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Your password should ideally be more than 7 characters long as longer passwords are more secure. It is highly recommended that you choose an unique password for each site that you go to. Some people choose a phrase like "WhereTheMindIsWithoutFear" (a famous Tagore poem) so that they can easily remember their password. In the Welcome email, only the first and last two characters are shown for security reasons.
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Each user needs to set up an unique identity on the system. Since we want to make sure that we can easily communicate with users, we have chosen an user's Email ID as the most practical and useful unique ID. The user's Name (separated as First Name and Last Name) is useful when communicating with them. Finally, we want to save the geographical location of a user to be sensitive to their time zone when communicating by phone or streaming video that may be useful for the learning process.
Please register by filling in the Registration form. Make sure that the email ID you enter is easily accessible to you. All system communications will be sent to this email. If an invalid email is entered, the registration will be immediately deleted.
The password should be more than 8 characters. Longer passwords are more secure. It is highly recommended that you choose an unique password for each site that you visit. Some people choose a phrase like "WhereTheMindIsWithoutFear" (a famous Tagore poem) so that they can easily remember their password. The password is not displayed on any online screen. In the Welcome email, only the first and last two characters are shown for security reasons. If you forget the password, you will have to register again, and all your usage history will be lost.
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successful registration, document your Profile and to provide a guide to the various capabilities of the site. Please save this email to remember your credentials. A database record is created on the supriyosen.net server to identify you for subsequent visits.
A registered user can use multiple devices and only needs to login from each device as necessary. For example, I use an iMac, an iPad, and an iPhone. For testing, I also have set up a Windows 10 and a Linux Ubuntu 14 under VirtualBox, an App that runs under Mac OS. Only one registration is required.
Since Registration sets up your profile, you should Register again if you want to change your Password, Name or Location. If you want to change your Email ID, you need to register as a new user. The history of your activities can be manually coordinated by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration record on the server will be removed after six months of inactivity or on your emailed request. Registered users will get an activity status report by email twice a month.
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Browser settings on some computers may restricts how long login credentials will be remembered. Public computers like the local Library or Internet Cafes usually reset every day. In these cases, the auto-login will not be effective and you will have to Login every time.
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Practice Bangla Section
After you have learnt the Bangla Alphabet, acquired a small vocabulary and learnt how to construct and speak conversational Bangla, many Internet Learners of Bangla find that they lack access to resources to practice what they learn and continue to grow their Bangla skills.
In this section we want to get you the experience of an immersive environment by setting up access to curated multimedia content. Now you can Read Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Blogs; Hear performances of Songs, Recitations, Audiobooks and See Cartoon Clips, Videos Clips and Youtube.
As you learn Bangla, especially if you are not in an immersive environment, you need access to curated multimedia content to enhance your learning. This section of the website offers you a variety of content that can be easily accessed online.
Practice Bangla Section
Assisted Mouseover Bangla Reading
A major innovation on this website is a public dictionary and some software that lets you see the English equivalent and the phonetic English spelling of a selected Bangla word.
Assisted 12 items of International News in Bangla
, with mouseover access to +
Mouseover the Bangla words and you will see the English meaning and the pronunciation in Phonetic English. This news is also shown on the start page. There are tabs with all the words not yet in the dictionary, a lookup panel to research words and a You can research and update the Universal Public Dictionary, so that a word you just learnt can be useful for another student later.
The Golden Boat সোনার তরী
Where the Mind is Without Fear চিত্ত যেথা ভয় শূন্য
If They Answer Not To Thy Call যদি তোর ডাক শুনে কেউ না আসে
Oh My Bangla! আ-মরি বাংলা ভাষা
I Sing in Bangla আমি বাংলায় গান গাই
The Captive Hero বন্দী বীর
The Goddess of Wealth for the Town নগরলক্ষ্মী nogorlokShmi
The Tryst অভিসার obhisar
Indian National Anthem জন গন মন
Bangladeshi National Anthem আমার সোনার বাংলা
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star ঝিক্ মিক্ ঝিক্ মিক্ ক্ষুদ্র তারা
To Be a Hindu is Great Fun হিন্দু হওয়া বড়ই মজা
Lullaby - There was once a Billy Goat এক যে ছিল রামচাগল
Lullaby - Godai who lives near the Ganges গঙ্গাপারের গদাইবাবু
International Children's Stories with Bangla Subtitles - 3 videos
Turtle's Flute Turtle, a gifted flutist, is trapped by a greedy man. How will she escape now?
The Little Pianist Azul loves to play the piano and he wants to become not just a good pianist but a great pianist. See how he learns the secret.
Santa's Christmas Santa has fallen ill. He is worried the children will not get gifts but a surprise awaits him.
Stories from Grandma's Knapsack - 15 videos
Grandma's Knapsack These Children's stories are from the ever-popular Thakurmar Jhuli (Grandma's Knapsack).
Fairy Tales - 10 videos
Fairy Tales English Fairy Tales like Little Mermaid, Hansel & Gretel, Snow White & Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty
Tales from Panchatantra - 20 videos
Tales from Panchatantra The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of interwoven fables, many of which involve animals exhibiting animal stereotypes. According to its own narrative, it illustrates, for the benefit of three ignorant princes, the central principles for 'the wise conduct of life'.
Birbal in Akbar's Court - 19 videos
Birbal Birbal was a Hindu Brahmin advisor in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He is mostly known for the folk tales which focus on his wit. Birbal was appointed by Emperor Akbar as a poet and singer in around 1556–1562. He had a close association with the Emperor, being part of his group of most important courtiers called the Navaratna or nine jewels.
Moral Stories - 8 videos
Moral Stories Moral Stories in Bengali includes
Crow and Snake, Foolish Donkey, Hare and Tortoise, Lion and Jackal
and Monkey's Sacrifice
Jungle Stories - 7 videos
Jungle Stories Jungle Stories in Bengali includes
The Foolish Crane, The Brahmin and the Goat, and The Tiger and the Traveller
Tenali Raman Moral Stories - 20 videos
Tenali Raman Stories Tenali Raman Stories in Bengali includes
Jar with Seeds, Raman and Magician, Sharing the Reward, Krishna Tests Ramkrishna, King Punishes Tenali, Raman Enters Court
Fairy Tales in Bangla with English Translations - 32 videos
Bangla Fairy Tales with English Translations Fairy Tales in Bangla includes
সিনডরেলা - Cinderella, লিটল রেড রাইডিং হুড - Little Red Riding Hood, রাজকন্যা - স্লিপিং সৌন্দর্য - Sleeping Beauty, হ্যানসেল ও গ্রেটেল - Hansel and Gretel and আলিবাবা ও চল্লিশ চোর - Alibaba and the 40 Thieves
Adventures of Pandob Goenda (Five Spies) - 10 videos
Pandob Goenda (Five Spies) Pandav Goenda Adventures includes Jipsi Nacher Arale, Brishtimukhor Sondhya, Surongo Rohosyo and Puri Dhame Dundhumar
Hajabarala by Sukumar Ray
Hajabarala HAJABARALA is a Nonsense story by the great children's storyteller Sukumar Ray, Director Satyajit Ray's father. The story starts with a child who suddenly wakes up from sleep to find strange things happening - A talking cat; a raven - Kakkeshwar, Gechhodada, Heejibeeji and Byakaron Shing are some of the funny and crazy characters in this unique story written by Sukumar Ray
Tagore Songs - 11 videos
Tagore Songs Videos to watch and listen to the words of the lyrics pronounced by the singers.
Rabindranath Tagore Documentary by Satyajit Ray
The documentary was made to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-1941) birth centenary. It details the life and work of the celebrated Bengali writer and includes dramatized episodes from the poet's life and archived images and documents.
Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta. He was educated at home. At seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling, which he did not complete.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 "because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West."
Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honor as a protest against the massacre of peaceful protesters in a walled garden, near Amritsar, Punjab, now referred to as the
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Timeless Gitanjali Gitanjali is a collection of 103 poems of the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in English, translated by the poet himself. This volume became well known in the West, and was widely translated into other languages. In England a slender volume was published in 1913, with an exhilarating preface by W. B. Yeats. In the same year, Rabindranath became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize. The poems of Gitanjali are the offerings of the finite to the infinite.
The Story of Gitanjali: Song Offerings
The Story of Gitanjali It is common knowledge that Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for his Gitanjali. In what language did the Bengali poet write? The Gitanjali we know was in English, but why did Tagore almost never write any subsequent poetry in that language? When he was awarded the Nobel, the slim volume of Gitanjali was the only major literary work in English that the poet had to his credit. Yet the Nobel committee passed over luminaries like Thomas Hardy to award the prize to Tagore. What did the West find in Tagore?
Tagore Tunes in Hindi Films
Tagore Tunes in Hindi Films Doordarshan (India's National TV Network) brings to you a lyrical version of Gitanjali in the melodious voices of Jagjit Singh, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurti, Suresh Wadkar, Vinod Rathod, Kumar Sanu, Anup Jalota and Sunidhi Chauhan.
All 30 Episodes of GITANJALI are available on YouTube. The entire set of episodes can be viewed by clicking on Playlist for All Episodes of Gitanjali. This is the 5th of the 30 episodes Gitanjali covering the influence of Tagore Songs in Hindi Movies.
Text Books WB/BD-Primary School Level
All textbooks used to teach in primary schools in Bangladesh and West Bengal are now available online as PDFs. A selection of the books to teach Bangla upto Grade 4 are shown here.
Newspapers are always recommended as a way to practice reading any language and to enhance vocabulary with useful words in current use. Here are links to a few newspapers, 3 in WB and 3 in BD.
Magazines, through their articles, offer insights into cultural activities of Bengalis. Some of these are located in the US, and will be of interest to Bangla learners who reside in Western Countries.
Blogs with Bengali Food Recipes
There is an universal love for Food and Cooking. I have found a number of Blogs that discuss Bengali cooking and food. I think learners of Bengali would find these blogs interesting.