ART & CULTURE

5 Reasons Why Satyajit Ray’s Music Was Way Before Its Time

Satyajit ray's music was as extraordinary as his movies.  We bengalis have all grown up listening to the songs of Goopi Bagha, Feluda, Hirak  Rajar Deshe and have been mesmerized by the tunes, my whole...

12 Facts on the Bengali Language That Will Leave You Beaming With Pride

Language is an important element of ethnic identity that binds together culturally diverse regions. Our ‘Bangla’, the language of the people of the deltaic (Ganga-Brahmaputra) region, is often known as the second most beautiful language in the world. Bengal Diaspora...

Silence At Dakshinapan Is So Much More Than Just A Shop Run By The...

In a world of silence, so much can be said: Imagine a world without sound, Silence! Imagine a world without speech, Silence! What if the only sense of belonging you feel to the world when you are...

Facts About Holi In Bengal That We All Need To Know Once & For...

The festival of Holi - the biggest colour festival in the world, may be known by different names in different places, but it is celebrated with the same zest and enthusiasm by all. Everyone...

Akhadas in Kolkata – The Story of Real-Life Dangal

Kolkata is on a ‘Dangal’ high as can be noticed by the unavailability of seats in every theatre in town. When we watched the movie, we felt the characters. We were down when they...