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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.

A. B.

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.

A. B.

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.

A. B.

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.

A. B.

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.

A. B.

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".

A. B.

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.

A. B.

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.

A. B.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Phalharini Kali Puja At Mayer Bari

Puja of Ma Sarada has been done on the day of Phalharini Kali Puja,
last Sunday 17 May at Bagbazar Mayer Bari.

A. B.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

25 Boishakh : Cultural Programme At Jorasanko

In the morning of 155th birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, a cultural programme was held at Jorasanko Thakur Bari as usual. Various artists rendered there Rabindra Sangeet and recitations from 6:30 am onwards. Here are pics of some of the artists performed there.
1) Arumoy Bandyopadhyay - recitation
2) Rajashree Bhattacharya - song
3) Durba Sinha Roychowdhury - song
4) Bijoylakshmi Barman - recitation
5) Mahua Mukhopadhyay - song
6) Utpal Kundu - recitation
7) Pubali Mukhopadhyay - song
8) Upali Chattopadhyay - song
9) Parvez Chowdhury (from Bangladesh)- recitation
10) Sanchayita Giri - song
11) Arpita Bandyopadhyay - song
12) Debprasad Roy - recitation
13) Abhirup Guha Thakurata - song