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New Outlet of Chai Break Inaugurated In Kankurgachi; New Items Included in The Menu

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Ever since its inception on 4thJuly, Chai Break intended to cater to all the Chai lovers. It is the perfect destination for catching up with an old friend, hanging out with a bunch of crazy people, love struck moments and quality time with family. Chai Break is now in Kankurgachi. Spread over 2000 sq. feet, this café located at Kankurgachi can accommodate seat around 80 people.

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Witnessing the great levels of success, the Founders of Chai Break have realized the untapped potential of tea cafes in the arena, which had a predominant coffee trending background. Wanting the zone to be a blend of simplicity and comfort, with emphasis on ambience the new outlet is directed to be a one stop fun and food option for all.

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Mouth watering Italian, Chinese, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean cuisines, zesty desserts, exquisite mocktails and a wide variety of Chai and other hot and cold beverages to select from is on offer. Their innovative dishes include Italian Papad, House Special Garlic Bread, Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Peri Peri Pizza, Panini, Homemade Pasta,  Kesar Chai, Lemon Iced Tea etc. The pricing is Rs. 800 for two people.

The interiors is strikingly vibrant with comfortable furnishing, brick like facia, glass cladding, plenty of wood and wrought iron work would make each one to break the monotony from daily normal life.  This outlet at Kankurgachi has separate non-hookah and private dining area. Moreover this new outlet will be featuring eggs at breakfast for the first time.

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Chai Break was started by two partners, Mr. Anirudh Poddar and Mr. Aditya Ladsaria. They aim to expand in close by areas in Kolkata and also in cities like Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore etc. Chai Break has already finalized 2 more outlets in Bhubneshwar, Odisha within a short span of time.

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21st European Union Film Festival Begins in Kolkata

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The European Union Film Festival began in Kolkata on 24thJune, 2016 with a screening of the German film “Jack”. Twenty four films from twenty four European countries will be shown in the festival. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, the festival is being held in partnership with Federation of Film Societies of India, Cine Central, Nandan West Bengal Film Centre and British Council. The Festival was inaugurated on 24thJune at “Nandan West Bengal Film Centre by Mr. Buddhadeb Dasgupta, prominent filmmaker from Kolkata in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Bratya Basu, Minister of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal and other prominent guests – Mr. Shyamal Kumar Sen (Former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, Former Governor of West Bengal, President Cine Central), Mr. Yadab Mondal, CEO, Nandan, Mr. Premendra Mazumdar, All India General Secretary of Federation of Film Societies of India & Dr. Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director British Council (East India)

The European Union Film Festival will be hosted in Kolkata across two venues – Nandan West Bengal Film Centre and British Council.

In its 21st edition, the festival features 24 exceptional new and award winning European films from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.This year the festival will screen movies from varied genres ranging from the comedy of the absurd to gripping  drama, unexpected romance and heart-stopping action.

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Entry at all venues will be on a first come, first served basis. The festival, currently running in Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bangalore, will traverse through Kolkata, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Jodhpur till August 14, 2016.

The films to be screened at the EUFF are–Austria–Jack; Belgium – Les Rayures du Zèbre |(Scouting for Zebras); Cyprus – Block 12; Czech Republic – Three Brothers; Denmark – Stille Hjerte |Silent Heart; Finland – Ollaanvapaita|Urban Family; France-L’illusionniste, |(The Illusionist); Germany – Jack; Greece – Wild Duck; Hungary – Utóélet |(Afterlife); Ireland – The Irish Rebellion; Italy – Michiamo Maya(My Name Is Maya); Latvia – Mother, I love you; Lithuania -Edeno Sodas (The Garden of Eden); Luxembourg – Dead Man Talking; Malta-Simshar; Netherlands-Michiel De Ruyter|Admiral; Poland-Bogowie(Gods); Portugal – Cats Don’t Have Vertigo; Slovakia-Rytmus – A Dream from the Block; Slovenia – Sailing to Paradise; Spain – Flamenco From The Roots; Sweden– ÅTERTRÄFFEN(The Reunion); United Kingdom – Coriolanus.

Do not miss the chance to see these wonderful European films!!

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Is Kolkata giving a miss to Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express; The cheesy ‘lungi dance’ may be a saving grace

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Watched the much hyped, Chennai Express. The film’s story is about how Rahul(Shahrukh Khan), gets mixed up in the problems of Meenama (Deepika) and instead of going to Goa lands up in her village to help her. So far all looks well to the audience. The problem starts when SRK boards the train, Chennai Express. It is one mistake after another from here. It is from here the film becomes BOKWAS (Typically in the accent used by Deepika). Repeated references to his earlier films and making stale jokes of many popular scenes are not what one expects from SRK. The man is over the top in most of the scenes. I wonder where the actor who had done films like Chak De, Swades is? This is not the SRK I have grown up watching. Deepika looks good as the South Indian Girl and her accent sounds good. Looking for intellectual element in a Rohit Shetty film is not a good idea, I know that. But unlike his earlier films which were funny in a silly way, this one is unfunny.

The music is nothing out of the blue. The tribute song for Rajnikant “the lungi dance” is a cheesy output. The other item number 1,2,3,4 is slightly better than the other one. The music is simply not pleasing for the ears. The locales are good and have been shot beautifully. However this is a film and not a travel show. Why will one go to the hall simply to watch beautiful locales? The satellite and the internet have made it already possible to see them at home. Despite portraying the role of a sweet seller, SRK fails to mix sweetness in this film which turns out to be stale, bland. Board the train at your own risk because as the jokes which are doing the rounds say, “Chain nai express”.

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