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ASUS showcases latest innovations in the city. ASUS showcased its latest technological innovations in the city unveiling the Vivobook S15 and Zephyrus at the company’s flagship (Republic of Gamers) ROG store in Kolkata. VivoBook S15 is a thin and lightweight laptop aesthetically designed to be the first laptop in its class to feature the slim –bezel NanoEdge display- the bezel is just 7.8 mm thin and gives VivoBook S15 an 80 percent screen –to- body ratio. On the other hand, Zephyrus prides itself in being the world’s thinnest gaming notebook with NVidia GTX 1080 and the world’s first notebook armed with NVidia Max-Q design technology. In addition to showcasing its ground-breaking products, the company also launched an “Incredible Diwali” through which users can buy any Asus notebook and by only paying INR 400 and receive goods worth Rs.13, 990. The offer is already live and valid till 10th November 2017 across all Asus PC products. The company also has lined up “Diwali Challenge” at its ROG store between 6 October-19 October where users can come and experience the latest hardware and win exciting prizes. Mr.Ritesh Kumar, Branch Head, Kolkata, Bihar, Orissa and Jharkhand for ASUS India- ASUS India stated ‘consumers are demanding style, performance and portability in their machines. With these latest notebooks, we are offering a thin, lightweight, quiet and yet powerful computing experience to our users. Furthermore, our Diwali offer will indeed enhance their festivities this auspicious season”. The weight of this laptop is comparatively less and the weight is 1.7kg and this is a thinner laptop. Every customer wants better processor as well as battery which this particular product comprises and the laptop will be charged within 49 minutes and that to up to 60%. Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Mia by Tanishq launches a brand-new store in Kolkata
The brand’s latest shopping destination is in City Centre Mall Choose from a wide range of festive 14 karat gold accessories beginning from INR 3999.

Mia by Tanishq, India’s most-trusted jewellery brand continues its retail expansion in Kolkata and adds to the festive fervor with the inauguration of its newest store with a wide range of exquisite gold accessories on offer. Spanning over 268 sq ft, this store was inaugurated by Ms. Rajeshwari Srinivasan – Regional Business Head - East, Titan Company Limited; Ms. Bhavishya Kelappan – Business Head, Mia, Titan Company Limited and Mr. Anirban Banerjee – Regional Business Manager, East, Titan Company Limited. In time for the auspicious occasions of Diwali and Dhanteras, this Mia store aims to provide its customers with the best jewellery shopping experience. To celebrate the launch of the latest store in City Centre Mall, Kolkata, Mia by Tanishq has exciting offers in store for everyone. #CelebrateYourWay with Mia's latest festive collection and get a flat 10%* off on diamond jewellery and making charges of gold jewellery along with exciting vouchers with every purchase. Customers can walk in to the store between 12th and 19th October and avail this discount. With a wide variety of options to choose from, Mia by Tanishq truly has something special for every fashion-conscious woman. Being the 3rd in the city and 32nd in the country, this store promises the ultimate jewellery shopping experience to all the jewellery lovers in Kolkata. Now choose from a variety of beautiful Gold bangles with accentuated pearl drops or stunning multi-layered pearl necklaces to jazz up your look for Diwali parties this season. Ms. Bhavishya Kelappan, Business Head - Mia, Titan Company Limited, said, “We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new store in Kolkata. Mia by Tanishq is a young, trendy brand with a product offering that caters to a wide range of preferences. There is an increasing level of importance that women today give to accessorizing. They believe that the right accessory, like a stylish piece of jewellery, not only completes their look but also makes a style statement. Mia creates unique pieces of jewellery that reflects this insight. Modern jewellery retailing is focused on superior customer service and best–in–class products; and that is exactly what we are aiming to offer to all the jewellery lovers in Kolkata. We are inviting everyone this festive season to come and indulge in the trendy, stylish and affordable fine jewelery at our store.”

 
 
 
 
 
Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda & Arslan Goni at ‘THE WEDDING CONNOISSEUR’-An Exclusive Wedding Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition.
 

Indian weddings are of many shades and The Wedding Connoisseur- An Exclusive Wedding Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition was the place that united all of them under its arcade. Showcasing the best of the best in the multi-million wedding industry, The Wedding Connoisseur was the confluence of myriad facets of Indian weddings, held at The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata. The exhibition was inaugurated by KALKI KOECHLIN, Bollywood actress; RICHA CHADDA, Bollywood actress & ARSLAN GONI, Bollywood Actor. The one day event showcased over 60 stalls for the wedding exhibition complete with fashion and lifestyle picks. The exhibition focuses on the current status of trends and consumption of the existing market and general buyers.Think ethnic and western fashion, jewellery, home décor, bags and skincare products or anything.. We have it all!! The Dessert options too for the Menu are surely not to be missed. The exhibition has been curated by Vandana Goenka and Lopamudra and presented by On Fleek.

The Wedding Connoisseur promises this mega extravaganza where one could witness the most enhanced platform for the exhibitors related to the industry, all under one roof. One can surely expect to find something for oneself as there will be everything from ethnic Indian to international western, from smart casuals to trendy and chic to bridal, from prêt lines to couture, from accessories to garments, and from home decor to lifestyle products. “This is the first time for us and we are super excited! We are expecting a good footfall and are hopeful that the shoppers as well as the stall owners will have a good time. We are privileged to be able to celebrate the essence of wedding with fashion and film icons like Kalki Koechlin Richa Chadda under the roof of Wedding Connoisseur”, said the curator, Vandana Goenka.

 Kalki Koechlin, Bollywood Actress who is not just an actor but an artist and writer of French descent too said, “It is indeed a privilege and sheer honour to be a part of this event and to witness the platform being shared by such immensely talented designers and artists. The Wedding Connoisseur aims at presenting the finest wedding offerings to the big fat wedding spenders in our country.” On this occasion, Richa Chadda, Bollywood actress said, “Weddings are a happy occasion and the day spent in the ‘wedding house’ was nothing short of joyous. Perhaps, it was like an ode to the most beautiful wedding. The collection here is really good! I must say it’s an exciting opportunity to discover such an array of products under one roof and is certainly an event not to be missed.”

The exhibit presented exquisite collection by some of the participating designers and stalls like:
·      Lifestyle: Curo Carte (Mumbai), Perfectly Pampered by Rashmi SarafRadiance & Grace interiors by Rashika & NidhiThreads & Spreads by Prisha
·      Essentials: EN vogue by Shazia Amer RashidFujifilm IndiaV-cut Blouse Expert
·      A helping Hand: Arham help
·      Tarot Card: Abis Tarot Card Reader
·      Showstoppers:Atr'e,Begum(Chandigarh),Blueprint(Chennai),Debarun,Fashion on Fleek,MargBy Soumitra,Vivek Kumar
·      Apparels Indian/Bridal/Western: 9th Avenue Kolkata, Atara by Varsha, Bharat Adiani, Chandri Mukherjee, Devsid by Khusbu Shroff, H&H, MM'S Boutique, Naumi by Pramila Sharda, Posh, Royal Touch, Saatvika, Shivreyan by Chitra (Bengaluru), Sumi's Coutureyard, Sweety Jain, Tern by Priti Saini, That One Place
·      Skin Care: Blush by Diksha (Chennai), Lomasi
·      Celebrity Stylist: Manisha Khandelwal (Milan/Mumbai)
·      Jewellery & Accessories: Aadyaz by Shweta MallAmati by Monika BansalArani Creations, Gunina by Puja AgarwalQuesta by Nidhi ModiRoyal TrunkShilpi ShardaShine JewelsStyle Addict by Uzma Feroze, ZaaveriZivaZyva Semi Precious Jewellery 
·      Real Jewellery: Avama JewellersSP Kulthia Jewellers
·      Desserts & Chocolates: La Cioccolata - The Chocolate Studio.

                   Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 
London Durga Puja Dusserah Committee honors Mr. Mahendra Agarwal with The prestigious award ‘Pride of Bengal’.
 

Mr. Mahendra Agarwal, Founder & Mentor of Argobbhawva –Humanity Development was honored with the Pride of Bengal award by the London Durga Puja Dusserah Committee- the biggest Durga Puja at the Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London WC1H 9JE recently. Mr. Agarwal has bagged the prestigious honor for his tremendous contribution towards society. Mr. Antanu Das, MD and CEO, Punjab National Bank, UK was also present on the occasion.

Mr. Mahendra Agarwal said, “I am extremely grateful to have been honoured with such a prestigious award. Contributing to the society is our moral responsibility and I urge every individual to take the onus to lend a helping hand to those in need. One step forward in the right direction will help everything else fall in place.”

The organization has been actively working on various social work projects in West Bengal which include Health Camps, Social Awareness outreach programs on various social evils and sanitation, Self-help and skill development programs, Micro Business–financial assistance and act up support to small entrepreneurs. They organized several medical camps in Kolkata, North and South 24 Pargnas as well as in Sundarbans. They celebrated ‘Iftar’ with Rag Pickers of Til Jala Shed – an under privileged area of Kolkata.

     Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
National Award Winning Actress and Gorgeous Bollywood Diva Raveena Tandon was in Town to launch Premium Jewellery Showroom “AVAMA JEWELLERS” at Vardaan Market, Kolkata.
 

Jewellery has the power of increasing the effulgence of its wearer. Hallmark Ornaments has been creating that radiance from the past 21 years of experience in the manufacturing of wholesale jewellery and exporting them to various other countries. So keeping in mind the upcoming festive and wedding season, Hallmark Ornaments launched their first premium flagship store titled ' Avama Jewellery ' today at Vardaan Market, Kolkata. The Jewellery house was inaugurated by none other than the National Award Winning Bollywood Actress – Raveena Tandon along with the Chairman of Hallmark Ornaments & Abhishek Entertainment & Foods Pvt. Ltd (Myx, OTT, Blink, Chilli Wok, Aaira & Out of the world) Mr. Abhishek Kajaria.
 

Mr. Abhishek Kajaria said, “We started our business by manufacturing wholesale jewellery and exporting them to various international countries. So taking both Indian & Western influences, we have created Avama Jewellers which is a combination of traditional and contemporary designs. Our main reason for launching our store before Dhanteras and Diwali is due to our rich culture and tradition! People buy and gift gold jewellery during this season with their friends and family. Our jewellery starts from Rs. 2000 and it goes up according to our client’s requirements. We believe on customizing the ornaments according to the personality of an individual. We have tried to create one of kind jewellery that one will not be able to find anywhere else in the city, we hope that our product is appreciated by the people in the city.”
The brand boasts about their specialization in authentic traditional Jewellery with the touch of modern concept. It also includes a wide range of temple, Antique traditional; Polki diamond and handmade in-house diamond jewellery .They want their target audience to savor the taste of jewelers from low to high price with flawless finesse.
The collection of Avama Jewellery is here to create a new landmark in the jewellery industry, not only for women but also for men. They are offering one of the rare and impressive pieces which have been manufactured in various parts of India as well as Hong Kong. It was also highlighted that they have designer machines specially brought from Hong Kong, Italy, Dubai and other parts of the world that helps them deliver high quality work.
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
 
AbInitio Entertainment Releases Their Debut Short Film ‘Boli’ In Digital Platform.
 
AbInitio Entertainments’ debut short film Boli has been released in digital platform and will be available for viewing in YouTube channel by clicking the link https://youtu.be/kNwZsIj1mMc
 “We have tried to address a burning issue of how a girl child is executed for no reasons, which the generations have faced, through an example of age - old ritual of Durga Puja which is known as Boli. Through this film we tried to spread a message that for the fulfillment of our own interest, we do not hesitate to sacrifice the innocent one,” said Ms Titas BandyopadhyayPartner, Ab Initio Entertainments.
 The film tells the story of Mukherjee family’s Durga Puja celebration for which the family members have congregated. Many relatives of the Mukherjee family have come together. Biswanath Mukherjee is the head of the family. His grandson, Amar has returned from the city for the first time to see the worship of Goddess Durga in the village. The entire family is in very high spirits again. Goddess Durga is worshiped as mother and everybody seeks blessing from her for the prosperity of children and family.  
Amar asks his grandfather, how can a brutal ritual like animal sacrifice still happen in this house and why nobody has stopped it from happening? His grandfather replied that for the sake of their prestige, power, greed and wealth nobody spares the innocent ones. Even the gods and goddesses are not free from this. Whoever will come between the Goddess and her personal interest, will not be spared. The story then takes an interesting turn.

Boli is directed by Orpheus Mukhoty and music has been composed by Pijush Chakraborty. It is coceptualised and scripted by Ms Titas bandyopadhyay.  Veteran actor Chandi Charan Das along with few promising actors of the industry including Sabuj, Tweety, Madhumita and Swakhar have acted in the film.

                 Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 

Koshe Kosha, the authentic Bengali restaurant, is celebrating Bhai Phonta with a special combo meal, the details of which are listed below. 

 

Koshe Kosha, the authentic Bengali restaurant, is celebrating Bhai Phonta with a special combo meal, the details of which are listed below. 

Who: Koshe Kosha

What: Bhai Phonta-r Bhuri Bhoj

Where: All restaurants of Koshe Kosha

When: 19th- 22nd October 2017

Brief: The connection between a brother and a sister is the purest in the world. Honouring this special bond of love, Koshe Kosha brings forth a unique combination of flavours to celebrate Bhai Phonta.

On the menu:
v  Combo Meal for two-
·         Mochar Chop/  Melbondhon (2 pcs)
·         Morolla machher bora (4 pcs)
·         Welcome Drink: Aam Kacha Lonkar sorbot (2 glasses)
·         Luchi 4 pcs
·         Plain Rice + Shukto (1 plate each)
·         Basanti Pulao + Chhanar Dalna (1 plate each)
·         Shorshe Pabda / Sorshe Parshey (2 pcs)

 Chicken / Mutton
o   Chicken Kosha with curry pieces (2 pcs)
o   Posto Mutton  (2  pcs)
·         Chatney of the day (1 portion)
·         Papad (2 pcs)
·         Aam Doi (2 portion)
·         Rosogolla (2 pcs)

Pocket Pinch: Rs 999 + GST.

                Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPML Infra wins the Construction Times Award 2017
 

SPML Infra Limited received the Construction Times Award 2017 for Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) under the category of Best Executed Technology used for Water Management Project. The award, given during a ceremony held in Mumbai recently, was presented by Mr. Shyam Raj Prasad, GST and Excise Commissioner of Mumbai in the presence of Professor M. N. Sreehari, Advisor to Government of Karnataka for Traffic, Transportation &Infrastructure. The jury members comprising of eminent people had selected the winners from over two hundred nominations.
 SPML has ingenuously developed Integrated Management Information System (IMIS), designed as per Indian conditions for smart management of water utilities. It is highly scalable and capable of handling the Metering, Billing, CRM, Network Analysis, Demand Forecasting & Management, Asset and Inventory Management, HR and Finance Management, Business Intelligence, and Operation & Maintenance of the entire network. After implementing this system, the water loss has been considerably reduced and revenue increased significantly with better consumer services in water utilities in Delhi and Karnataka.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Subhash Sethi, Chairman, SPML Infra said “We are excited to receive this award for our in-house developed integrated management information system for efficient water supply and distribution management in India. Our IT team has done a tremendous job in the development and successful implementation of this system in water utilities with measurable results. Going forward with the Smart and AMRUT Cities development, the IMIS will be immensely helpful for water utilities to reduce water losses (Non-revenue water), improve consumer services, keeping track of all assets and increase revenue .We are confident that this system will receive greater acceptance by the municipalities and other water utility bodies to make their system technology enabled and efficient.

 
 
 
 
5th Edition of Fface Kicks Off with Kanchana Next Top 30.
 

 Fface one of the prominent talent management brands of eastern India which churns out fresh talents every year through their signature event, Fface Calendar kicked off its audition today at The Park Hotel Kolkata. Tollywood actors Parambrata Chatterjee, Payel Sarkar, filmmaker Sudeshna Roy, producer Shyam Sunder Dey, fashion designer Indroneel Mukherjee and Neil Roy, Founder -Director Fface graced the entire audition session as eminent judges.  
 Out of 6300 registrations and two rounds of trials the top 100 participants appeared before the celebrity judges to be selected as the 'Kanchana Next Top 30', at the final auditions. This set of finalists would enter the rigorous workshop and grooming phase with FFACE team and industry experts starting post Diwali. Over the course of next 30 days with various activities and competitions, the top 12 Calendar Models would be selected for the Fface Calendar 2018, Edition 5.

Mr. Neil Roy, Founder & Director of Fface said, Every year we try to bring more value addition to this format to ensure the budding talents have more exposure from this platform. We have already tied up with the Miss India Organisation as official talent partner and successfully scouted talents for Miss India and Miss Diva 2017. Fface 2017 model Jessica Aaron was judged as a Miss Diva Kolkata and appeared for the national finale in Mumbai early this year. We are also commencing auditions for Mr India 2017 as an exclusive talent partner, West Bengal, during mid of October 2017. Our further tie up with Max emerging star where one chosen candidate from Fface Calendar 2018 will appear in the east zone final in Bhubaneshwar and stand a chance to do workshops with Anupam Kher and Terence Lewis. One of the chosen candidate this year will also bag a role in Greentouch Entertainment’s forthcoming production apart from all the regular casting work we usually do for leading television and production houses in Kolkata. We as a team over the last few years have ensured that Fface is recognized as the only structured talent hub in the city along with the love and support we continuously receive from the industry, friends, sponsors, stakeholders and well-wishers.”

                Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Boy from Midnapore made his mark in the global market won
International Business of the Year Award.

 

The Midnapore to Ghana, the journey of entrepreneur Birendra Sasmal has been nothing short of extraordinary. Now the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Subah Infosolutions GH Limited, Mr Sasmal has added another feather to his already laden hat. At the Asian Achievers Awards, held recently in London, the business tycoon was conferred with the ever prestigious Business Person of the Year Award for his tremendous contribution and innovative solutions to the IT and Telecom sector.
The IT Magnate was presented with this international accolade for setting a benchmark and turning his company into a thriving success story on the world map.
Still a Bengal boy at heart, the Ghana based Indian entrepreneur has had many achievements under his belt sprawled over his 20 years of illustrious career. Under his leadership, the group’s revenues have not only increased by over 3000 per cent, the company has also been named amongst the continent's fastest growing tech companies.
Keeping in line with this, Mr Sasmal said, “It is extremely gratifying to have been honored with this award. To be able to make a difference in our own way in the world and to be recognized for it is very humbling.”
The IT expert, with deep roots in Bengal, further added, “I hope my work inspires every young individual to believe in themselves and take risks to achieve their dreams, however unconventional they might be.”
Currently, the tycoon has been planning to extend his IT expertise to the state, which will make him the protagonist in introducing artificial intelligence to West Bengal and provide the latest technology training and create maximum employment opportunities here. 
With this, Birendra Sasmal intends to reach out to every individual of even the remotest places to realize and excel in their dreams.
The Subah Group has expanded its business from Accra, Ghana, its current headquarters, to operations all over the globe, including offices in Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai. 

 
 
 
 
A Noble Initiative Of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Eastern India's first
Heart Disease Prevention & Reversal Program.
 

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata’s largest and most trusted healthcare facility launched the “Healthy Heart “Program, Eastern India’s first heart disease prevention and reversal program. Post World Heart Day, observed on 29th September, the program is tailored to help people prone to heart diseases and patients already suffering from heart ailments to arrest and reverse the progress of the disease.
The Healthy Heart program is a fee- based- annual, personalized heart disease reversal program which at enrolment stage classifies patients into high or low risk based on a physical screening encompassing 14 important health parameters. Once enrolled, the program includes continuing healthy heart doctor consultations, four cardiologist- physician consults per year, diet & lifestyle counseling (yoga, micronutrients and meditation) and continuous follow- up by a Customer Relationship Management infrastructure throughout their treatment.
People enrolling in the program are also eligible for a 15% discount for any further cardiac related interventions that might be required. Patients undergoing angioplasty or bypass surgery at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals will be automatically enrolled into the program free of cost for a year. This is to enhance the outcome of the interventions and prevent recurrence.
Mr Rana Dasgupta, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata stated “the demographic dividend that our state and adjoining states enjoy is under severe threat from NCDs. Unchecked, this disease burden will take away state’s best at their most productive age. Already around 20 percent of heart attacks observed across Apollo Hospitals are in the age group of 25-35 years. With these numbers, it is difficult to guarantee the heart of young Bengal in the future. Through this initiative, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals wants to ensure that people get the best of counseling and treatment. We want to nurture a Healthy Bengal with a Healthy Heart”.
Dr.P.C.Mondal stated “there have been camps in different places except north-eastern states like Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam.  The main idea is to make the people aware about the coronary heart disease so that they will not be the victim of this disease in near future. They should go for regular exercise, yoga. Maintaining healthy lifestyle is also one crucial part of our life.”
About the camps in different parts of Bengal Dr.P.C.Mondal stated “there have been camps in different places like Bardaman, ,Bankura, Hooghly. In Siliguri, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri. “
Dr.Ajay Banerji, Director Medical Services, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata stated “ in keeping with the spirit of the National Health Policy, the Healthy Heart Program  aims at prevention through a comprehensive  approach  to heart health. Most patients we see today approach the hospital or consult a doctor only when they experience some serious discomfort. This program is developed to engage with patients, as well as those prone to heart, well in adverse to ensure that they receive all-round consultation and thereby prevent/ reverse the possibility of a heart attack”.
There is ample global evidence from eminent medical organizations and research studies that show heart disease reversal is a reality. While hospitals in the western countries are running such programs successfully, unfortunately no such programs existed in Eastern India prior to this. Healthy Heart is devised to fill these lacunae and make evidence –based heart disease reversal accessible to common people outside of a research setting. One of the significant elements of this program is that it makes cardiologists available to all those who enroll at any time for queries related to heart ailments. Once the patient has enrolled in this program, the healthy heart team will offer its complete care and consultation round –the –clock.  
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Wasabee Celebrates Diwali with a taste of Singapore!

 

What: Singaporean Food Festival

Where: Wasabee (30, Arya Vidyalaya Road, Garfa Kolkata- 700078)

When: 16th- 22nd October 2017 

Brief: There are quiet a few things common between the culture of India and Singapore and Diwali is one of them. The Festival of Lights is celebrated in an equally grand way in the Lion City. Wasabee, the Oriental-serving restaurant of tabla maestro Pandit Tanmoy Bose, has decided to bring together this common attribute of the two countries through food and celebrate the occasion of Diwali with a Singaporean Food Festival. Some special dishes that will be available during Diwali have also been added along with the regular ones on the menu.

Pocket Pinch: Rs 1600 + GST for 2

Chef's Pick: Singaporean Chilli Crab, Singaporean Satay Kai, Mee Soto Soup, Hokking Prawn Mee, Nasi Goreong.

                              Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
     
 
 
 
 

Stress Survey conducted across 8 cities in India

 

A collaborative stress survey was conducted by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare and No Worry No Tension Healthcare. Spearheaded by Dr Samir Parikh and Dr Sandeep Vohra, from the respective organizations, the objective was to screen individual stress levels over a period of three months using a stress-o-meter (an online screening tool). 2463 individuals across 8 Indian cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Ludhiana, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur) took part in this survey.

The survey revealed some interesting statistics:

v  Key causative factors:
·         79% of the participants expressed that a person’s nervous disposition highlighted by their nature, personality traits and ineffective coping mechanisms made them more susceptible to stress.
·         15% of the participants suffered from stress because of reasons related to physical distress and discomfort.
 v  Key Findings for stress levels:
·         48% of the participants suffered from extremely high stress levels, and considered professional interventions like counselling and psychotherapy beneficial in alleviating their distress.
·         22% of the participants reported mild levels of stress, which implied the need to develop adaptive coping mechanisms so that their anxieties could be managed better.
·         30% of the individuals experienced optimal levels of stress, which implied no significant need for psychological interventions.
·         Stress levels are particularly high among people who displayed neurotic personality traits and had limited resources to cope with their neurosis.
·         External factors such as life circumstances and difficulties at the workplace or at home, play a minimal role in contributing towards significantly high stress levels.
·         Communication and active listening are the key instruments that can be used to lessen the burden of stress.

The findings of the survey suggest significant levels of stress being experienced by individuals, attributed to their own personality traits as well as limited coping resources being a being available to them. Inherent personality traits and natural disposition of individuals play a significant role in determining their ability to tolerate stress. External factors such as life circumstances and difficulties at home play a minimal role in contributing towards stress levels.

Dr Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare said, “We believe that evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of all preventive health packages in order to increase awareness and sensitivity towards mental health across the population. We, at Fortis Healthcare, have initiated using Stress screening as a part of Preventive Health Check-ups with the objective of helping individuals to know more about their own psychological well-being and mental health.”

Dr Sandeep Vohra, CMD, No Worry No Tension, shared, “It was a privilege to partner with Fortis Healthcare for this initiative. This is an attempt to assess stress levels on the ground and help health professionals identify the remedial measures which can be adopted to help people manage stress effectively and thereby avoid more serious diseases. The use of the stress-o-meter in this survey was a unique online screening tool”.

In today’s day stress is unavoidable. It is particularly the pressure of performance as most companies have a result oriented approach to work. Harassment and bullying at work are also major problems. Keeping this in mind World Mental Health Day 2017 is thematically focusing on stress at the workplace and how it affects people across the globe. Globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression and 260 million are living with anxiety disorders. Mental Health should be of utmost importance as it affects the holistic well - being of the individual and the societies in a larger perspective.

                           Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
Mamata Banerjee inaugurated “Aamar Swapno Bhowanipur-e…London”
 

The members of Bhowanipur 75 Palli have taken up the challenge to discover the greatest Aamar Swapno Bhowanipur-e…London” which was inaugurated today by Smt. MAMATA BANERJEE, Chief Minister of West Bengal followed by video conferencing with the non-resident Bengali members of London Sharad Utsav, gathered at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. To add to that, the Deity is given such alluring look with the use of Mahogany woodBrass and Dokra art which assembles the look of a former time that it’s sure to spellbind everyone. We also present such celebration of lights with the aim to surpass our fantasies and keep us awestruck. The Theme music and Theme song is composed by famous percussionist Sri Abhishek Basu. Thus Bhowanipur 75 Palli earnestly awaits your co-operation to explore and uphold what is beautiful with everyone and not just keep it to ourselves. The inauguration was also attended by Alan Gemmell OBEDirector British Council India.

 Mr. Anand JainChief Patron of Bhowanipur 75 Palli said, “We aspire to mould our Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Banerjee’s dreams into reality. Being inspired by our honorable Chief Minister and the way she propagated the “Kanyashree” project in front of the World, we too pursue to groom old Bhowanipur to the looks of London and present the sweet melody to the audience. Since 2017 is the Indo UK year of culture we have tied up with British Council and London Sharod Utsav. Post puja we are planning to install the IDOL permanently in any one of the famous institutions of UK like a British museum or London University.

 

Year of Initiation: 1965 

Artist: Conceptualization and Thematic design by Biman Kr. Saha 

Idol Maker:  Parimal Pal

Height of Mandap: 40 Feet

Location: South Kolkata (Bhowanipur – Netaji Bhavan) - 1/1C, Debendra Ghosh Road, Kolkata - 700 025

Nearest Metro Station: Netaji Bhavan Metro Station 

Key Persons: Subir Das (Club Secretary), Moloy Dey (Mentor), Asish Das (Publicity-in- charge)

 Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
 

A 50 Man should Pay Due Attention to Prostrate Conditions.

 

They are stubborn and indecisive, lazy, forgetful, yet interfering , but irrespective of that, they are your men in shining armours whom one would not want to change or exchange for any given reason. One can help men stay the same, pay attention to their prostrate health because men should always be men.
Constant need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at right, inability to completely empty  the bladder and many such urinary problems can irritate our nearones and take a toll on his normal health. Before it gets worse, pay attention to your man’s prostrate health and help him lead a peaceful daily life.
The prostrate is a small walnut- sized gland and is a part of male reproductive system. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. As the prostate gland enlarges it tightens around the urethra, almost squeezing it like pinching a straw. This in turn may cause urinary symptoms. This condition is known as benign prostrate hyperplasia or BPH.  
BPH interferes with the normal flow of urine, thus causing uncomfortable symptoms like frequent visit to the toilet, especially during the night, an urgent need to urinate, a feeling of incomplete urination, a weak or interrupted urinary flow etc. These symptoms negatively affect the quality of life of patients.  
BPH is a very common phenomenon with ageing. By 60 years of age, more than 50% of man develop  BPH  and by age of 85 years, nearly  90% of men  will have BPH.
Dr.Ranjan Dey M.S. (Gen Surgery), M.C.H. (urology), CONSULTANT UROLOGY stated “ BPH is  a very  common after a certain age for men, but it’s very easy to treat BPH with the available drugs in the market. Unlike previously, surgery is not the only method to treat BPH anymore. Treatment with medicines has to be lifelong as in diabetes. Some patients on medical treatment may later need surgery due to failure of treatment”.  
There are two types of medicines. One to reduce the size of the prostrate  and reduce its growth. Another group of medicines help to relax the prostrate to make the urine flow better. These drugs bring lot of relief of the urinary problems of the patients. Their effects are immediate but these drugs have to be consumed daily for long term. The choice of treatment depends on patient’s condition and may vary depending on the severity.  
Dr.Srinivas Narayan commented that “ details of our medical history, symptoms and few more simple tests  can help  in the diagnosis of BPH. The simple  blood test to detect PSA ( Prostate Specific Antigen ) Level, which is an enzyme secreted by prostate may help to distinguish between BPH and Prostrate Cancer”.
The symptoms of BPH which are often  called lower urinary tract symptoms include:- The need to urinate more often than usual, the need to wake up at night to urinate, the sudden  need to  urinate  and having trouble postponing it, any involuntary loss of urine, a weak stream of urine, splitting or spraying of the urine stream, the flow of urine  starts  and stops, straining when urinating. These symptoms can be very bothersome and have a negative impact on social life, personal relationships and sex life.

                              Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
SYSKA LED launches 9W LED bulb for only Rs.85 MRP with 2 years warranty as a CSR initiative- AB HAR GHAR ROSHAN HOGA .
 

More than 1 crore of bulb distribution has been done in states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar. Syska LED Lights Pvt.Ltd and Aditya Info Services Pvt.Ltd. Pune have come together to provide 1 crore LED bulbs at an affordable price to the general public in India under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with the intent of passing on the benefits of energy saving and money saving on their electricity bills. This innovative program is designed especially for the development of rural India, they can also avail the same 9-watt Syska LED Bulb easily on affordable MRP of Rs.85/- per bulb instead of current MRP of Rs.200 per bulb. This program will help to conserve energy and balance the CO2 level in the environment as well as & save money on consumer’s electricity bill which lead to betterment of rural India.
 Mr. Rajesh Uttamchandani, Director, Syska LED opined about affordable LED bulb, “in continuation with our commitment to save electricity with best in class LED light solutions as an integral part of the power conservation mission for the nation at large, a category leading brand like SYSKA looks forward to not only keep introducing innovative and new age LED products but also to ensure that the technology is available across the strata of the society. “
Under this CSR activity, distribution of 9W Syska Brand LED bulbs has been initiated by Aditya Info Services Pvt. Ltd. Pune in partnership with Shiv Shanti Infoline Pvt. Ltd. in West Bengal, In coming days distribution of 9 watt Syska LED bulb will start across India, initially it is starting in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal. A consumer can procure 9W LED Bulbs at an affordable price of Rs.85 (Current market price for the same is Rs. 350-400 per bulb each) with 2 Years replacement warranty. The consumer can get the bulbs from distribution kiosks/centers as well as from the nearby Mobile Shops, Mobile recharge shops across the state.
 In this CSR activity Consumer can avail free of cost replacement for all technical faults for two years. Replacement can be done through any of distribution counters that would be opening within the city. Permanent replacement counter will be set up in each & every district of Bihar within a month after distribution commence, by Aditya Info Services Pvt. Ltd.
 Being the pioneer in LED Lighting Solutions with more than 100 LED lounges, world-class R&D infrastructure, a robust distribution network of over 1400 distributors and more than 90,000 retailers and a superior sales & service team, Syska LED in less than 3 years, undoubtedly has emerged as the leading player in the global LED lighting landscape.
There are factories which are catering to wire cables like in Rajasthan. In this Durga puja or Navratri, Diwali there are plans to decorate the different parts of Kolkata .We all know that global warming is a major issue. The company is doing a business of Rs. 70 crores all over the country across the country.
Mrs. Soniye Shetty Singh who has made India proud by wining several titles like Mrs.Commonwealth India Charity 2016, Femina Miss India (South Finalist) 2009, Miss Pune 2005, Mrs. Commonwealth International Asia Pacific 2016 (Ist runner up )  stated “at present wemen of the rural parts are looking forward to be in the limelight as far as exploring the world is concerned.  The ironical part is that before also people have the perception that their life will be shattered once they enter into the institution of marriage but now wemen are managing their homes and they are also an active part in different spheres of life which includes films, business, aviation, politics, fashion industry , banking sector, telecom sector etc. “
The lady with dynamic personality stated “ wemen has the illusion that rape is taking place due to darkness but if there will be light then this kind of social evils will not continue. During Navratri also in Pune there will be a festival with kids from NGO and the theme is “Dipawali Roshni Dil S More than 1 crore of bulb distribution has been done in states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Bihar. There is no competition with Philips as people are welcoming us with open arms. This company has its roots in India. “
About other projects she stated not only the girls from the urban part but from the rural part is not lagging behind as far as exploring the world is concerned. Syska LED Lights Pvt.Ltd and Aditya Info Services Pvt.Ltd. Pune have come together to provide 1 crore LED bulbs at an affordable price to the general public in India under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), with the intent of passing on the benefits of energy saving and money saving on their electricity bills. The diyas will be made by NGO kids”.  

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
Maruti Suzuki NEXA inaugurated its fourth showroom in Kolkata.
 

 Expanding its premium automotive experience, India’s leading passenger vehicle maker, Maruti Suzuki India Limited today inaugurated its 4th NEXA Showroom in Kolkata, Salt Lake City. NEXA, the fastest growing auto retail channel in India, with over 270 outlets NEXA is now present in more than 160 cities and has already sold around 3,00,000 vehicles since its inception.

NEXA Salt Lake (Jyote Motors ) in Kolkata is the 4th NEXA showroom in the city. NEXA, one of the most important initiatives by Maruti Suzuki in its journey of achieving 2 million sales target in 2020, has redefined the car purchase experience in India. At present, the cars sold through NEXA are: premium cross-over S-Cross; premium hatchbacks Baleno and Baleno RS; premium urban compact IGNIS; and premium sedan Ciaz. Launched in July 2015, NEXA, the premium automotive retail channel of Maruti Suzuki has enabled the company to attract newer categories of customers while retaining existing customers within the fold.

Inaugurating the 4th NEXA showroom in Kolkata, Mr. R S Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Since its launch, NEXA has received a tremendous response and appreciation from its customers. NEXA has transformed the way cars are sold in India and has created a niche in the market for customers who desire a unique car buying experience, built on pampering, innovation and technology. With all these initiatives, we are able to attract new categories of customers who were earlier not considering us. We have taken the challenge to create newer segments to fulfil the wishes of our customers.”

“NEXA will continue to create new and unique experiences for its customer beyond selling cars, and forge relationships which last beyond car purchase. NEXA is a response to changing customer needs, expectations and aspirations,” he added.

NEXA marks the first initiative by an automobile company to go beyond selling cars and create a new format of lifestyle experience for the customers. In doing this, NEXA is creating properties around Fashion, Music and Travel in order to build communities amongst people who share common passion in these genres.

                        Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Renowned Doctors Assembled from Across India During 9th Conference Of Society FOR CARDIAC Interventions.
 

This society was formed 9 years before only (2007) to give special impetus for future development of interventional cardiology in India.  Our new society for cardiac intervention will create academic educator, innovator & ways for greater skill in interventional Cardiology for patient’s care.
 Dr. Saroj Mondal, Scientific Committee and SSKM Cardiac Head of the Department stated “we know that there is tremendous development of the therapy and we are here to train the budding cardiologists. “
Dr.P.K.Hazra, AMRI Cardiac Specialist stated ‘as far as Interventional Cardiologists we need to send the message that our state government has given everything free and Central government has reduced the price. ‘
The organizing committee with the dynamic Organizing Secretary Dr.Saroj Mondal, Dr. P.K.Hazra and Dr. P.C. Mondal have worked hard to make this program an attractive and of great learning experiences to not only experiences interventional but also the clinical cardiologists.
Dr.P.C Mondal Apollo Gleneagles Hospital stated ‘we know we are diagnosing cardiovascular patients and the scenario is that India is going to be epidemics very soon.”  
Dr.Monotosh Panjha DIRECTOR - INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY , M.D.( Med), D.M. (Card),   F.A.C.C (U.S.A), F.C.S.I Ex- Director, I.C.V.S. P ROFESSOR & FORMER HEAD OF CARDIOLOGY DIVISION AT I.P.G.M.E & R AND S.S.K.M HOSPITAL, KOLKATA EX. DEAN INDIAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIAN, PRESIDENT: SOCIETY FOR CARDIAC INTERVENTION Ex- PRESIDENT OF ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICIANS OF INDIA, EX.PRESIDENT OF CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA  stated ‘Lifestyle modifications also play a very crucial role and this in turn is a savior for millions of people. There is also a necessity of artificial heart transplant for the common people. Indian people are liable to coronary disease. The cardiac arrest takes place among people of different groups due to lack of physical exercise. A tablet is coming soon by this year which is going to reduce till 50% death. “
Dr.P.K. Hazra, AMRI Cardiac Specialist stated “the positive side is that life expectancy is increasing, new pacemakers are coming new kinds of drugs are coming. Combination of science and combination of thoughts are infused together .The outcome is new innovations can come together.’
But the trauma faced by the medical practitioners and the relationship with the patients have not changed still there but still there is hope that things are going to fall into place. Our new society for Cardiac intervention will create academic educator, innovator & ways for greater skill in Interventional Cardiology for patient’s care.
After 3 decades of first successful coronary angioplasty by Dr.Andreas Gruentzig, the field of interventional cardiology is still undergoing constant innovative & evolutionary changes combining with novel catheter based technologies and new frontiers in pharmaceutical molecular biological research. The cost of the stent is reduced from 1, 32,000 to 32,000 and our patient will be benefitted financially. All devices included stent; pacemaker & valve are now available in all government hospital on free of cost.
Education is critical in improving the patient care. That can be done through by reading medical literature, by participating in web based symposia, by attending local, national & international conference and by live demonstration course- so that everyone develops the greater skill & enriching experience in interventional Cardiology. An experience comes also form bad judgment of intervention procedures. Two days of conference include live transmission of complex coronary vascular intervention from Bangladesh of interesting cases; will be presented live in box.

                                           Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 

Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company Private Limited celebrated the Ten years of successful operation of the Sister Nivedita Bridge.

 

Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company Private Limited (SVBTC) announced the 10 years of successful completion of operation of the Sister Nivedita Bridge at a Press Conference held at Hotel Hindustan International (HHI) today. Present at the conference were Mr. Lala K.K.Roy, Director, Corporate Development & GovernanceMr. Susanta Kumar Mukherjee, Director, Audit and Compliance, Sri Praveen Vasanth Barhanpurkar Chief Operation Officer, Mr. Pradip Kumar Guha Biswas, Technical Adviser and Sri Anjan Roy Chowdhury Chief Financial Officer ofSecond Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company Private Limited (SVBTC) who spoke about the flagship project being the first of its kind Public- Private Partnership between the Ministry of Shipping, the Road Transport & Highways- National Highways Authority of India, Government of West Bengal and the SVBTC. The conference highlighted the pivotal role the structure plays in the upliftment of the Regional Connectivity in Bengal.
 Mr. Lala K.K. RoyDirector, Corporate Development & Governance, said, This iconic structure has not only been making daily commute easier for thousands of people but has majorly contributed to the reduction of environmental pollution due to traffic congestion.” He also stated, This Project aims to bring about a substantial economic growth of the eastern region that directly hinges on the connectivity aspect of the bridge. And we are very happy to have reached such a milestone of completing a decade of the Sister Nivedita Bridge.”
The immense structure is 6.1 kms long, which includes the 880 meters long six- lane, caters to more than 28000 vehicles plying across each day. The Nivedita Bridge is a chief link which connects major Industrial Areas (like Kalyani Industrial area, Durgapur Industrial growth area, Uluberia growth centre) and Residential Townships like Rajarhat-New Town Townships, Dankuni Townships, Baishnabghata – Patuli Townships etc.) to the city. The project has provided a fast and an efficient critical missing Eastern Link of the golden quadrilateral component of the National highways Development Project (NHDP). It has linked the NH System (NH- 2 / NH-6) on the western bank to the NH system (NH-34 / NH-35) on the eastern bank leading to North Bengal, North eastern states and countries like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The landmarks achieved by the SVBTC project include it being the First ever Bridge Project, costing over 650 crores INR, to have been completed in thirty nine months. The First ever use of six lane (29M wide) precast segments weighing 130-155 ton and their erection.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017 
 

IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017 brought forth this year’s most creative awards segment on Durga Puja. The Press Meet to announce the Winners was held at Urbana Community Hall today. The event was attended by Chief Guest Sri Debasish Sen IAS, Principal Secretary, IT & Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of WB & Chairman & MD, WBHIDCO and renowned Tollywood Actress Parno Mitra and the award was judged by some of the prominent personalities of the city, which included Alokananda Roy- Dance Exponent and Social Activist, Surojit Chatterjee- a singer, lyricist, composer, music arranger and music director; Satrajit Sen -renowned Film Director, Choreographer Sudarshan Chakravorty, DJ Akash who is an internationally acclaimed DJ with a passion for music which is infectious.

IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017 honored the best Durga Puja Committee on Social Media platform that covered all the creative aspects of digital promotion starting from the concept, creativity, implementation and the number of page likes to the Best Integrated (cross platform) Social Media Campaign. This contest witnessed a whopping 1500 entries from all over West Bengal. All the Puja Committee had taken their move towards the Digital Media by successfully using information, communication and technology in integrating people, social media and data to achieve future transformation and growth.

The judging category is divided into 3 parts: Best Digital Impact Award, Jury Choice Awards and Peoples’ Choice Award. The trophies would be handed over to the winning Durga Puja Committees on 24th September, 2017 by the Jury members of IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017.

 Mr. Vikash Singh, Director of IIMC said, “Being a part of the culture capital and the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, we feel privileged to witness the Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017. The hunt for the Durga Puja with the best Social Media campaign finally comes to an end. We have received a huge response from all over the West Bengal. The journey of IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards from 700 participants from the 1st edition to a whopping 1500 in the second year is really overwhelming. I extend my heartiest congratulations to the winner.”

It was the time to be creative, it was the time to roll on enthusiastically in the most wanted field of today’s time that is - go Digital.

 

The initiative is supported by Urbana, Candid Communication- Event & PR Partner, Candid School of Communication – Education Partner, Genius Kids and ACMS – Associate Partner, Artage-Hoarding Partner, Tollykata- Digital Partner, Presto- Award Partner, Siti Events – Cable Partner and Upananda – Gift Partner, Zeal Sports & News – Channel Partner, Millennium Post – Media Partner. Millennium Post would provide a special subscription offer to each Puja Committee for one year.

Urbana is the tallest residential complex ever built in Kolkata and the entire Eastern India. Eco-friendliness is the key feature of the complex, making it the city’s first green residential area. Within Urbana resides the flora and fauna which make this land area more illuminating. It offers the unhindered view of the city stretching into the horizon. Urbana makes an occasion, a celebration for the City of Joy, Kolkata.

Putting an exciting end to the initiative the following Puja Organizations were announced as the winners (Categorically):

Best Digital Impact Awards:

·         Winner - Prafullakanan(poschim) Adhibasi Brinda
·         First Runner-up - Siddheswari Garden Aabashikbrinda Puja Committee
·         Second Runner-up - Chetla Agrani Club           

Jury Choice Awards:
·         Winner - Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee
·       First Runner-up - Mudiali Club Durga Puja Committee
·       Second Runner-up - Shyamol Dhon Dutta Bari Pujo committee

Peoples’ Choice Award:
·         1st - Golf Club Road Durga Puja Committee
·        2nd - Sahapur Agradoot Sangha .
         3rd - Sahapur Panchabatitala Sammilani

·        4th - Goabagan Sarodatsav Sammilani.
 
 
 
 

A walk around fbb store with Feluda aka Parambrata Chatterjee

 

A walk around fbb store with Feluda aka Parambrata Chatterjee

 In order to offer a wide collection to choose from, for the most anticipated festival ‘Durga Puja’ fbb showcased their special ‘Pujo’ collection for ladies, men and kids. To shop their new ‘pujo’ collection, the actor Parambrata Chatterjee, recently playing ‘Feluda’ was present at fbb Big Bazaar store at Shakespeare Sarani, Theatre Road.

The new collection comprises of all clothing needs right from classy heavy ethnic wear, to trendy fusion wear, to comfortable & colorful casual wear for everyone including women, men and kids.  
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

India gets its first Bengali audio book app

 

In a path breaking move books will now come alive, characters talk to you, situations present themselves and all this at the comfort of just a touch on your mobile screens. Welcome to the world of Power Talking Books.
The first of its kind Bengali audio book through a mobile phone app from India, Power Talking Books, developed by Power Publishers, is all set to revolutionise book reading for the busy and the uninitiated.
The app was launched today in presence of several leading Bengali authors.The app, which has a free and a subscription section, is available at Google Play store for Android users initially, but will soon be available in i-stores.
Present at the launch were eminent authors like Sukanto Gangopadhay, Tridib Kumar Chattopadhay, Ullas Mallick, Himadri Kishore Dasguspta, Binod Ghosal, Caesar Bagchi, Abhijit Sukul, Indranil Sanyal, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay and Saikat Mukhopadhyay whose works feature in the app now. The attendees participated in an engrossing discussion on why they think digital form of presentation of literature is so important and relevant today.
“People are shifting from television and printed material like newspaper and books to mobile phones as their source of information and entertainment. Audio books can be downloaded in the form of an app on our mobile phones and can be a solution to the book lovers. There is also a large number of people who cannot read Bengali but can talk and understand it. The app will help reach out the enormously rich Bengali literature to them. This will also be a boon for the visually challenged,” said founder of Power Publishers Pinaki Ghosh.
The app has a free section consisting of single short stories, and a subscription section consisting of novels and short story collections by leading writers. The subscription fee has been kept nominal at Rs 200 annually, said author and journalist Arindam Basu, who compared the event.
The app is already getting positive reviews on social media and Google Play, where it can be downloaded. The app is easy to use and the user can choose any genre or any artist from the playlist by vertical or horizontal scrolling, similar to popular movie apps. Every week, a new stories and novels are added to the playlist. The app helps utilize unproductive time like travelling to work and back, by listening to good literature, commented Sudeshna Sen, project coordinator of the app.
This digital app has various categories like horror, motivational, mystery, novel, romance, social fiction, short story, surreal, suspense and science fiction. It showcases literary works of Sunil Gangopadhyay, Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Suchitra Bhattacharya, Sukanto Gangopadhay, Tridib Kumar Chattopadhay, Ullas Mallick, Himadri Kishore Dasguspta, Binod Ghosal, Caesar Bagchi , Abhijit Sukul, Indranil Sanyal, Krishnendu Mukhopadhyay, Sayantani Putatunda, Prachet Gupta, Abhijnan Roychoudhury, Sourav Mukhopadhyay and Saikat Mukhopadhyay.
Power Talking Books is developed jointly by Power Publishers and Power Publishers & Motion Pictures, who are into book publishing for 10 years and have recently started producing films.
By Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

VLCC organizes the ‘Transformation Show 2017’

 

VLCC, an Indian multinational and a premier beauty and wellness brand, today, hosted a path-breaking, first-of-its-kind of event called the ‘VLCC Transformation Show 2017’. The gala event showcased 11 real life successful and inspiring stories of its clients who had partnered with VLCC and transformed themselves to be healthier and more confident. The transformed clients walked the ramp with much confidence. Mr. Sourav Ganguly, former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Cricket Team was a ‘Special Guest’ at the event. The panel of judges included renowned personalities from various walks of life namely, Bollywood actress, Ms. Vaani Kapoor; renowned Indian playback singer, Ms. Usha Uthup; famous Manipuri dancer, Ms. Priti Patel; Dr Ronen Roy, a leading Orthopedic surgeon & HOD, Fortis Hospital; and Ms. Namrata Sureka, President of Ladies Study Group, and Founder Trustee of 'EkTara'.

VLCC also unveiled six bridal looks on the sidelines of the event. The bridal looks included Bengali, Assamese, Muslim, Christian, and Marwari and ‘Shakuntala’ inspired bride. The VLCC loyalists, who have been associated with the brand for a long time, also walked the ramp. The event was supported by well-known designers-Debarun Mukherjee, Rini Seal and Adi Mohini Mohan Kanjilal. The designers shared their beautifully crafted attires with detailing, cuts and embellishments. The grand event was attended by 50 participants across age groups, who shared their journey to wellness, including weight loss, grooming and better health.

Mrs. Vandana Luthra, Founder, VLCC Group said, “I am overwhelmed to see these real life transformations. Each and every participant today is a winner. VLCC has been committed to transforming lives for close to three decades and success stories like these inspire and encourage us to continue with our journey and reach out to more individuals. I would like to thank our esteemed clients in Kolkata for believing in us. We are committed to enable people lead healthier and more productive lives by providing holistic weight-management solutions based on lifestyle modifications. This is just the beginning and I am confident that the VLCC Group will continue to spark self-transformation, spread happiness and imbibe individuals with wellness for life.

The VLCC Transformation Show 2017 appreciated the grit, determination and inner beauty that the people of our society bring to the fore. It highlighted the ‘Never say die’ spirit of individuals across age groups and from different walks of life. The transformed individuals had consistently followed the guidance of VLCC experts with regards to diet, exercise etc. to emerge as healthier individuals today, free from physical hardship as well as mental agony.

VLCC offers solutions that are personalized to suit the needs and lifestyle of its clients. It has one of the largest scale and breadth of operations within the beauty and wellness services industry in India, the best technology and an experience of over 28 years in the wellness industry. VLCC Wellness Centres are equipped with some of the latest US-FDA and European-CE standard compliant appliances to combine innovative, scientific weight management programs with revolutionary skin, dermal cosmetology and hair care treatments as well as regular beauty services.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Maradona V Dada match on Oct 5, beeline of activities for the Argentine icon

 

The Dhulaiwala Match for Unity featuring Diego Maradona and Sourav Ganguly will now be held on October 5.
The match was previously scheduled for October 2 which is also a public holiday. “A decision to this effect has been reached with the relevant authorities. The match was shifted because of the huge bandobast needed for Muharram and Durga Puja immersion. Now the match will be a closed door affair, where entry is by invitation only,” said Vivek Kumar Agarwal, Founder, Dhulaiwala Group, the title sponsors behind the event.
Maradona will now arrive at the city on October 2. He will inaugurate India’s first Laundromat—The Dhulaiwala Palace--- on October 3 morning. The match will be played at Barasat at Aditya Sports Academy under strict security. “The lucky winners of the match tickets while buying Durga Darshan Ticket will get an entry via invitation,” Vivek said.
Asked if the teams that won the celebrity match and the inter club competition will still receive their trophies for the man himself, he said: “He will give the trophies as scheduled.”  Tala Barowari are the winners and will receive the trophy from Diego, while Santosh Mitra Square are runners who will get the award from Sourav Ganguly.
Durga Darshan is the first ever seven star pandal hopping event where people buy tickets to see the puja without long queues and hours of wait, Ac lounges at their disposal and snacks for quick energy to bounce back.

               Text By Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 

PVR introduces a new sub brand PVR P[XL]- a home grown big screen format for a truly enigmatic movie experience 

 

 Keeping the legacy of innovation moving, PVR Cinemas, the largest film exhibitor in the country has unveiled their new sub-brand, P[XL] - PVR’s home grown big movie screen format known as  Premium Extra Large at Mani Square, Kolkata. This is the first time ever in India; a cinema company has introduced a unique screen format for a truly enigmatic movie experience.   

P[XL] auditoriums are equipped with extra-large wall – to – wall screen, state of the art DOLBY ATMOS moving sound technology and Dual 4K projection system with customized 3D glasses to bring alive every little detail of the movie. Every element in a P[XL] theatre is designed to create an impact with immersive 3D experience, crystal clear sound and unparalleled brightness and picture quality. Another notable feature about the P[XL] auditorium is the 4 different types of seating available in one audi. It comprises of recliners, loungers, sofa seats and mainstream seating with extra leg room, delivering a truly comfortable movie experience.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman & Managing Director, PVR Limited mentioned, “We are proud to announce the debut of PVR’s P[XL], which will provide a larger than life movie watching experience to our patrons. P[XL] reiterates our promise of keeping the innovation alive in our offerings to the cinemas. It will bring a fresh change in cinema viewing and we are confident that the patrons will appreciate this brand new format. In addition, we also plan to gradually expand the sub-brand in other urban agglomerates before the festive season this year.”

Mr. Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd.said, “Having witnessed the stupendous growth of Indian cinema, PVR has always gone an extra mile to provide the best to its patrons. P[XL]is a result of our strong R&D over the years and mapping different logistics that we have come up with this unparalleled screen format. We are certain that the patrons here in Kolkata and later in other markets will enjoy this new format and recognize our efforts.”

Post Kolkata opening, PVR plans to install P[XL] screens in other urban metros of the country: Mumbai and Bengaluru, with an upgraded technology of RGB laser projection system being introduced in India for the first time. Laser projectors offer superior image quality with a remarkable brightness level, increased contrast ratio and vivid colors for a radically improved (3D) movie experience.
 
 
 

TAKE A MINUTE CHANGE LIFE -On This World Suicide Prevention- 10th September 2017.

 

World suicide prevention Day takes place each year on 10th September an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and endorsed by the World Health organization. Every year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide worldwide and up to 25 times as many commit suicide. Every day we are coming across news report of someone committing suicide. The official figures are alarming and increasing day by day. In the year 2015 of our country lost 1, 33,623, to suicide, which indicates an increase of 10.6% in suicides than the previous year. Dignified personalities like Mr.Protryush Ghosh, The Deputy GM Of Metro Rail ways, Pallavi Chatterjee, Actress, Mrs. Shubika Singh, Psychologist, Mr.Saumen Ray, President of Rotary Club were present during the conference.
The highest incidents of suicides were reported in Maharashtra, 16,970 followed by Tamil Nadu 15,777 and West Bengal 14,602. In order to help in this ambivalent frame of mind, a movement was started to prevent suicides initiated by Rev-Chad Varah in UK, which later spread all over the world including India. Befrienders International was established by him in 1974. This in turn is known as BFRIENDERS WORLDWIDE today.
In India Dr.Lakshmi Vijaykumar a Psychiatrist by profession started Sneha in Chennai in 1992. There are 16 such centers all over India, who follow the same charter and training module as Befreinders Worldwide. The trained volunteers give emotional support to people in crisis while maintaining total confidentiality and complete anonymity of the caller. This service is completely free of cost. Befrienders India is a non political and non religious organization.
Over past twenty five years lakhs of people have reached out to various centre’s of Befrienders India through telephone help lines, emails, and personal visits to the centre’s and letters, for seeking help during the time of crises in their lives.
Each one of these individuals is part of a community. Some may have a network of family, friends and work colleagues or school mates. While some may be quite isolated. Regardless of the circumstances, communities have an important role to play in supporting those who are vulnerable.
There are certain issues which needs to be keep in mind as far as feelings are concerned like are we afraid of being judged? Are social pressures too much in our lives? Are we looking for a window to share our feeling?
As far as listening is concerned then the question which triggers in our minds are does anyone truly listen to us? Do people hijack our issues by talking about their similar experiences? Do they really offer advice? Does the advice ever prove helpful? Do we live in the fear of consistently judged?
Lifeline Foundation a member of Befrienders India has been serving the people of Kolkata for the past 21 years. It operates from 10.am to 6.pm from Monday to Saturday. The Volunteers give emotional support to the Callers who may be depressed, distressed or suicidal. The callers’ identity is not asked for and whatever they share remains completely confidential.
This year’s theme on World suicide Prevention Day is TAKE A MINUTE, CHANGE A LIFE. As members of communities, it is our responsibility to look out for those who may be struggling to cope with stress in their lives. They need to be encouraged to speak about what is worrying and thereby giving them an opportunity to vent. Offering a gentle word of support and listening in a non-judgmental way can make all the difference. If there is anyone you are concerned about, DON”T WAIT. Take a minute to reach out to them. It could change their life.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Eminent Celebrities assembled during Debashree Das’s latest festive Collection.

 

Debashree Das stated “white tashar colour sari looks very pretty with different type of red blouse also one can carry and with that red bindi makes a women looking absolutely gorgeous.” About the modern outfit she stated “one can wear long dress which also looks stunning.” The structure and formation of our planet's layers is comprised of different silhouettes, which are seen in Debosree Das’s latest Festive Collection dedicated to the evolution of earth. Her festive collection of 2017 named “Lino” is dedicated to men and women’s wear where the brand highlights that austere and architecturally precise aesthetic that can look stylish even during festive season. The ace designer Debosree Das launched her this year’s new collection in the glamorous presence Popular Actress Rachna Banerjee, Model Nicola Gomes, Singer Jojo & Raghab Chatterjee along with Ms. Proma Das, Principal, Calcutta Public School at her store located at P-239/2, Hindustan Park, Gariahat, Kolkata- 700029.
Debosree Das has something new and creative up her sleeve for this year’s Durga Puja. And this time she has come up with a unique and extraordinary collection of Indo-western including Dresses, Palazzos, Skirts, Kurtas, Capes, Lehenga, Sarees and many more drapes and styles. The price range of her collection starts from Rs. 2000 and goes up till Rs. 40,000. The outfits are adorned with hand woven yarns on cotton and linen. The designer highlighted that the main reason for her to launch the collection during Durga Puja because it is the grand occasion for the people of Bengal where they have a reason to be joyous and shop to till their extreme desire and merriment.
The colors that will dominate this year’s festive ensemble are the shades of Ombre, Pastels, Earthy shades and tones of burnt red and orange. The designs are embellished with pearls, silk, thread, artificial Swarovski etc. The vast range of dress materials and saris that are available there involve minimalistic and earthy prints have proliferated across the world of fashion, in both traditional and modern interpretations.
 Rachana Banerjee who has done her debut opposite the Shahenshah of Bollywood Mr.Amitabh Bachhan and has portrayed different kinds of character in Bengali flim industry stated “I don’t do more shopping. For my family members I do shopping. For the whole year I wear sari for different shooting performances .Wearing a sari having combination of red in different occasions of puja is a must which should have an ethnic combination.”
The lady stated “every sari has their own character .Puja means sari. I do wear cotton dress during evening. I like dull colors.”
About makeup during puja lady famous for show Didi No.1 stated “I prefer nude makeup because natural make up always makes one different from others.”  Food is also one crucial part of pujo so she said “I eat everything starting from Biriyani and no diet for pujo. I go out for dinner and lunch with family members. I go for free hand exercise for the whole year and during this days exercise is not a part of my fitness regime so little bit cautious I have to be. For the whole year I have a hectic schedule “.
About Jojo who has ruled the heart of the millions for her different amazing performances she opined “I have always seen her in different western outfits suddenly I noticed a tremendous change and I am quite happy that she is experimenting a different look which fits her very well. “
Jojo stated “in different occasions I wear sari with fashionable blouse. This year for pujo I wear majenta, vibrant, red, black and blue.”About her all time favorites she stated “jazzy colour, bright, black.In my wardrobe there are outfits which has 85% black.”
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

 Tanishq Brings Aagomoni Collection For All The Lovely Women In This Puja.

 

Jewellery plays a very crucial part during puja. Tanishq- India’s most trusted jewellery brand launched the Aagomoni collection in the city of joy where Miss .Rajeshwari Srinivasan, Regional Business Head- East, Titan Company Limited, Mr.Anirban  Banerjee, Regional  Business Head- East, Titan Company Limited, Tanishq, Ms. Deepika Sabharwal Tewari , Associate Vice President- Marketing Jewellery Division, Titan Company Limited, Mr.Rajan Amba, General Manager- Retail Tanishq, Ms.Piyali Sen, General Manager- Merchandising, Tanishq.   Miss Mimi Chakraborty the renowned actress of Tollywood has been chosen as the face of Aagomoni.
Miss Rajeshwari Srinivasan, Regional Business Head- East, Titan Company Limited stated “the launch of Agomoni collection contains different products and it starts from simple making charges starting from 8% upward. The collections contain paati haar, nath, lotus inspired jhumkas, bangles, meenakari chur, Ranihar, Shakha, Sitahar, Movchain, and beautiful Mantasa. We have curated the collection just for the season. The offer will start from Mahalaya. The discount for plain gold 25% on making charges.  About the wedding collection she opined as marriage season is round the corner that “75 grams onwards for wedding affairs. We have wedding of all kinds starting from Bihari bride, Bengali bride, and Marwari bride etc.”
About the silver products the lady stated “we don’t work on silver. But for the kids as far as rice eating ceremony is concerned for that one can have gold bala, earring starting from Rs.3000 rupees onwards. About her expectation from the customers she stated “customers are incredibly thrill to be part of the campaign we have huge expectation and there is a special Bengali song.  She has done a film for us. “
About the Pan India expansion of Tanishq outlets in the next six months she stated “there are going to be expansion of Tanishq outlets in different corners of India. Calcutta is saturated and well covered as we have reached in every corner of the city. “
Mr.Anirban Banerjee, Regional Business Manager, Tanishq opined “we have made jewellery for the almighty goddess Durga who is a source of strength to each one of us. For the traditional Durga puja which happens to be crucial part of different Bengali pujas. Her message to the people of the city of joy is “celebrate puja, welcome Ma Durga, also have good health and peace”.
Tollywood diva Miss Mimi Chakraborty opined “gold is something a woman will always like to wear .They is having every kind of jewellery which has an ancient touch as well as the jeweler which has modernity in it. The range is affordable and starts from Rs.20, 000 onwards. Tanishq has come with brilliant collection. “Durga Puja is a very auspicious occasion for every person so this year so about the accessories the lady who has ruled the heart of the millions for her versatile performances in movies like Shudhu Tomari Jonye, Kelor Kirti, Katmandu and several others stated “as puja is more like being original so during this days I am used to wear traditional jewellery as for the whole year I don’t get the ample opportunity to wear all this. For this year like in Ashtami wearing traditional jewellery is mandatory. I wear those jewelleries which I love to wear depending on the outfit”.

 
 
 
 
 

India’s Dancing Superstar DID-Dance Ka Tashan,
DID- Super Mom Season 2, Super Dancer- Dance Ka Kal
.

 

The auditions were judged by none other than Saurabh & Vivek who are the Dance India Dance Doubles Finalists. They have many winning badgets attached to then. Winning the Boogies Woogie Championship, winning Dance Bangla Dance Champion ship & were the winning choreographer for Jhalak Dikla Ja bangle. They were also the choreographers for the Tollywood movie, Cross Conncetion 2. They have also choreographed the opening ceremony of Big Boss (. They have been working on conducting regular dance classes, workshops & dance shows all across India. On this occasion Geeta Kapoor stated “the sole objective of this event is to bring out the talents of deserving dance aspirants by providing them with a platform through a state level competition. Born 2 Dance will not only find the expert dance performances, but gave them a real break at the very start of their performances of the future, but gave them a real break at the very start of their professional careers & the opportunity to perform in front of leading experts in front of leading experts in their field by taking Dance to a different level altogether”.
Saurabh & Vivek DID Fame stated “it’s the way Born 2 Dance has reached its Finale. The show filtered out in a very tough & challenging way with its every round to find the real talent in terms of dancing skill & it was very difficult for us to judge since the competition level was so high. Since we have been a part of many reality shows, we understand the difficulty of being a part of the same”.
Winners of the Grand Finale Champion of Champion- Aman Sharma Solo A (Below 14 years Ist-Saheli Sen & 2nd Rupsa Biswas).
Solo A (Above 14 years)
1st  Aman Sharma & 2nd- Tapas Das.
Mom’s Special – Ist Kaveri Roy & 2nd Gouri Kour.
Duet (No Age Limit) - Ist- Subankar & Saurabh & 2nd- Kamalika & Gautam.
Groups (minimum 3)
1st Bolly Stunners & 2nd- Herish Group from Ranchi.
The show saw all the finalists out at the “Grand Finale “to win that scintillating trophy of champion of champions along with a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Nirdhan a – Blessing for 11,000 families through work.
 

The world is moving very fast when nobody cares for their near and dear ones. Trust, love, care, all these things are only mere words in today’s time so in this tough time also there are people associated with the noble jobs of serving people with whom they share only mental bonding no self interests are concerned. Nirdhan is one such organization who is lending their full support for the families who belong from downtrodden section of the society.
Sahara Begam & Kalyani Mondal might have different sets of adversities & challenges from life; Nirdhan has the potentiality & improve the quality of their lives at the same time.
Nirdhan, the livelihood space in the rural areas of West Bengal have so far had a positive effect on more than 11,000 families in four districts of Bengal bringing about an eco – system of change through different skill sets & livelihood means. By the next year they plan to reach out at least 3000 more families. “Very few NGOs are in the livelihood space in the rural areas of West Bengal having so far had a positive effect on more 11,000 families in four districts of Bengal bringing about an eco-system of change through different skill sets & livelihood means. By the next year they plan to reach out to at least 3000 more families.’
Very few NGO are in the livelihood space in the rural areas of West Bengal, we are one of them. Most of the NGO’s provide remediation in the spheres of education, women & child healthcare, general healthcare, specialized healthcare, old age care stray animals etc. We are working with the farmers helping them understand & practice three to four enterprises three to four enterprises that surround their immediate lives like poultry, agriculture, goat herding thereby spreading the risk rather than working on one enterprises that surround their immediate lives like poultry, agriculture thereby spreading the risk rather than working on one enterprise & making it a high risk one said Mr.Vasant Subramanyan Chairman.
Thus Nirdhan creates permanent solution instead of temporary ones training entire families including & elderly grandparents alike, so that every person in the household can contribute to the well being of a family. Targets for 2018-19 PDS -

  1. To distribute 10,040 poultry toolkits across all 4 locations.
  2. B. To work with 2,500families /households.

AMS-

  1. To add another 300 farmers in FIGS to our group of 1,006 members already in the groups.
  2. To facilitate more number of government scheme linkages to our present members.
  3.  To supply input materials for farming at lower costs.
  4. To motivate for regular savings.
  5.  Presently working in 24 Parganas North (Kanchrapara). To expand to 2 additional locations in 24 Parganas South (Sundia) & East Midnapore (Kolaghat). Goatery- A. to complete the pilot successfully with 20 families. B. To start the pilot with an additional 10 families at East Midnapore (Kolaghat ) for a period of 27-30 months.

Nirdhan believes in ‘give a man a fish & you feed him for a day, teaches a man to fish & you feed him for a lifetime”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Koshe Kosha’s Puja Special Menu.

When - From 25th September- 2nd October 2017.

Time- From 1 1am-5pm & &7pm onwards.

Where- All Koshe Kosha Restaurants.

Chef’s Pick- Malai Bhetki, Narkel Dom Murgi, Golda Sorshelal Mangsho Sorshe Elish, Bhetki Paturi, Chitol Muitha, Gondhoraj Murgi Kosha Mangsho, Lal Keema Malai, Chingrir Biriyani.
Pocket Pinch- Rs.750 +GST for Two.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 

Mon Art Gallerie presents Mythical paradigm’- The Recent works Of Jagannath Paul.

 

Mon Art Gallerie is pleased to announce the opening of Mythical paradigm, a solo exhibition of the Recent Works of Jagannath Paul with the theme of Bond of Love series, from 9th September - 9th October 2017.
Mrs.Kalpona Poddar inaugurated the Exhibition in presence of the Artist Jagannath Paul & the owners of the gallery Manju Sethia & Pooja Jain along with some other eminent guest. Jagannath Paul’s art articulates the belief that certain creative principles exist eternally. These principles are preserved in the collective consciousness embodied in myths which somehow capture the essence of these underlying thoughts & ideas. Idiosyncrasies of time & place prove to be ephemeral they arise, flourish for a while & then disappear. The dramas reenacted in Paul’s works do not. Instead they recreate the eternal paradigms in constantly changing variations & degrees.
Art, for Paul, involves a rediscovery & a revelation of the eternal paradigm, which exist in that dimension of infinitely expanded space & time. The very existence of this eternal transcendent realm is revealed only by the artist. Only he has the vision, & only he has the courage to express that vision, regardless of what it may be or what it may allude to. The artist then creates or rather recreates, a bit of eternity in permanent form.
The mythic or transcendent faces- beautiful filled with rapture that exist in Paul’s notion of eternity contain a kemel of truth which though not widely recognized, is nevertheless manifested in the cycles of every human life. Artists express their essence coherently & cleanly Paul’s works appear not only to express his subjective essence but also recreate or, more accurately, re-actualize one of the mythical patterns that have served as models for human existence since time immemorial.
Jagannath Paul’s images are not strolls through cloistered sanctuaries of art. He makes uncompromising demands. He expresses freely & demands viewers go eye-to-eye with his art. He demands unflinching openness in full view of painful contradictions. Essentially, he demands that we re-examine our assumptions. That Paul is skilled is beyond doubt. He creates images with material sensuality, tactility & great atmospheric possibilities. He triggers a sense of associational free play in the viewers mind & becomes a catalyst for a web of correlations. This painstaking, artisan like approach to his art is a manifestation of compositional intensity coupled with an imagination which is detailed & unconventional technical skills, especially with regard to the treatment of the human face.
Jagannath Paul’s has a mixed of Art works to be exhibited which is based on charcoal & Acrylic on Canvas Bronze Sculpture & Metal Sculpture.  According to Ms.Pooja Jain “Jagannath is a very talented & hardworking artist. His painting can strike a positive feeling in the hearts of the viewers”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
16th ICT East Smarter World- A New Normal 2017
 

During the 16th ICT East Smarter World- A New Normal 2017 from 7-8 September  organized by Confederation of Industry (CII) where the dignitaries were assembled to share their precious opinion. Mr.Bratya Basu, Minister-in-Charge Department of Information Technology & Electronics Government of West Bengal stated “a new ICT policy 2017 is in the pipeline. Honorable CM Miss Mamta Banerjee will unveil it very soon. The cabinet meeting is going to take place. The new projects are already under process in different areas Asansol, Durgapur, Rajarhat.  There will be office jobs starting from the back office.” The dignified members released the report on Emerging Technology: Bringing Business Opportunities”.
As per Mr.Dipankar Choudhury Co-Chairman, CII Eastern Region Startup and Innovation taskforce & Executive director- Advisory Risk & Quality Management Leader PricewaterCoopers India stated “the kind of challenges which are discussed includes job loss because of Artificial Intelligence that is going to happen we had to job opportunities for the youngsters. One needs to embrace the technology. Engineering employment in IT sector 39 lakhs, IT sector has contributed 7.2%.  To capitalize on the demography we want to make India. Under this initiative government has made this between State Government encourages & advised to create infrastructure for the electronic development. “
A special incentive package has been launched. To improvise the present situation of India Start India program has been launched. The number is growing every year. IT industry is centered on some major & metro city. This city has been getting choked.
As people have encountered with the problems in the BPO industry and in future this industry is going to operate in 62 new cities.  BPO is an integral part of this industry. Aadhar has become a real adhar for most of the government services. IT industry would be able to guide the government. Advancements are taking part in the IT sector. State government encouraged & advised to create infrastructure for the electronic development. One can watch everything through tab, android phones. One has to be smart enough in this smarter world. Government is giving fund for electronic development. By 2050 India will surplus US. We are visualizing a technological driven industry.
There is a huge scarcity of resources which is inevitable. The challenges are faced starting from the cities that are not designed for such urbanization. Internet is a very important aspect of our life. We are now managing services in a much better way.”
Mr.Souvik Bannerjee  Vice President- Tata Industries- Digital Initiatives Chief Technology Officer, TataCLiQ   stated “few months back we were trying to launch a campaign with an goal to promote our brand though it was concentrated in the cities like Gurgaon, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai but unfortunately those companies don’t work in Gurgaon but it worked in Amritsar, it worked in Mysore not in Bangalore surprisingly Westside brands are concentrated mostly in Surat, Maldah, Siliguri, Tirucherapalli. As far as work is concerned the number of Smart devices actually crossed the number of people living in east taking place in 2016. In another three years there will be 34 billion devices, 10 billion devices of smart phones and 24 billion devices of ear phone devices. In different respective organizations emergency of ICT will be there very soon.  There are lots of changes taking place in Fintech. Most of the IT departments are understaffed. “
He also stated” the more experienced you are the less valuable you are. Change is the new norm & we are in the world of digitalization. “
Miss Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO Your Story stated” it is an important discussion when we are discussing about smart cities. “She also used a quote which comprises meaningful message technology is nothing what’s important you should have a faith in people basically they are smart you will give them tools they will do wonderful things.”
The independent lady who hails from Bihar opined “I am a starter in Bangalore then why not Kolkata will be in the category of Start Up capital of India. “
Mr.Debashish Sen, IAS Additional Chief Secretary Department of Information Technology & Electronics Government of West Bengal, Chairman & Managing Director, WBHIDCO & Chairman, Nabadiganta  Industrial Township Authority stated “at the bureaucratic level government level the strategy we are now following the numerous IT professional also talks about the digital rapture we are talking about decision earlier we would like to embrace. We have to run faster as we all believe trusted makes sense. For example we are making IT Park in places like Durgapur, Asansol, Siliguri. It is from the variations taking place& an active interaction takes place. Sectar 5 provides a great cluster.  There is a great opportunity in IT sector. “
About the achievements and the competition of IT sector the government official opined ‘IT sector is a fiercely competitive world where we can interact. Fintech Hub is done in IIT Kharagpur. Public WIFIS are available at an affordable cost. Different IT parks are situated in Purulia, Bankura.”
Mr.Sudir Naiyer, Managing Director & Country Head Commercial Sales, CISCO stated “it starts with the customer experience and ends with the customer experience. One should anticipate the customers’ demands and expectations .Business needs to be transformed.  Lot of collaboration is provided to the employees so that customers will be given the best and digital network also plays a very crucial role”.
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Eminent Models Assembled During The Unveiling Of Dynamic Diva At
The Nail & Lash Bar- Beauty Comes With Taste.
 

Dynamic Diva – Durga Puja Special Offerings at The Nail & Lash Bar located at 32 Allenby Road (near Forum Mall, Elgin Road). Leading models who have ruled the heart of the millions in different renowned fashions shows like Runa Laha, Sonal Ravi Shrivastava and Ruchira Mukherjee unveiled Dynamic Diva- Durga Puja Special Offerings at the above mentioned saloon. Dalia De stated “a women is a source of power playing multiple roles as a daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a professional, as a friend, as a sister- the list never ends. The DYNAMIC DIVA is made to order for pampering this woman in her who knows the art balancing her various roles with aplomb. With the arrival of Durga, it’s time to celebrate the beauty every woman and invoke the power in her “.
Dynamic Diva Special Offering 1 means in this celebratory month kick off the celebrity look. Get Nail Extensions for hand and feet and Wine Pedicure and Manicure at INR 5,000.
Dynamic Diva Special Offering 2 means to indulge into a relaxing extravagance with offers like Classic Eyelash Extensions, Gel Nail Extensions for hands punched with Cocktail Pedi-Mani at INR 6,000 only.
Dynamic Diva Special Offering 3 includes makes your Durga Puja look stand out with the Classic Eyelash Extensions and Acne Gel Nail Extensions along with Cocktail Pedicure and Manicure at INR 8,501 only.
About the grooming of today’s women eminent model Runa Laha stated “we girls always like being decked up. If they are nicely manicure puja is approaching. We can bump into group & come out with beautiful hair. Beauty starts with the idea. When in a society you are judged with the look you are nicely decked up in our indulging people not commenting as you are free from your side we are more armor to this kind of profession. I prefer wearing handloom sarees during puja. We have a rich culture in Bengal. Today I have cropped my hair. “
About the eye-make up she stated ‘a girl needs to know what is good for her. One can highlight eyes. Then accordingly one can put lipstick. It’s a specialized studio for beauty.  When girls will go for Acnogel, nail arts, eye lash extension, which will stay around 1 month. Pedicure, manicure, specific services are needed.  It’s a total package gel & extension wine pedicure manicure cocktail pedicure manicure acknogel extension- gel & acrolic. Combo offer ranges between Rs.2000- Rs.6000. Palazzo is very much in fashion. One can wear palazzo with crop top. The time for gel nail takes two and half hours.
About the makeup for the coming puja the model with smoky eyes she stated “what kind of dress one will wear depending on that she must go for it. Catchy lips, signature style in eyes, light make up in the morning of puja days of Sasti, Saptami, Astami, Nabami and in the Astami night gody makeup, light make up and eye makeup.”
For the girls who are obese they can also wear halter neck. Be comfortable then you will really stand out. One should be confident. For male a figure who wants to groom for the puja season “it’s a unisex saloon so men can come for facial, bleach.  “
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Maha Bhoj Buffet for the Food Lovers of Kolkata at Park Plaza Ballygunge.  
 

Durga Puja for any Bengali means wearing their favorite outfits; make up, innovative hair style, accessories & bangles. Park Plaza Kolkata Ballygunge introduced their grand buffet called “Maha Bhoj” in the presence of their new Executive Chef Gautam Kumar. The buffet will be exclusively available at K-19, the all day dining restaurant at the hotel from 27th to 30th September, 2017.  The buffet comprises of Lunch Buffet Rs.999 plus GST, Dinner Buffet for Rs.1199 plus GST, Midnight buffet for Rs.699 plus GST & kids (aged below 12 years). Lunch Buffet Rs. 599 plus GST, Dinner 699 plus GST. On all the three days of festivity they will be laying a Bengali spread on both Lunch & Dinner from a selection of Satabdi Chingri, IILISH Macher Paturi, Pabdamacher Jhol, Chital Macher Muitha, Kochi Pathar Jhol, Posto Murgi, Amlo Madhur Murghi, Chingri Malai Curry, Sarse Bata Chingri along with a huge spread vegetarian delicacies.
Mr.Gautam Kumar, Executive Chef Park Plaza, Kolkata Ballygunge stated “since the countdown has begun for Bengali’s grand festival, Durga Puja. It will be a hard job to find a Bengali who prefers his/her meals at home during the puja. Even people who stay outside Bengal or abroad where Durga Puja is not a major festival like to make this festival time special in their own ways. As Bengalis are best known for their love for food, most of us celebrate their special days by enjoying a scrumptious meal in favorite restaurant. Keeping in mind the various ways of satisfying the food lover’s taste buds, we introduced the traditional Maha Bhoj at K-19, we are confident that the people of Kolkata – or visiting the city will definitely love it”.
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Blessing For the Voracious Eaters -   One Can Experience the Exotic Flavors of the Contemporary Bengal with Afra Tafri, Kolkata.

 

Kolkata, the city of joy is well known for Bengali culture which has a rich tradition, food is an crucial part of Durga Puja as Bengalis who keenly waits for the whole year to have a blast during this 4 days where they actively take part in beating of dhakas, dhunachi nach & sindur khela.  Afta Tafri introduced their festive lunch buffet called “Taste of the contemporary Bengal “ in the presence of their Executive Chef Mohammad Feroz Hussain along with the directors Mr.Raajiv Nathany, Mr.Sandeep  Goenka  along with Mr.Sachin Shroff. The lunch buffet is for Rs.699 (all Inclusive) & it will be exclusively available at Afra  Tafri from 27th to 29th September 2017.
The mouthwatering dishes which people  will jump over are Mutton Reganjosh, pan Fried Fish, Fish With Chilli basil sauce, Mocha Chingri, Lau Chingri, Prawn Machurian, Penne Reparonatta, Caribbean Chicken Steak Fish in Hoison sauce, Cottage Cheese Garlic, Thai Veg Green Curry, Roast Chicken with black pepper sauce, Sona Moong Dal Paneer malai kofta,, Narkeli Cholar Dal & many more.
Mohammad Feroz Hussain, Executive Chef of Afra Tafri opined “since the countdown has begun for Bengali’s grand festival, Durga Puja it will be hard job to find a Bengali who prefers his/her meals at home during the puja. Even people who stay outside Bengal or abroad where Durga puja is not a major festival, they also put their full endeavor to make this festival time special in their own ways.” As Bengalis are best known for their love for food, most of us celebrate their special days by enjoying a scrumptious meal in favorite restaurant. Keeping in mind the various way of satisfying the food lover’s taste buds, we introduced the contemporary festive buffet which will be available at Afra Tafri on the festive days of Durga Puja, we are confident that the people of Kolkata or visiting the city will definitely love it”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
10th MIDAOICON 2017 has been held on 26th & 27th August, 2017 at
KPC Medical College Kolkata
 

10th MIDAOICON 2017 has been held on 26th & 27th August, 2017 at KPC Medical College Kolkata. It is a large national meet of ENT Specialist Doctors before AOICON 2018, the Annual National Conference of Association of OTOLARYNGOLOGISTS of India (AOI).
AOI is the largest platform of India for otolaryngologists, the super specialist doctors of Otolaryngology, the branch of Medical science which deals with the treatment & prevention of the diseases of ear, nose & throat of human being. Dr.Dwaipayan Mukherjee, Dr.Dulal Basu, Dr.AM Saha, Dr. Debashish Guha, Dr.Tarun Palit & almost all the renowned ENT surgeons of West Bengal have been present to the meet.
Dr.Dwaipayan Mukherjee has said that after successful arrangement of 69th AOICON, the Annual National Conference of AOI, AOI West Bengal has been proud to arrange such National conference in Kolkata in the same year. They are also proud to the presence to the presence of DR.Deepak Haldipur, the President of AOI, Dr.Ravi Ramalingam of Chennai, Dr.S.P. Dubey & Dr. Sameer Bhargav along with some legendary figures of otolaryngologists.
Less pollution & prevention & treatment of diseases related pollution & recovery of deffness from pollution “ is the  theme of this prestigious  national Conference- Pollution is not only a Global hazard but also it is a growing problem in our country too Allergy & the diseases of ear, nose & throat (ENT) have been increased day by day due pollution. It is also proved that our auditory system has been affected mostly by the noise pollution in the urban regions. Due to increased pollution, otolaryngological diseases have been increased in geometric progression.
Mass awareness is very necessary along with legal action for decrease of pollution. To increase the mass awareness on pollution & its solution, such conference is very much necessary. Dr.Mukherjee has said that live demonstration & training of the various new evidence based scientific method of treatments, highly interactive live surgical workshops & discussion on the latest techniques of the treatments of common as well as rare  ENT disease are the major attraction of this conference .
It will be a big academic feast rich in scientific content. Some topics like surgery of Head & Neck Cancer, thyroid tumor image guided endoscopic operation, stroboscopy & many others among the live demonstration & training of the various new evidence based scientific method of treatment are very much unique & important.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

IIMC announces the 2nd Edition of Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards “.

 

International Institute of Media & Communication (IIMC) announced its 2nd Edition of Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards with much razzmatazz in Urbana Community Hall on Thursday afternoon. Dance Exponent & Social Activist Alokanandha Roy, Vocalist Surojit Chatterjee, choreographer Sudharshan Chakrovorty. Flim personality Satrajit Sen & DJ Aakash.  
IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards is aimed to honor the best Durga Puja Committee on Social Media Platform that would cover all the creative aspects of digital promotion starting from the concept, creativity, implementation & the number of page likes to the Best Integrated (cross platform ) Social Media Campaign. The judging category is divided into 3 parts. Best Digital Impact Award, Jury Choice Awards & People’s Choice Award. The trophies would be handed over to the winning Durga puja Committees on 24th September, 2017 by the Jury members of IIMC Sharodiya Digital Impact Awards 2017.
It was the time to be creative, it was the time to roll on enthusiastically in the most wanted field of today’s time that is – go Digital. The initiative is supported by Urbana, Candid Communication- Event & PR Partner, Genius Kids & ACMS- Associate Partner, Artage – Hoarding Partner, Tolly Kata- Digital Partner, Presto Award- Award Partner, Siti Events- Cable Partner & Upananda Gift Partner, Zeal Sports & News- Channel partner, Millennium Post – Media Partner.
Urbana is the vision & execution of six stalwarts of the Real Estate industry. Shrachi, Emami, Sureka, MKJ (Keventer), JB & Nabata Groups in association with the Government of West Bengal. Over the past couple of decades, these legendary groups have been associated most of the city’s landmark buildings & complexes, & thus Urbana is a spectacle of magnificence, impressive enough to take your breath away.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Dignified Personalities Assembled For The Seminar “Industry 4.0- The New Era of AI“
at Bharat Chamber Of Commerce.
 

There was a seminar organized by Bharat Chamber of Commerce and many significant speakers were there to share their precious opinion. The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform to review the oldest developments with regard to the opportunities available in Industry 4.0 era.
Mr.Debashis Sen, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, and Information Technology & Electronics Department Government of West Bengal as the Guest-in-Chief in the seminar. Among the other dignified personalities  from different walks of life which includes Dr.Bhaskar Gupta, Professor Department of Electronics & Telecommunication, Jadavpur University, Mr.Sandip Roy, Senior Manager, VDMA India Services Pvt. Ltd & Mr.Akshay Kumar NV, Manager, Mag India Industrial Automation Systems Pet Limited Fair Friend Group, Taiwan.
About the future of Information Technology In West Bengal Mr. Debasish Sen , West Bengal stated “ Bengal excel in IT, culture, art. At present they can embrace the position of the above mentioned sector. The government has given the idea of a smart city. New Town, Rajarhat is also one developed place. There is a huge possibility in the business sector. There is a township in Kalyani named as Samridhi. Hon’ble CM Miss Mamata Bannerjee gave the name. This comes under Annex city. Doctors, nurses, schools will grow up in this zone. Smart cities, green city are not for everyone to capitalize it.”  
Child is the future of the nation in connection with that  students who want to pursue their carrier in future in IT sector for them Triple IT is an all India based joint entrance test where students based on their intellectual quotient (IQ) level qualify the exam. In Bengal electronic manufacturing clients are in Naihati. There is a Fintech hub in Rajarhat. It deals with financial services & technology. The government is looking for knowledge partner. A huge amount of enterprise is coming for mobile gaming.
On behalf of the startup organizations Mr.Debashish Sen , Chairman WBHIDCO/NDITA  shared his view by stating ‘please consider being a mentor for the start ups. About Artificial Intelligence he stated “Artificial Intelligence is the message of up gradation of jobs, increase in productivity as well as increase in flexibility”.
About the collaboration of the companies with other companies of West Bengal Mr.Akshay Kumar N.V stated “at the moment we are having discussions for going on collaborations with different companies. We have small business in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand out of West Bengal. At this moment there is a small potentiality for our business. “There is an expectation from the Asian countries to support as far as cost effectiveness is concerned.

                                Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 
SPML Infra gives back to the Society, adhering to its corporate social responsibilities.
 

Honoring the memory of their late founder chairman Shri Punam Chand Sethi, SPML Infra Limited organized a food distribution drive for Women’s Coordinating Council in Kolkata. The company distributed large amounts of daily food ration & basic necessities to the organization which works for the betterment of underprivileged women & children.
SPML held a series of health check up camps across all its projects sites pan India, one of which was a healthcare & eye camp in Delhi, where a series of examinations were conducted for more than 200 underprivileged people, by trained physicians & specialists.
Mr.Subhash Sethi, Chairman SPML Infra stated “by conducting these movements, we try to give back to the society & its people. SPML hopes to keep touching the lives of millions of people positively by supporting environmental & health care projects & social, cultural & educational program as well”.
Over the years, SPML has conducted a series of social welfare movements, a way to give back to the society & its people , which started off with the Free Limb Distribution program to distribute free artificial limbs to the needy to overcome their challenges a movement which still continues, was started after the inception of the company in 1981. The Beti Bachao campaign is included in the list of many others, which was initiated to make awareness about the importance of girl child in the Northern part of the country.
SPML Infra believes in “save water is found water& to spread this message, regular outdoor & mass media campaigns on ‘Save  Water” & “ Conserve Water” is running across Delhi & other cities with a number of hoardings, boards, message boards, bulletins & public awareness campaigns. Besides focusing primarily on the welfare of economically & socially deprived sections of society. SPML  also aims at providing economically viable & environment- friendly services for the benefit of millions of people across the nation, while at the same time ensuring the highest standards of safety & environment protection in its operations.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Wasabee finds a new home in its fifth year.
 

Percussionist Pandit Tanmoy Bose the master mind behind the newly launched restaurant Wasabee in the presence of renowned singer Mr.Rupam Islam & award winning producer –director Mr.Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Pandit Tanmoy Bose, and co-owner of the above mentioned restaurant was also present. Wasabee, the Oriental serving restaurant, co-owned by Pandit Tanmoy Bose & Mr.Debraj Chowdhury started its journey back in 2012 & in its fifth year has shifted to a new location at 30, Arya Vidyalaya Road, Garfa, and Kolkata-700078. The main motive behind this change was to get bigger & better. The new outlet is a 50 plus seater restaurant & is open through the week from 11 am to 11 pm. The interiors of the restaurant reflect on its Japanese origin with cherry blossom paintings hanging from the wall.  
Pandit Tanmoy Bose’s love for music also becomes evident with the various musical elements that can be seen on the walls. The menu at Wasabee has been revisited & new additions have also been made. Their expansion into Singaporean & Burmese cuisine, gives one a chance to taste some authentic dishes from these cuisines like Nasi Goreng, Hainanese curry rice, & the famous Burmese Khowsuey which is one of the most enjoyed dishes across the world. Traditionally Oriental dishes like Japanese Sashimi, Sushi, Hibachi & Thali delicacies starting from Tom Yum to Pad Thai & Thai Curry, an ending list of treats can be savored at Wasabee.
Old favorites like Jazz Jumbo Prawn, Crab Kodo & Thai Chilli Whole Squid have been revived in a more delicious way. Fried Ice cream in a variety of flavors which is the Chef’s specialty have also been added to the menu & is a must try.
Pandit Tanmoy Bose, co-owner of Wasabee,” we have received a lot of love from the city in our five years & we thought that we must give this love back. So, we decided to shift to an even bigger location & come back in a grand way. We have made new & interesting additions to our menu & also the prices of the existing items have become more pocket friendly. We hope that people come at this new location & enjoy what we have to offer them”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amway presents ‘attitude Shining Star “ Fashion Show in Kolkata.

 

Amway India, country’s largest Direct selling company organized a dazzling fashion Show-attitude Shining Star” in Kolkata on 15th July 2017. Attitude is Amway’s entry –level premium brand, offering a range of skin care and cosmetic products specially created for the youth. The evening was a myriad display of colors and talent as the Amway direct sellers who are its brand ambassadors walked the ramp with style on sequences choreographed by choreographer Tejas Gandhi. Building on the brand persona a, the fashion show displayed youthfulness and vibrancy through its themes- ‘Traditional “, “Sportswear’ and ‘Evening Gown’.
Meghanjani Palit contestant no.14 was crowned as Attitude Shining  Star on the criterion of her attire, attitude and talent rachiyata agarwal (Contestant no.6) and Manjuroni Dewan (Contestant no.11) were announced the first and second runners up respectively. Priyanka Agarwal ( Contestant no.14), Indrani Sadhukhan  (contestant no.12) and moumita Saha (Contestant no.7) were crowned as winners of the sub-contests – ‘ Best Smile”, “Beautiful Eyes” and Beautiful Hair’ respectively. The Attitude Shining Star fashion Show  also presented award to Manjuroni Dewan ( contestant no.11) and Meghajani Palit (contestant no.14) the categories of Best Personality and “flawless Skin”.
The contestants marked their presence by wearing vibrant Attitude colors. Agnimitra paul, ace Fashion Designer adjudged the Attitude Shining Star Fashion Show and Abhishek basu, renowned table player & music composer. Ms.Anisha Sharma, category Head, Beauty & Personal care, Amway India stated ‘ every  edition of the Attitude Fashion Show receives immense love and great response from our audience. The fashion show is the best way to showcase the brilliant talent that our direct sellers possess. Our Attitude range represents the vivacious and vibrant Indian youth and the products complement the Indian Skin”. Attitude is an entry level premium brand, targeted specifully at the Indian youth. The brand offers a range of skin care products & a range of bold color cosmetics for the youth. Its skin care portfolio has a variety of products like cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer, Sunscreen Lotion, Face wash, Face masque, hand & Body cream, foot Cream & the newly launched be Bright  range of products. At Amway, we believe that beauty is all about attitude.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.
 
 
 
 

Kolkata all set to find their ‘Tanaya’.

 

The grand announcement of the beauty pageant”Tanaya”- The queen Of Kolkata 2017’ followed by its curtain raiser was held at the International Club. As the saying goes, “outer beauty attracts, inner beauty captivates” & pageant stands for just that.
The logo of the beauty pageant was unveiled by artist Rupchand kundu’s painting in the presence of renowned designers Abhishek Dutta &  Sharbari Dutta , well known actors Suchandra vaaniya & Debdut Ghosh. Mr.Anindya Chatterjee stated, “the concept of Tanaya is to choose 50 unique individuals & groom them to possess the right intellect, poise aptitude to take on the world. We hope to find such dynamic women to inspire us although our beauty talents hunt”.
Tanaya aims to serve as a platform that reflects the magnificence of youth, who exuberate individuality & the aptitude to be 2017”s Queen of Kolkata”. The contestants will be judged on criteria’s such as intelligence, talent, fitness& social awareness amongst other factors. The finale for this is on the 8th September, where the Queen will be crowned.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
The Cambridge School Celebrates The Spirit Of Independence
 

The Cambridge School, celebrated the spirit of Independence & global ties, commemorating the 70th year of freedom, at their school campus. During this auspicious occasion the chief guest Mr.Bruce Bucknell, British Deputy High Commissioner of Kolkata hoisted the National flag in the presence of Mr.Sarojesh Mukherjee, Director, The Cambridge School, Mrs.Sunita Chowdhury, Principal, the Cambridge School & its students.
Mr.Bruce Bucknell stated “I am extremely delighted to be a part of The Cambridge School’s spirit of independence celebration. There is no better way to help alter the man-made climate change than planning more trees. “
Mrs.Sunita Chowdhury also added ‘here at The Cambridge School, not just Indians but a global community of students from a many countries celebrates our independence. It thus becomes the celebration of not just a great event, but also of integration into a wider world of fellow humans. That the Hon’ble, British Deputy High Commissioner is presiding over these celebrations  also shows that the conflicts of the past new not stand in the way of amity & friendships of the present & of the future, if we are tolerant & respectful in spite of our differences & diversity. These are the same values that we try to impart to our students for which this celebration of India’s independence highlights the ethos of the school”.
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Koshe Koshas 10th anniversary Celebrations From 28th August -30th August, 2017.

 

The mouth watering dishes are Kosha Mangsho, Lal Keema, Chicken Kabiraji, Gondhoraj Chicken, Basanti Polau, Kankrar Jhal, Macher Matha Diye Dal, Katla Kalia, Bhetki Fry. Every dish is priced between Rs.99 to Rs.149-/- plus GST.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.  

 
 
 
 
 
Old Flavors Infused With The Touch Of Modernity In Kolkata.
 

Old is gold this proverb has once again been proved tremendously true when the famous old dishes are introduced with modern touch through innovative presentations. Since time immemorial Kolkata is known for rich culture where food plays a very crucial role. There are different mouthwatering non-vegetarian dishes like Lassoni Mahi Tikka with garlic it is marinated and then it is made in the form of tandoor. Makhmali Jheenga which is made with brown garlic. It is a river prawn cooked in tandoor. Peshwari Ghosht Burrah Kebab. This is made with mutton spare reebes with ginger ali paste. This is made with pomegranate juice after that it is marinated. Then it is made as tandoor. Murgh Kabuli Tikka which contains nut paste and cream. One can add kaju paste, pesta paste but no peanuts. One can have a mouth melting chicken kabab. Cheesy Murgh Khasnama Tangdee where chicken drums stick marinated with aromatic spices from Mughal Era.
Kebab vegetarian contains Firduas e Numa which contains barrel potato filled with dry fruits & nuts napped in red marinade char grilled. The Kebab vegetarian contains Firdaus e Numa which contains barrel potato filled with dry fruits & nuts napped in red marinade char grilled.  Mushroom Moti Tikka contains char grilled mushroom filled with dry fruits, khoya & cheese.  Khoya is stuffed & cheese is added. Then it is cooked in the form of tandoor.  
Subz Nazrana Kebab contains mixed vegetable, dry foods.  Mixed vegetarian, keema kore dry fruits which is made patty type or shallow fried. Tulsi Paneer Tikka basil infused succulent cottage cheese finished in tandoor.  Here by using basil pata, cashew nut as a base tandoori is cooked. Akbari Murgh is a KEQ Speciality- from the old recipe chicken to share for 4 people.  Gosht Kalimirch contains old delicacy succulent mutton pieces simmered in chef special gravy with dominance of hand pound black pepper.  Main course Non-Vegetarian contains Jheega Dum Nisha/ Jiheenga Hara Dhania which contains river prawn fancied with cardamom & mace flavoured gravy. Lasooni Saag Chicken which contains chicken tempered with golden garlic & emerald spinach from the land of Punjab.
The Kolkata Calling featuring lip smacking Bengali favorites like Luchi, Aloo Posto is a potato napped with poppy seed paste, onion, tomato and Bengali spices, Dhakai Maachher Jhol is a bengal’s pride fish stew with potato, cauliflower goes well with steamed rice, Railway Mutton Curry is a Anglo Indian delicacy mutton stew with baby potato, garlic, Radha Ballabi , Bhuni Khichuri with Begun bhaja or masala Omlette  and others. An inimitable mix of tandoor specialties, from mouth-watering roasted whole mutton leg known as Ran-e-Astor served with makhmali paratha and Akbari Murgh, a KEQ old speciality (whole chicken cooked in dum style with whole spices, served with flavored rice, chicken mince gravy  and veggies) to Pudina Laccha Cheese Palak (cottage cheese cokked with  garden fresh shredded spinach with hint of buttered garlic ) and Sultana Subz Kofta Benarasi ( from the house of Banaras cottage cheese dumpling in smooth gravy) - the menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian items to please all.
Asian menu is also one attraction which includes items like Tom kha pak (Thai coconut soup prepared with vegetables , galangal, lime juice, lemon grass and finished with coconut milk, Chilli Garlic Fried Mushrooms and Chowhan’s Jade Chilli Chicken ( stir fried tender chunks of crispy chicken with spring onion, green and red peppers in green spicy chef special sauce) among others.  
By Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
 Hon’ble Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor Of West Bengal 
Presented Mamraj Agarwal Rashtriya’s
 

 Hon’ble Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi Governor Of West Bengal  Presented Mamraj Agarwal Rashtriya’s Puraskar to Students for Their Extraordinary performance In Academics Along With Other Dignitaries.

The 20th felicitation and Award presenting ceremony is being held in a memorable function on 19th August 2017 at the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata. Hon’ble Shri Kesari Nath Tripathi , Governor of West Bengal has inaugurated function and presented  the prestigious  Mamraj Agarwal Rashtriya Puruskar to the Brilliant students in Madhyamik Pariksha and Higher Secondary Examinations, 2017, in ICSE, ISC Examinations 2017  in West Bengal and also those who have secured Highest Marks in MBBS and CA. All the 89 awardees will be presented a Certificate of Appreciation and cash prize of 11000-/- to topper and others Rs.5000-/- .

This award is given to motivate & encourage the students to excel in their respective fields and turning themselves into great assets for our country. Among dignitaries and distinguished Guests, who grace the occasion will be, Sri Subrata Mukherjee Minister-in-Charge Panchayat & Rural Development and Public Health Engineering Government West Bengal, Prof. Dr. Suranjan Das, Vice Chancellor Jadavpur University, Justice Shri Shyamal Kumar Sen, Former Governor of West Bengal & Formal Chief Justice Allahabad High Court and Dr.Ramgopal Agarwala, Former Senior Advisor World Bank. A documentary Flim about deeds of Mamraj Agarwal Foundation was shown in the TV screen.

Hon’ble  Shri Keshari  Nath Tripathi, Governor Of West Bengal stated “ Mamraj Agarwal Rashtriya Puraskar  ceremony  has also taken place in the past also with lots of enthusiasm and the way students were felicitated  before and today also. The way his family members are carrying forward the activities which he did during his lifetime is incredible. The students who will be felicitated today for their wonderful achievement in academics my best wishes to all the students, their family members and to their teachers. This country has produced in the past Kavi Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Subhash Chandra Bose, and at present Pranab Mukherjee Former President of India, Amartya Sen Noble Prize Winner. All of you will become good doctors, lawyers, scientists in the near future but you should not also forget your duty towards your motherland. “     
Professor Dr. Suranjan Das stated ‘I wish them success for future. According to Albert Einstein “true education is that which does not stop anyone from thinking”.  Compared to Asia, Latin America our country has the ability to maintain a demographic frame work. One should not interfere in the democracy. There were many scholars from this country like Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Kavi Nazrul, Kabi Sukanta. But world has become a small platform and we are missing our cultural heritage. We are celebrating 120 years of Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda what they thought, dreamt of the country. One should try to find a strike balance between modernity & creativity.”

Mr. Subroto Mukherjee, stated “there is hardly any field where Mamraj Agarwal Foundation is lagging behind. Mamraj Agarwal has devoted his life to the various social activities which is commendable in one word. Though he is no more but within his descendents he is very much present till today and will be there for coming years. At the same time his descendents are doing a wonderful job following his ideology.  Students should make their state proud by achieving the highest marks. ” 

Miss Mansi Mertia from Modern High School who was one of the award winners stated “I am planning to do Economics Honors from Lady Shriram College. I am meeting him for the second time as I have met him before also. He is a man who is very humble person.”

The Foundation is deeply associated with the various activities related to the service of the masses. The Foundation is organizing every year ‘Brilliant Students Award Giving Ceremony ‘at Raj Bhavan Kolkata since 1998 and also in Rajasthan at Raj Bhavan, Jaipur since 2002. It offers all kinds of help to the poor and distress students for continuation of their studies in well manner. This organization has donated a number of computers to different schools & organizations. Many hospitals have received funds and support in kind from its associate” Mamraj Jayatri Trust “for the construction of buildings, operation theatres, and rehabilitation centers and for allied purpose. Trusts have provided free beds, cabins and equipment to hospitals and medical organizations. An air conditioned, fully equipped life care ambulance was provided to Nagarik Swasthya Sangh which was inaugurated by then  H.E.Justice  Shri Shyamal Sen , the Governor of West Bengal at Raj Bhavan.

Two ambulances were donated on different occasions to the Governor of West Bengal at Raj Bhawan for the benefit of the people around raj Bhavan, High Court and Writer’s Buildings. Trust has donated a plot of land of 24 bighas to Bharat Sevashram Sangh at Ghatshila for constructing a hospital. In last 17 years more than 1200 free eye camps organized in association with AIIMS, Delhi, Lions Hospital and Vivekananda mission Asram Netra Niramay Niketan at different  villages and cities of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Hariyana and Delhi etc. More than 160000 people check up their eye and more than 68000 free spectacles given to low vision patients and near about 21000 patients’s cataract operation successfully done at Hospital    O T. During last many years Free School uniform distributed in various schools more than 33000 needy children. In last Nineteen years by more than 28 programme 2600 students were awarded with cash prize & certificate of appreciation at Raj Bhavan , Kolkata , Jaipur. Outstanding personalities honored by prestigious awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 23/03/2009.

Donation by way of establishing 35 purified cold drinking water both at different prominent public places of Kolkata. Free Tailoring centre by providing free machine and clothes whole of the year in different branches of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission, Sri Sarada Math and many others NGO.

The main person behind all these activities is the President of foundation & Trust Late Mamraj Agarwala.  He has primarily devoted himself in the service of humanity. He was awarded “PADMASHRI” on 24th March in the year 2011 by the President of India, Smt.Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rastrapati Bhavan , New Delhi.
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.  

 
 
 
 
Remarkable Growth of Business Network International
 

 BNI- A Blessing For The Business Man.

Mahesh Mac Srinivasan, President, BNI Asia Pacific & National Director of India informed that there was remarkable growth of Business Network International (BNI), an US-based World’s largest Business referral organization, during the last year.

Rs.5000 crores of revenue was generated in 2016. There were 38% growth in its Membership and 70% growth in business referred for members. BNI had targeted to its revenue to Rs.7000 crores by the end of 2017.

Mr.Weihmiller stated “ not only is there a resurgence of broad-based development in India, recent reports show the Indian economy is at the cusp of entering its strongest growth phase. India continues to be one of the fastest –growing economies on the planet. In our always- changing  world, BNI provides a consistent platform for our members to network and promotes collaboration amongst  business leaders- at the local, regional  and international level. When our members join a local BNI chapter, they are immediately part of a larger, global community’.

As far as Kolkata Chapter is concerned last year the entrepreneurs have generated 600 crores for new business. Here people from different walks of life like the manufacturing industries, doctors which includes dentist, jewelers.  BNI actively works for starter’s survival mode of business, then it also works for stability mode of business as well as it helps to expand the business in India & across globe.

He also stated ‘we want entrepreneurs to invest money so that they can earn & invest in local region ‘. About the effect of GST on the business of BNI he opined ‘GST will have a very big boost for our company. Business will grow more. There will be a transparency. Entrepreneurs will be at par in BNI.”  

Mr.Pankaj  Harwansh Executive Director , Navi Mumbai stated ‘I am a 5 year old member of BNI. I am representing Navi Mumbai. The business generated was 150 crore. This year I expect it would be crores.  I have to interact with people from bakeries, civil contractors, special flim script writers, flim editors, senior doctors from Apollo group and they  have  opened new chain in Navi Mumbai, Nikita Jain which is one jewellery group in Mumbai and the daughter of the group is also associated with us ‘.

Miss Runjhun Gupta, Regional Director BNI Kolkata CBD-B stated ‘in Kolkata we have centers where BNI is working actively and those centers are Ballygunge, Kalighat, NewAlipur, Park Street, Bara bazaar, Dharmatala. “About the CSR activities she opined “we are trying to make Kolkata beggar free streets. We are trying to give them education to their children. This is a community initiative by Kolkata CBD B. Also for the girl who has been forced to this flesh trade professions to them we are trying to give them a normal life where they can survive with dignity. Their history should not get repeated as far as their kids are concerned. Also we are working for the yunacks as in our society they are not given the due respect which every human being deserves”.  Also she said “pot hole filling in the streets of Kolkata is also one big concern. “  

Mr.Vikram Mathur Regional Director Nasik stated ‘I am a ten year old member Of BNI in Mumbai. I also become the Senior Director Consultant then I launched the chapter in Juhu and the pin code is 400049 now we have 10 chapters and at the end of this month in Mumbai we are launching another chapter which is more than 25% of all chapters in Bombay. People from different professions like dentists, cosmetologists, Interior designers are an active member. People works in a collaborative manner. Here though the world is full of competition but here it is full of collaboration.” As far as Calcutta Chapter is concerned he stated “for Calcutta we are having the expectation that at least there will be 3000 members and we have launched 2 new regions in Calcutta. “

Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Yamaha Fascino Diva 2017 Received A Mind Blowing Response in the City of Joy.
 

The audition for Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2017 took place at Park Hotel on 6th August, 2017. In  this National Beauty Pageant where stunning  Lara Dutta  being the mentor who won Miss India crown  and has delivered power pact performances in movies like Masti, Jurm, Bardaasht .Winning this crown  for a girl means one will be at the sky-high so there should be a blending of beauty, poise, elegance, intelligence in her. Renowned designer Abhishek Dutta and eminent designer Komal Sood were among the panel of judges along with Roshmitha Harimurthy, Former Miss Diva India Universe, 2016.It has signed up as a title sponsored for the pageant for the 4th consecutive year.

The winner of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2017 will proudly represent India at Miss Universe.
Women of today’s generation are talented & ambitious at the same time there is a reflection of sense   of liberty & desire to reach beyond conventional boundaries. Abhishek Dutta, known for showcasing innovative attires opined “for winning this crown the girl should have confidence, looks, good figure, height, potentiality. Walking on the ramp, communication skills required during introduction, answering the questions with intellectual ability & at the same time without any hesitation and fear.”

Participants who will be a part in this competition next year for those he conveyed ‘there are many institutes who are grooming the candidates & there are different television channels which will give them abrupt idea about how they can carry different outfits in the ramp, the way models used to converse their gestures so that the home work is done & through this way they can prepare themselves & the dream of winning this beauty pageant will come to reality.”

The auditions will continue throughout the country to bring out the best talents from other cities which comprises Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore,Chandigarh & Delhi. The final auditions will take place at Mumbai on 7th September 2017. The participants from Kolkata in this beauty pageant are Chum Darang, Aishwarya Jena, Ankita Kumari, Jessica Aaron, Kasturi Borkotoki, Satabdi Roy.
Miss India is the most sought after glamorous beauty pageant in India & this has turned dreams into reality. Millions of girls every year took part in this international competition. It is a platform that has turned many women’s dream into reality and the bollywood divas that have made their mother land proud by winning this prestigious titles like Miss Universe and Miss World are Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Diya Mirza.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Team Bilu Rakkhosh Assembled at the Music launch.
 

During the Music Launch of Bilu Rakkhosh on 8th July 2017 director Indrasis Acharya, lead actors Koneenica Bandopadhyay, Kanchana Moitra, music director Joy Sarkar & singers Monomoy Bhattacharya, Jayati Chakraborty, Sravani Roy were present at the launch.

It’s a story of a man who is in a profession not chosen from heart. Bestowed with intellect, emotion & talent, he starts believing that normal human bondings are the hindrance of getting  top on what you love. This  story is about a journey or trip of this man  Bilu from the day he gets  separated  from his family to a spectacular end. Bilu, the protagonist of this  story  aspires to be a famous  classical  singer as he has  brought up under  musical  environment. But social structure apprehends taking any other profession than a regular  job. Fortunately or unfortunately Bilu  was not bad in academics either, so getting a good job along with a wife was not at all a problem for him. So Bilu gets settled in life .He has a son too. But Bilu finds himself confined in the daily routine & becomes crazy to come out  of it in the  belief that he  could do much better in music & to achieve it he  needs to be alone & free .

In anticipation of getting lost in the regular office job, he starts detaching himself from his family, office works. Finally an incident takes place which acts as an impetus of making Bilu separated from his wife & son. Bilu finds independence with different kind of activities he was not permitted to do earlier. Still rat race keeps him perplexed & childhood fantasy comes into reality. When everybody abandons him, he realizes the existence & values of all he has left so far. He realizes the affection & love he had actually for ones whom he used to correspond with often. He starts finding them & feeling them in a predictably unpredictable way.

Voices of his father, activities of his mother, glimpses of his son, moments  with his wife & phone calls with his maternal  uncle  keep on coming back periodically amidst his bohemian lifestyle. Story goes with real & surreal incidents on Bilus life, Bilus childhood, childhood place beside a river in a small town, where he sees the boats, boatman, and his maternal uncle. He wants to unfold the mystery of his mother’s death & many things. He finally gets solace when he finds his own childhood in his own childhood which appears in front of him. He starts talking & exploring the past. He finds that his wife decides to admit their son to a good music school where he can get best musical training. Bilu conveys this message to his own childhood avatar & finds happiness.

This movie was nominated for Best actor Category in NewYork, Indian Flim Festival. This movie was officially selected for Jagran Flim Festival in competition. Actress Kanchana Moitra who is portraying the character role in mega serial like Bhojo Govinda stated “I am playing the role of Ranu. She is a girl from North Kolkata who comes back to Bilu’s life after a long time.  Bilu has seen a lot of ups and downs in his life .So how far he will be able to lead his life with this girl in this circumstances. The story goes like that”. Indrashish Achariya stated “Joy Sarkar has given great performance and he has wonderfully played the character. He is young so the character suits him also.” About Kanchana Moitra role he opined “though she has given many wonderful performances but I don’t think that she has done this kind of role before. In a nut shell she has given incredible performance. “

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 

Bollywood Star Nawazuddin Siddiqui in The City of Joy to launch Durga Puja Collections.

 

Baazar Kolkata, one of the leading retail chains of Eastern India inaugurated their Durga Puja collection in Hati Bagan. The showroom  spread across entire ground floor & bestowing a variety of garments in ladies wear, men’s wear, kids wear segment & accessories  was inaugurated by Mr.Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bollywood actor  & Ms.Bidita Bag, Bollywood actress. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has delivered roles and he is known for his versatility in movies like Talash, Bhajrangi Bhaijan and many more. The 9000 sq feet sprawling bazaar Kolkata showroom situated at Kolkata, Hati Bagan offers a wide range of garments & household products & accessories which are attractively priced. The price of the Ladies wear range starts from Rs.60-/- onwards, the Men’s wear range starts from Rs.99-/- onwards whereas the kids wear range starts from Rs.69-/- onwards. Accessories are priced as low as Rs.20-/-.

“At Bazaar Kolkata, we have always kept in mind the customer’s demand by giving them quality products at a reasonable price & thus introduced widespread Durga Puja collections of cloths, household products & accessories. We give huge emphasis on all round quality in products, stores, service standards& customer engagement programs. We want our customers to enjoy their time while shopping at Baazar Kolkata & hope to satisfy them with our products” as stated by Mr.Umesh Sharma, Marketing Head of Bazaar Kolkata.

Product ranges across category in Ladies wear include  Saree, Salwar Suit, dress fabric, nighty, leggings, ladies t-shirt, kurti & many more , in men’s wear includes t-shirt,shirts, casual shirts, sleeveless coat, modi coat, jeans /trousers, party wear trousers, sando, Bermuda, Three Quarter & many more, in kids wear includes boy’s T-shirt, boys Bermudas, sando Set, Baba Suit, Shirts, boys undergarments, Top Skirt set, Tops, Frocks, Capri, skirts & many more  & accessories includes Fridge Bottle, Pencil Box, Tiffin Box, Cup plate Set, Deodorants & many more exciting products.

Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Bandhan Creation Sraddha Collection Launch
 

Shraddha Collection- a Gift to the Elderly People and a noble initiative taken by Bandhan Creation.
“We are learning everything but still somewhere we are far away from our ancient heritage and culture. We have been to different rural parts of Bengal where wemen badly need a job in order to sustain their responsibilities for their respective families.  They are making different handicrafts and the designs are incredible .They are blessed with talents which are evident in different works. Through this they are also earning money and people are getting kurta, kurti, dupatta, stole, skirt, palazzo, and jacket shirt made from various fabrics including ajrak, bagru and dabu. The jewellery collection consists of fabric, stone, dokra and silver “as stated by Mr.Chandrashekhar Ghosh, CEO of Bandhan Bank and Managing Director, Bandhan Bank. In Kolkata we have 4 stores. Last year the sale went around Rs.1 crore and this year we are expecting it to go up to Rs.1, 500 crore.
There are customers all over India and  among them 39% customers love other persons including the senior citizens. I have due regards for all the senior citizens ,Amar Paul , eminent singer who has dedicated his whole life to music only stated” at present I am aged but still wants to devote the rest of my life to music this initiative is  just amazing. “
If anybody wants the mixture of modern lifestyle and indigenous creativity  which gives emphasizes for culture and heritage then one should go for Bandhan Creation. This is situated at 411/15, Hemanta Mukhopadhyay Sarani, Near Chandrani pearls, Kolkata- 700029. Shraddha is a store which is dedicated corner in each Bandhan Creation outlet where people will get enormous objects starting from dresses to sarees, board games to hobby items, gifts and artifacts especially designed for senior citizens. The store which offers designed collection of apparels, home furnishing and décor, candles, decorative artefacts and accessories made by traditional handloom artisans from rural India.   
Nilima Ghosh , Managing Director stated “ the products which everyone will get and the artisans  are from West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Telanghana, Rajasthan and a few other states.”
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Like other sports Badminton has also made it smark not only in India but across the globe
 

Shining Stars- Pride of Kolkata.
Like other sports Badminton has also made it’s a mark not only in India but across the globe. Players from  this country has given incredible performance like Saina Nehwal,P.V.Sindhu, Jwala Getta  in the women’s section  & K.Srikant , H.S.Pranay, Guru Sai Dutt, Sai Praneeth, P.Kashyap are among  others in the men’s section with  talented players in the running. It is not new for this state to present International & national players in the past  as well as at present . The representation is at a huge discount. At the same time players who have potentiality are moving to different state for better scope & infrastructure & the net result is   that the city of joy is deprived from its talent & glory.
For the last three decades, Multicon Group has diverse field its interests catering to Foreign Exchange , Digital Media, Real Estate & Education. This esteemed organization has grown very fast in business opportunities ties with efficiency. They have expanded the boundaries with research. Multicon Group comprises adorable sport lovers who want to take sports to the sky high. Multicon Group has formed a team  christened “Shining Stars Kolkata which will  take part in ensuring Indian masters badminton league II at Tamil Nadu from 12-15th August 2017, a badminton Association of India (BAI) approved tournament. Shining Stars recognized the fact that recognizes the fact that active  participation in sports helps to build  personality, induce fair-play & sportsmanship .While the players in the team, through auction like in other premier leagues, Multicon group has ensured selection of as many  players  from Bengal.
Kolkata Shining Stars has the  privilege  of having 35+ National Champion Nikhil Kanetkar, ex-Olympian as one of its  key players as also others from different states. Players from Bengal like Arup Baidya, Soumen Ray, Hirak Kanti Sengupta, and Sanjay Das have made their mark. The visionary Duo Mr.Dilip Singh Mehta, Chairman, Multicon group & Mr.Arjun Singh Mehta, has faith  as far as the  standard  & players excellence is concerned.”
Prasanta Saha, COO said “IMBL is a platform where Bengal badminton is promoted in order to reach to the youth of the country”. Shri Subrata Banerjee, former Indian Player is the technical Director of the Team stated ‘the players are balanced, trained & strong & there are high chances of the team winning”. This organization is supported by the following voluntary organizations1. Bengal Badminton Academy.2.Universal Sports Promotion Foundation. There are 120 players from across the country of International & national repute compete  against  each other through  Six franchisee teams from cities like Shining Stars from Kolkata, SNJ Kings  from Chennai, Amravathi Legends from  Amravati, Classic Polo from Tiruppur, Hyderabad Hurricans from  Hyderabad, Wristy masters from Delhi.
Text by Miss Nabanita Sengupta.

 
 
 
 
Eminent Actor Gaurav Chakraborty & Gorgeous Gargi Roychowdhury at
INIFD Lindsay Street Campus.
 

Child is the father of the nation” this proverb is known to many of us. The  budding talents from INIFD situated at Lindsay street are the future in the  world of fashion & interior design . Annual Interior & Fashion exhibition were organized by them  from 3rd to 4th August 2017 & the duration from 10.30 am to 4pm.
Ms.Gargi Roychowdhury eminent actress in different movies, Mr.Gaurav Chakroborty actor who is known for his versatility & Owner/Director Mr.John Mantosh. As we all know that children learn about the world which is termed as the nursery stage of human life & also known as Kindergarden.  The students chose this as the theme students from interior design have paid their tributes to the children through their creative work.
They have given the name “Kidd Buzz” & there were four sections of kindergarten-dramatic area with graphic art on walls & a castle for story teller ,honey comb  area, literacy & math section & block & art section. This was followed by “Kalavithis”- the land of imagination & creativity. Handmade creations displayed by the students that included attractive paintings, modern art & miniatures made from newspaper, broken glass, plastic bottles, wood etc.
Actor Gaurav Chakraborty stated “the Annual Exhibition is done in such an wonderful manner, the textures are lovely which they have used. Students are pregnant with potentiality which is incredible in one word”. “Exploring Our Roots’ was the theme chosen by students of fashion designing. Through this they went back with a mission to understand the native cultures & indigenous tribes. With globalization spreading its tentative  far & wide, every individual  is becoming only an echo of each other leading to Acute Cultural  Confidence Deficiency leading to frustration & confusion about one’s own identity. The students goal was to redefine civilization through a bonding of the urban & the jungle culture & show that civilization not only demands progression towards a better identity but also to hold the beauty of one’s own.
School days is the precious time for every person and it is no different for actress Gargi Roychowdhury as she was recollecting the memories of her school days. The excitement she noticed in the eyes of the students and they are blessed with the creativity.
Students were inspired from the tribal societies which include Ladakhi (J&K), Samburu (Kenya),  Kazath (Mongolia ), Singpo (Assam , Huli ( Papua, New Guinea), Mustang ( Nepal), Tibetans ( China ), Gorka (Papua New Guinea), Rabari ( Gujarat) & Gauchos Argentina ).
Text By Miss Nabanita Sengupta.