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Book Launch of Chandrima Bhattacharya’s Lov La and Other Puzzles

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Starmark hosted the launch of its own publication— Chandrima Bhattacharya’s Lov La and Other Puzzles at its Quest Mall store here.

Lov La and Other Puzzles is a book about a woman looking at the city and the city looking right back. Sometimes she loves what she sees and sometimes she does not like what she sees. But she cannot live elsewhere!

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An Emami group venture, Starmark forayed into publishing with a series of activity books for children which was followed by graphic novels recreated from the works of renowned litterateurs of West Bengal—Sunil Gangopadhyay and Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay. Lov La and Other Puzzles is a compilation of short pieces from Chandrima Bhattacharya’s humour column which appeared in The Telegraph. Starmark will come out with two more graphic novels and a cookbook soon.

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After the launch the author was in conversation with well-known journalist, writer and curator, Aveek Sen. Eminent author, Amit Chaudhuri was also present on this occasion.

Lov La and Other Puzzles is available at all the Starmark stores and is priced at Rs 200/-.

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Tribute Paid to Yesteryear Composers at Musical Event Parampara and Beyond

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Indian popular music scene has produced many remarkable composers who gave our music an identity with their creative excellence. Be it melody, meaningful lyrics, soothing orchestration and powerful singing all made many songs ageless. Chandrima Bhattacharya, a musically blessed singer from Assam paid an homage to a few notable Indian popular music composers in a different way at a cultural evening titled Parampara and Beyond at G.D.Birla Savaghar. It was a Ragranjani Media and Entertainment Presentation.

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Be it composers from Bengal or of national importance, the evening was meant for those unsung heroes of popular music. Composers like S.D.Burman, Hemanta Mukherjee, Madan Mohan, Salil Chowdhury, R.D.Burman ,Illayaraja, Sudhin Dasgupta, Nachiketa Ghosh all were remembered through the musical. Interestingly, orchestration was youthful maintaining the original melodies.

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Renowned elocutionist Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee presented the journey through an abstract love story to make the musical journey more enjoyable and lively.

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The music was recreated by Ranendu Mitra where the other musicians were Tatai Dey, Dipayon Ganguly, Sankar Saha, Subhendu Das. Chandrima presented songs like Tum Pukar Lo, Ei Mom Jochhonay, Sagar Dake, Kayi Bar Yunhi, Surmayi Akhion Men, Zindagi Ittefaq Hai, Dil Dhunta Hai,  Eri Pawan , Jane Kya  Tune Kahi. Sudarshan Chakravorty presented another musical Nrityapalpo with his Sapphire creations Dance Company.

Parampara and Beyond therefore was a musical event worth cherishing by the music lovers.

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