You’re only a book away from a good mood.

I find myself wondering, ” What turns me into bookworms, returning to words of book again?” That ‘thing’ which makes me feel sensitive towards books is absolutely a great mystery. Ravenously devouring a story and mourning it’s ending can be like falling in love for the first time. Yes, books are the real love of…

Reader’s Review-The Perils of being Moderately Famous

The Perils  of being Moderately Famous authored by Soha Ali Khan is a brilliant collection of personal essays where the actor recounts with self depreciating humour what it was like growing up in one of the most royal families in the country. This debut book of her takes us through some of the most innumerable…

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-years-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…

Agomoni…..

Ask a fellow Bengali, “What is so special about Durga puja? ” He will laugh and ask you back -“what is not so special about this puja?” Yes, thats how we, Bengali are, welcoming Maa Durga. During Durga Puja at Bengal The Star attractions are the different Barowari Pujas conducted by several clubs and associations….

Reader’s Review – “Let The Night Sing ” by Lopa mudra Banerjee

  “Let the night sing ” – poetic musings by Lopamudra Banerjee is a collection of 70 poems  , most of them  born as lunar musings in the wee hours of the night,  the poet,  sometimes as a child woman,  sometimes as a restless sojourner,  celebrates the splinters and  shards.. Introduction : “Bodies are visible…

Reader’s Review -“AN INTROSPECTIVE MEDLEY “by Tanya Sengupta

“There are certain things around us which leave us an experience  of a lifetime.”  – Tanya Sengupta The debut poetry book “An Introspective Medley “-to explore yourself is a collection of various types of poems. The debut poetry book by Tanya Sengupta,  who is a poet, Philanthropist  and nature lover is a worth read.  …

Book launch of An Introspective Medley

The book launch of Tanya Sengupta’s debut book “An Introspective Medley “- to explore yourself  turned to be an exciting one. Tanya Sengupta is a poet, philanthropist and nature lover from Kolkata.  She started writing poems since she was eight.  She  loves to spend time with nature, books and music.  Some of her poems have…

Dear Harry..

Dear Harry, Since the day I saw  you for the first time, my world has turned magical.. I wish I had a time turner so that I could go back on the day when you first cast your spell on me.. Falling in love with you gives me the joy of receiving my Hogwarts letter…..