|At the Chaltabagan Sindoorkhela with Moon Moon Sen and others|
Today morning I attended the Sindoor Khela at the Chaltabagan Durga Puja. As expected, the mostly-lady guests, who had confirmed participation, were all there in full strength. Chaltabagan was one of the first pujas in Kolkata to put up and popularise Sindoor Khela as a standalone event many years ago. Now, almost all other pujas have followed suite.
Moon Moon Sen, MP, was once again the chief guest. The event was attended by ladies from the glamour world, consular corps, industrialists, artistes and others. The media was also there in full strength. Vodafone was the sponsor of this event. There was a large turnout of media persons to cover the event. Usha Uthup sang a very popular Kolkata song to start of the event.
Among those who attended were – Rituparna, Rimjhim, Tanusree, Agnimitra, Monami, Ananya, Chaiti Ghoshal, Parno Mitra, Sampurna, June Maliah, Priti Patel, Madhu Neotia, Madhulika Kanoria, Smita Bakshi, Malika Verma, Ekavali Khanna, Ruphali Basu, Shradha Agarwal, Laura Amalir, Vincenza Bufalo, Irinia Bashrikova, Elena Nocera and others.
The General Manager of ITC Sonar, Atul Bhalla, and his wife Kangan, were also there as was Dr Pranab Dasgupta of AMRI.
Sindoor Khela presented a very colourful site with the ladies smearing each other with vermillion in front of the Durga pratima. There were also performances of chau and dhunuchi dance at the venue. Some of the television channels beamed the event live from the spot.