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June 2015 Issue of Anandadin Magazine a huge hit with readers; Team celebrates success with a grand party


The success party of Anandadin Magazine took place recently at The Myx, located in Park Street. The party was organized by the team of Anandadin and Parinita Magazine to celebrate the astounding success of their last issue (June 2015 issue), which featured Tollywood’s numero uno actress Rituparna Sengupta.


The event also saw the celebration of director Raja Chanda’s birthday, who also is the creative head director of the magazine.

The success party saw the presence of many eminent Tollywood celebrities like Monami Ghosh, Sayani Ghosh, Ushashie and others.


Looking gorgeous in a black dress, actress Rituparna Sengupta cast a pretty picture. The actress cut the cake along with Raja Chanda and also posed with the June issue readily for the photographers.

The star studded event continued with much fervor at The Myx. Wishing team Anandadin all the best for their future endeavors. Hope they achieve more success in the future.

Priyanka Dutta

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Tollywood Actress Rituparna Sengupta And Richa Sharma Inaugurate Imparting Creativity 2


Imparting creativity 2, an art show of 150 affordable artworks by aspiring artists of Impart was inaugurated by Tollywood Actress Rituparna Sengupta and model-actress Richa Sharma. The exhibition started at ICCR, Kolkata on the 24th of April. The curator of this exhibition was Samir Desai.


The exhibition featured sixty aspiring artists. The sketches, the brush strokes have been done in such a detailed manner that you may be puzzled to know that this has been done by amateur artists. The people who have put up their works have been practicing painting just for a few years. But that will hardly be understood by a viewer from the detailed way that they have drawn the pictures.


Rituparna Sengupta was highly surprised and amazed on seeing such beautiful pictures. The actress was even more awestruck when she learned that this has been done by amateurs. “I also have a latent interest in painting. You never know maybe next time I will also be participating in the exhibition” said the actress with a smile.


This four day exhibition has been supported by Faces. Imran Zaki of Faces said “We are supporting the exhibition. A part of the proceeds would go to the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute. The exhibition therefore has a noble cause”.


Namita Lakhotia, Anukta Ghosh, Raka Mittra, Richa Dalmia, Harshit Jain, Prithwish Kumar Sarkar are some of the participants of the exhibition. Harshit Jain, a class seven student of La Martiniere for Boys started painting at the age of five. The student also added that he would have pursued this art even if he had to do something else. For Namita Lakhotia, Richa Dalmia and Raka Mittra, taking up painting has helped them to express themselves better and they also have made new friends at the IMPART classes.


Anukta Ghosh, wife of director Anindya Ghosh is also a participant at the exhibition. She left her job two years ago to pursue her dream of becoming a painter. Rituparna Sengupta praised Anukta for the bold strokes in watercolor.



Richa Sharma looked pretty in a white sari and was full of praises for the paintings. The model-actress even liked a few paintings and she planned to buy them too for her house.

The exhibition will continue till the 27th of April at ICCR.

Priyanka Dutta



Painter Wasim Kapoor Supports Nanhe Chitrakaar Painting Competition


Nanhe Chitrakaar is a pan India annual painting competition for children organized under the patronage of Amway Opportunity Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Amway India. The painting competition provided a platform where children of Amway Business Owners, Employees and consumers expressed their fancy through painting and also developed a sense of bonding with the participants who represented less privileged section of the society.

“Art has traditionally been an important part of holistic development of children as it builds self-esteem, helps in decision making, cognitive skill building apart from fostering development of aesthetic sense and engaging them in creative experience. Competition of this type will only help in promoting art and instilling brotherhood in the minds of the children” said noted Painter Wasim Kapoor. Debabrata Das, IPS, Deputy Commissoiner of Police, South-Eastm Division, Kolkata Police graced the occasion as chief guest. Wasim Kapoor selected final winners and presented the prizes to winners of Nanhe Chitrakar 2014.


This year the theme of the painting competition was a bit different from last year. Amway Opportunity Foundation has introduced a new theme “Ideal diet for healthy life” for children of the age group between 8 years and 12 years. The objective is to increase the perception of children about good food and ideal diet. Urban children are now facing a challenge of obesity as they are spoilt for choices of junk foods. AOF volunteers created awareness among the children about the concept of good food and bad food so that healthy eating habits are instilled into their minds in an young age only.


The Painting competition elicited overwhelming response from the ABO parents in Kolkata. Over 70 children of Amway Business Owners, employees and consumers participated today at Nanhe Chitrakaar competition whereas less privileged children residing in Slum Areas adjacent to Bidhannagar Railway Station also got an opportunity to express their abstract thoughts through painting. NAB is taking care of the education of the children and AOF is partnering in the project.


This year, AOF is organizing Nanhe Chitrakaar in as many as 40 locations in India. AOF has tied-up with Arts teachers from schools in each of these cities to be Judges. Amway Opportunity Foundation will send the best three paintings in each category to Amway Corporation in Ada, USA. The winning paintings will adorn the walls of the Amway offices.

Nanhe Chitrakaar therefore is a good way of promoting brotherhood and a sense of camaraderie among the children of all age groups.

Priyanka Dutta


Annual Art Exhibition 2014 Promotes New and Talented Artists


West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts in collaboration with Rabindra Bharati University organized the Annual Art Exhibition 2014. The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent artist Padmashri Sunil Das, Rajashri Behera, Bharati Roy and Professor Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chowdhury.

The Annual Art Exhibition 2014 will feature displays of traditional art items (Patachitra, dokra, wood carvings, terracotta and kantha stictch) and contemporary art items like paintings, drawings, graphics and sculptures. The exhibition took place at Nandalal Bose and Jamini Roy art gallery at ICCR.


Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chowdhury (Chairman of West Bengal State Akademi of Dance, Music and Visual arts) said on the occasion “This annual exhibition is a platform to promote and encourage promising and talented artists in these fields of art and culture. This will be a good way of encouraging artists who will continue to practice these dying art forms and maintain the rich cultural heritage of the country.”


Sunil Das, an eminent artist in his own right lamented on the sad state of art in the state. “Even in this annual exhibition, all the artists are not present. This is indeed very sad. It is their exhibition and they are not present. The lack of unity among the present generation of artists is also very striking.” said the veteran artist.

State Akademi Awards and certificates of merit were given to artists in both the traditional and the contemporary art categories at the inaugural function. Some of the recipients of the award include Nrisingho Charan Ojha, Tanmoy Raychowdhury, Koushik Pramanick, Swapan Kumar Das, Sanjulal Sarkar, Debu Ray, Shambhu Chitrakar, Sushovon Chitrakar and many more.


This is indeed a noble initiative taken by the West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts. We hope this kind of initiative will continue in future also.

Priyanka Dutta

Wasim Kapoor Art brings in the Colors of Joy with the Children of Hope Foundation

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Holi, one of the most joyful festivals for Hindus, affirms spiritual harmony within families and communities. It helps revitalize relationships and strengthens emotional bonds between children and parents. Faced with several socio-economic challenges, street children are a vulnerable group in society and require special care and protection. With an aim to add colors of fun and shades of joy to their lives, Power FM, Berger paints India Ltd and Emami Chisel Art came together to celebrate the vibrant festival of Holi with active participation of children from The Hope Foundation at South City Mall. The theme of the event was “Colors Unite”. Eminent painter Wasim Kapoor, Mr. Avijit Dutta, Chief Manager, Berger Paints India Ltd and fashion designer Agnimitra Paul were present at this event.


The activity at the event involved the less privileged children painting the canvas with vibrant colors. The colors were the hand prints of the little children from the HOPE Foundation, as the children are the future of the country. Wasim Kapoor encouraged the children and along with Agnimitra Paul offered guidance to them and give a proper meaning to the canvas in the form of a signature artwork. He added colorful touches to the canvas with his master strokes. The piece of this special Wasim Kapoor art will be kept at the Emami Chisel Art.


Speaking on the occasion Wasim Kapoor said “Holi is one of the most joyous occasions and I am delighted to see these children participating in this celebration. I am grateful to be a part of this initiative and this small gesture will make a bit of difference to the lives of the little ones”.

An amount of 4,00,000 rupees was donated to the kids of Hope Foundation. The children were also gifted specially designed hampers. Thus Holi was made special for the children of Hope Foundation and this noble initiative was a huge success.

Priyanka Dutta

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