‘Cursed at Kedarnath’ Launched in Kolkata

The much awaited second book by Author Deepta Roy Chakraverti, Cursed at Kedarnath & Other Stories was finally released on the 24th of March, 2017 in Oxford Bookstore Kolkata. The launch was followed by a panel whose members were the Wiccan High Priestess, Author and Chairperson of the Wiccan Brigade, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti; Publisher, Life Positive Books,…

Kolkata Storytellers Enthrall Young Audience on World Storytelling Day

The 20th of March marks the World Storytelling Day and the World Theatre Day for the young Audience. In this regard, Kolkata Storytellers along with Oxford Bookstore Kolkata organised a wonderful session of storytelling for children and their parents. It was an open to all event wherein guests and audiences joined in as the evening…

Story Slam Marks the eve of city’s first Storytelling Day

Are we not fond of stories? Story telling has come a long way out of our grandmother’s kitties in our childhood to becoming a  prominent part of mainstream art , with storytelling groups, professional storytellers, workshops, lectures, theatres , start-ups and the lot coming into existence. Interestingly, each year India celebrates various ‘Days’ but never…

Paridhi – A Technological Bonanza

Meghnad Saha Insititute of Technology is back with the Sixth Edition of it’s Annual Techno- Management fest which is organized by the technical wing of the college, MEGATRONIX. Paridhi is a college fest which brings forth an opportunity for students to challenge and test themselves against a vast range of  events.This year the fest  is back with…

Book Review: Chameleon Lights by Ayushman Jamwal

Upon picking up Ayushman Jamwal’s book Chameleon Lights, the first thing which attracted me a lot was the unique book cover. What seem to be great body tattoos and blue neon light waves are more than just aesthetically appealing and simplistic; rather it is symbolic. Symbolic, of the various themes that I would find inside…

‘Chameleon Lights’ Captures the Hearts of Kolkata Audiences

Kolkata is often described as a city of book lovers; and true to this description, Oxford Bookstore saw the presence of a number of book lovers on 5th March, a Sunday evening to welcome and usher in debut poet, Ayushman Jamwal- who released his book Chameleon Lights, to the world of literature. Ayushman is the…

A History of Clouds: A Review

“When I asked how many musicians were there, I was told five. And now I know why “said Sujata Sen, the Director of The Calcutta School of Music after an amazing performance delivered by the five musicians indeed- Varun Kishore, Alex Malseed,Davide Marini, Tanaji Dasgupta and Subhagata Singha. An adaptation of ‘A History of Clouds’…

The Chhapakkhana Trail: 2017

Kolkata is a city with an unending lineage of history, culture and literature. Unfortunately, some of these rich heritages are getting lost in the sands of time. The Future of the Past tried to revive and uphold the strong erstwhile printing communities through its Chhapakkhana Trail. According to Paramita Saha, “The Future of the Past…

Bickram Ghosh and Drumscape: Live in Concert

My first memory of Bickram Ghosh goes back to the time; a friend told me that he had been fortunate enough to photograph him once; a photograph which was the cover of one of his albums. This was in 2014. When I was completing my Masters abroad and yearned for some Indian music, Youtube suggested…

6 Alternate Things to do in Stratford- Upon -Avon

In my last post, I highlighted the main attraction of Stratford-Upon-Avon (SUA) which includes the mesmerizing history of being William Shakespeare, the legendary bard. But this place has many more attractions apart from being the birthplace of the legend. My adventures took me to a few amazing places. Thus, without much ado, let us embark…

Stratford Upon Avon: Home of the Bard

William Shakespeare is an unforgettable part of English Literature. For generations before us and for generations after, his tragedies and comedies would continue to inspire people. It would illustrate the relevance of his characters composed in the sixteenth century compared to modern-day people. Sharp orators like Octavius, shrewd and cunning wives like Lady Macbeth, over…