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07
Feb 2016

Drumscape – Bickram Ghosh

It isn’t quite justified if a literary festival as successful Kolkata Literature Festival 2016 doesn’t end on the high note, is it? Thus, the concluding act for the three days of debate and discussion brought on stage tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh and his team. And they whipped up quite a storm with fascinating beats, rhythm […]

06
Feb 2016

The Rebirth of a Novel

The Gujarati novel, Saraswatichandra, has been translated into English by Tridip Suhrud, after almost 128 years. The making of the classic retold to the world wass the primary topic of this session. With a charming personality and a gracious smile, Prof. Kavita Panjabi welcomes Tridip Suhrud and Supriya Chaudhuri at the beginning of the discussion. […]

06
Feb 2016

How Cities Inspire, Create and Influence

If you stay in a city for a long while, it grows on you. You discover new mentalities, thoughts and cultures and this session delved deeper into four such cities which have influenced four authors majorly. The first session of the last day brought together authors Zac O’ Yeah, Tulsi Badrinath, Arathi Menon and Bishwanath […]

Poetry, Calcutta, Bookfair and more – Interviewing Srijato

Srijato, a popular Bengali poet is mostly known for his use of the Bengali language in a lucid, simple and beautiful manner. Before reading out a couple of these in the session “Aaj, Kal, Porshu Kobita” , Srijato talked to Meghna Roy from Kolkata Bloggers in an exclusive interview. Q: Why poetry? A: When I […]

05
Feb 2016

Stri Shakti – a Mesmerising Performance by Mallika Sarabhai

Sheer perfection, is how I would describe the goosebump-inducing performance put up by dancer Mallika Sarabhai at the last session of KLF 2016 Day 2. With heart-wrenching expressions and extreme grace, she narrated stories and left the audience spellbound. She certainly struck a chord with her audience by switching between several characters within a matter of […]

05
Feb 2016

What Does it Take to be a Woman?

Plato wrote in his “Republic”, that it’s women, who make the cosmos move. Is being a woman a long drawn battle where she has to go on fighting? How difficult is it? This and much more was discussed at the session “The War Within – Being a Woman”. The session brought together three powerful women […]

05
Feb 2016

An Ode to Womanhood

“It’s a perfect ensemble of a modern collage” – part of Bashabi Fraser’s poem “She”. Its when you have two poets with two distinctly different backgrounds up on stage, talking about a much discussed theme of motherhood, in terms of verses and poetry, you know you’ll have a session you cannot possible forget in a […]

05
Feb 2016

Barun Chanda on Loving Kolkata, Ranbir & Ranveer and More

Barun Chanda, a veteran actor and author had a quick chat with Rupsha Bhadra from Kolkata Bloggers before taking part in the session ‘Kolkata- A Pleasure in Pain’. Here are some excerpts from the exclusive interview! Q. What is the one thing about Kolkata that you love most? A: I would say, any place is […]

04
Feb 2016

A Musical Soiree – Amaan Ali, Ayaan Ali and Pt. Tanmoy Bose

When you are surrounded with words, poetry and literature, you seem to transcend time and travel into a different world. The experience is enriched when you have tunes and melodies in perfect harmony with each other. Such is the magic cast by brothers Amaan Ali Khan, Ayaan Ali Khan and Pt. Tanmoy Bose as they […]

04
Feb 2016

Durjoy Datta on Catchy Titles, Love, Female Fan Following and More!

Durjoy Datta, the man with an immense fan following, after signing a near hundred books and clicking innumerable selfies with fans, very happily obliged for a quick chat with Rupsha Bhadra from Kolkata Bloggers. Here’s presenting to you, snippets from an exclusive interview of the man who has authoured a large number of books like […]