Tollywood actress Koel Mullick along with Dr. Pradeep Vyas, authors Jayanta Roychowdhury and Namita Roychowdhury released the book Antarctica-An Expedition That Exceeds All Expectations.
The book consists of exclusive pictures taken by the author duo during the trip to Antarctica. The pictures showcase animals like Dolphin Gull, Kelp Gull, South Polar Scua, Snowy Sheathbill, Weddell Seal, Humpback Whales and many other such animals not known to the people. It also has details about the wildlife and habitat of Antarctica.
Speaking at the occasion, Koel Mullick said “It is a matter of great pride for me that the authors of the book are my uncle and aunt. They are biomedical scientists and the way they have captured the beauty of the continent is mind blowing. Not many of us can even think of going to the continent. But getting the chance to know about it from the book is a good idea indeed. I am yet to get my copy of the book”.
The book is priced at Rs 1200 only and is available at leading book stores in the city.
Journey with Mahatmaji by Raj Sharma depicts the journey of a five hundred rupee note and the world of the humans seen through his eyes. Though the stories in the book are imaginary, one can easily relate with it. The division of the chapters into scenes is a good way of presenting the story. It breaks the monotony and also lends a fresh touch to the story.
The book Journey with Mahatmaji by Raj Sharma is about a unique journey where a bank note travels under different circumstances and is able to understand human emotions and sentiments. It realizes the need and their greed of the humans and the value that it has in their lives. It teaches as it travels and it learns lessons from its mistakes too. The language used in the book is lucid thereby making it easy for many readers. The scene by scene description about the travel of a non-living thing is a unique idea and the author must be thanked for bringing out such an idea in front of the audience. The narrative is so good that one at times will forget that one is reading the experiences of a common bank note!!
With demonetization taking such an important place in the lives of the people in India and with the ban of the old five hundred rupee note, the book will make for a good read for many of us and make us nostalgic about the old note with Bapu’s face on it!!
Long Island Iced Tea by Ram Kamal Mukherjee which released recently in Kolkata makes for a good light read. It depicts the stories of contemporary times. The book showcases myriad human emotions in one of the simplest ways. It is often said that telling the simple things is one of the hardest jobs and the author does it with so much ease. This is one of the charms of the book.
With 17 years experience in journalism, this is the first venture of the author in the world of fiction writing. He is credited with being the youngest biographer. The eight stories in the book give one different slices of life in the course of the book. The stories combined make for a great cocktail of life.
Since reading books is a tasking job in today’s time, the flow of the words and the strong narrative will keep you hooked. This is especially helpful in today’s time when the attention span of people had reduced so much.
Priced at Rs 199, the book is affordable and will make for a good read especially for those who want the stories to be light and relatable.
The second edition of Dialogue, the member directory of DIA was launched in the august presence of eminent dignitaries namely designer Agnimitra Paul, art director Kaushik Das, architects Abin Chaudhuri and Ajit Jain.
The program has been hosted by the DIA Committee along with Artize, the luxury bath brand and Tajpuria, a major brand in plywood industry. The dossier will include profiles of all the members who hail from the design industry across the city comprising of architects, dealers, interior designers and distributors of the trade.
Speaking at the occasion, Agnimitra Paul said “This is indeed a great occasion that I could be a part of. DIA has been providing platform to the design fraternity for providing opportunities. This will help designers in the long run for sure”.
With the launch of this directory, new avenues will open up for the new designers and also for those involved in this industry.
The book launch of “I’m Yours Forever” by seventeen year old writer Samragngi Roy took place in the august presence of author Avik Chanda, drama therapist Suktara Lal, Model-actress Ushoshi Sengupta, theatre personality Nivedita Bhattacharjee, Founder of Calcutta Walks Iftekar Ahsaan, Founder Director of Think Arts Ruchira Das and others.
“I did not have any plans actually that I will be starting writing at this point of my life. It just happened. I was thinking of doing something as I felt bored. Hence this idea struck me and I began with writing. This is a page turning thriller and I hope that the readers will like it as I much I liked writing it down” said the young writer.
I’m Yours Forever is the love story between Rose, a seventeen year old orphan girl and Robby, the son of a millionaire. Things take a turn when she comes to know that Robby has been hiding dark secrets from her. What happens next is what the book is all about.
Speaking at the occasion, Ushoshi Sengupta said “Many of us think of writing down stories but most of us stay away at the end. This is because of the hours of hard work and dedication that it requires. I must congratulate Samragngi for her hard work. Looking forward to reading the novel”.
The book launch was followed by an animated discussion with the author and the panelist.