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Friday, October 13, 2017

International Puppet Festival

For the first time in Kolkata world standard puppet festival is about to held (26-31 October 2017) in which England, Germany, Peru, Portugal, Italy, Lithuania, Brazil, Singapore and India will participate. In this PUN (Puppets Unite Neighbours) Puppet Festival, 15 artists will participate, 7 from India. Puppet show, theatre will be shown to the students of several schools, free of cost. The artists will perform show at Quest Mall free of cost too. One function at P C Chandra Garden will be held by tickets only.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

House Of Sister Nivedita Will Open Soon

Ramkrishna Sarada Mission has completed the renovation work of Sister Nivedita's house at 16A, Bose Para Lane. It is the heritage building which the State Government has taken four years ago and handed over to Ramkrishna Sarada Mission for renovation work. The said house is situated on about 5 kathas of land. The house is renovated in such a way that the rooms remained same as they were used by Sister Nivedita years ago.

A museum is being formed there inside the house where the books, things, furniture used by Sister Nivedita will be exhibited for all. Moreover, many information, photos of Sister will be placed there. So many past events occurred in the life of Sister Nivedita will become real by audio-visual effects. On the day of inauguration, a compilation book on life & works of Sister Nivedita will be published there. Moreover, a book on preservation of the house will be published there too.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hatibagan Sarbojanin Durga Puja 2017

Bird - free on the sky, the vast field of freedom. The puja committee has chosen this theme inspired by the speciality of making of artistic birds in Varanasi.







































Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nalin Sarkar Street Durga Puja 2017

Theme of Nalin Sarkar Street is very sensitive and emotional - mentally handicapped childrens are still neglected in our country, normal relatives of them seldom contacts the patients stay in mental development centres. The hapless childrens are often victims of social injustice and negligence. But they need sympathy and concern from their parents, relatives and friends. The puja committee has depicted this social message for all by showing thousands of unattended letters hanging overhead, wheel chairs and many post boxes installed there. Anandabazar Patrika has chosen the Puja as best puja of Kolkata.



























Kumartuli Sarbojanin Durga Puja 2017

The Durga idol of Kumartuli Sarbojanin is excessively good. Anandabazar Patrika has chosen the idol of devi Durga as best among the pujas of north Kolkata. The theme is good too - the profession and distressful life of clay artists of Patua para (Kumartuli) is depicted here in the puja pandal. Soumitra Chattopadhyay - the veteran actor and poet has narrated the life of a clay artist or 'Poto'.






































Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kumartuli Park Durga Puja 2017

























Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durga Puja 2017

Yesterday, on Panchami, I went to North Kolkata to see the Durga Puja there. At first I visited Ahiritola Sarbojanin. The unique pandal is very gorgeous. The idol of Devi Durga is unique too. And beautiful.