Shubho Naboborsho: Happy Bengali New Year (1418)


This is the Bengali New Year. And here is wishing everyone a great, prosperous and happy new year.

This is a day of hope and of joy. And of course, of great, great food! It is almost traditional in my home to celebrate the day with sumptuous lunch, the table being graced by numerous preparations of the king of fish: The Hilsa!


It is a day when the city breaks out in a riot of colors. For once, the ephemeral boundaries of political color is submerged by the color of celebration!

poila boisakh

I hope that this new year brings you whatever your heart craves for. The past year has not been too kind on me, personally, and professionally. This day gives me another ray of hope at life and lady luck giving me a break.

Shubho (=Happy) Nabo (=New) Barsho (=Year). May poila (=First) Boishakh (the name of the first month in the Bengali Calendar) bring me some joy as well.

Shubho Naboborsho!

Skeptic Oslerphile. PhD Student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Past: 1) Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 2) Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; 3) Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

4 comments on “Shubho Naboborsho: Happy Bengali New Year (1418)

  1. shubho nabobarsho:)..nice pics..


  2. Anasua Deb

    should have uploaded the pics of cooked fish! And add some more chillies please.


    • Anasua Deb

      And yes, forgot to ask you about ur musical taste.. Do you like “chaander haashi baandh bhengechhe” ? ;-D


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