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Monday, November 7, 2016

Rituparna's birthday

November 7, 2016: Today evening I attended the birthday party of Rituparna Sengupta at her residence. The party was attended by Tollywood stars and others. I met Dev and many other friends. Yesterday was the birthday of Raima Sen who is away in Mumbai. So I twitted her birthday wishes.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ek Mulakat debut in Udaipur

At the Jayshree Periwal International School
October 26, 2016: I came to Jaipur to attend few programmes. There was Ek Mulakat in Udaipur and Jaipur and also another programme at the Jayshree Periwal International School (JPIS). All these programmes were with actor Ashis Vidyarthi.
Inauguration of Ek Mulakat in Udaipur with the lighting of the lamp
On Tuesday (Oct 25) we had an Ek Mulakat session with versatile actor Ashis Vidyarthi in Udaipur that was organized by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Cultural Rendezvous. This was the first time that Ek Mulakat was hosted in Udaipur at the Hotel Radisson Blue.
Today evening there was another session of Ek Mulakat with Ashis Vidyarthi held at the ITC Rajputana in Jaipur by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Jayshree Periwal Foundation.
Cultural Rendezvous, an initiative in Udaipur, is spearheaded by six dynamic ladies, namely, Shubh Singhvi, Shraddha Murdia, Riddhima Doshi, Mumal Bhandari, Kanika Agarwal and Swati Agarwal. Ek Mulakat was a fun-filled interactive session with Ashis who enthralled the audience with his wit and humour and real life anecdotes. He was interviewed by Shraddha Murdia.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

At the second The India Story extravaganza

October 22, 2016: I attended second edition of The India Story at Swabhumi today. The India Story is a three-day (21st to 23rd October 2016) fashion, arts and food extravaganza and an initiative of the Neotia Arts Trust. This high affair event showcases the best of India's design. One of the highlights of the event was participation by the iconic British tea brand Typhoo through its Typhoo Tea Bar.
Typhoo joined the event as the beverage partner and Typhoo Tea will delight Kolkata’s stylish milieu with delicious and healthy mocktails based on its distinctive range of teas and fruit infusions. Many known faces attended the event including organiser Madhu Neotia. Among others were Abhilasha Sethia, Swastika, Dev r Nil and many fashion designers and food bloggers.
At the Typhoo tea bar
Typhoo displayed 25 high quality luxurious spiced teas and caffeine free fruit and organic infusions. It was quite an experience witnessing the sheer variety offered at the Typhoo tea bar.
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Dinner with Farah Khan Ali

With Farah Ali Khan
October 21, 2016: I had a quiet dinner with Farah Ali Khan, ace jewellery designer, who is in Kolkata after four years for a pre-Diwali show at the 85 Lansdowne. She also brought a part of her Ornati collection to Kolkata.
Farah Ali Khan is a famous jewellery designer and gemologist who forayed into designing jewellery by sheer chance when she decided to do a gemology course from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California, in 1992. She has designed jewellery for famous Bollywood celebrities and top business families.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

At the Norway Honorary Consul's dinner party

With His Excellency Nils Ragnar Kamsvag
October 19, 2016: Today evening I attended the dinner party at The Oberoi Grand hosted by Norway's Honorary Consul in Kolkata, Nayantara Palchoudhuri. The party was hosted in honour of His Excellency, Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, to celebrate his maiden visit to the City of Joy. His Excellency Kamsvag and his wife Josephine welcomed the guests.
The party was attended by eminent Kolkatans from different walks of life including danseuse Tanusree Shankar, Alokananda Roy and Sudarshan Chakravorty. The top consular representatives of UK and USA, France and Germany in Kolkata were also present.
The Ambassador was touched by the warmth that Kolkata extended to him and I had a pleasant interaction with him.
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Laxmi puja at Pallavi's

With Pallavi and Agnimitra Paul
October 17, 2016: Last Saturday (Oct 15) I was at the house of Pallavi Chatterjee for Laxmi puja. Millions of homes in Bengal worship the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. It was after many years that I again managed to be at Pallavi's house for Laxmi puja.
With Pallavi
For so many years now Pallavi has been performing Laxmi puja in traditional Bengali style at her residence each year. I am glad that I could make it this year after being absent for such a long time.
Some of our common friends from the glamour world were present on the occasion. Prasenjit and Arpita were there along with Monami Ghosh, Rachana Banerjee, Paayel Sarkar, DJ Akash, Koneenica Banerjee, Agnimitra Paul and others.
With Monami Ghosh
After the pujas the guests were treated to a bhog which included loochi, aloor dom, aloo-phulkopir torkari, kedgeree, sweets and payesh. I thank Pallavi for inviting me for the puja.
Earlier during the day, I also went to Arpita and Prasenjit's house for Laxmi puja.
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Sindoorkhela at Chaltabagan Durga Puja

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.
ess bee