If you have always wanted to go to Bengal but haven't been able to, then by all
laws of statistics you won't make it there for a very long time. So here's Bengal
The State Tourism Department and Swayambhar Nari, a non-profit organization from West Bengal, are organizing a West Bengal festival called Rupasi Bangla for 10 days. A painting exhibition showcasing the works of young contemporary artists from Kolkata, a Bangla cuisine festival, a Baul Geet program and Nazrul Geeti by Milli Chakraborthy (songs of the revolutionary Nazrul Islam) will be the part of the festival.
Artists from six states will participate in a handicrafts exhibition displaying Bengal silk saris and dress material, terracotta, Dokra items made of buffalo horns, costume jewelry and wooden dolls. And about 25 artists will present a live demonstration of arts from Bengal. There will also be interactive workshops between the artists and the visitors.
To entertain the audiences, cultural programs like a Sitar recital by Gourav Mazumdar, light classical, devotional and Bengali songs by Kousik Bhattacharya and ghazals by Sangeeta Bosu Roy will be presented. Also, a dance drama and old songs/folk songs by the Natya Academi, Kolkata, and the Hyderabad Bangalee Samiti will be staged.
The venues of the festival are the Lalitha Kala Thoranam and the Ravindra Bharathi.
Please contact Raghava Rao at 345-2492 for further details.