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Kolkata Tourist Mela 2014 Promotes Bengal Tourism and State Handicraft


Tourist Mela 2014 in association with Uraan travel magazine was held at Tyagraj Hall. The event took place from 18th to 20th July. This was a three day event and was held to promote community led heritage tourism. MP Mohammad Selim was also present at the Tourist Mela 2014 to felicitate the stall exhibitors at the tourist fair.

Kolkata Tourist Fair 2014 (You Tube)

Tourist fairs are of much importance for the Bengalis. Bengalis may not want to spend money on other affairs but they will spend on two aspects, one is food and the second is travel. Fairs of this kind will not only help in promoting the already known tourist places but also enable to showcase the lesser known tourist places as well” said MP Mohammad Selim. He also felicitated stall exhibitors from Nepal, Uttar Pradesh and other places.


Apart from the stalls which offered various destinations to the people visiting the stalls, there were some other stalls which was also note worthy. Madhuchhanda Sen’s stall is one of them. CDs on traveling both in India and abroad have been made by the lady. Priced at seventy rupees, the CD has been brought out by Octave Records. The research, camera and direction is been done by her.


Banglanatok.com’s stalls offered handicrafts at ten percent discount to the people coming to the fair. Various kinds of interior decorative items like masks, vases were also available at the fair. Another stall which was worth noticing was the stall selling hand made products made from water hyacinth. Vikram Mitra who is behind the handicrafts said “We started this project in Kolsur village where there is a huge supply of water hyacinth. We process it and transform it into paper. Then we make the product from that paper. This project was started in 2011 with the help of NABARD under the Rural Innovation Fund”. The price of the products is between hundred to five hundred rupees.


Hindoli Boutique offered Dhakai, handloom, byloom, kurtis, designer kurtis to the people. An initiative of Hindoli Sen, the price ranges from one thousand to seven thousand rupees.

With seventy four stalls in total at this fair, the Tourist Mela after the Kolkata show travelled to Agartala.

Priyanka Dutta

Bengali-E-Travel Magazine Pothik Launched


Pothik (Traveller) is the first Bengali e-magazine about travel. Though Bengalis have a fetish for travelling, there is no Bengali e-magazine till date. Therefore, to cater to this need of people and fill in the gap of a good travel magazine, Pothik has been launched. The magazine was launched in the presence of Pooshan Deb Mallick, founder and editorial director and National Award Winning Tollywood director Pradipta Bhattacharya.

Every month the magazine will cater to a few regular sections like cover theme, weekend destination, driving destination, photo gallery and a few more other areas of interest of the readers. Bengalis also have a huge liking for food. Hence there will also be a food and recipe section every month in this travel magazine.


A group of experienced lifestyle and publishing writers will be writing the content for this site. “We take the pride as we present the readers with carefully researched papers on travel. This will meet the needs of the travelers. Also we have an advantage over the monthly magazines which have the restriction of number of pages. We do not have any such restriction as such. We can carry as much stories as we can every day” said Pooshan Deb Mallick.

The editorial team includes Joydip Sur, Rajib Bandhopadhyay and Ranjan Bhattacharya. Monirul Islam Mullick is the staff reporter of this magazine. The logo design of this magazine has been done by Rabindranath Chowdhury while the art director of this magazine is Mahasweta Mallick.


Director Pradipta Bhattacharya who was present at the inauguration of this website said “This will be great for the travel loving Bengalis who will be able to get the knowledge of the place that they intend to go during their next holiday”.

With such a noble initiative taken up by Pooshan Deb Mallick, globetrotting Bengalis will now get an idea of the place that they will want to go on their next holiday weekend.

Priyanka Dutta