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AMP Vaisaakkhi celebrates foundation day

Kolkata, Apr 15 (IBNS): AMP Vaisaakkhi, a G+8 storey commercial building in Kolkata's Salt Lake area by AMP Universal Realty Private Limited, celebrated its foundation day on Tuesday on the auspicious occasion of Poila Boisakh or Bengali New Year.

Taj Bengal hosts preview of Marc Thuet's culinary

Kolkata's Taj Bengal on Monday (April 14, 2014) hosted a tete-a-tete and preview of French culinary masterpieces of Marc Thuet, who is an internationally acclaimed gourmet chef and renowned television personality.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Bengal celebrates New Year with puja

West Bengal and the Bengali community on Tuesday (April 15, 2014) celebrated the auspicious occasion of Poila Baishakh (the first day of the Bengali calendar), which marks the 'Nababarsho' or the Bengali new year. Traditionally, businesses start this day with a new ledger, clearing out the old debts. The shops generally hosts a 'puja' and invites the customers to clear old debts. Images of puja being offered at Kalighat temple of goddess Kali. Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

American Center screens The Revolutionary Optimists

Kolkata, Apr 12 (IBNS): The American Center Kolkata along with Prayasam, a nonprofit organization working with children for their rights and empowerment, recently screened the documentary 'The Revolutionary Optimists', to mark the World Health Day, here. Images by Avishek Mitra

'Biggest Loser Program' at Gold's Gym Alipore

Fitness hub Gold's Gym Alipore launched the "Biggest Loser Program" in Kolkata on Friday (April 11, 2014). Actress Riddhima Ghosh was present at the event. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Food festival in Kolkata mall

Actor Arjun Chakraborty and others were present at the Jibhe Jole food festival in Kolkata's Lake Mall on Friday (April 11, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Students put up musical performance with throwaway items

Kolkata, Apr 11 (IBNS): Students of M.C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth has recently put up an enthralling performance in their school using throwaway household items as instruments.

Lazeez opens restaurant in Howrah

Mughlai and Awadhi service restaurant chain Lazeez, the popular from house of Shiraz Hotels Pvt Ltd, opend their first flagship outlet in Howrah on Thursday (April 10, 2014). Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

Sonnet hosts Bengali Food festival

Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS): Gupi-Bagha’s surprise in legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray classic film, literally reflected in the eyes of the guests present at the Sonnet in Kolkata as the spread was being tabled, oozing Bengali aroma. Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visits Kolkata

Kolkata, Apr 8 (IBNS): Spiritual leader,humanitarian and founder of The Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visited Kolkata on Tuesday as citizens attended two events hosted by him in the city.

Polls 'merchandise' floods Kolkata markets

With Lok Sabha elections fever gripping the nation, T-shirts, umbrellas and other goods having different party symbols, faces of party leaders painted on them, are flooding markets. IBNS camera caught sellers busy selling such merchandise across the 'City of Joy' (Kolkata) on Monday (April 7, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Graphic novel version of 'Chakrapurer Chakkare' launched

Popular Bengali writer Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay launched the english graphic novel version of his literary work 'Chakrapurer Chakkare' at Kolkata's South Point High School on Monday (April 7, 2014). Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS

LS: Political leaders campaign in Kolkata

Political leaders from different political parties, including Somen Mitra of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Rahul Sinha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), campaigned for the Lok Sabha polls in Kolkata on Monday (April 7, 2014). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Smartur to make children aware regarding politics

Kolkata, Apr 7 (IBNS): Smartur (www.smartur.com), start-up in the space of digital content solutions for schools and students, recently launched the online initiative ‘ABC of 2014 Elections’, in an attempt to create basic awareness about Indian politics and elections of our country amongst children.

IIM Calcutta celebrates 49th Annual Convocation

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) hosted its 49th Annual Convocation on Saturday (April 5, 2014) with the vision of accelerating its journey towards internationalization. The event was attended by Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank of India as the Chief Guest, Ajit Balakrishnan, CEO – Rediff.com and the Chairman of IIM Calcutta’s Board of Governors and Professor Saibal Chattopadhyay, Director, IIM Calcutta. Images by Somnath Roy Chowdhury/IBNS