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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Busy Streets Near Sealdah Station

The area near Sealdah station has very busy crossing points in the city #Kolkata
#photo #photography #streetphotography

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Uttam-Suchitra Film Festival At Nandan

On the occasion of 35th death anniversary of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar, a
film festival has been organised by Shilpi Sangsad. According to the
organiser, when Shilpi Sangsad was established, Mahanayika Suchitra
Sent too patronised it. And as she is no more, the organiser decided
to organise Uttam-Suchitra film festival to pay homage to Suchitra Sen
14 films would be screened at Nandan-1 from 24 July to 30 July, 2014.

Date: (3 pm). (6 pm)

24/07/14: Sare Chuattar Indrani

25/07/14: Sagarika. Sabar Upare

26/07/14: Alo Aamar Alo. Sadanander Mela

27/07/14: Surjo Toran Nabarag

28/07/14: Shap Mochan Sanjher Pradip

29/07/14: Harano Sur. Pathe Holo Deri

30/07/14: Saptapadi Agni Pariksha

Tickets: ₹30/-, ₹40/-, ₹50/- (At Hall from 18/07/14)

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Durga Puja - 100 Days To Go

Durga Puja - the greatest festival of Bengal is just 100 days to go.
So, the artists of Kumortuli are busy to make 'kathamo' (structure) of
Devi Durga by dried hay and bamboos.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

200 Mts Long Flags Of Brazil & Argentina In North Kolkata

While south Kolkata is crazy about the wins of Brazil and Argentina,
north Kolkata is not lagging behind - 200 Mts long flags of Brazil and
Argentina are showing now the craze of traditional football lovers of
old Kolkata too.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Argentina! Argentina!! Argentina!!!

Argentina vs Bosnia match just 5 & half hours to go - Kolkata is very
enthusiastic about the first match of Argentina in the world cup. The
walls of south Kolkata are now colourful with the hero of Argentina.
The supporters of Argentina in Kolkata are sure that their favourite
team will win tonight.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Brazil To Lake Pally : Theme Of Durga Puja 2014

Kolkata is reeling under World Cup fever. And Brazil is the most
favourite team of Kolkatans ever. So, organisers of Durga Puja are not
lagging behind. On this 57th year's puja of Santoshpur Lake Pally,
Country Brazil is the theme and their slogan is - "Brazil to Lake
Pally". Their theme of puja is centered by Brazil, it is true, but
direct Rio carnival or Samba is not here, but, the amalgamation of
Indian culture and Brazilian culture is the main theme. Sands of
Indonesia, and other materials of pandal will be imported from Mumbasa
of Keniya and Mexico. At the first phase, materials of pandal have
come from Sao Paolo between 1-4 June. A piece of Brazil would be seen
in the pandal of this year's Durga Puja of Santoshpur Lake Pally.

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World Cup Special Sweets In Kolkata

Nalin Chandra Das & Sons - the famous sweet shop of Kolkata has
prepared special big size sweets in the shape of world cup, balls and
flags. They used colours which are eco-friendly.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil! Brazil!! Brazil!!!

Today is the inauguration of World Cup Football in Brazil. Craze
emerged accross the world. Kolkata also very enthusiastic in this
regard. And so, the localities are being decorated with paintings of
flags of Brazil and Argentina. The walls are also being painted with
the figures of world cup players.

Today is the inaugural match of Brazil. So, the wall of Alipore is
decorated with the flag of Brazil.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

19th European Film Festival

Voices Of Youth - 19th European Film Festival organised by Cine
Central Kolkata, will be held at Nandan 2 from 13 June '14 to 19 June
'14 and European Union, Nandan & Cine Central jointly venture this
festival. 'Voices Of Youth' is the theme of this international film
festival. Youth is the other name of revolution, they have the dream
to fulfil, they've ambition, joy, happiness, sorrows, loneliness,
pride and plight, fear, hopes and hopelessness... so, the films of
this festival will depict those feelings, those ups & downs of youth.
Love Like Poison, Fresh Air, You & I etc are the prominent films of
this festival. Films of 18 countries like Austria, Denmark, Finland,
Italy, Lithuania, France would be screened at this festival. 19
award-winning films will be showed here. 'On The Sly' - the movie from
Belgium would be the inaugural film.
The above still is from the French film 'Love Like Poison'.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

A Tribute To Radhakanta Nandi

Radhakanta Nandi was the most efficient and popular commercial tabla
player of Kolkata. He accompanied with almost all the famous singers
of Bengal. Attending live programmes of Manna Dey, Sandhya
Mukhopadhyay, Manabendra Mukhopadhyay accompanied by Radhakanta Nandi
were always a pleasant experience couldn't explained in words.
Moreover, he loved to accompany with eminent classical maestros like
Pandit Nikhil Bandyopadhyay, Pandit Yashraj and Pandit Manilal Nag. A
CD of live programme by Manna Dey will be published on 9 June, 2014
at Press Club. Radhakanta Nandi was on tabla with Manna Dey at this
live function. Hence, it will be a big gift for the listeners of this
CD. By this way, tribute will be paid to Radhakanta Nandi too.
Radhakanta Nandi Institute and Netaji Subhas Azad Hind Foundation
will jointly venture it. The title of the CD is "E Kon Jugalbandi".
Manilal Nag, Bikram Ghosh, Abhishek Chatterjee, Indrani Sen, Saikat
Mitra, Jagannath Basu and Bibhas Chakraborty will present on the

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

"CHAAR" Sandip Ray On 13 June

The latest Bengali feature film by Sandip Ray, comprises of 4
different stories will release in Kolkata and Bengal on 13 June next.
It has four short stories 1) Dui Bandhu by Satyajit Ray 2) Pariksha by
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay 3) Bateswarer-er abodan by Parashuram 4)
Kagtarua by Satyajit Ray. So, Sandip Ray named the film "Chaar".

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Special Sweets For Jamai Shasthi

Jamai Sasthi is the most ancient custom and practice of Bengal. On
this day, the son-in-law goes to his mother-in-law's house on
invitation and affectionate Mother-in-law offers son-in-law good
delicious food and new clothes. On this occasion, famous sweet shops
of Kolkata used to make delicious special sweets for the son-in-law's
of Bengal.
So, here are information of some popular sweet shops of Kolkata who
are ready to sell some special items to please all.
Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick: 1) Chana Brule (combination of
chana, milk & extract of mango) Cup - Rs. 35/-
2) 'Jamai Shasthi' sandesh Rs. 50/-
3) Payes of full litchi Rs 500/- per kg.
4) Gandharaj sandesh Rs. 15/- (with flavour of gandharaj lemon).
5) Ananda Anaras Sandesh Rs 15/- (with frill and pulp of pineapple).
6) Mango Truffle sandesh Rs. 20/- (with frill & pulp of mango and
white chocolate).
7) Keshar Kulfi Sandesh Rs. 60/-.
Address: 2, Broad Street, Kolkata - 19

Girish Chandra Dey Nakur Chandra Nandi:
1) Jalbhara Sandesh (kora paak) Rs. 20/-
2) Plain Jalbhara sandesh Rs. 20/-
3) Orange sandesh (with orange pulp) Rs. 20/-
4) Strawberry sandesh (with strawberry pulp) Rs. 20/-
5) Mulberry sandesh (with mulberry pulp) Rs. 20/-
6) Anaras sandesh (with pineapple pulp) Rs. 20/-
7) Malai Roll (with white Cheese) Rs. 20/-
8) Malai Roll (with chocolate) Rs. 20/-
9) Mango Malai Roll (with mango pulp) Rs. 20/-
10) Strawberry Malai Roll Rs. 20/-
11) Dilkhush Sandesh, Parijat Sandesh, Golapi Pera Rs. 10/- 15/- & 20/-
Plain Utsav Sandesh & Mango Utsav Sandesh Rs. 20/-
Moreover, Black Forest sandesh & Chocolate Rice Ball Rs. 10/-
Address: 56 Ramdulal Sarkar Street, Kolkata - 6

Nalin Chandra Das & Sons :
1) Strawberry, Mango & Butter Scotch Sandesh each Rs. 50/- only.
2) Mango Jelato (with mango pulp) Rs. 20/- each
3) Mango Curd 100g Rs. 20/-
4) Mango Rubri 100g Rs. 40/-
5) Mango Ice cream sandesh Rs. 15/- each
6) Paradise sandesh (with kaju, pesta, khir, chana) Rs. 20-25/- each
7) Nehru sandesh (tri-colour) Rs. 50/- each
8) Cadberry sandesh Rs. 10/- & above
9) Chocolate Rice Ball Rs. 10/- & above
10) Nalin's famous Aabar Khabo, Rose Cream, Manohara Parijat, Dilkhush
sandesh Rs. 10/- & above.
Address : Natun Bazar, Hedua, Rasbehari, Dhakuria.

Ghosh & Co. :
1) Jamai Sasthi special sandesh Rs. 15/- each
2) Malai Roll of Sar Rs. 20/- each
3) Mango flavoured chocolate sandesh Rs. 12/- each
4) White Milk Crown sandesh (with coconut) Rs. 10/- each
5) Chocolate sandesh (choco-chana paak) Rs. 10/- each
6) Mango Curd 100g Rs. 20/-
7) Keshar bhog Rs. 10/- each

Address : 22/1, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata - 6 (opposite Srimani Market).
86, Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata - 9

Sen Mahashay (P) Ltd :
1) Special Jamai Sasthi sandesh Rs. 25/- each
2) Parama sandesh (with pesta & jafran) Rs. 25/-
3) Traditional Jalbhara sandesh Rs. 20/-
4) White Manohara sandesh (with khir stuffed) Rs. 20/-
5) Darbesh Rs. 10 & 15/- each
6) Khirer chop Rs 10/-
7) Mihidana Rs. 240/- per kg.
8) Babu sandesh (with kaju & jafran) Rs. 10/-
9) Peshoari sandesh Rs. 10/- per piece
10) Laal Misti Doi Rs. 200/- per kg
Address : Shyambazar, Bhawanipore, Salt Lake, Gariahat Market, Lake
Market, High Court Building

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Monday, June 2, 2014

KKR Win The IPL2014 Cup

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS is the champion of IPL 2014 cup, - they defeated
King's XI Punjab by 3 wickets in the final in Bengaluru this evening.
Gambhir won the toss and elected to field first. But, Punjab scored
199 and set target 200 for KKR. It was not so easy for KKR to score
200 but the stormy score of 94 by Manish Pandey and winning runs by
Piyush Chaola ensured the desired win for Kolkata Knight Riders again.

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Various Art Work

West Bengal is very rich in various art work of cottage industry. Not
only in this state, but also in the country as well as in abroad it is
now very popular.

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Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Art Work Of Bamboo

Since civilization, bamboo is the foremost ingredient of Bengal by
which various art works as well as utilities are being made in rural
household. So, bamboo art work is very famous and popular all over the

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Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Kantha

Kantha industry of Bardhaman district is very famous in the country.
It is also a household industry. Various designs of sari, and other
dresses popular in the state too.

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Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Sola Of Birbhum

Birbhum district is famous for sola art work. It is a household
industry. They make vivid attractive art work with sola like faces of
goddess Durga etc and market at rural fair held at Shantiniketan and

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

KKR In The Final Of IPL2014

Kolkata Knight Riders won the 8th match in a row. And if they win
another match, they'll get the cup. This evening, KKR won the
Qualifier1 match against Kings 11 Punjab by 28 runs at Eden Gardens.
KKR lost the toss, but by dint of good play won the match beautifully.
And the contribution of Umesh Yadav proved much helpful in regard to
get success. Umesh Yadav has taken today 3 wickets in 4 overs by
giving only 13 runs. Hence, Umesh Yadav is today's man of the match.
Now, all eyes of KKR's supporters would be on the winner of today's
other team - whether it would be Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

700 Years Old Krishna Temple In Bengal

700 years old Krishna temple situated at Bhandarhati, a village near
Haripal, Hooghly district.

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Double-Decker Train

The double-decker train is returning from Dhanbad to Howrah (the place
is near Howrah railway carshed).
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Monday, May 26, 2014

27 May Phalaharini Kali Puja

Tomorrow, 27 May Phalaharini Kali Puja - special puja and 'bhog' will
be offered to goddess Kali as in the year 1873, thakur Sri Sri
Ramakrishna worshiped Ma Sarada as 'Divine Mother' (Tripura Sundari).
Special puja would be offered to goddess Kali at Dakshineswar too. At
Nistarini Kali Mandir of Behala Sakher Bazar, special puja and rituals
would be offered to goddess Kali.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Pat-Chitra Of Medinipur

Pat-Chitra of West Bengal is a very popular art became famous cottage
industry, particularly a household industry in the district of

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Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Earthen Pot

Earthen pot is the most common cottage industry of West Bengal - from
the simple tea-pot to decorated art work - all kinds of earthen pots
can be found in every corner of this state by which the artisans earn
their day-to-day foods.

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Cottage Industries Of Bengal : Bags Made Of Palm Leaves

West Bengal is rich of inputs to let flourish the cottage industries.
Rural areas of Bengal have plenty of palm trees. And by the palm
leaves, various things can be made like 'shitalpati' (a kind of mat),
bags etc which are daily utilities of our common lifestyle. Cooch
Behar remains one of that district where these kinds of things are being
made by plenty of inputs.

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