The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
Kolkata Maidan- The lungs of the city. Lovingly shot by Arindam Patra.

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.