Maach, mishti and music: A 3-day extravaganza of fun in Kolkata from today
Bagbazar Festival, a three-day jamboree of art and craft, music and food to celebrate the joy and diversity of all that defines Bengal and its culture and heritage at the steeped-in-history Bagbazar Sarbajanin Durga Puja ground from 14 to 16 February 2014. These three days of the month is the time to celebrate and to come closer to the Bengali culture.
The festival will begin on 14 February, with musical evening by Anjan and Neel Dutt. Actress Paoli Dam and filmmaker Mainak Bhaumik will be chatting about their childhood memories of north Calcutta. The other events which will follow, in the next two days will be musical performance by Trisha Bose, Rupenkar, Mir and Bandage, Harbala performance, Chau dance and instrumental performance by Violin brothers.
You can also enjoy pottery workshop, beauty workshop, origami workshop, glass painting, tile painting, tee-shirt painting and last but not the least you can also enjoy heritage boat ride, a boat ride to re-visit history, from Millennium park to Dakineshwar Ghat and back. One of the highlights of the festival will be a gallery of photographs capturing the many moods of Suchitra Sen as a tribute to the Mahanayika.
And now coming to the most interesting part of the festival, i.e. the eating stalls. The menu consists of crispy fish fry, sinfully sweet ’n’ syrupy lyangcha from Shaktigarh, Biryani, Arsalan, Lancha Kuthi Chana Pora, Gaja and many more things. Finally, you will find the stalls selling everything from Chhau masks and patachitra to embroidered paintings, wooden sculptures and dokra curios.