What Would Happen If Harry Potter Lived In Kolkata

Now, I’m an old Potterhead. As I may or may not have told innumerable people when I’ve been the slightest bit tipsy, back in 6th grade I literally changed the subjects in my school timetable to Harry Potter subjects, wrote Tom Riddle fanfiction and constructed my time around whether I had enough time to daydream…

Kolkata Comic Carnival: Butterbeer Tasting Ceremony Review

Event: Butterbeer Tasting Ceremony at Kolkata’s very own “Three Broomsticks” Date: 24th June 2016, 4 pm onwards Venue: Jadavpur University Organizers: Kolkata Comic Carnival Well, this was one that punched Kolkata right in the feels. The Butterbeer Tasting Ceremony organized by the KCC peeps promised to be a nostalgia trip for all those who spent…

Performance Poetry in Kolkata: A Review

As you all remember, on the 23rd of April 2016, Performance Poetry, Kolkata held their first event: Jukebox 2016. C’est la vie , then busy doing a bunk on the beaches of Puri, had supported  the event with all the love and admiration our little hearts could hold. Crouching beneath the benevolent indulgence of our resident slam-savants Ekalavya Chaudhuri…

Performance Poetry in Kolkata

Event: Jukebox 2016 Date: 23rd April 2016, Saturday. 12 pm onwards. Venue: Payamanti Complex, Kolkata: 107. Organizers: Performance Poetry Kolkata The untiring oompa loompas behind Performance Poetry Kolkata are back at it again with the innovative events to get the poetry lovers of Kolkata up and about. C’est la vie, along with Saintbrush , The…

The Maladies of the Common Man: A Theatre Review

Play: Hechki Language: Bengali Directed by: Sukumar Chakraborty Duration: 1 and a 1/2 hours Bengalis have the reputation of being hypochondriacs, and perhaps with good reason. Come winter and the city is covered with a virtual mesh of woollens, complete with proverbial monkey caps and mufflers, while outsiders- mostly those from places that actually experience…

Why the Kolkata Book Fair is Important in the Digital Age

source: travel.india.com I put up a Facebook status recently talking about the happiness of seeing my young student sit amidst a beautiful mess of about a dozen books, trying to figure out which one to read first. The book haul was the result of every Bong child’s annual pilgrimage to the International Kolkata Book Fair,…

Going Down Memory Lane at the International Kolkata Book Fair

The spacious white tent sprawls under a darkening evening sky, the chill sweeping through the grounds even as we walk quickly towards the hum of conversation. I’d just watched a convoy of cars- conveying, presumably, the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal herself- zoom past through the gates. My companion (Arjyak, of Kolkata Bloggers) is…

A Literary Journey: Cinema and Literature

I have a distinct feeling something of the sort happened at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest (AKLF2015) earlier this year: check out the post in which I documented Vishal Bharadwaj’s session there! Mr Barun Chanda is back, He settles in our speakers, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (otherwise known as Tony), Suman Mukhopadhyay and Amitabh Koul. The…