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Third Edition of Conversations Began With Lopamudra Mitra and Joy Sarkar

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The third edition of Conversations is back. The third edition started with the wife and husband duo of vocalist Lopamudra Mitra and acclaimed music director Joy Sarkar gearing up for a riveting dialogue session with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee.

Both Lopamudra Mitra and Joy Sarkar are powerhouse talents who have accomplished a number of hallmarks across their illustrious musical career. Mitra has over 25 albums under her name while Joy Sarkar’s compositions number well over 80! Mitra completed 25 years in the music industry in 2016.

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The interaction with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee brought out the chemistry between them, the bonding over music, their relationship, their personal and musical space and mostly their love for music. The conversation further saw them talking about their struggles as musicians and vocalists and how with the advent of new genres they keep on looking and inventing and reinventing themselves. The musical duo also spoke about the dire state of independent album music in the modern context with film music inundating the market.

The evening started off with Lopamudra Mitra singing “Himelo Raate,” while Joy Sarkar strummed the guitar.

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Lopamudra Mitra went on to talk about how she met Sarkar, which, according to the singer had no element of romantic in it, but was completely based within the realms of music. While the conversation between Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, Lopamudra Mitra and Joy Sarkar meandered across a number of incidents and issues, one of the most integral topics discussed during the evening was the state of Bengali album music. Joy Sarkar said, “It is a sad state that most FM channels nowadays do not play album music for the audience. If this is the way there will be no platform for independent musicians. Single musicians still have a chance but the situation is worse for bands who are not even getting that platform.”

The evening closed with music as both artist rendered two back to back songs. The evening saw a number of important personalities from the city in attendance including Saswati Guhathakurta, Dr Mousumi Ghosh, Founder Director Future Media School, composers and musicians Shibasish Banerjee and Sunny Bhattacharya, designer Anindita Mitra and singer Anushila Basu among others.

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Chaitali Dasgupta and Saswati Guhathakurta Attends Conversations Presented by The Palms Restaurant

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Chaitali Dasgupta and Saswati Guhathakurta have been instrumental in paving the way for women on Indian Television. The duo was engaged in an animated conversation in the second installment of “Conversations” by Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee at The Palms Restaurant.

The interaction with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee brought out the everlasting chemistry between them, the bonding and literature, the fights over programming and some time-travel when life in media rested in knowledge and sensitivity.

Speaking about the event, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee said, “I thought of them at The Palms Restaurant because I wanted a generation to know about how both of them. I am aware that television anchoring has gone through a great change but the transition was created by these two ladies who almost ran a matriarchy in media.”

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Speaking at the event the guest duo spoke about how life was different for them when they worked as television presenters. Both guests spoke about how presenting on television or any other podium has drastically changed over the years. The duo went on to admit that the new generation of television anchors are much more smart and  technically sound adding that a little bit  of research will take them even further.

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The second edition of Conversations was attended by designer Sharbari Datta, Singer Shreya Guhathakurta, film director Raja Dasgupta, Dr Mousumi Ghosh, Founder Director Future Media School, designer Indroneel Mukherjee, well known Radio Jockey Roy, Nandita Raja of Kanishka’s and Fashion expert Jeena Mitra Banik and others.

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Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee and Paoli Dam at Conversations presented by The Palms Restaurant


Video: Actress Paoli Dam in conversation with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee

A once in a month affair, Conversations presented by The Palms Restaurant saw the first edition of the show proudly presented by Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee. The first dialogue session had the renowned actress Paoli Dam as the guest. Some of the other eminent dignitaries present at the event included Chaitali Dasgupta, Paramita Munsi, Alokanada Roy, Sudarshan Chakraborty, Satrajit Sen and others.

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Speaking about the event, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee said, “Conversations comes naturally to me as I am an elocutionist, actor and an artist in my own right. The idea behind this talk show is that the city does not have such live talk shows here. And so I thought of starting this. The Palms is the ideal place for such an event as people can gorge on good food and also witness the event. The reason why I chose Paoli is because her sensibility is attractive. And I have always been attracted to people with sensibilities”.

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Paoli Dam shared the fact that as a student in chemistry she never thought that she would achieve much success in the film industry. She dreamt to be a research scholar but found her “chemistry with films”. Her moral support was her parents who despite being from middle class backgrounds have always backed her dreams. Her mother who is a singer wanted her to learn singing. But the actress revealed that she was too relaxed to put in so much effort in singing and hence she could not master the art.

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She said that during her student life she joined television to earn some pocket money. Her first success as an actress was playing the role of Madhabilata in Kaalbela. But films like Chatrak and Hate story gave her criticisms. She went on to add, “My life has seen both success and criticism. The criticisms in my life have made me more strong and successful in my career. I have also realized that if I can accept the success then I must learn to accept the criticisms as well”. The actress had the latent dream of acting in a Tagore’s Sesher Kobita. “However a film has already been made on Sesher Kbita” lamented the actress.

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The evening saw The Palms Restaurant as a perfect host with delectable snacks such as Royal Harabhara Kebab, Double Fried Chicken Japanese Style, Mahi Kolbara, Makhani Karabi and other appetizers making the round paired with some delectable mocktails as well.

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Conversations will be a once a month chat show at The Palms Restaurant with artistes from various walks of life participating in engaging conversations about their work and struggle.

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