On the Foodpath, Debasish tweaks the traditional recipe of Chapor Ghonto made with tender White Pumpkin and flattened lentil fritters to make a delicious veggie dish.
Where will the fish live other than in water? This unusual fish recipe gets its name Ilisher Pani Khola or Hilsa Fish in Water possibly from its watery look. Unusual because unlike most fish dishes that use mustard oil as the medium, Ilisher Pani Khola uses white oil and it tastes heavenly. Debasish tries it out this experimental recipe on the costly next-to-gold Hilsa fish, On the Foodpath.
Renowned children's writer Ramendra Kumar held creative writings sessions in two Kolkata schools and a bookstore and promptly named Kolkata, the City of Kool! Just as he was charmed by the enthusiasm of the children, his young audience couldn't have enough of him!
The humble jackfruit can taste as delectable as a gourmet dish with succulent dumplings dipped and groovy gravy. Debasish Bhattacharya tries out a new jackfruit kofta recipe.
Cooking prawns with love makes them taste heavenly. Debasish tries out his favourite Golda Chingri (Large Prawns) when in a mood to do something 'hatke'.
I used red baby potatoes from Manipur and followed a Himachali recipe to come out with this beautiful tasty Alu Guteka.
Last night I cooked this egg curry and had it with cumbersomely made Parotas. The only word to express my love for my egg curry is “eggcellent”.
Occupations that allow professionals to create and innovate are the wave of the future. The ability of professionals to apply their creativity to solve problems and make our world more efficient is key to the development of future societies. Consider how these top five occupations of the future will impact the world through creative channels.
Online education is reaching out to the remotest area and fulfilling the dream of realising ‘education’ as a fundamental right. We look at the key merits of online education over the traditional learning process.
Renowned children's author Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) had a "rollicking time" at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival 2019 (SCRF), spinning yarns, conducting story telling sessions and interacting with vibrant minds in various schools in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. He takes us on a thrilling journey of eating, talking, dreaming stories with kids and also a glimpse into how this fabulous festival treated him. Learning and Creativity presents LnC Special Edition of Ghost Stories by Children that came out of Ramen's sessions at the SCRF 2019.
Apart from being a world-famous software and hardware provider, Microsoft is also known as big certification vendor. In order to ensure quality services for their products, Microsoft issues professional IT certifications. In this article, we will talk about one of the most renowned associate-level credentials from Microsoft which is dedicated to Windows Server 2012 and also see the details of exams associated with it.
User Experience design is the next biggest IT employer after Big Data and AI. Looking for a professional UI/UX design course? Connect with Designboat UI/UX School.
Who says healthy breakfast has to include food which are not pleasant to the tongue? Try these healthy yet delicious easy-to-make granola breakfast recipes.
Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is one of the most popular LitFests in the country. It is held in my alma mater, the iconic Hyderabad Public School. HLF, which focussed on plenary sessions, cultural events, stage talks, poetry recitals et al, also had a slot earmarked for children. Very sweetly titled Nanha Nukkad it comprised a series of events on varied themes. I conducted a workshop called ‘Spinning a Yarn’ devoted to story writing. Presenting a selection of the imaginative stories that emerged!
While gold and diamonds tend to get priority in every woman’s collection, it is the classic and elegant pearl which renders the element of refinement. Choosing pearls is a matter of your evolving taste. Neeti Kanungo helps you pick and choose and match and combine the choicest pearls for that look of pure grace and elegance.
Translation of one of the most beautiful and motivating Puja Parjay songs of Tagore from Geetanjali.
Positive parenting tips from Ramendra Kumar, the author of Effective Parenting Book which suggests a fresh avatar for the new age parent, with stories and lively, useful parenting advice.
Some useful tips to help you learn Mandarin while teaching English in China. By learning Mandarin Chinese, you can overcome the language barrier.
Ramendra Kumar, author of the pioneering Indian parenting book Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm speaks about the equally important quotient – MQ or Masti Quotient. Comparing something as trivial as masti to something as vital as intelligence, emotion and passion, he emphasizes masti is vital especially when it comes to the relationship between you and your children.
The recently celebrated 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival, Kolkata, which took the city by storm on March 26, 2015, was a grand follow-up to the international...
Ramendra Kumar writes about the engaging Creative Writing Workshop and Story Telling Sessions at Chandigarh Children’s Literature Festival CCLF 2016.
At Learning & Creativity I will give one travel tip per month ... and at the right time.. enough to buy your tickets cheap, early and start building the excitement! So my recommendation for summer 2015: Turkey & Greece
Silky Smooth Chicken Malaikari is one of my experiments and I just stopped short of yelling “Eureka” when the aroma started wafting around.
When you have some leftover rice and you don't know what to do with, its time for experimenting. Debasish Bhattacharya did just that and came up with a fun recipe that's smart, quick and delicious.
Debasish Bhattacharya shares some easy and simple fabric painting tips. Find out how to paint your own ordinary Tee and turn it into a unique T-shirt.
My preparation was Parboni Payesh, the special winter time payesh (the Bengali variant of kheer), made royal with khejur patali gur, grated coconut, milk and condiments.
Next time you are stuck with some chicken breast pieces and a loss of ideas, try this finger-licking recipe of Pan Grilled Chicken Breasts in Thick Gravy.
This story behind Avial recipe, with its origins in The Mahabharata is just as interesting as this healthy vegetarian dish.
On Halloween, involve your kids in trying out craft ideas to let them manifest their creativity. Check out these great craft ideas and learn how you can create wonderful, spooky Halloween items with crafting tools and easy-to-do DIY bow-makers.
If you are in a hurry but want to have a good breakfast before stepping out for the day - fix this easy and healthy salad.
Creative recipes for dum aloo, the eternal favourite which you can cook up anytime. Try it the Bengali way with baby potatoes this Diwali.
A creative recipe of Chicken Roast, very easy to cook but tastes divine…! Try out great creative recipes in our new section Creativity in Kitchen.
Every activity whether it is cooking, serving, cleaning up, gardening, repairing et al is shared by every child and teacher. The teacher child ratio is 1: 6. As far as the index of happiness is considered – it is higher than I have seen in any school.
Sachin is inspiration. He inspires hope, team spirit, focus and determination.
It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning. ~ Claude Bernard
If you're looking for some fun and easy science experiments for kids then you've come to the right place. This video shows how to make a Lava lamp easily at your home.
Kids are born scientists and love to experiment now and then. These easy science experiments are fun for kids to learn all about the world around them.
“I’m a learner,” Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO says. “I think the thing that I realized is, what excites me is that I'm learning something.
We may see certain things that attract our eyes but we should follow our heart because when we listen to and trust our heart, it is usually right and we are happier as a result.
Life is what you make it. Don't let problem kill your enthusiasm towards life.
Silence also helps you to realize your strengths and weaknesses. It allows you to connect to your inner-self and bring self-improvement.
See others making mistakes and avoid yours.
Success is an outcome of hardwork and sincere efforts, not the luck.
When you endeavor to achieve your goals, make sure you are heading towards the right direction.
Motivational Quotes: Face the problems with courage and confidence.
"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." - A.J. Muste
Hope is what keeps us going through difficult times. Have faith and you will survive.
“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” ~ Rachel Ann Nunes
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napolean Hill
“You express your own divinity by being alive and by loving yourself and others.” ― Miguel Ruiz
The Grapevine’s competition is closed. Now Learning & Creativity (L&C) is up with a Short Story Contest. The selected stories will be published in an anthology. Click...
L&C wishes all its readers and authors a Merry Christmas
Christmas is not a day, but a state of mind. Peace, Goodwill and Humanity unfurls the real spirit of Christmas
Get creative this Christmas by trying delicious and mouthwatering Christmas Tree Cupcake that will impress your friends and family. This classic recipe will instantly evoke warm Christmas memories.
Children love making their own Christmas tree. We present here some great how to make Christmas tree with paper and with the Origami art.
A beautiful quote of Swami Vivekananda that tells a simple fact. Be strong and make the most of your life. Be weak and lose all that you could have gained.
Christmas is almost here. Spread the joys and good wishes to your friends and family by sending them these hand made cards.
Check out this cool collection of Christmas Bulletin Board ideas from the best teachers sites, Pinterest boards and crafts corners.
Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Bulletin board has always been the best medium for children to showcase and enjoy their imagination.
This holiday season why not indulge in deep dark chocolate desserts that contain superbly nutritious ingredients.
Christmas home decorations are the main thing that gives life and color to our home every season and specially if its Easy-to-make home made decorations. These Christmas Baubles guarantee to brighten the holiday season!
Kids & Moms don't wait for a snowy day to have some wintertime fun! You and your kids can make a snowman anytime with this festive craft ideas.
Santa Claus loves people, brings happiness to them; He showers all with gifts generously; He shares his joys with forlorn people; He is ever ready to help a needy; His compassion for people is genuine; He identifies everybody in light of solidarity; For him Christmas is not just one day but all days in a year and forever………Anybody who possess these qualities is a Santa Claus in this world.
It is said, that Santa brings gifts to the good children on Christmas Eve. He makes a list of what the kids want to receive for Christmas, and delivers these presents according to their behavior throughout the year.
If you're looking for a way to do something crafty with your time, here's how to make a paper Christmas tree.
The best gift bestowed upon one is Good Health; the best treasure one can acquire is Satisfaction; the best relationship one can cherish is faithfulness.
Which Christmas song is your favorite? Here we present the top 15 songs capturing the essence of this joyous season. Sit back and enjoy the wonderful music of Christmas with your loved ones.
Are you looking for some extra-special ideas for all those people on your holiday list?Have fun watching these Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas.
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; he has got clarity of thoughts. The man of benevolence never worries; he does not expect anything in return. The man of courage is never afraid; he accepts challenges without fear.
Material things and experiences, all have flexible connotations. Every experience should be counted as valuable, meaningful. A situation of a frustration could be an opportunity to practice patience; a tempting situation could be a lesson of restraint. Material things however, are only as valuable as we make them....no matter the price. Through our perception, we decide a thing’s value, importance, and effect.
This Christmas Learning colors will be so much fun.Great Train theme will help your child remember colors even faster. So Enjoy and have fun
Endurance is the key to conquer impediments. A person, who withstands situations, wins.
Sharing with you how can you make tessellations yourself following some simple steps.
Vision is the sort of clarity that explores the imperceptible, goes beyond the known and extends into the world of imagination. And from imagination, there is invention; there is discovery and subsequently development.
Restricted patterns of thoughts penetrate our efforts and constrain our existence which stops our development. Phases in our life are like the plateaus (highlands), the steps towards success. We should not remain on the steps; to progress, we must go beyond them.
A part of us is aging, the body; however another part is still young, the mind. Learning wonderful new things is an ongoing and a never ending process. The satisfaction that comes along with lifelong learning is immense.
Who says you can’t enjoy the scrumptious holiday goodies and still maintain some waist management? Try snow-dusted mini linzer tart cookies that are festive, light and nutritious!
You can accomplish a check on weight gain during holidays by allowing yourself indulging in small amounts of your favorite holiday treats.
Enjoy brownie bites on Christmas and New Year by Dr. Janet Brill which are low cholesterol and mouth-watering.
Opportunity lies within the difficulties. While solving a problem, one has to come out of disorderliness and look for minimalism. Once the situation is minimalized (simplified), there will be a coherence which will then throw the light towards the possible break (solution).
Set your goals so high that even if they by any unfortunate circumstances don’t work out, you will still be flying among the stars which is not bad at all.
Time is not just the calculation of transitory phases in years, but also the assessment of ACTIONS-the effort we make in life's works; FEELINGS-our state of emotional being and ACHIEVEMENTS-our realisations in life, of life, about life.
People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.
A clear and distinct goal enables one to direct one’s efforts towards the accomplishment of the goal in a more organized way. A clear goal induces effectual action towards achievement of success.
Take care of children with sensibility and raise them with love and affection because they are our future generation who will take care of the country tomorrow.
Kids LOVE to measure, mix, pour, decorate and eat mouth watering dishes. Yes, it can be messy sometimes but you are building memories alongside skills. So enjoy this children's day some great recipes by Sanjeev Kapoor.
Looking for easy and fun learning face painting ideas? Learn to make simple and easy clown face painting in less than two minutes
Every child loves to play games, and turning the learning process into a game is one of the most effective fun learning techniques for children. This tutorial shows how to make roses with modeling clay without using any tools other than your hands.
With just half a newspaper you can fold India's National cap - also called the GANDHI cap. This wonderful cap can be made bigger or smaller to fit different head sizes.
Sincere and competent effort put in a good cause will always be, however delayed, acknowledged and the effort will always bring successful results.
Resembling a card game wherein a hand is dealt with a set of different cards, and the players play according to their own way; Life offers us various opportunities, how we utilize them is our own decision and preference.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open
The word Culture comes from Latin "cultura amini' which means cultivation of the soul, and thus Jawaharlal Nehru said "Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"
One should control one’s thoughts carefully so as to direct the life towards the positive and let our thoughts shape our life. One should think constructive and work towards it and should refrain from developing and nurturing negative thoughts.
There are two possible results of an action. Failure may dishearten one but that should not stop one from trying to act. If one stops trying, one also loses the chance of success thereby predestining the act. The author says ".......but you are doomed if you don't try."
When the hurdles are more, challenges are big, the rejoice that we have on the triumph or conquest of the hurdles is immense and the bigger is the challenge, the more is the pride in overcoming it.
In the rush of life, we sometimes are so focussed towards a goal that we forget to notice the little little things in life. Eventually, they are these little things that makes our life, not just the goal. So, Ursula K. Le Guin says..."It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end"
This motivational Quote is about Obstacle which is a blockage but not a dead-end. So one should not fear obstacles but work through it. When the obstacle is over-won, there is sheer joy of achievement.