniKanyakumari. ( Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Vol. v, page – 212 )


¶¶ Some scholars said that Debi Durga’s other name is Gauri. She is the wife of Varun in some Puran. Her other name is Ambika. Hopkins identified these Mother as Bhadrakali, Mahakali, Maheswari and Sree Durga.

Shiva is familiar with Gaur, as he used to play with Parvati and Bhutas. Durga was the wife of Gaur, so her name is Gauri. Several scholars are in the same opinion.

¶¶ Sten Konow , an Indologist distinctly said :

” We can, in Kali and Kali’s worship, find some traces which point to the existence of an old, not only Aryan but Indo – European goddess, whose worship is continued in an unbroken line in the Durgapuja of the present day .”

Some scholars remarked that Ashwamedh Yoggya turns into today’s Durgapuja. Some foreign scholars also noticed the similarity between Durga and Greek goddess Demeter Chloe. He wrote : 

The Saradiya – Puja or the autumnal worship of Durga is analogous to the service of the Greek goddess of Demeter Chloe that took place on the sixth of Thargelian .

Swami Sankarananda remarked that Ashwamedh Yogya is today’s Durgapuja or Basanti Durgothsab. Rama Chandra started In Autumn this Durgapuja. And still, it’s continuing with its latest version.

Change is the another name of time. King Surath worshipped Durga in the spring many years before Ramachandra .

The autumnal Durgapuja had started after a long period, may it be thousand of thousands of years after the Basanti Durgothsab.

That time Agrahayan was the first month of the year. This time in Chitra Nakskhtra the Sun exists in between Kannya and Tula Rashi. But at the time of Ramachandra Surya exists in Rebati Nakkhattra.

Therefore, Basanti Durgothsab started many many years ago as Autumnal Durgapuja. But it’s now the most major puja of Hindus.

Basanti Durgothsab took place in some places or homes in Bengal, but the Autumnal Durgapuja festival or Sharadia Durgothsab is the grand festival of the Hindus throughout the world.

Why puja commenced in Autumn?

Vidyabhusan Amulyacharan discussed the time of worshipping Durga Puja. – why it commences in the Autumn? he scholarly said that Durgapuja is the holy Sharodotsab. From the Vedic periods, people celebrated it consistently in various forms.

In the Vedic era ” Esh ” means Ashwin ( a Bengali month ) and ” Uj” means Kartick ( After Ashwin comes Kartik).

According to Vedic sage, Ashwin and Kartick both the months are Sharat season. This season is the ideal time for worshipping. Ambika is another name of the goddess Durga. Ambika means Ashwin.

The worship of the Autumn season is ultimately the worshipping of Devi Durgapuja, the grand festival of Bengal. So this season is the best time for the worshipping of Durgapuja.

So we can conclude that worshipping Surya puja gradually turns into Durgapuja in course of huge time. Even it has changed its Rupa(Forms) and Rasa ( innate significance) and took a modern gorgeous silhouette – it’s true.

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The Media is the number one device of battling against all the odds and drawbacks of the society as well as the whole universe. Without the media of communication, we can’t live a moment in the modern world. We can say that now the media is life. Today, I will furnish in my blog a poem related to media.


Sushil Rudra

The name of the poem is ” Now Media Is Life “.

It’s media, a very vibrant but spontaneous device of the present era. It is our basic needs with food and lodging, and freedom of speech and voting. After changing so many eras we are now in the era of media, passing away Paul, Sena, Gupta, Mughal, British and so on.

Now media is a life which ruling us. Now it is the era of media. Media controls and instructs us, advise us and help us what to do or not, in every moment, in a dream, and the struggle.

The media decides the name of awardees. They can rebuke. They provoke people to regard. All are furnished by media.

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The very first page of the newspaper on Independence Day, when we open and look at the headline in ten column banner- The feet of whom would you visit? Is it of Netaji or Mahatma Gandhi? Not they’re! but a rapist-murderer who has been convicted and dangled. It also defines alerts mighty media.

Now media is lifeMedia is like a metal detector, seeking for a silent and secret atom to discharge and defuse, it settles down whether the case is of suicide or murder, the sinners are the politicians, a few dacoits, murderers are patriots, – everything, every moment defines and confirms the media by the hands and pen.

In Sunami or earthquake how would you proceed to propaganda , how would you shouting at arranging michil and gatherings, that media also programme & organise? They teach you seriously.

As soon as the chun or lime drops down from the bettle , media will shout to you, If there is missing in tune or music, media will threat you , if rice is not produced from paddy , media then and there will expose it by their machines and skilled tune.

Hence, In the modern age, media is God, Supreme consciousness. The leaders are running towards them to satisfy and to sit on the crown. Even the singers, the stars, the writers, the researchers are always trying to influence them for getting success, to achieve awards like the Bharat Ratna or Padma awards. Media, You are superb, you are God!


# ‘ Mandir ‘


Dr Sushil Rudra

Our country produces so many great teacher . They sacrificed their lives for the betterment of education and its true implementation in the society. We can give examples from Vidyasagar to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan .


Vidyasagar came from a very poor Brahmin priest family. He continued his learning in High School to College & University through hard labour. In his student life he used to teach students as a tutor . Thus he managed his expenses of higher studies.

When he was a teacher and next head pandit of Sanskrit college, he used to provide financial help to the poor students. He was a social reformer and also the pioneer of Bengali prose .


..A good teacher is he who always look after his or her student’s future . As a teacher, Vidyasagar emphasised on the women education and opened first girls school with the help of Bethune Saheb in North Kolkata ( formerly Calcutta) in Bidon Street near Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral home. It’s now famouBethune College.

A teacher should have the quality of sacrifice and the power to change a student’s life. And that’s what a teacher from the state of Maharashtra did. He took a stand for promoting girls education and changed the lives of many girls.

In modern times, it’s very rare in the society such kind of mentality and sacrifice . This is an example for the future teachers to follow his sacrifice and mentality . Being a primary teacher he has been trying to implement the modern teaching methods in such a lagging society. We came to know from various sources of communication that a primary teacher of Maharashtra was awarded a big amount of money from UK .


The news published on 3rd December 2020 that Shri Ranjitsinh Disale , a teacher from Solapur district, Maharashtra won the Global Teacher Prize 2020 with a cash prize of $1-million.

But it’s matter of great pleasure that he shared this money with the co-perticipants though he was the only owner of this prize, so far as I concern from the news agency.

We all know that Covid pandemic has been changed our lives in many respects . Still now students are not allowed to attend the schools and colleges . So we have to take help of digital media like Google meet and other apps .

During interview this teacher said, ” The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed education and the communities it serves in a multitude of ways. But in this hard time, teachers are giving their best to make sure every student has access to their birthright of a good education.


It’s absolutely right what he said about teacher’s duty. Students always wait for the teachers to get assistance in their problems with learning.

Hence teacher should have been always catious about the lessons which are given to them. Whether they’re in comfort in study or not , the teacher should take information from the students about it .


He thinks that this work is not possible for an individual efforts. It’s the works of all the teachers. He remarked in this respect ,

” Teachers are who are changing the lives of their students with a mixture of chalk and challenges. They always believe in giving and sharing “.


And, he started again :

” therefore, I am very pleased to announce that I will share 50% of the prize money the real change-makers equally among my fellow, top 10 finalists to support their incredible work. Because I believe , together we can make a difference and we can make this world a better place.

He believes he is not alone the winner, so he declared that the money will be disbursed equal among all the rest 9 top 10 finalists.

His attitude towards growing and sharing has put a mark that we should learn to share because if we will share then only we can grow together.


Ranjitsinh is a teacher of a village school . Generally , there’s no infrastructure in the school of Villages . Neither classroom, nor sufficient teachers are available there .

However , he reached first time at the Zilla Parishad Primary School at Paritewadi in Solapur in 2009, it was a dilapidated building, sandwiched between a cattleshed and a storeroom.


Most of the girls in the school were from tribal communities. You know they are first generation getting education . So their attendance was very low. Sometimes it could be as low as 2% .

And again child marriage was very common. Some students were unable to understand the textbooks . Because it was not in their primary language(Kannada).

But Ranjitsinh did not give up hope . He sympathically thought about the situation .

He learned Kannada and taught them by translating the textbooks to their local language. So being a less payment primary teacher he had to learn another new language which is very very difficult to achieve. He did it. It’s his good will and sacrifice for the benefit of the students.


We came to know from him that he also started QR coded textbooks by the help of which students could learn through video lectures, audio poems and stories. And later his school became the first in the Maharashtra to use QR coded textbooks.

In 2017 state ministry decided to introduce QR coded textbooks for classes 1-12. Following which in 2018 NCERT also introduced QR coded textbooks. It’s a modern techniques to impart education to the students.


His school is in a drought-prone district of Maharashtra but he has tackled with this issue also by increasing green land from 25% to 33% in the last ten years. In all, 250 hectares of land surrounding his village was saved from desertification, earning his school the ‘Wipro Nature for Society’ award in 2018.


CEO of Microsoft (Satya Nadela) has recognized Ranjitsinh’s work as one of three stories from India in his book Hit Refresh. He has won the Innovative Researcher of the Year 2016 award and he has also won the National Innovation Foundation’s Innovator of the Year award in 2018.

He has communicated his methods by writing more than 500 newspaper articles and blogs, as well as participating in television discussions on educational topics.


He is a teacher with utmost respect who has dedicated his life for girls education and now all his work has made tremendous impact. Teenage marriages has stopped in that place and the school is having 100% attendance of girls. Therefore , only possible for a devotional teacher which is very rare in modern generation.

Our country needs such kind of teachers who can change the poor position of Indian women and their livelihood. And for this need hundreds of idle teachers like Ranjitsinth are highly appreciated in India.

Only such persons are fit to undertake the work of teaching as are thoroughly educated and virtuous. -. Swami Dayanand


Dr Sushil Rudra

image :Cassipur Uddan Bari . This the place where Sri Ramakrishna became Kalpataru Sri Ramkrishna /
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image: Side view of Cassipur Uddan Bati/ kalpataru Sree Ramkrishna

Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna :1st January, 2021

From midnight 12 am , New Year 2022 starts its journey for the next 365 days until it reaches another New Year of 2023. At present all most all the official works and activities are maintained according to English Calendar. But this day is also famous for Kalpataru Sri Ramkrishna Diwas .

Just one more year passed. We have spent this year very cautious as a pandemic is still exists. We have learned a lot of lessons in this awkward situation. Have lost so many people in this pandemic. By the grace of Thakur Sree Ramkrishna, we are going to welcome another new year. Ist January is remembered as Kalpataru day. This is a holy day. Today we are going to discuss in this post about Kalpataru Sree Ramkrishna day.


From monthly salary to grocery store the accounts and transactions are made following to English Calendar. So we enjoy the new year day as a holiday. British Government ruled out our country more than 2 hundred years.

We used to follow up with their culture and tradition since then . If we try our best to remove all these practices from our lives , it will not be proper as per our own Indian tradition.

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Because , we have been made accommodation in our ways to living with all the diversities which we had to face in course of our journey generation after generation.


Foreign rulers invaded our country and established here and gradually they’re becoming our own neighborhood. We have been accustomed to their culture and practices.

image: Kalpataru sir Ramkrishna /

Aryan came here first , then Shak , Hun ,Pathan, Mughol and lastly English ruled out country. We became united. There’s no other way than mingling with them. Humanist Poet, Rabindranath Tagore wrote in a poem ” Bharattirtha” :

Eso he Arya , eso anarya , eso he Dravid Chin / Shak Hun Dall Pathan Mughol Aek Dehe Holo Leen.” ( Come Aryan, come non – Aryan , come Dravid Chin , Shak Hun Dall Pathan Mughol United in a one body. )


One poet remarks: ” East and West shall never meet.” But in this case, I mean, about New Years Festival , we are not conservative at all. We are celebrating this fest with full of joy and merriment.

But it’s not our matter of discourse Today is a memorable day in the history of Sri Ramakrishna spiritual movement and Ramkrishna Mission .


Kalpataru Diwas is celebreted 1 st January by the devotees and followers of Ramkrishna Mission and Math . It’s celebrated in all centers of Math and Mission in India and in the Vedanta centers of out side of India.

What is the significance of Kalpataru Utsav or festival ? Why it’s sacred day?


1st January, millions of his household devotees observed Kalpataru Day because it was on this day in 1886 that Sri Ramakrishna showered on a select few who had gathered in the Cassipore Garden House, his wish fulfilling blessings.

From that momentous day onwards the day is observed as Kalpataru Day, the day when the great Guru reappears, as it were, to bliss his disciples year after year.


Now Kalpataru Day has become a sacred to his disciples and followers . His birthday also when devotees throng the Ramkrishna Maths the world over to pay their obeisance and seek his blessings, again and again.

It’s true that His followers believe that Sri Ramakrishna revealed himself to be an Avatar or God Incarnate on earth. His followers and disciples obey this incident as one of the “Lords special festivals ” .

The first January, 1886 Kalpataru Day, was an event of unusual consequence and meaning in the life of Ramkrishna and His followers.


Ramkrishna was suffering from throat cancer at that time, and his health was deteriorating . He and His closest followers had moved to garden house in the northern Kolkata, neighborhood of Cassipore.

1 st January was relatively good day for Him. He took a walk in the garden. There He asked one of His followers, Girish ( a great drama writer and poet of Bengali literature) , a question He had often asked before,


Sri Ramkrishna asked :

” Who do you say that I am? “.

Girish replied that he believed that Ramkrishna was ‘God Incarnate’ , come to earth out of mercy for mankind.’

Ramkrishna then replied, ” What more shall I say ? May you be awakened. Ramkrishna then entered an ” ecstatic state ” and began touching all of His followers present there.


Truly, those who got touch reported experiencing a variety of new states of consciousness, including vivid visions. For one Vaikuntha, the visions persisted and interfered with daily life. So that he worried about insanity.

Another disciple, Sri Ramchandra Dutta, explained that Ramkrishna had in effect become Kalpataru, the wish fulfilling tree of Sanskrit literature and Hindu mythology. Datta named the commomoration of this mystical event ” Kalpataru Day”.

As a result, this event carried meanings and memories of cosmic import for the disciples and also prepared them for Ramkrishna’s death . It occurred only a few months later, on 16 August, 1886 .



So , Our new years celebration is something different from others. We regard this first day of every new year worshipping Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna.

Therefore, We pray to Him . This year we, along with the members of Vivekananda Vani Prochar Somity went to visit two interior village of Tribals to distribute blanket and lunches to the poor tribal folks.


Hence , in Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna Diwas it is our duty to serve the poor as Shiva. So we did . They’re very poor . We spent some time with them. And after getting Prosad ( lunch), we returned home.

Undoubtedly, This was a very interesting events which we enjoyed today.

Therefore, I am sure, my readers have spent a pleasant day. Happy new year to you all. Stay healthy and be peaceful. Kalpataru Sri Ramkrishna will bless us with a delightful life.


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