It was another 21st February on 1952 when the brave hearts sacrificed their lives to establish love for their mother language. On this 21st February, Asian Paints Sharad Shamman salutes the love for all the mother languages of the world.

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From ‘Hate Khori’ to night out with friends for pandal & pratima decoration, ritualistic sporting of sarees or panjabi to that magical first date with that special person, Saraswati Pujo is best remembered for presenting a bouquet of such first time experiences to generations in this part of the country. The auspicious day brings back many nostalgic frames of school & college days and for the...
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On this special day, let us all promise our motherland that, We will do everything to enrich and preserve our heritage, our ethos and our treasure. Happy Republic Day 2017.
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Ask any one in Kolkata "Who is your hero?", and an undisputed majority will declare "Netaji" without any second thought! Even after seven decades of his "disappearance", Subhas Chandra Bose continues to inspire generations as a ‘Real Hero’ in every sense of the term. Asian Paints Sharad Shamman feels privileged to pay tribute to this immortal son of India on his 120th birth...
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Baro Mashe Tero Parbon! That's what they say about Bengal and Bengalis. Today we celebrate Poush Sankranti with Bengal's very own traditional winter delicacies of homemade sweets like varieties of Puli Pithe, Pati Saptas and many more. Asian Paints Sharad Shamman wishes all of you happiness & prosperity on this auspicious harvesting festival period where Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Maghi Bihoo and...
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Dr Sugata Dasgupta
In Charge –CCU, R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital

‘’We celebrated Durga Pujo in our house at Kapasdanga-Hooghly, waiting eagerly for those five days of Pujo. It was truly a magic realism with the gathering of all our family members & friends.The smell of new dresses, beats of dhak, bhog, rehearsals for cultural programs & plays - Pujo was always larger than life a charm...
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A New Year full of new hopes and visions. Asian Paints Sharad Shamman wishes all its friends and extended family members a very Happy New Year. And yes, like us, we are sure most of you have already marked the Pujo dates on the 2017 Calender by now.
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Time and again, the mesmerizing beauty of Kolkata during Durga Pujo has captivated the hearts of millions. Before we step in to the new year, let’s relive the magical moments of Pujo 2016 with Asian Paints Sharad Shamman.
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Kolkata, a nurturer of varied culture and traditions, doesn’t fail to surprise you with its warmth and charm. One such place nestled in the heart of the city is Bow Barracks – a small locality which houses around two hundreds Anglo-Indian families.Bow barracks were originally made for the soldiers of the Second World War and the Anglo-Indian families later migrated here.

A walk through the...
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Iyakub Chitrakar & Family - Poto Chitrakar, Pingla.

Naya, a small village of Pingla in West Midnapore district, is the habitat of 70 odd families whose livelihood runs through age old colourful folk art of Poto Chitra & Poter Gaan.The Poto Chitra themes & songs range from traditional mythological tales and tribal rituals to modern Indian history and contemporary issues. Iyakub Chitrakar is...
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Dr Saptarshi Basu - Pujo Organizer

Despite his busy & highly demanding schedule as a Medical Practitioner, Intensivist & In Charge, CCU – Institute of Neuro Sciences, Kolkata, Dr Saptarshi Basu manages both ends happily & successfully during Pujo. This year, one of the visitors suffered a cardiac attack in the Pandal during Aarati, Dr Saptarshi’s professional skills as a Intensivist came...
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Despite his busy & highly demanding schedule as a Medical Practitioner, Intensivist & In Charge, CCU – Institute of Neuro Sciences, Kolkata, Dr Saptarshi Basu manages both ends happily & successfully during Pujo. Dr Basu admits it candidly that the advent of technology helps him to manage both ends seamlessly. 'I reach out sponsors, clients & other stake holders of our Pujo through mail & FB....
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Soham Paul - Child Activist

Soham Paul, the small framed guy in his early twenties with a boy next door look, has been silently doing some exceptional work at Muktakash with the street children of North Kolkata off Vivekananda Road, for last two and half years now.

Pujo brings unlimited joy for all - new makeover & dresses, pandal hopping, eating out, and many more for the youth in Kolkata...
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Pinaki Ray - Chef de Cuisine, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Chef Pinaki Ray is a diehard Kolkatan by heart and like every other Kolkatan, he too is obsessed with pujo. An ex Xaverian & graduate from The IHM Taratola-Kolkata, Pinaki has been staying abroad due to his professional demands for over a decade & half now. Staying away from his home town, more so during Pujo, always used to pinch him...
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China Pal - Artisan, Kumortuli

‘I love to create Debi Pratimas & my love for my job has intensified over the years’, says China Pal, a woman artisan from Kumortuli – the Land of God Makers in the City of Joy.

China Pal, aged 45, invokes life in her idol creations with simplicity and perfection. Talking about her childhood days, she recalls how the regular visits to her father’s studio got...
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"Children see magic because they look for it"....Asian Paints Sharad Shamman is happy to celebrate the joy & innocence of childhood this Children's Day with all of you.

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Toton Das - Traditional Dhak Palyer

Banschator,a remote village of Murshidabad, where Toton stays has nothing very exceptional to mention about except the fact that about 70 odd families in his village have dhaks in their houses and the male members go out & play dhak in Pujo & other rituals. Dhak runs in his family as well and Toton is the 4th generation to try hands on dhak.
‘’ First time...
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So the festive days are suddenly gone by, there’s a nip in the air. In the distance, you can still hear the occasional crackle of a stray firework on a Jagadhatri Pujo emersion. The Pujo special garments and makeovers that you chose with great care have been parked for the next big occasion. As all the festivities slowly recede into the distance, Asian Paints Sharad Shamman is ready to pay an...
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The legacy of Jagadhatri Pujo has traveled beyond the boundaries of the towns like Krishnanagar & Chandannagar, the festival is celebrated with equal fanfare & intensity in Kolkata & other places of Bengal in today's date.
The four handed traditional look of Maa Jagadhatri is mesmerising to say the least. Today is the Nabami of Pujo, Debi Pokkho which commenced on the auspicious day of...
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From Uma to Shyama, Kolkata is busy celebrating another form of Debi today on the auspicious occasion of Kali Pujo.
The gleam of diyas, the dazzle of lights, fireworks & of course the Shyama Sangeets of Pannalal Bhattacharya on loud speakers from the pandals and late night bhog make Kali Pujo stand out from all other festivals.

Asian Paints Sharad Shamman wishes all of you a Subho Shyama Puja...
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