My Kolkata in Kolkata Photography Exhibition 2019

Just reached home after awesome My Kolkata in Kolkata Photography Exhibition 2019 opening preview on 30th July 2019, Tuesday (5 pm) at Kolkata Centre for Creativity. It was rainy day here in Kolkata, but that’s not effect on people coming up this exhibition, it was very nice intimate gathering. Personally I love Rain so much it’s lucky for me and also bring lots of creative smell too. In Chinese Tradition they worship rain like a god it’s means lucky for them same for me also.

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Photo Courtesy – Soumyadeep Kundu

Kolkata’s art, culture, music, food, people, street photography and many other things you can’t find elsewhere. That’s why lots of people traveled so many country and complete their higher studied and others then always came back to this City of Joy – Kolkata for give it back. It’s happy to say that now Kolkata has their New Modern Beautiful Architectural with high-end amenities centre called Kolkata Centre for Creativity. Also one more space I love to mention that is Experimenter Gallery (and The Harrington Street Arts Centre). This is one of the finest space for it’s own aura, personally I love that. That space now has two building restored heritage building of Kolkata, first one is Gariahat and new one Ballygunge. This type of spaces help to curate international exhibition and interactive creative event.

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Kolkata Centre for Creativity or KCC in short loved the experience must say. I always prefer some kind of luxury hotel or posh space to showcase and networking like minded people like International gallery. But this place gave that posh high profile experience like a 7 star hotel and most importantly it helps to interact with people and listen their precious stories.

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It’s a great honour for me part of this photography exhibition beautifully Curated by Reena Dewan and whole team for their contributions. I congratulate her for this wonderful idea about Kolkata and listen their stories and KCC for the support. This exhibition in collaboration/partnership with Tourism Department, Govt.of West Bengal. I think this helps to spread out those stories internationally and also influence tourism of West Bengal.

It’s was well organised event in terms of guest, press people, celebrities, dignitaries, food and people of kolkata and others everything was there.

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I love Behind the Scene or making of any kind of event and Wrap up or Packup those thing give me goosebump to my creative. So I went little early to see that behind the scene work going on. For me this was precious than main event. I captured few behind the sense moment. Mostly people don’t care or ignore those thing. And believe me I captured always these moments. You know that staff or people working to make it happen they are not photographed or captured normally, it’s like people don’t see it that details. Always when I captured some moments and give them enough potential to became a hero of my frame it’s great felling. And sometime eye exchange, we smile and they are happy or shock that guy clicking our photographs, we are not special we are normal people no one love to write or waste their shutter count or memory. In future I love to do some story about them.

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I already wrote another blog post regarding making of it, I have little time to make it happen, don’t know how was it. You can read here and share your thought. I don’t think normally you came across such blog post and I love to document those moments. In film culture BTS film is there for fulfilled the requirement for Submit the main film (for Authenticity). One more thing after rolling we can’t check ISO and others setting normally like Photos. Very Interesting fact that when I was searching for my video after published I saw that very few video produced and published online to see others work curating exhibition and event.

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Photo Courtesy – Argha Seal

I’m not capturing fully everything I know, but like from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Life me jitna bhi try karo, kuch na kuch to chootega he. Isliye jahan hain, wahan ka he mazaa lete hain na

Not exactly fit in this case, I mean to say that I can’t capture whole event I have to participate and listen to others also, So I managed both and perfectly captured and Rolled some moments also keep it very simple and short. I smartly planned and managed successfully.

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Photo Courtesy – Argha Seal

By the way after a long time I write so many things in detail in single blog post, I don’t know in this digital age people will read or not, nowadays people love short text content more photos and videos consume like a fast food. Actually we lost our tradition and culture to write like a blog post with own thoughts and stories. Interestingly right now YouTube VLOG is very popular for same concept though.

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Photo Courtesy – Soumyadeep Kundu

Now typical information like news article My Kolkata in Kolkata Photography Exhibition 2019 opening preview held on 30th July 2019, Tuesday at Kolkata Centre for Creativity. This exhibition inaugurated by Dr. Jayanta Sengupta, who is the Secretary and Curator of Victoria Memorial along with Ms. Ruby Palchowdhury, the General Secretary of Craft Council of West Bengal, Mr. Jürgen Thomas Schrod – German Deputy Consul General and Mrs.Richa Agarwal, Executive Director, Kolkata centre for Creativity and eminent dignitaries.

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This My Kolkata in Kolkata Photography Exhibition 2019 Will continue till 4th of August 2019, you can visit here during 11 am to 7 pm everyday. And if you are not coming for whatsoever reason hope this piece of blog post with photos, videos and others information help you to discover this exhibition differently.

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Photo Courtesy – Soumyadeep Kundu

Now this location little far from the city by public transport that’s why people little lazy for coming (including me also) but slowly it will develop that’s for sure. And people will come for the value this space provide.

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Photo Courtesy – Soumyadeep Kundu

Ballygunge Cultural Association Sindur Khela of Durga Puja Kolkata

Ballygunge Cultural Association Sindur Khela 2017










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Durga Puja Sindur Khela & idol immersion at Kolkata

In this blog post I’m sharing some of the best Locations (Bonedi Bari & Puja Pandal) you must visit during Durga Puja time. Last day of Durga Puja it’s called Dashami, it’s also called like Vijaya dashami (also known as Dasahara, Dusshera, Dasara, Dussehra or Dashain or Navratri).


Where: Bagbazar Sarbajanin Durgotsav

Address: Bagbazar St, Baghbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700003

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Time:  Morning around 7- 8 am

Speciality: largest Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally & fashionable)


Where: Shobhabazar Rajbari

Address: 67C, Raja Nabakrishna Street, 34D/36, 67C, Raja Naba Krishna St, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004

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Time:  Morning around 11:00 am

Speciality: Rajbarir Boron (Traditionally) & idol immersion

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Where: Jorasanko Shib Krishna Daw House/Bari

Address: 12, Shib Krishna Daw Lane, Jorasanko, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007

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Time:  Morning around 11:30 am

Speciality: Bonedi Barir Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally) & idol immersion


Where: Narasingha Dawn’s House

Address: 20 Vivekananda Road, Kolkata – 700006

Time: Noon around 2:00 pm

Speciality: Bonedi Barir Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally) & idol immersion







Where: Durga Bari, Ballygunge Place

Address: Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

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Time:  Morning around 11:45 am

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Dance (fashionable with Traditional Touch) & idol immersion



Where: Kundu Bari, Hatibagan

Address: 7A Principal Khudiram Bose Road. Hatibagan Kolkata – 700006.

Time:  Morning around 11:45 am

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Dance (fashionable with Traditional Touch) & idol immersion



Where: Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja

Address: Raja Ram Mohan Sarani, Maniktala, Maniktala, Manicktala, Simla, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700009

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Time:  Morning around 12:30 pm

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron



Where: Dorjipara Mitra Bari

Address: 19, Nilmani Mitra Street & 42, Beadon Row, North Kolkata

Time:  1 pm

Speciality: Bonedi Barir Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally)


Where: Thanthania Dutta Bari

Address: 3 Bidhan Sarani (College Street),  Kolkata – 700006

Time:  Afternoon

Speciality: Bonedi Barir Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally)




Where: Chatubabu Latubabu Family Durga Puja

Address:Ramdulal Nibas, 67E Beadon Street ( Alias Dani Ghosh Street), North Kolkata

Google Map Link: Click here

Time:  Noon

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally)




Where: Bagbazar Tal Betal Club

Address: 5No. Nabin Sarkar Lane. Bagh Bazar, West Bengal, India 700003

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Time:  2:30 pm

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron & Street Dance with Dunuchi (Traditionally) & idol immersion procession.


Where: Dutta Barir Durga Puja – Balaram Dey Street | Ghosh Barir Pujo

Address: 159, Balaram De Street Kolkata

Time: Evening

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron (Traditionally)




Where: Tridhara Sammilani

Address: Satyendranath Mazumder Sarani, Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025, Near Deshapriya Park

Google Map Link: Click here

Time:  Noon

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron ( #NoConditionApply by Times of India )


Where: Ballygunge Cultural Association

Address: Lake Terrace, lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Google Map Link: Click here

Day: One Day After Dashami (Dadoshi)

Time:  2:30 pm

Speciality: Sindur Khela & Boron



Where: Red Road Durga Puja Carnival (West Bengal)

Address: Red Road Kolkata

Day: Tentative 3-4 days After Dashami

Time: Afternoon

Speciality: Durga Puja Highlights (All In One), idol immersion procession


Special Mention


Where: Dussehra 

Address: Salt Lake Central Park, Kolkata

Time: Evening


Where: Taki Ichamati River 

Address: Basirhat, Taki

Time: Noon

Speciality: Durga idol immersion

Note : Apart from that lots of bonedi bari & Puja Pandal Committee holds this celebration in a great way. I will be adding more in this list. If you know some awesome location let me know or comments down below.

Aparajita Awards 2018 by Sanmarg

Aparajita Awards 2018 by Sanmarg held at JW Marriott Kolkata

13th March 2018

Aparajita under the aegis of Sanmarg, the largest and most widely read Hindi daily in Eastern India, stems from a single premise: Saluting Womanhood ! We celebrate women who have had the courage to follow their hearts and in the process, leave a trail across disciplines, create new benchmarks and inspire others along the way.



Over the years, we have been left humbled by the sheer abundance of talent, grit and accomplishments of our nominees and winners across diverse fields. From philanthropy, to sports, education, arts and enterprise, these women have had the courage to follow their dreams and in the process, leave indelible marks across disciplines, create new benchmarks and inspire others.



An award is only as good as its jury. Aparajita is fortunate to be blessed by an equally experienced, rich and acclaimed jury:one that guides without imposition and proposes without bias.


Moreover, the winners are adjudged, not by any individual decision, but by an open and transparent process of garnering votes, both physically through our newspaper as well as via the digital medium.


Over the years, the Aparajita stage has been humbled by the presence of the Hon’ble Governor of Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi Ji Late Mahasweta Devi Ji, Soojit Sarkar, Alka Yagnik and Dola Banerjee.

Aparajita 2018

Effortless, strong and feminine (like the Earth beneath her feet) With magic to turn every dark hour into the star lit sky — and then resume her everyday. She is Authenticity.She is Aparajita. This year the mood delves into the elements of nature and the essence of woman hood. Swift as the wind. Quiet as the forest. Conquer like the fire. Steady as the mountain.

The Panel for Aparajita 2018 comprises of Shri R.S Goenka, Shri Pawan Kumar Dhoot, Shri Harshvardhan Neotia and Shri Utsav Parekh

Every year, Aparajita also recognises a woman for her outstanding contribution and awards her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Some of our luminaries in this category have been stalwarts such as Late Padmavibhushan Girija Devi, Smt. Amala Shankar and Dr. Sharada Fatehpuria.

Conducted professionally, driven painstakingly and much awaited, Aparajita is far more than an evening of awards. It is our commitment to Saluting Womanhood!

Pride of Bengal award –   Rani Mukerji