Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay - Novelist & an Iconic Literary Person

For the Kolkatans & Bengalis around the world, Pujo Sankhya (Pujo editions of Magazines) have been one of the star attractions during Pujo. Land mark novels, short stories and poems by Sunil Gangopadhyay to Satyajit Ray and many more, published in these Puja Magazines have enriched Bengali literature over the decades.

One such...
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When Kolkata was busy in celebrating Holi/Dol Utsab, the artisans of Kumortuli were celebrating their age old customs of Dakhina Kali Pujo at the heart of the potters’ den.
The Dakhina Kali Pujo was initiated in Kumortuli almost two centuries back. It is held every year on a Tuesday before Dol Purnima. Subal Pal, a noted artisan fondly recalls his grandfather telling him stories about...
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If Kolkata is the place to be in during Pujo, Visva Bharati in Santiniketan is the destination to visit during Dol Utsab or Holi. The vibrant spirit & energy of this place attracts thousands of people from all across the world to Tagore’s one of its kind dream varsity every year.

The 1st Ritu Utsab in Santiniketan was introduced by Tagore’s beloved youngest son Shami Tagore in 1907 and later...
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When spring sets in, the festival of colour can't be far behind....Count down begins for Basanta Utsav.

#SpringintheAir #FestivalofColour #Palash #BasantaUtsav #Holi #DolPurnima #AsianPaintsSharadShamman
Asian Paints Sharad Shamman is all about celebration of the Super Woman power in form of Debi Durga and on this International Women's Day we salute all the women who make this world a better place to live for all of us. Come let's celebrate Womanhood today & every day, Happy Women's Day!
#InternationalWomensDay #HappyWomensDay #WomenPower #Womanhood #DurgaMaa #DebiDurga #DashaBhuja...
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The man lives cinema…the man has been representing Bengali Cinema over last 3 decades now and here is a chance to visit the place where his heart is. Come experience an exclusive round up with our very own Bumba da i.e. Prosenjit Chatterjee where he talks about the love for his mother & family, his respect for Tagore & Ray and of course his 1st love…Cinema. It's bound to make you fall in love...
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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.

#InternationalMotherLanguageDay #BhashaDibosh #BhashaAndolon #21stFebruary #MotherLanguage #AsianPaintsSharadShamman
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.
#IndianRepublicDay #26thJanuary #ConstitutionOfIndia #OneNation #AsianPaintsSharadShamman
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.
#KolkataPujo #DurgaPujo #HappyNewYear2017 #AsianPaintsSharadShamman
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.
#KolkataPujo #DurgaPujo #PujoThrowback #AscheBochhorAbarHobe #AsianPaintsSharadShamman
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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