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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Atletico de Kolkata defeated Chennai FC In Opener

Postiga is the hero of this magnificent opening match. Atletico de
Kolkata defeated Chennai FC in opening match at J L Nehru stadium of
Chennai. Kolkata played attacking football throughout the match and
finally won the match by 3-2 goals.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon In Kolkata

It is the night of Supermoon again... and will be seen again in the year 2033.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

International Buffet In Kolkata

Kolkata can make own everything by virtue of its own. Then why not
delicious dishes? Now, one can find here foods of Thai, China,
Tibbetan, Gujarati, Punjabi, Mughal even foods of Mongolia and Africa
too. This concept has forced to get birth a new den of international
food named Park Pavilion of Jameson-Inn-Shiraz at Park Street. Veg and
non-veg - both items would be found here. Various items of meat,
chicken, fish and paneer would available here at very low cost buffet.
One can taste Thai fish curry with Posto-murgi. If you're a
vegetarian, then you can get Hara taoa kebab, Hunan veg or Chilly
baby corn etc. Hence, you can go with family & friends at this
international buffet of Park Street one fine evening and experience a
new taste in this city of joy.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Idols Of Viswakarma On Street For Sale

Tomorrow is Viswakarma Puja. So, the idols of lord Viswakarma are on
the street of Kolkata this morning for prospective buyers.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kebab Festival In Kolkata

Courtesy: Kebab-e-que restaurant of 'The Astor' at 15, Shakespeare
Sarani, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata- 71. It is the
destination of kebab lovers of Kolkata for many years. Recently, the
authority of this restaurant has announced that several delicious
dishes of veg & non-veg items will be served during this festival (7th
Sept.'15 to 25th Sept.'15). The cost is very low - Rs. 700/- for
non-veg items and Rs. 500/- for pure veg items before tax. One can
take unlimited kebabs by spending only Rs 700/- or 500/-. Kebab-e-que
has the specialities in Murg Jafrani Kebab, Gost Panja Adarki, Lahsumi
Mahi Tikka, Peshwaru Bara Kebab. In this 'Endless Kebab Festival' the
non-veg items are - Chicken Chakori Kebab, Peshwari Bara Kebab, Mutton
Shik Adana Kebab, Dahi Kebab, Murg Tanduri Kebab, Jafrani Tengri
Kebab, Murg Malai Kebab, Mutton Boti Kebab, Gost Panja Adarki. And the
fish kebabs are----- Amritsari machchi, Mahi Lasuni Machchi,
Hariyali Machchi, Nariyel Aur Pudina Jhinga. Delicious veg items are -
Paneer Saslik, Mushroom Moti Kebab, Hara Bara Kebab, Dahi Ke Kebab,
Sabji Alubakhra, Shik Kebab. But one of the special Kebab here is
Mutton Shik Adana Kebab.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Madhubani Theme Of Kankurgachi Mitali Sangha Durga Puja 2015

On this 79th year, Kankurgachi Mitali Sangha is creating a piece of
village as their puja mandap adorned by Madhubani paintings.
Theme-maker Sourajit Bandyopadhyay is now busy with some painters of
Madhuban who are originally Maithili, and they are creating paintings
on the puja mandap along with other artists who are creating artistic
atmosphere at the puja mandap by creating Madhubani art by thermocol.
The whole puja pandal would like to be a giant palanquin of Madhubani
art. Similarly, the clay idol of debi Durga is being created by
Kumartuli artist Parimal Pal. The image of Ma Durga here would remind
one 'roop' of a girl of Madhubani villages. As a whole, this year
Durga puja of Kankurgachi Mitali Sangha would really be an event of
art & craft.

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Transmission Of Radio Kolkata 'ক'

Akashvani Bhavan Kolkata - the witness of many ups & downs of changing
times, people contributed their efforts and love for the transmission
of Radio Kolkata and changing technologies responsible for the
enhancement of quality of transmission of a regional transmission
centre like Kolkata. When people used to avoid listening radio, FM
channels came to save radio - people again have started listening
radio gradually. Now, FM radio is unavoidable. But, the traditional
basic channels were getting neglected. The transmission of Kolkata 'ক'
('A') in medium wave was very poor and so less-attended by the
recognised listeners. A few years ago, the information & broadcasting
ministry has decided that the main radio centres of the country will
become under Digital Radio Mondiale or DRM for distinct sound quality.
It is now a matter of pride and happiness that the transmission of
Radio Kolkata 'ক' will become digital from 8 September, 2015 and the
CEO of Prasar Bharati - Sri Jahar Sarkar will inaugurate the digital
transmission at 2 pm on 8th next. The venue is Satyajit Roy Auditorium
of ICCR. After the inauguration, the transmission of Radio Kolkata 'ক'
will be quite distinct even from the remote corner of the state. In
our country, most of the people have analogue radio, and keeping in
view this fact, distinct sound of Kolkata 'ক' can be heard on analogue
radios too.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Kumartuli To Los Angeles

Durga Puja - 70 days to go. The idol of Debi Durga is going to Los Angeles.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Heritage Steam Engine

This steam rail engine was built in the year 1954 by a company of
Japan. It used to run for 38 years (1955-1992) in the section of
Rupsa-Baripada-Bangripusi of south-eastern railway of India. This
heritage engine is now being shown at Santragachi rail station.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rath Yatra 2015 At Nalikul, A Village Of Bengal

This evening, I visited Nalikul, a village of Hooghly district to
observe Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath. It was a very enjoyable event
with traditional enthusiasm, respect, fun, joy and happiness.

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619 Year's Mahesh Rath Yatra

Today I visited Mahesh near Serampore of Hooghly district to observe
the puja, rituals and rath yatra of Lord Jagannath, after two years.
It was the Rath Yatra of 619th year. So, you can imagine how old it
is. But, the devotees pay homage to Lord Jagannath with the same
enthusiasm, respect, joy and happiness.

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Friday, July 17, 2015

31Uttam Kumar Film Festival

To observe the 36th death anniversary of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar on 24
July, 2015, Shilpi Sangsad will organise 31st Uttam Kumar Film
Festival at Nandan-1 & Nandan-2 from 24 July '15 to 30 July '15. Total
nos. of 15 films of Uttam Kumar including Chiriakhana, Harano Sur,
Sanyasi Raja, Deya Neya, Sare Chuattar, Shyamali and Saptapadi will be
screened there. Daily show time: 3pm & 6pm. Tickets: Rs 30/- & 50/-
will be available from 18 July '15 onwards at Nandan.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Children's Film Festival

15th Children's Film Festival by Cine Central will be held from 17
July, 2015 to 22 July, 2015 at Nandan-1 daily at 4:30pm & 6:30pm.

In fact, films for childrens are becoming scanty globally.
But, a few directors are thinking seriously about making films for the
kids. And as a result, film festivals for the childrens are often held
throughout the world. Cine Central is doing this job regularly with
sincerity. 41 movies from 17 countries would be shown on this festival
including the movies Koni, Anokha Moti, Hire Ki Angti, Charmurti and
Padma Patar Jal - all the entries from India. Other countries are
China, Japan, Canada, Croatia, Iran, Israel, Russia, Netherlands,
France, America etc. A cluster of short films & documentaries made by
childrens will also be seen in this festival. 'Animation Greets' - a
film of Canada would be the inaugural film on 17 July, 2015 at 6:30pm.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Happy Birthday To Kadambari Devi

Kadambari Devi - 'Natun Bouthhan' of Rabindranath Tagore was born on
5th July, 1859 at Jorasanko and married too on 5th July but in the
year 1868 at the age of 9 to Jyoti dada of Rabindranath.

Kadambari Devi was born in the Tagore family but she was
incidentally not among the residents of 'andar mahal' of Jorasanko
Tagore house. She brought up in the outer house with his father
Shyamlal Ganguly who was one of the 'bazar sarkar' of Tagore family.
Debendranath - father of Jyoti dada chosen her as daughter-in-law
when Kadambari was only nine years old. It was also 5th July, 1868 -
Kadambari married to Jyoti dada of Rabindranath - entered into a new
life. But, unfortunately, her place in the andar mahal of Tagore
family was unwanted, neglected and humiliating. Jyotirindranath never
accepted her as wife and tried to avert. So, we may come to the
conclusion that Kadambari Devi's childhood was not so colourful yet
enjoyed by her, but the hopelessness of marriage life brought her to
the conclusion that quitting this mundane world is the best remedy for
her to get rid of those implied negligence, humiliation and

The only oasis of her life was the poetic friendliness of
Rabindranath who was about two year's younger than her. After 12
year's unfruitful married life, Kadambari Devi was so depressed that
she attempted to commit suicide. At that time, she survived. But, when
the negligence and loneliness increased, she attempted to commit
suicide again and the unsuccessful married life of 16 years came to an
end. A beautiful life of only 25 years, stopped forever.

Kadambari Devi was apparently unsatisfied, but, Rabindranath
always tried to please her with songs, poems and company. Hundreds of
pleasant afternoon and sweet evening they passed with so many memories
left. Rabindranath have created the poems of "Shoishab Sangeet"
sitting beside her... Kadambari Devi used to fulfil her lonely life
with the fragrance of Rabindranath's friendliness.

She is no more 130 years passed, but she is still with us within
the soul of thousands of songs of Rabindranath and will be there
forever. Rabindranath always tried to make her happy by his poems and
songs... so, we can say still "Happy Birthday To Kadambari Devi".

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Greetings To Mohun Bagan In The City Of Joy

When the team bus of Mohun Bagan reached club tent, the supporters greeted the champions with joy.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mohun Bagan Is The Best Of India

Mohun Bagan - the century-old football club of Kolkata is now the
I-League Champion of 2014-15, so it is the joy of the city of joy, it
is the joy of the millions of supporters of Mariners. Bagan last won
the I-League 14 years ago.

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