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Asadharan Awards-Honoring the Unsung Heroes of The Society

Video: Press meet of Asadharan awards

Friends of Kolkata organized Asadharan in order to felicitate the achievers and the unsung heroes of our community. A press meet was conducted to announce this event. Present at the press meet was Rajendra Khandelwal, Managing Trustee, Friends of Kolkata, Agnimitra Paul, Bickram Ghosh and others.


“Friends of Kolkata” is an autonomous non-profit organization committed for the concerns of Kolkata. “With the help of this event, we are honoring those heroes who have not got their due recognition in the society. They work for the society silently and have done great jobs too. This is our humble way of applauding them for their efforts” said Rajendra Kahndelwal.


The recipients at this event included Dr. Fuad Halim, Devlina Kumar, Nita Dhawan, Sarbani Das Roy, Bobby Chakraborty, Mamoon Akhtar, Mudar Patherya, Nitaidas Mukherjee, Ranjit Das Bairagya, Surajit Ghosh, Sushil Ojha and Taranjit Singh.

Asadharan-lifetime Achievement Samman 2016 was awarded to Soumitra Chatterjee and Sister M Cyril.

The award ceremony took place at Kalamandir Auditorium on 13th August.

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Celebrities at Poetry Reading Session on Peace “Peace Ponder”


Poetry Paradigm and Aauris Hotel organized a poetry reading session titled “Peace Ponder” recently at the hotel premises. Present at the poetry reading session was Ashok Vishwanathan, Saira Shah Halim, Bobby Chakraborty, Nivedita Dey, Agnimitra Paul and others.


“Peace is not discussed much in recent times. This should have been given much prominence given the unrest prevalent in the society. Freedom of expression is at an all time low in the country. So this is the right time to organize a poetry reading session on peace” said Saira Shah Halim.


Designer Agnimitra Paul also highlighted on the fact that this poetry reading session was a great initiative on the part of Poetry Paradigm.

Saira Shah Halim also cut the cake at the event as it was her birthday that day.

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Kolkata Dignitaries Join Hands to Support the New “Ashar Alo” Home; New Hope for the Less Fortunate


The formal inauguration of Ashar Alo Home took place in the presence of notable personalities including Mr. Mahul Brahma (Head of Communications & Branding, Mjunction), Satrajit Sen (Renowned film producer) and Mr. Bobby Chakraborty (Actor and activist against addiction).

Mr Bhowmik, Head of Joy Global India cut the ribbon and officially opened the gates to Panditya Ashar Alo. Joy Global’s team was present, having generously donated Euro 93,846 for the new Home. Ms. Maureen Forrest, Founder & Honorary Director, THF, Jenny Browne Overseas Director, and Annmarie Murray, Assistant Overseas Director also blessed the occasion.


Bouquets of flowers were presented to all the dignitaries and guests, followed by a cultural dance performed by the Panditya girls. The dignitaries cheered and encouraged the girls in their performances.

Lastly, Mrs. Geeta Venkatadakrishnan, Director, Hope Kolkata Foundation, explained the overall aspects of inception, design and execution of the project for the new home. “In spite of very positive responses received from every corner, there still exists a significant shortfall in the funds available. This is a barrier towards realizing the cherished goal of providing a good quality of life for all the unfortunate children in Kolkata who have to live on the streets and slums” said the Director.


Ashar Alo is therefore a great place for the unfortunate children and will provide them with a home and scope to better education.

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Celebrity Chat Show Just My Way at New Outlet of Buddha Bites; Anupam Roy in a Candid Chat with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee

Celebrity Chat Show

Buddha Bites opened its new outlet at Harish Mukherjee Road recently and also became the hosts for the first of its kind celebrity chat chow in Kolkata titled Just My Way. This chat show has food playing one of the important factors for creativity. Conceptualized by Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, the first celebrity guest of the show was singer, lyricist Anupam Roy. Also spotted at the event were eminent dignitaries from the Tinsel town like Satrajit Sen, Bobby Chakraborty, Barun Chanda, Indrani Halder, Chaiti Ghoshal, Sudarshan Chakraborty and many others.


Based on the theme of a monastery and the chants of the Buddha, the outlet will serve a completely new and contemporary Chinese cuisine designed by the executive Chef Michael Ho. The restaurant has fifty seats. Some of the delicacies that will be served to the customers include Seafood Soup, pan Fried Fish, Roast Chilly Pork, Chicken Satay, General Tso Chicken, Buddha Feast and others. The cost of one person is Rs. 450 plus taxes.


The celebrity chat show saw Anupam Roy sing songs from his music albums and the films he has composed music for. Speaking at the occasion he said “I gave up my job when I felt I had a future in Kolkata. Otherwise it used to become very hectic for me. To come on weekends and compose music was a difficult task. Hence I gave up the job and continued with my work”.


The next session of the celebrity chat show would take place on the 14th of February at 4pm with Sudipta Basu, Koneenica, Sudipta Chakraborty and Chaiti Ghoshal.

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