A letter to my favourite author- Nicholas Sparks.

  Mr Nicholas Sparks, You truly deserve the whole credit for why I believe in true love. From Dear John to Notebook to Message in a bottle, you have been my constant favourite author. The love stories you have created with an end note of true love, are memorising to die for.The stories take me…

The memories of Tagore’s characters..

Being a Bengali girl, I had always grown up hearing Tagore, not just in our textbooks,in the vast body of his literature. And what struck me the most were the female characters, they are very much different from each other and really couldn’t fit into the conventional female generation of that time. The book Broken…

Book Launch- ‘A Book of Odes’ authored by Sri Nishi Kanta Sarkar

‘A Book of Odes’- authored by Sri Nishi Kanta Sarkar was launched at a wonderful event in the maker’s Loft, Ballygunge place. In the presence of chief guests Dr. Sanjukta Dasgupta ma’am and Anjana Basu ma’am, the ceremony of a poetry adda over a high tea was a successful one. The special performance by Akash…

Jingles all the way..

Jingle bell jingle bells, Jingle all the way…   Christmas in Kolkata makes the festive mood fabulous, not just for Christians, for any people from different communities; they celebrate the enjoyment of this occasion. If anyone wants to add some exciting flavors on Christmas, Kolkata is one of the best places which get alive during…

Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsab 2k17

“এত ভঙ্গ বঙ্গদেশ , তবু রঙ্গে ভরা” ঈশ্বর গুপ্ত। দুর্যোগের মেঘ বারবার ঘনিয়েছে বাঙালির ভাগ্যাকাশে, কখনও করেছে তার অস্তিত্বকে বিপন্ন, তবু ভাটা পড়েনি তার অফুরান আনন্দস্রোতে, নানা রঙে সে তার উৎসবমুখর দিনের আনন্দঘন মুহূর্তগুলোক ছড়িয়ে দিয়েছে জীবনের সুবিশাল আঙিনায়, তাই এই উৎসবপ্রিয় জাতির ঐতিহ্যবহনকারী সংস্কৃতির সাক্ষী থাকছে আরো একবার এপিজে সাহিত্য উৎসব- সকলের জন্যই বিরাজমান…

Pandal Hopping with me. South Calcutta

MUDIALI CLUB :KALIGHAT   Tridhara Sammelani : 66Palli:Kalighat: Badamtala Ashar Sangha :Kalighat : Mudiali Shib Mandir : Haridevpur 41 Pally : Haridevpur Vivekananda Park : Ballygunge Cultural Association : Ekdalia Evergreen : Singhi Park :

Durga Pujo Fever..

The Durga Puja festival epitomizes the victory of Good over Evil. For Bengalis Durga puja marks the time of happy tides as the city gets ready to immerse itself in the festive revelry.  All the families immerse themselves in the five day festival of pandal hopping, food and cultural events.  For these five days, devotees…

Review -Soul with the Mosaic Vision

  Soul with the Mosaic vision -a documentary film which features the inspiring journey of the poet Vaijayantee Bhattacharya.  The phase of her life in Kolkata during her childhood, then Delhi for her workmode and now the new life at Bahrain,  these  significant era of her wonderful journey has been described here. Vaijayantee Bhattacharya ,who…

Reader’s review -The Broken Home and other stories -Rabindranath Tagore Translated by Lopamudra Banerjee

The Broken Home and other stories is English translation of Tagore’s Nastanirh(The Broken Home),  Dena Poana(The Dowry Death), Haimonti, Maanbhanjan(The Appeasing),  Darpaharan(The Final Surrender), A Khata (Notebook),Subha and Laboratory. For readers who crave to understand Tagore but are unable because of the language barrier, Lopa Banerjee’s book is a must read. The fluent and vibrant…

Walking in the streets of North Kolkata

August 24, 1690 back in those times, Kolkata (Calcutta) got its brand new identity during the rule of East India Company. Kolkata, a 300-yeari-old city is still holding the glorious image of the then ruler through its nostalgic streets,  heritages and monuments. But readers I am here to share the thoughts of only one part…