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Mandira
Chicago
I am a Bangla language instructor by profession. I truly enjoy my job
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Thanks Anne for sharing it. I am in quizlet and I will go there soon and then we share each other's quiizzes. First of all, I have to make some :). I never used Memrise though. Some students say that they use it. Thanks again.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on Question about online quiz maker at UM Bangla
This list is immensely helpful. I got a couple of things which I need. Now , I am going to use Symbaloo. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at UM Bangla
Dear Readers, I need a quiz maker for making quizzes in Bangla. It should look nice. It should be online ( I don't have much space in my computer). Bengali fonts must work there. And, it should be free. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at UM Bangla
I can predict that virtual classes will be more popular in future and technology will make it successful. There are already a couple of online platforms which offer Bangla courses where a student can have a face-to-face classes with teachers.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at UM Bangla
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Slides cannot be the only tool for language teaching , we all know that. So , figure out how you will use it. I again, will tell the students to find out what is happening in the picture. They will... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at UM Bangla
I will read more about it in future but, readers, for now, one article will give you some ideas about it. I will make a board of visually stunning mind maps in Pinterest ( may not be related to language... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at UM Bangla
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I am greatly inspired by mind mapping idea in making teaching materials for Bangla. Here is the concept in Wikipedia. First I saw a couple of exceptionally beautiful mind maps in pinterest and that blew my mind. I am reorganizing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at UM Bangla
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Dear Readers, Sorry for being absent in the blog for a long time. Actually, my local network could not access UMbangla for some reason . I even did not understand where was the problem and who to contact for. But... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at UM Bangla
"Mandira’s artworks often utilize acrylic media with block prints and stamp techniques creating a unique aesthetic that exists somewhere between painting and collage." Dallas Jeff, the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog got it right. She wrote a review of my artworks in it. Many art web shops do not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at artmandira
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জাপানি ছাত্রছাত্রীরা ক্লাসে বসে বসে ছ সপ্তাহ পড়াশোনা করে বেজায় ক্লান্ত হয়ে গেছিল। শেষ সপ্তাহে আমিও উড়ি উড়ি করছিলাম। বিকেলে ওদের নিয়ে যাদবপুর ইউনিভারসিটি ঘোরাতে গেলাম। বলছিলাম, " দেখো, দেখো, এখানে আমার তুলনামূলক সাহিত্যের ক্লাস হত, এখানে আমরা আড্ডা মারতাম।... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at UM Bangla
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আজ আমাদের জাপানি ছাত্রছাত্রীদের বাংলা ক্লাস শেষ হল। প্রোগ্রাম হেড মহীদাসবাবু ওদের সার্টিফিকেট দেওয়ার ব্যবস্থা করেছিলেন। আমরা, টিচাররা সামনে বসলুম। একে একে সব শিক্ষকরা বক্তৃতা দিলেন, তারপর ছাত্রছাত্রীরাও বক্তৃতা দিল। ইউকা কথা বলতে বলতে কেঁদে ফেলল। ইওশিকার চোখ দিয়েও ঝরঝর... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at UM Bangla
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This is one of my new paintings made in Kolkata. I started it in Chicago, probably in 2016, finished it in my home town in 2017. Now, officially it is spring in Kolkata but it is actually hot. The roadsides are dusty and crowded. Still, there are Shimush, Palash ,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at artmandira
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It was really a nice feeling when Tulika wrote me an email saying that 'art collective' would like to collaborate with me. They would put a couple of my artworks in their website for print. The website looks professional and beautiful. They take great care to make every artwork look... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at artmandira
Their artowrks speak for themselves. “Six Emerging Indian Artists to Watch”, according to leading Indian art curator Heidi Fichtner Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at artmandira
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2015 and 2016 are crazy years for me and that crazyness embodied in my journal. What a mix of loud colors, mismatched bills, stickers, scrap papers, tickets, god knows what else. I wanted to remember my life in USA and put that in my journal and bring it with me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at artmandira
Well, it was a delight to find this entry in the net. This is a Bangla learner's blog entry. 'Cha na coffee' ? Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at UM Bangla
Hi all, This is an important and informative article about the benefits of learning a second language. It is written by Julia Reed. If you are not sure why you should learn a second language, read this article and this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at UM Bangla
Learn Bangla from where you are If you are in interested in learning Bangla, then you have come to the right place.Probably you do research on Bengal, want to communicate with your friends, like to travel or work in West... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at UM Bangla
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The conference on " Bengali Language and Literature: Technological Potentials" arranged by Sarsuna College and Jadavpur University was held on 25th. and 26th. November, 2016 in Dr. K. P. Basu Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University. This conference was very pertinent at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at UM Bangla
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H: 22" W:30" materials used : Acrylic on printmaking paper. Available in Saatchi.com Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at artmandira
আমার ধারণা দুরকম বিষণ্নতা আছে। সৃষ্টিশীল আর সৃষ্টিছাড়া। এখন আমার দ্বিতীয়টায় পেয়ে বসেছে। আর হবেই বা না কেন ? একটা লাল নীল খুনখারাপি মার্কা ছবিকে শোধরাতে বসেছিলাম। সাদা অ্যাক্রিলিক ঢেলে ফ্যাকাশে করে দিলাম। সব লাল গোলাপি হয়ে গেল। তারপর ঘাবড়ে গিয়ে তাড়াতাড়ি রান্নায় ধনেপাতা দেওয়ার মত চাড্ডি কাগজের টুকরো ছড়ালাম।... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at লেখালেখি
Note on 4th. November,2016 Finally, I received my artowrks in Kolkata They were being shipped from Chicago and there was a delay. Now I have them all with me. If you are interested to buy any, please contact me : bhadurimandira@gmail.com They are available in SaatchiArt You can get more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at artmandira
Pactice your vocabulary Level : Beginner, Novice This quiz is for those who have just learned the consonants and vowel sign of আ । Play Quiz 1 on QuizRevolution.com now! Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at UM Bangla