The flavour of Kolkata

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Kite Festival





















People of North Kolkata witnessed a unique event at Star Theatre on 17 September '09- the day of Viswakarma Puja: The third edition of the annual Kite Festival organised by Priya Entertainments, the custodians of Star Theatre. Kite Festival is a tribute to North Kolkata's passion for kite-flying on Viswakarma Puja. Apart from the usual kite-flying competition, with a dash of glamour brought by the presence of celebrities (this year it hosted actress-director Sudeshna Roy, Rimjhim Mitra and model-turned-actress Tanushree Chakraborty), there was a unique exhibition of kites- Indian and Chinese, with documentation of the world history of kite-flying. Mr Aloke Chatterjee, ex-Art Director, O&M and an expert of kites helped with the content and released his fun book on kites.