Saturday, 26 September 2015

New Magazine to Inspire the Two Bengals

Our Correspondent ● Kolkata: Famous art and literary magazine of Bangladesh, Kali O Kalam, has been formally launched in Kolkata in July this year. The Kolkata edition of the magazine, edited by veteran writer Nirendranath Chakraborty, has been adored by the readers in this part of Bengal. The Kali O Kalam authority has hosted a formal inaugural function at Kalamandir on 26 September and published a special issue of the magazine on the occasion. Legendary Bengali writers, including Shankha Ghosh, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Anisuzzaman and Abul Hasnat, from the two Bengals were present at the inaugural ceremony. 

The publisher of the Kolkata edition of the magazine, Suchisree Ray, thanked the extended family of Kali O Kalam for supporting a project like this and hoped that the magazine would play the role of a bridge between the two people. The readers of Kolkata, too, hope to get access to more literary works from Bangladesh more regularly with publication of such a magazine.  
 
The second part of the programme was a complete musical treat. Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumder and poet Joy Goswami presented a remarkable jugalbandi. The programme ended with famous Rabindra Sangeet singer Rezwana Choudhury Bannya’s soulful music.