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Mandira
Chicago
I am a Bangla language instructor by profession. I truly enjoy my job
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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 6 days ago 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
Let's Learn Russian website impressed me. As a very beginner, who has no knowledge of the language can a get a brief introduction to the grammar structure, vocabulay and phonetics. I do not know any Russian and it was nice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at UM Bangla
Hi Language learners, This following article is written by Julia Reed. You may find out what you need. 15 Best Free Language Learning Websites and Apps Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at UM Bangla
A pertinent question and a thoughtful answer from Kramsch. Second language learners and teachers, just spend a few moments here . I am sure you have faced the same question in your life. Cannot really believe that I have stumbled... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at UM Bangla
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'Happy World Students Day' to all of my former and current students who make my life meaningful and remind me why I love teaching. My best wishes are always with you and my love is neverending :) Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at UM Bangla
Hi all, Subho Bijaya. Well, after being in a couple of virtual language teaching platform, I am finally settled in ' Italki.com'. I feel more free to use my own language tools, can contact people outside the teaching platform, share... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at UM Bangla
Three Trends That Will Influence Learning and Teaching in 2015 Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at UM Bangla
Yes, we should address this question to differentiate a virtual class from other online courses. I think, those who have questions, can read this article. "Just like in a real-world classroom, a student in a virtual classroom participates insynchronous instruction,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at UM Bangla