“In the silence of the night when I take a break from my work, and sit alone in the balcony, I see a young boy with a bag on his shoulder and a drawing board in his hand. Black clouds cover the sky while people take shelter from the rain, but the boy sits on the steps of the monument under an open sky – and the rain pours. The streets are full of crowds and everyone is running. He does not know for what? He is sitting on the huge iron pipes at Metro Railways, placed on the mud hills on the sides of Park Street. He sits for hours – from evening to midnight – with no one to ask for any explanation! Freedom?
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Posted in Activities, Cultural, Indian History, Kolkata, News and Views, Observation, tagged Bengali Art, Indian Painters, Kolkata, Oil Painting, Portrait of President of India, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Water Color, Young Painter of Bengal on 7 April 2008| 2 Comments »
Posted in Announcements, Chennai, Delhi, From Headlines, General, In My Opinion, Interesting, Kolkata, Mumbai, News and Views, Observation, tagged 2008, carbon emission, Earth Hour, global warming, India, March 29, San Francisco, Sydney on 28 March 2008| 12 Comments »
India has decide to stay illuminated when the world will switch off for Earth Hour between 8 and 9 pm on March 29. As of today no Indian city has officially joined the campaign to black out to show that India too is in the crusade to reduce global warming.
So far, 35 nations, 370 cities, towns and councils worldwide have pledged to turn out their lights for one hour. This includes cities like Christchurch, Bangkok, Seoul, Dubai, Antarctica’s Casey Base, Manila, Copenhagen, Rome, Dublin, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Mexico City.
Posted in Books and Literature, Cultural, Dance and Drama, Entertainment, General, Interesting, Kolkata, Metro News, Movie Reviews, Movies, News and Views, tagged Bengali, Cinema, Director Jayabrato Chatterjee, Dom Mores, Jaya Bachchan, Last Train to Innocence, Lovesongs -Yesterday, Mallika, MAMI International Film Festival, Mir Taqi Mir, Om Puri, Rabindranath Tagore, Shahana Chatterjee, Today and Tomorrow, Usha Uthup on 27 March 2008| 1 Comment »
Kolkata is celebrating Jaya Bachchan’s latest in Bengali cinema Lovesongs -Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. However Bengali has been used sparsely in this movie; English being predominant language for the film. Based on the story by the Director itself, the film centers on 64-year-old Mridula Chatterjee (Jaya Bachchan) She is an independent, cheerful, fun-loving widow who runs an NGO for disabled people in Kolkata. The film is woven through Mridula’s unspooling her past which turns into a process of deep introspection and self-discovery, helping her to understand the choices she had to make.