National Education Day

National Education Day is celebrated across India, every year on November 11, to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was an Indian scholar and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress during the independence movement. Following India’s independence, he became the …

National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for management of Covid-19

The National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and Yoga for the management of Covid-19 was released jointly by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH virtually, today. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog also graced the virtual event. On …

দিমিত্রিঅস গালানস (Demetrios Galanos)

An article on the first Greek Indologist Demetrios Galanos (1760 -1833) by Professor Suniti Kumar Chatterjee (1890—1970) published in সাংস্কৃতিকী, চতুর্থ খণ্ড (SANSKRITIKI 4th Part), Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 1993, pp. 67-71. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, was an Indian linguist, educationist and litterateur. He was a recipient of the second-highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Vibhushan. He joined the University of …

Raksha Bandhan

रक्षा बंधन की हर्दिक शुभकामनाएं Raksha Bandhan, also abbreviated as ‘Rakhi’, is one of the most beautiful Hindu festivals that marks the love and affection shared between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated all over India on the full moon of the month of Sravana or Sawan in the lunar Hindu calendar (August in the …

Some Greek–related publications of the Greek Club Kyklos in Kolkata

By Ujjal Ghosh* The “Greek Club KYKLOS” was founded in 1988 by the renowned polyglot linguist Asit Chakraborty (1935-2003) and a few other friends of the Greek civilization in Kolkata. Since then the Club has increased in numbers and provides regular Greek language courses every Monday evening at its premises (Lokenath Apartment, 74A, Nagendra Nath …

Turning the clock back

Priyadarshi Dutta* By converting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque, Erdogan has symbolically unsettled Ataturk’s vision of Turkey. He has revived the memories of Turk conquests that had tormented Europe Hagia Sophia is the most recognisable symbol of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople). For the last 85 years, this grand edifice has also embodied the idea of …

Guru Purnima

गुरु पूर्णिमा की शुभकामनाएं – Happy Guru Purnima Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, is considered to be one of the most significant Hindu festivals. The day is dedicated to one’s Guru, mentor or spiritual teacher. Guru Purnima falls on the full moon day (Purnima) of the Hindu lunar month Ashadha, which corresponds to …

বাঙালীর গ্রীকচর্চা কতটা প্রাসঙ্গিক

অনিরুদ্ধ ভট্টাচার্য্য গ্রীকসংস্কৃতির সঙ্গে আমাদের ভারতীয়দের যোগ দু’হাজার বছরেরও পুরোনো। এই সম্পর্কের শুরু হয়েছিল সম্ভবত আলেকজান্ডারের ভারত আক্রমণের সময় থেকে, অর্থাৎ যীশুখ্রীষ্টের জন্মের তিনশো সাতাশ বছর আগে। সেই সম্পর্কেরই অন্যতম পরিণাম যে ‘গান্ধার শিল্প’ তা সকলেরই জানা। গ্রীক ভাষার সঙ্গেও যে তখন থেকেই আমাদের পরিচয়ের শুরু এবিষয়ে কোনো সন্দেহ নেই। সুনীতি চাটুজ্জে (১৮৯০-১৯৭০) মশাইয়ের কৃপায় …