A very prominent hamlet during British rule, in North 24 Parganas, on the Barasat-Taki Road, towards Basirhat, is the Bengal’s Village of Castles. While experiencing the Downtown Abbeys of Dhannyakuria, you will be compelled to admire and compare with the Architecture of Medieval Europe. Witness Real-life illustrations of Western folklore, the castles are decked in pointy towers and square turrets and boasts of gardens with ponds & cherubs. Dhannyakuria belonged to the Sunderban Area till in 1742; when Jagannath Das and his Family began living here. The unkempt ruins today charm you as you wonder in awe.
It was the most interesting and satisfying conversation with an artist so far as Mr. Subrata Paul held an unassuming air and carried a kindhearted personality which encouraged my inquisitions. His ethereal sculptures are a must see. I can guarantee that people of all generations will find themselves enamored once they witness his artworks face to face.
25 long years! But it seems only the other day! Kolkata International Film Festival has traversed a quarter of a century. Jaded with watching—and sometimes not watching—commercial and run-of-the-mill bioscope throughout the year, desperate film enthusiasts get an opportunity to immerse themselves in a plethora of socially-conscious, aesthetically gratifying films of various styles, moods and genres at the annual carnival of world cinema.