The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A cool site on Kolkata

Finally a really cool site on Kolkata by a Kolkataholic. Named Coolkatha.com, it deliberately sounds phonetically resembling the city's name.

At one level, Coolkatha intends to be a place to check out all that is cool about Kolkata and at the other level it aims to connect all Kolkatans away from the city on a common forum. The sharing of thoughts needn't be restricted to everything Kolkata, it can transcend borders and talk of issues that one feels like raising. It has a chatbox for the online members known or unknown to each other to interact, and a mailbox for private messages among members. One can speak his/ her heart out about anything, as evident from the scribbles, without being pretentious.

The Fillumz section, discussing cinema, has three interesting interviews related to the under-production Bengali film No Poblem. The first is of its director Soumik (Whose earlier interview is on this blog in the post A new-age Kolkata comedy), followed by one of its leading lady Mumtaz Sorcar, one by India's legendary magician PC Sorcar (Jr) who happens to be Mumtaz's father and the last is of Dr Kaushik Ghosh, an orthopedic surgeon by profession and an actor by passion.

Here's wishing Coolkatha a happy journey ahead. For more on this site, watch this space.