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Yami Gautam and Siddhartha Malhotra in Kolkata to felicitate Cornetto Cupidity Contest winners

Love makes the world go round and this particular emotion is also the reason behind keeping us all alive. Cornetto Cupidity, organized this event to test the love of many a couple of Kolkata during the past one month. The Cornetto Cupidity hunt for Kolkata’s most compatible couple came to an end with Debopriya Chatterjee and Raunak Sen being declared as the winners of the contest.

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The contest was titled Aami Tumi aar Sid Yami and it received a phenomenal response from the couples with over 70,000 couples participating in this month long event. For participating in this event all the couple had to do was give a missed call on the listed Cornetto number and play the cupidity quotient game. As part of the contest, hundred shortlisted participants were present at the venue out of which, ten couples were chosen through an on the spot lucky draw. They got an opportunity to play the Cornetto Cupidity contest with Yami and Siddharth who were the judges of the final contest.

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Yami Gautam who was busy enjoying a Cornetto said “We had great fun during the shoot of the ad film. We gobbled on ice-creams liberally without thinking of the extra effort we will have to put at the gym the next day. Ice-creams make you forget about the gyms”, said the sassy actress while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana.

The overwhelmed couple said “We are so very excited to be a part of this contest and the fact that we won makes it even more special for us. We are delighted that we will be going on a double date with the stars. Thank you Cornetto for this opportunity”.

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The event turned out to be very special for the winning couple who, as promised went on a double date with the young and talented actors.

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St. James School Making a Difference this Diwali; Actress Raima Sen Joins the Cause


Tollywood Actress Raima Sen at St. James School Diwali Night

Interact club of St. James School organized Diwali Night 2014 at the school premises to bring happiness and joy in the lives of the two hundred and fifty underprivileged children of the evening school. The event was inaugurated in the presence of eminent Tollywood actress Raima Sen.

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St. James School, one of the reputed schools in the city of Kolkata celebrated its 150th year celebrations recently. The school has been making its presence felt in the education scene of the city of Kolkata. Established in 1864, the school has established itself as one of the most reputed schools in the city.

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Diwali Night 2014 has been organized by the students of the school for the past twelve years. The students of the school collect money for the occasion and distribute gifts among the not so privileged children. No other help is taken by the students who take it upon themselves to collect the money for the occasion and help in bringing joy and happiness in the lives of the less fortunate children.

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Raima Sen looking serene in a white and fluorescent pink salwar Kameez lit the lamp signaling the start of the event. She also spent some time with the kids and burst crackers with them. Speaking at the occasion, the actress said “It is very important to spread happiness and cheer among the less fortunate kids. The students have been taking up this responsibility and working like responsible citizens of the country. They are indeed doing a marvelous job”.

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The students presented a cultural program too for the children. Songs by the Calcutta Choir and spirited dance performances portraying the victory of good over evil was aptly portrayed.

Diwali Night indeed is a great endeavor by the students of St. James School in spreading happiness and love in the lives of the not so fortunate children.

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Singer Monojit Datta Creates Unique Platform ‘Let the River Flow’ to Encourage and Nurture Young Musical Talents

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“Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever”- this can be aptly said about music. The immortality of music has been highlighted in this statement which is so true. Maestro Monojit Datta’s dream project “Let the river flow” was unveiled at The Biker’s Café in the presence of many stalwarts from the music industry.  The project is a first of its kind platform where the young talents are give an opportunity to showcase their skills. Let the River Flow features the band Clave Mantra as well as some of the most promising musicians like Supratim Roy, Malay, Suhrid Ghosh, Bubai Das and others.

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Monojit Datta is one of the most loved musicians in the city. He is considered as the pioneer of authentic Latin and Jazz music in India. Noted percussion brand Meini has selected him for the endorsement of various musical instruments. The musician continues to spread the message of “Pray to play and play to pray”. With “Let the river flow” he will be showcasing the skills of those young talents whom he had been nurturing for the past many years.

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Speaking at the occasion Monojit Datta said “I thank God for blessing me always. This will indeed be a great platform for the young and talented musicians to enhance their knowledge and showcase their skills. This will give them the desired break that they need for their career”.

The unique platform created by the music maestro Monojit Datta will help in giving a platform to the budding talents who will be able to share the stage with the renowned artists.

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Elocutionist Sutapa Mukhopadhyay’s New Audio Album ‘Bristi Pore Tapur Tupur’ Now in Kolkata Music Stores

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Artage Music and Purple Music launched the recitation album of ace elocutionist Sutapa Mukhopadhyay. The album launch ceremony took place in the presence of Tollywood actor Biswanath Basu and Mr. Subrata Dutta, Vice-President, AIFF.

Sutapa Mukhopadhyay is a History lecturer by profession. She never received any formal training for recitation. However she had the inborn talent of reciting well. It is this inborn talent which led her to perform at live shows. She also trains underprivileged children the art of recitation too.

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Speaking at the occasion Sutapa Mukhopadhyay said “I have been reciting from a very small age. But I have never received any formal training. I always wanted to bring out a CD and showcase my skills. Hence I felt the need to bring out this CD on recitation. I will also like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Joydip Mukherjee without whose help this music album would not have seen the light of day”.

The recitation album Bristi Pore Tapur Tupur consists of sixteen poems recited by Sutapa Mukhopadhyay. Some of the poems included in this album include Jonmantor, Abhisr, Pran, Dikha, Bisti pore tapur tupur, Kolika, Pathika, Durlobh Jonmo, Mukti and others.

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Biswanath Basu who was also present at the music launch said “I came to Kolkata eighteen years back with the intention to act. I also did not have formal training in acting. Hence I could whole heartedly understand what Sutapa Mukhopadhyay was feeling with her debut CD launch. I also liked the fact that she took time out of her busy schedule and taught under privileged children. We hardly have the time now to think of others and she is doing that which is mind blowing”.

The recitation album has been priced at Rs. 100.

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Interview: Guy Masterson, The Oliver Award Winning Entertainer on his Mono Play ‘Shylock’ and the Shining Kolkata

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After its triumphant first season last year, Going Solo in 2014 in Kolkata presented a unique experience. The three day schedule of the international theatre festival had three plays Don’t Wake Me, Shylock and If These Spasms Could Speak.

Guy Masterson who presented Shylock to the audience is an Oliver Award winning producer, actor, director and writer. An entertainer for thirty years, he has worked in over 150 shows. Shylock, one of the most popular characters of the Shakespearean play Merchant of Venice, was showcased in this play. In a candid conversation with the actor, Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent got to know about many facets of this one man play.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana- Is this your first visit to the city?

Guy Masterson- No, this is my second visit. I came here in 1996 for a seventeen city tour when I performed at G. D. Birla Sabhaghar which is a wonderful place to perform.

Why did you select Shylock for the play?

Guy Masterson- Shylock is immensely popular even in this part of the world. Is he a villain or a victim? This question always stays in the minds of the audience. With this play, issues like Anti-Racism and Anti-Semitism will be brought before the audience. This is one of the first Shakespearean plays where anti-racism and minority issues were highlighted by the Bard. My presentation of Shylock is funny and will draw more laughs from the audience.

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What issues will you actually highlight in this play?

Guy Masterson- Anti-racism and Anti-Semitism are some issues which will be highlighted in the play. These are major issues now and with this play we intend to reach out to a broader audience and connect with them. Added to that, Shakespeare’s lines will also help in enhancing the level of the play. I have found that people love Shakespeare here and they also seem to love Merchant of Venice comparatively more than the other plays by the Bard.

How difficult is it to perform a solo play?

Guy Masterson- Solo plays are always physical and take a lot of energy to perform. This is because you need to connect with the audience and make them listen to you. They are also much more fun to perform too.

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Apart from performing at the theatre festival, do you have plans of going around the city?

Guy Masterson- Yes I do have some plans of touring the city. The city has changed a lot since my last visit. It does not smell, the roads are clean and there are a number of tall buildings in the city. However mosquitoes and traffic jams still prevail.

Don’t wake Me, the other play which was enacted during this theatre festival had British stage and television actress Jaye Griffiths play the role of a mother battling for her disabled son’s rights. The story mainly highlights the intricate relationship between a son and his mother.

If these spasms could speak, the third play of this theatre festival was enacted by actor Robert Softley Gale. The play showcased the life of the actor and others with disability and how they deal with this.

This International Theatre festival continued till the 15th of October at Gyan Manch.

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PriyankaPriyanka Dutta takes a keen interest in lifestyle and entertainment related news. She also enjoys interviewing celebrities and other renowned personalities. Priyanka holds a post graduate degree in English and Mass Communication. Journalism is her passion and she has reported for many a reputed international web portals.

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