Bengali Culture And Lifestyle is all about the culturescape of Bengal as well as Kolkata – the city with many heritage architectures, sites and lifestyle practices that have become icons over the years. Along with the colonial buildings, there are different heritage sites like century-old sweet shops and eateries, parks, theatres, serpentine lanes as well as unique lifestyle and cultural practices like Adda and music which have become synonymous with the characteristics of the Kolkatan Bengalis around the world.
In this section, we will write and introspect about this rich heritage which is instrumental in shaping our opinions and thought processes. Bengali Culture & Lifestyle section will share with you the history of the heritage places in Bengal, the personalities whose ideologies inspire us until today, our art and music, the books and films that touch our souls. And also some parenting tips and experiences.
We live in different countries, celebrate various festivals with other names, but a thin thread attaches all these festivals. Halloween & Bhoot Chaturdashi is one of these festivals, celebrated so differently yet so similar to each other. Let’s see how…. Most of the Western world countries are marked by the arrival of Halloween. And its relationship with the world of the dead at the end … Continue reading HALLOWEEN AND BHOOT CHATURDASHI: CELEBRATION OF THE TWO MYSTIFYING EVENT
We, the team of KolkataFusion, had organized our first-ever webinar on the basics of content writing skills. We also decided to create a presentation and record it for the benefit of those who couldn’t attend the webinar. In the presentation, we have discussed the required skills and obstacles one might encounter while embarking on the journey of content writing. We have also discussed the different … Continue reading Introduction to the career in Content Writing through a pilot webinar
Diptanu Chakraborty India is celebrating 75th Independence Day this year. We, the KolkataFusion team are honoured to present to you a poem by our Guest blogger, Diptanu Chakraborty. The kid has not only understood the meaning of freedom but has beautifully put it in words. COVID-19 has put shackles on our freedom and we are dying to go out. How the country must have felt … Continue reading My Freedom
The book by Indian author Bishwanath Ghosh, – ‘Gazing At Neighbours: Travels along the line that partitioned India’ speaks about the history of Radcliff line and its present day Socio-geographic texture as well as a memoir of the partition scar. In one of the powerful fictional pieces on India’s partition, ‘Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje,’ a character called Isham Khan laughed at the two quarrelling factions as … Continue reading Gazing At Neighbours – Travels along the line that partitioned India: Book Review
As the city of joy is silent and waits for the time when it can feel its usual humdrum, the carefree physical mobility of its residents, we have shared some of the interesting facts about it. #8 Spooky Rabindra Sarobar Metro While metros are under construction in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, Kolkata metro dates back to 1984. It is, in fact, the oldest … Continue reading Interesting Facts About Kolkata – Our City Of Joy
That’s one of the things I love about makeup. You can change your whole attitude by just doing your eyeliner or lipstick differently. – Beyonce During this pandemic time, a bit of makeup might lift up your mood and give you that right attitude to face the daily hurdles. Our guest blogger, Madhuparna Kar has shared some simple and useful makeup tips, and her journey … Continue reading Making Yourself Up With Some Useful Makeup Tips
Just a year after the super cyclone Amphan, we are again getting news of another cyclone – Yaas. Though its intensity is forecasted to be lesser, we don’t want to take risks. We have started taking precautionary measures like securing the trees and getting the plants inside our house. Click to get Cyclone Yaas Live Updates. KolkataFusion contributors recapitulate their experiences of living through the … Continue reading Super Cyclone Amphan and Us
– Ria S. Mazumdar(Guest Post) A few months ago, an event was organized in the school where I work, wherein the students had to submit a rangoli design made on a piece of paper. Here in Bangalore, the pan-India background of the students is quite obvious. I was intrigued to see the regional touches in the Rangoli designs submitted. Rangoli in West Bengal In this … Continue reading History and Significance of Rangoli
Rabindranath Tagore’s presence in the lives of the Bengalis has been like this song written by the great poet himself. The songs, poems and his other literary works have been a blessing to us and would continue to be so, forever….. “Bohe nirontoro ononto anandadhara…….” (The showers of eternal bliss flows forever) (Rabindranath Tagore, Bhaanga Gaan, written on 1897) However, my acquaintance with the famous … Continue reading Rabindranath Tagore – The Bard whose works will never lose their relevance.
For us, Satyajit Ray is the sole God of Indian cinema. Yes, there have been controversies surrounding him. But, which great man has ever lived without controversies. Parna’s article will take you through his career, his art, his books, and his favourite actor. From a very young age, when I have just learned to read Bengali, I used to be excited when I saw storybooks … Continue reading Reminiscing the legacy of the God of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray