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Actress Koneenica Spread Christmas Cheer Among Underprivileged Kids at Aauris Hotel


Tollywood actress Koneenica Banerjee spent some time with the children of Hope Foundation at Aauris Hotel to celebrate Christmas. The actress along with the kids spent some time and also interacted with each other. Santa Claus also came to the event and distributed candies among the kids at the event.


Speaking about her Christmas memory, Koneenica said “I was a practical child and I never believed in Santa Claus. I always believed that my parents gave me the things I needed. So I never hung socks. The slice of cake that I used to have back then is the most delicious piece that I have ever tasted. I may eat many cakes now but the taste of that slice is not found now”.


The actress shared that she will be married this year by the time Christmas comes. “I will be married by then. My father-in-law is not keeping good health. Hope he gets better by then. Now I have an eleven year old son of my husband. Fulfilling his wishes will be my priority now. I have become the Santa now. But since I am from a middle class family, I will see to it that he earns what he gets. Or else he will become demanding and will not value what he gets” added the actress.

The kids from Hope Foundation were treated to a sumptuous lunch thereby ensuring that they have good memories of Christmas.

Priyanka Dutta

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Soul Food- Journey of Anglo-Indian cuisine attended by Kolkata Celebrities; Event Hosted by Hotel Aauris

Video: Soul Food- Journey of Anglo-Indian Cuisine

The first Soul Food session was hosted in the city at Hotel Aauris by Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee and theatre actress Baishali Chatterjee Dutt. The event took place at Blu, Hotel Aauris.


The term Soul Food came into prominence around the 1960’s with the rise of the Civil Rights and Black National Movements. This was the time when the African Americans began to assert their role in a cultural legacy which contributed to the shaping of America. The term Soul Food brings to mind crispy fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried green tomatoes, it also conjures up memories of warmth, comfort and childhood.


“With this initiative we wanted to show how food evolved and also the effect it had on the culture of a country. This session will surely be liked and appreciated by the audience whom I will be addressing. We will also be exploring how food has found mention in literary works especially in the writings of Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Mallika Basu, Mary Angelou, Laura Esquiver and others” said Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee.


A host of eminent personalities from different fields came to support the event. Some of them included Sarbari Dutta, Parama, Mamata Shankar, Alokananda Roy, Barun Chanda, Kaushani, Boney, Jayant Kripalani, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Lagnajita, Saira Shah Halim, Rajlakshmi and many others.

The guests were served lip smacking dishes designed by Chef Sujit Mondal. The lunch consisted of the likes of Fish cutlets, Steamed meat loaf, Chicken calderon, Dodol and others.


The cross-cultural influence that food has was shared with the help of readings by Baishali and Sujoy which were interspersed with violin recitals by Sandipan.

Priyanka Dutta

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