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Sunday, November 23, 2014

World Heritage Week

The 19th annual programme of Centre For Archaeological Studies &
Training, Eastern India was held on 20-21 November, 2014 in the city.
The greater Kolkata is now 1886.67 square kilometres. Kalyani to
Baruipur, Uluberia to Rajarhat - the archaeology of greater Kolkata
was being discussed in the seminar and the colonial architecture,
culture, education, health, water of these areas were assessed too.
19-25 November is the World Heritage Week. Murshidabad Heritage
Development Society is working to conserve the heritage of this old
historical place. To observe this week, a seminar named 'Resurgence'
is now being held at the lounge of Bengal Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, Dalhousie. Eminent personalities in respect of heritage
monuments, architecture, culture, workers, experts or policy makers
will participate in this seminar. A book named "Murshidabad" was
published from here yesterday. Many experts of conservation will
participate here across the country.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Calcutta Diaries Of Pablo Bartholomew

In the year 1978, when Satyajit Roy was busy at Indrapuri studio for
the shooting of his 'Shatranj Ke Khilari', a young lad of 22 years was
enjoying the work of Ray and capturing his moods. When he got time of
his own, he used to go hither & thither of the city to capture various
moods of Calcutta. That young person, Pablo Bartholomew is now
world-famous photojournalist. His still photography on Bhopal Gas
Tragedy won the best photography award of World Press Photo of the
year 1984. Besides, Pablo bagged 'Padma Shri' award of Government of
India in the year 2013 and Chevalier de L'Ordre honour by the French
government. After about four years, Pablo is now again in Kolkata with
his new series of exhibition "The Calcutta Diaries" in 4 parts -
'Didima' or Grandmother, Kolkatar Nanarakam or variety of Kolkata,
Chaina Town and shooting of Satyajit Ray. There are 80 photos in the
exhibition. The exhibition is running from 22 November to 13 December,
2014 at Aakar Prakar gallery of south Kolkata (2pm-7pm). Sunday

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Horse-drawn Bus

The first horse-drawn bus was introduced in old Calcutta (Kolkata) in
the year 1830 on this day.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Kartik Puja

Today is Kartik Puja. So, the vendor is waiting for the buyers of idol
of Kartik on the street of Kolkata.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Burrabazar Phal Patty

Burrabazar Phal Patty is the place where various fruits come from
every corner of the country and wholesalers use to pick the fruits. It
is very old place of Kolkata.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Amitabh Bachchan Riding Bicycle In The City

BigB Amitabh Bachchan was riding a bicycle on the busy roads of Raj
Bhavan and Telephone Bhavan. He was looking for 'piku' - a young boy.

It was part of a new film of Sujit Sarkar "Piku" based on Kolkata. The
shooting of this riding was actually scheduled to be done by dummy,
but BigB insisted to perform it himself. The shooting was held on last

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Monday, November 3, 2014

150 Years Of Richard Strauss Celebrating Kolkata

On 3 November, 2014 at 5:30 pm the city will celebrate 150 Years of
Richard Strauss, the great German musician. The function will be held
at the western veranda of Victoria Memorial. Goethe Institute, Max
Mueller Bhavan and Calcutta School Of Music will jointly organise the

Robert Strauss was born on 11 June, 1864 in Munich and wrote his first
composition at the age of six. He learnt music from his father.
Germany recognised him as the magician of music for his outstanding
compositions, symphony and orchestra. He was died on 8 September,

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Jagadhatri Puja 2014 Of Shitalatala, Chandannagar

Very innovative and marvelous pandal with uniqueness in idol; it is
this year's Jagadhatri Puja of Bowbazar Shitalatala.

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Jagadhatri Puja Of Khalisani, Chandannagar

With the theme colour 'red', Khalisani Jagadhatri Puja committee had
created the world of supernatural images in their pandal in this year,

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Jagadhatri Puja 2014 Of Chandannagar : Fatakgora

When I reached Fatakgora on the evening of Saptami, the visitors
crowded there to watch the marvellous puja pandal and traditional
highest idol.

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Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja 2014

Jagadhatri Puja of Madhyanchal, Chandannagar.

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Friday, October 31, 2014