India’s first Bengali original content online viewing site addatimes.com is all set to launch its latest web-series Khyapa. Khyapa is a story of soul searching of a youth seeking nirvana through life. The hero, a loser, undertakes a journey which helps him in understanding the purpose of his life.
Khyapa has Chingri and Meghla for company. Chingri becomes the subject of all his experiments and misadventures, while Meghla remains his bright spot in a world where he is a misfit. Khyapa also has a piglet named Suyorani. And the most novel part is that it can communicate with the protagonist.
People are becoming mobile savvy every day and they do not have extra time for entertainment. Hence Addatimes is an effort in that direction to give entertainment on the move to the audience.
Khyapa has been played by Arya Dasgupta, Chingri by Pushan Dasgupta and Meghla by Diti Saha. The director is Korok Murmu and writer is Riddhi Barua.
To watch this new web-series, all you need to do is log on to www.addatimes.com or download the free app on your mobile.
Big Bazaar announced Poush Parbon in the august presence of Mir to celebrate the sweet tooth of Bengalis. The festival will be celebrated in Bengal, Silchar and Agartala at all the Big Bazaar Stores.
The big idea that is the highlight of this festival is to use oats from brand Kosh along with other ingredients to make the sweets healthier and yet keep the taste intact. Oats help in reducing the blood pressure and helps in controlling heart diseases. Oats when mixed with rice paste and flour can be used easily to make the Bengali delicacies.
Speaking at the occasion, Mir said “I tasted some of the Pitha-Puli made from oats. They are delicious. If no one is told that it is made from oats, it will be really difficult to spot the difference. I do not like oats myself. But the taste is so good that even I liked it”.
Poush Parbon at Big Bazaar is a good way of getting the essence of the winter season and flattering the taste buds to delicious delicacies.
In the august presence of Mr. Y. K. Bharadwaj, film director Susanta Paul Chowdhury, Subhashree Kar and other eminent dignitaries, the announcement of Go Bindas entering the Bengali entertainment market was announced.
The live channel on You Tube where the audiences will be getting the rich Bengali content is called Bangla Geeti. With over 1400 plus videos live on the channel, one will be able to see award winning short stories, famous kirtans by eminent artists, modern songs and folk songs and so on.
Go Bindas Entertainment has music content in twenty languages and has two hundred and fifty short and full length movies in various languages. Founded in 2006, the company has been providing content in regional, religious and devotional content to many leading platforms.
So what are you waiting for? Log in and enjoy great Bengali content on this live channel!!
The need for a strong online medium to catapult any institution to new heights and to lay the child’s educational foundation is one aspect to consider. Finding that medium is quite another story. Using Jumbodium- the online admission application system, the procedure for applying to a single school or multiple schools becomes very easy. The Online Admission Portal Jumbodium was launched recently to cater to the needs of the people. This helps in saving time and is also cost effective. Schools can also use this online platform to manage their applications more efficiently as a result eliminating the tediousness of maintaining paperwork and malpractices. Jumbodium facilitates institutes to receive applications through the web.
Usually schools incur expenditure on the printing of the admission forms. This is also not good for the environment too. The use of so much paper leads to the cutting of many trees. There was no reliable way of knowing the demand among the parents. Chances were that the forms may be printed less or more by the schools. Chances of the admission forms being misplaced were also high. There was also the difficulty of stopping ineligible candidates from applying to the schools. It is very tedious to manually list out the application for each candidate and then manually check them against the documents submitted. This may result in delay and wastage of valuable resources. With the help of Jumbodium, one will be able to restrict the ineligible candidate right at the beginning.
With the help of Jumbodium, the parents will be able to save on time and money and apply in the schools of their choice. They will have to pay a nominal charge of one hundred and fifty rupees per application. The schools however will not have to pay anything for the services. Since the admission portal is in the initial stages, therefore focus is more on Kolkata. However, they want to reach out to nearly all the cities in India. The payment partner for this portal is Axis Bank and one can make the payment by Cheque, demand draft, credit and debit cards.
The future plans of this online admission portal include the starting of the online school management. For this service, the schools will have to pay a nominal fee. However, this is not a compulsory service and the schools may not opt for it. The second thing that they plan to do in future is to start analytical tests for students online. This will help students to prepare them for the competitive examinations.
With portals like Jumbodium, the face of education in India will surely undergo a transformation in the long run.
Video: Kach-chu, Bibi and Twing Presented by Moubani Sorcar
“Kach-chu, Bibi and Twing” conceptualized and written by P.C. SORCAR (junior) in the year 1996, is a series based on comic-science fiction. Moubani Sorcar his daughter has translated this fiction series into English and performed it on stage.
Moubani herself is an Odissi dancer and has a school called Pratibha. The students of this school performed theatrical acting, Classical and Contemporary dance with Magic. Tollywood actor Pratik also performed in this fantasy drama. The CD release of Kach-Chu, Bibi & Twing also took place at the event.
The play involves Kach-chu who is preparing for his Madhyamik examinations and Bibi, a student of class four who will be meeting a very special guest in their ancestral house. They do not know where this person comes from. At first they suspect him to be a thief but later on they find out that he is a man from the future who has travelled through space and time. Due to a technical glitch he has come from 9661 A.D. to 1996 A.D. to meet them by mistake. But mistakes like this do not happen often and Kach-chu, Bibi who are from a family of scientists take interest in this new friend who they find out is known as Twing. Twing entertains them extensively with funny gadgets of his time, and they soon become friends. This accidental meeting cannot last forever. Twing leaves. The brother and sister realise that they have been the witness of an extraordinary phenomenon and try to convince everyone at home but all in vain.
The one hour and forty five minutes drama kept the audience mesmerized and glued to their seats.