The only people in the country more laid back than us Hyderabadis are the Bengalis. As they like to say, they've achieved almost everything. Plenty of it is on show here!
Shilparamam, in association with Reflection Of Another Day, Kolkata, and Reflection Of Another Day, Hyderabad, is organizing a Bengali Festival from 10th to 16th February at Shilparamam. The intention of the festival is to enhance awareness of the Bengali culture, customs and cuisine, and so showcase crafts, handlooms & food items of Bengal. As part of the week-long fest, there will be a lot of Bengali cultural programs as below:
5:30pm to 6:00pm - Opening Ceremony
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Cultural programs & a full length drama in Bengali called Hemlat, the prince of Garanhata. Written & directed by Bratya Basu.
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Bengali Modern poetry reading by Chitra Lahiri, Dipak Lahiri, Bithi Chattopadhyay & Chandana Khan.
Classical Dance by Sunanda Sengupta & Group, Hyderabad.
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Bengali Creative Dance by Arkaya Bhattacharya & Troupe
Mime by Kamal Naskar
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Bengali songs, dance & drama by Hyderabadi Bengalis
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Modern Bengali songs by Balu Dutta
6:00pm to 8:00pm - Rabindra Sangeet by Debarati & Swapan Shome
5:30pm to 7:30pm - Bengali Sruti Natak & Recitation by Somali Dutta, Salim Durani Biswas & Chandan Mukherjee.
Nazrulgeeti (Songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam) & Light Classical Bengali songs by Nargis Nasir of Bangladesh.
In addition to the cultural programs, there will be an exhibition showcasing and selling handicrafts and handlooms such as Bengal Cotton Saris from Bengal, everyday between 10:30am & 09:30pm. The food courts will be selling authentic Bengali food and the special Bengali fish. Sculptors will be engaged in live terracota sculpting work at the Art Gallery of Shilparamam, which will be on view during the festival.
For further details, please contact the venue at 2310-0455.