PROBASHI- A Cultural News Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1

January 2012 Volume 1, Issue 1 A cultural news magazine Message All of us living in metropolises are in the midst of a melting pot of cultures. Probashi (in bangla) or Pravaasi (in hindi) is a term used for people like us, those who are living outside their home state, town or village. We, the Probashies or Pravasies, are uniquely positioned to adopt the best which each state has to offer. In our home states, the domestic culture becomes so overarching, that literature, poetry, art, architecture, history etc of other regions of the country, remains oblivious to us. In Bengal, Tagore is formidable, while in Tamilnadu, poet Thiruvalluvar is pre eminent. Maybe we, living in Faridabad, can attempt to see the genius of both the men, for their philosophy, speaks essentially the same thing. It is with this aim of cross cultural interaction that Durga Puja & Cultural Association has started a cultural news magazine Probashi. No culture, can survive if it attempts to be exclusive. Openness to new ideas, respect for an alternate point of view and readiness to accept the best which the world has to offer, drives a culture and its members towards excellence. We would encourage the readers to contribute with ideas and articles so as to make this endeavor participatory and the approach pan India. I would wish to acknowledge the voluntary contribution of the Probashi team, our members and contributing authors who have made Probashi possible. Prof A Basu, President Durga Puja & Cultural Association Presented by Durga Puja & Cultural Association, Ashoka Enclave II and Sector 37 under auspices of Probashi Porichoy  CONTENTS  CITY BEAT  Kolkata: Home to five Nobel Laureates  Delhi: Lost Library of Dara Shikoh  Faridabad: A woman’s vision to build a  city    CULTURESCAPE  100 years of the National Anthem‐  Surviving Controversy    TOP TEN  Ten all time favourite Bangla songs    HIGHLIGHT  Punjab’s reverence for Tagore     MYTHOLOGY  Vikarna: The unheralded hero of  Mahabharata    WORDS OF WISDOM  Kabir Dohas: Keeping it pertinent and  simple    FEATURE  Book Review  Recipe: From the kitchen at Thakurbari    READER’S CONTRIBUTION  Blind man’s bluff is not always a game  Mathematics and Music  From a tea shop boy to a national poet  A poet who did not get enough time    CHILDREN’S SECTION  Story: A lifelong lesson  किवता: मेरे दे श का बटवारा Painting: Michaelanjelo’s David Article: Young hands at work Crossword: Environment      Probashi Probashi Credo अयं िनजं परोवेि तगनना लघुचेतसाम उदार चिरतानां वसुधैव कतबक ु ुं ं “this is mine that is yours” this kind of attitude is the characteristic of narrow mindedness. For a broad-minded person the whole world is like a family Indian Degree: MBA(Regular), BBA, BCA, B.Sc Animation, B.Ed, JBT International Degree: B.Sc in Engineering, Management, Gaming and Imaging Deming Asia Institute of Management C 56/39, Sec 62 Institutional Area, Noida -201301 0120- 4553333 (10 LINES), Admission for July 2012 Batch Closes on 15th Feb, 2012