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Online shopping portal Paaltao.com launched; A platform for the rural artisan and craftsmen


To help the indigenous craftsmen and artisans, an online platform was recently launched by the name of Paaltao.com. The launch was done in the presence of Timir Biswas, Ananya, Gaurab Chatterjee, Ujjaini and others.

With the help of this online platform, the craftsmen will be able to sell their products easily without having to think about middle men or the delivery issues. This will enable them to sell their products at affordable rates directly to the customers. This will help in eliminating the troubles created by the middle men in such deals.


India has about 34.5 million artisans and craftsmen. But most of them do not have an online presence. With this initiative, the customers will be able to find unique and natural products at the best prices. For the craftsmen, they can open their shop in the online platform, list the products and start receiving the orders. The PACKR app helps in the delivery process of the sellers. The team of Paaltao will be visiting those areas where there is low internet penetration and help the artists to come online.


This idea of Paaltao.com was developed by Arpan Das (Founder and CEO), Arindam Dawn (Co-founder and Design Architect) and Sudipta Dhara (Co-founder and CTO).

With such young minds coming up to help the artisans of the country, we can surely hope that the artisans will see better days in the future.

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Bengali Recitation Album Aami E Ananya Launched; Collection of Poems Dedicated to Today’s Women

Bengali Recitation Album

“The true self of a woman lies in the soul; the strength and inner beauty adorns the journey”. Aami e Ananya is one such classic collection of poetry which speaks about the women. The audio CD has poems recitation by upcoming talent Bristi, who is a contemporary elocutionist. The audio cd was launched in the presence of eminent personalities like Sarbari Dutta (Fashion designer), Madhubani Chatterjee (Dancer), singer Haimanti Shukla and poet Subho Dasgupta.

Subho Dasgupta’s poetry has been selected by Bristi for her CD. Subho Dasgupta has also composed the music for this Bengali Recitation Album. Speaking on the occasion, the poet said “It feels great when a young woman takes interest in recitation and also brings out a CD on poems. It takes guts to do that”.

Bengali Recitation Album

Aami E Ananya represents the different shades and colors of a woman’s state of mind from different angles with various relationships and various role-plays. The audio album has ten poems and reflects on the journey of a woman starting from her birth. It also is a great representative of the mental framework of a woman. Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Sabari Dutta and Madhubani Chatterjee have also lent their voices and recited poems in the album.

“I am privileged to have recited such famous pieces in this album. It has tried to touch all feminine feelings and dilemma that we go through. To know a woman better, you need to really be able to listen to her. Empowering women is not only the right thing to do-but also the smart thing to do. I will be honored if my trivial initiative makes an impact on today’s society to both women and men” said Bristi.

Bengali Recitation Album

Aami E Ananya will be a good treat not only for the women but also a rare delight for the men as they will be able to delve deep into the psychology of women and understand them better.

Priyanka Dutta

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New Kolkata Bangla Movie Anya-Na: Movie Review, Poster, Premiere pics; Nigel yet to go a long way

Anya Na The untold saga of a woman’s sacrifice that lies hidden within the nooks and crannies of our society is what makes Patha Sarathi Joarder‘s new Kolkata Bangla Movie Anya-Na.

A simple homely well-educated lady Ananya played by (Ananya Chatterjee) who is happy and quite satisfied being a home-maker is regularly looked down upon for just being a home maker and not putting in any extra effort to financially support the family of five. Aloke (played by Nigek Akkara) is Ananya’s husband who is too busy running after his dreams of becoming a successful film-maker to even notice and understand the basic psychological and physical needs of his doting wife and it is his aspirations and dreams that eventually force Ananya to completely lose herself and transform into something that she could never accept. Aloke realizes his dreams at the cost of Ananyas’ and blinded by all the success, he along with his entire family very selfishly push Ananya to live and accept a life of obscurity. Aloke eventually realizes his dreams and also his mistakes but will Aloke ever be able to repair the damage done is what makes the rest of the story.

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Ananya Chatterjee, who as even Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says, deserves to be in Bollywood owed to her refined acting skills has definitely played her part beautifully; her eyes doing most of the talking. The entire film practically moves on her shoulders and she can be well called the ‘Hero Of Anya-Na’.

Nigel Akkara, who looked quite well-placed for the role of Aloke has done a pretty good job and is natural in most of the scenes. However, if Nigel can work a bit more on his emoting skills, he can definitely go places in the industry and with mentors like Ms. Alokananda Roy (who was also present in the film’s premiere to support Nigel) this is surely not going to be a tough task.

Koneenica Banerjee, who was recently in news for her successful stint at the Bangla Bigg Boss plays a negative role in the movie which again has been quite well executed. Though Koneenica could not attend her premiere due to her busy schedule, her fellow Bigg Boss house contestant and one of Tollywood’s most prolific actors Rudranil Ghosh definitely made up for her absence. Rudranil, dressed in his usual black was all praises for the movie and specially Nigel. While speaking to Sholoana Bangaliana he even said that he personally liked the story and the rest he would leave to the audience to decide the fate of the movie.

The clever use of colors depicting various phases of Ananya’s life and the transformations is also quite interesting and the contrasts strongly support the scenes and the flow of the story. Talking technically, the film tends to drag in a few places and a crisper editing could have decreased the length of the film at least by twenty odd minutes. The close shots looked imposed upon which would again mark down the camera work tagging it as very ordinary.

The logical acceptance of the plot is one aspect which am sure the viewers will have questions about. The mere fact that an educated woman who belongs to a financially sound (if not well to do family) is forced to take up prostitution as her profession just because her family wants her to take up a job may be quite unnatural and unacceptable to the urban audience. This very aspect of the movie, even if not seen from a very feminist point of view totally goes against the very ethos of today’s society where qualified women are marching ahead of their male counterparts in achieving dignified positions in their respective professions and for that matter even managing their families well.

This is just one point that I had a strong urge to talk about though the movie is replete with many such illogical portrayals. Well, considering the fact that cinema is not supposed to be ‘real’ a section of the audience may want to overlook this aspect.

The music does not strike a chord at all and the background score could have been more mellowed down to go with the serious subtle feel of the movie.

With Ananya at the helm, director Partha Sarathi Joarder has been able to pull it off well and though not a huge chunk but a section of the audience who have complete faith in Ananya as an actress and are curious about Nigel’s progress in the industry will surely enjoy watching this movie.

Premiere of New Kolkata Bangla Movie Anyo Na (In Pics)

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