Kolkata in FIFA's Colours

Interesting Facts About Kolkata – Our City Of Joy

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

Simple And Useful Makeup Tips

Making Yourself Up With Some Useful Makeup Tips

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

Amphan super cyclone disaster

Super Cyclone Amphan and Us

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

Rangoli Design (Alpona)

History and Significance of Rangoli

– 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

Gajar ka halwa recipe

Gajorer Halua (Gajar Ka Halwa) Recipe – Mughal Influence in the Bengali Kitchen

Gajorer Halua also known in the North India as Gajar ka halwa, is not an authentic Bengali dish. Though the dessert is hugely popular in Bengal but it originated in Arab and travelled to India with the traders earlier and later with the Mughal rulers. The word ‘Halwa’ or ‘Halua’ is the Arabic word for sweet. It was apparently the Mughal era when diligent documenting … Continue reading Gajorer Halua (Gajar Ka Halwa) Recipe – Mughal Influence in the Bengali Kitchen

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore – The Bard whose works will never lose their relevance.

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.

Kaziranga National Park

আমার কাজিরাঙ্গা সফর

অর্ চ ি ষা ভট্টাচার্য্য  (অতিথি লেখক) বাবা, মা আর বোনের সাথে আমি ২০১৯ সালের ডিসেম্বর মাসে কাজিরাঙ্গা ন্যাশনাল পার্ক ঘুরতে গিয়েছিলাম। আমার বন্ধু রংমন গৌহাটি তে থাকে। আমরা ওদের সঙ্গে গিয়েছিলাম। প্রথম দিন আমরা জিপে করে জন্তু দেখতে গেলাম। সেখানে আমরা অনেক বাঁদর, এক খড়্গের গন্ডার, হাতি, বুনো মোষ, হরিণ, জেব্রা আর অনেক সুন্দর পাখি দেখলাম। সেদিন খুব মজা হয়েছিল। একটা কালো বুনো মোষ … Continue reading আমার কাজিরাঙ্গা সফর

Satyajit Ray Behind The Camera

Reminiscing the legacy of the God of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray

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