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Cultural Academy Shrutibritto Organized Their Tenth Anniversary Celebrations


Video: Shrutibritto Organized Their Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Cultural Academy Shrutibritto organized their 10th Anniversary Celebration at Uttam Mancha. A two day long festival comprising some enchanting performances formed an integral part of the two day celebration.

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The highlight of the first day was Tagore in Sufiana while the second day’s highlight was Parampara. A recital by Katha Manobi, along with a Bharatnatyam dance by Abhijit Das engaged the audience.

“Parampara” a special presentation by Iman Chakraborty, Ridhhi Bandopadhyay, Aditi Gupta, Shwapnil Sajib (Bangladesh) and Ananda Gupta (London) also took place at the event.

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The concept, script and direction of the entire event have been done by Suvadeep Chakraborty. Speaking at the occasion, he said “My students who have been part of Katha Manobi have helped challenged children at a home in Baruipur. They even went out with them during the Durga Puja. This they did out of their own”.

Wishing that the academy continues with its splendid job in the coming days and impart the knowledge to many young minds!!

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41st International Kolkata Book Fair To Begin From January 28; Costa Rica Focal Country This Year


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The press announcement of the 41st International Kolkata Book Fair took place in the august presence of Ashok Dey, Ashok Burman, Tridib Chatterjee, Sudhangshu Dey, Probir Kr Majumdar and others. The focal theme country is Costa Rica and the unveiling of the logo of the book fair was done at the event.

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The book fair will begin on January 28 and continue till February 5 at Milan Mela from 12 to 8pm on all days. The entry is free.  The inauguration will be done by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee.

The book fair will have a special participation of Russia celebrating seventy years of diplomatic relationship between India and Russia. The international complex will have UK, USA, Vietnam, Bangladesh, 11 Latin American countries and others.

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Speaking at the occasion, Tridib Chatterjee said “Costa Rica has been selected as the focal country because they do not have an army even in such times when maximum nations are increasing their defense budgets. They instead focus on education and health and spend that amount on such issues. They have high literacy and high life expectancies. It is indeed great honor to welcome such a country at the book fair”.

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The fourth Kolkata Literature Festival will also take place at the same premises between 2nd to 4th February. Writers, celebrities, sports personalities will be present at the festival. Engrossing sessions, panel discussions on films, dance are the other attractions of the festival.

Many Indian states like Telengana, Orissa, Jharkhand which did not participate beforehand will be seen in the book fair this time.

With more than forty days to go, Kolkata is getting ready for the 41st International Kolkata Book Fair.

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29th Industrial India Trade Fair Inaugurated; Five Hundred National and International Exhibitors

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29th Industrial India Trade Fair was inaugurated in the august presence of Janab Firhad Hakim, Bratya Basu, Sourajit Palchoudhuri, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Somnath Chakraborty, Md Amir Hussain Amu.

With participation of over five hundred exhibitors on the national and international level, the fair has great participation from SAARC countries like Vietnam, Egypt, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bangladesh and others.

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Speaking at the occasion, Bratya Basu said “West Bengal is ready to give the investors with anything that is needed to promote industries and employment. Under the guidance of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal has overcome many shortcomings. We used to have power cuts so much. Now it has gone down considerably. Hence I urge the investors to come and invest in Bengal.”

With demonetization creating much financial crisis for the common people, the fair committee has come up with more digital payment scopes so that the people do not face any problems.

The Industrial India Trade Fair will continue till the 1st of January, 2017.

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Special Screening of Reshmi Mitra’s New Film Hothat Dekha at Nandan

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The special screening of the Bengali film Hothat Dekha took place recently in the august presence of director Reshmi Mitra, J. S. Himi and other eminent dignitaries.

The story and screenplay of this Bengali film has been created with essence from Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Hothat Dekha. Speaking about the film, Reshmi Mitra said “Films based on literary pieces have reduced considerably. With this film, I wanted to give the audience such a film. When I was asked to do this collaborative project with Bangladesh, this is the first story which came to my mind”.

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Debasree Roy, Deep, Shankar Chakraborty, Ilias Kanchan, Tulika Basu and others will be seen in important roles in this film. The music has been composed by Raja Narayan Deb.

The film Hothat Dekha has also been screened at the recently held 22nd Kolkata International Film festival.

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Singer Sahana Bajpaie’s Solo Folk Album Mon Bandhibi Kemone Released

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Due to the versatility of her voice, singer Sahana Bajpaie is equally popular among music enthusiasts in Bangladesh and West Bengal for making Rabindra Sangeet popular among urban youth in the mid-2000s. She released her solo folk album Mon Bandhibi Kemone recently.

The album was released under the banner of Hindustan Records Inreco and has 8 songs of Lalon, Shah Abdul Karim and Bhoba Pagla. Rabiul Islam and Agami TV (Austin Texas, USA) have produced the folk album. Samantak Sinha and Satyaki Banerjee have arranged music for the album.

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When asked how she was inspired to venture into folk music she said “I was learning from the Bauls in Shantiniketan. I was also a lead singer of a folk fusion band. My interest in folk songs continued and I sang them at concerts. This is root music and I feel great energy when I sing these songs”.

The music album is readily available at music stores. Grab your copy now!!

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