State of West Bengal Local Customs

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State of West Bengal Local Customs

  • Panta bhat (Boiled rice soaked in water...

    I love Panta Bhat. Panta Bhat is a typical Bengali dish made of slightly fermented rice. In Bengali ‘Panta’ means “Soaked in Water” and ‘Bhat’ means “Boiled rice”. The dish is mostly served as a breakfast in the rural areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Panta Bhat is made out of leftover rice which is soaked in water so that it prevents spoiling,...

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  • WHY TIGERS DEVOUR HUMANS

    Tigers very rarely become man-eaters, as they instinctively avoid humans. Well documented accounts of attacks on humans have inspired many legends and intensified the mystery of the tiger. When man interferes with the delicate balance between predator and prey, by introducing domesticated livestock into tiger habitat, and thus reducing the...

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  • SUNDERBANS-THE MANGROVE FOREST

    The growth of these trees is prolific. They thrive in brackish waters, and as the tides ebb and flow, the new saplings can be seen-thousands upon thousands of tiny shoots sprouting up.The seed-pods are arrow-shaped and heavy- their weight and shape causes them to drop (pointy end first) into the soft mud of the river-bank, where the become firmly...

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