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15th January : Excavating Moghalmari

Excavating Moghalmari was a very special expedition for us at Support Elders. Cinema for a Cause took us to the Moghalmari village, where lies the archaeological excavation site in the Dantan II CD block in the Kharagpur subdivision of ...

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8th January : Cinema Cinema II

Support Elders presentation, Cinema Cinema II (January 8) was a superhit at the box office! Stories about the 'Golden Triangle' of the Esplanade movie theatres, Globe, New Empire, Lighthouse. The anecdotes about the other halls of the Dharmatola-Esplanade area; the ...

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31st December 2020 & 1st January : Hello 2021

We had two editions of our Hello 2021 programme to welcome the New Year: on December 31, 2020 @ 8.30pm and on January 1, @ 11 am.

Many of our members performed for the happy occasion with elocution, dance and music. Some showcased their ...

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11th December : The stitch that ran
Ms Shamlu Dudeja, mathematician, teacher and a passionate patron of Bengal’s own kantha art form, talked about the fabulous running stitch by Bengal's rural kantha artisans. It is a unique form of recycling worn-out clothes and transforming them into ...
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7th December 2020 : Smart Folks - Smart Phones Part 5

The fifth and the last session delt with installing of Applications. A video was played explaining various points on how to install Apps. There was an exhaustive interactive session after the video. 

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30th November 2020 : Smart Folks - Smart Phones Part 4

The fourth session delt with Facebook and its dos and don'ts. A video was played explaining various points on how to use Facebook. There was an extensive interactive session after the video. 

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4th December 2020 : Indian Textiles Traditions

Mayank Mansingh Kaul a celebrity designer and an exponent of Banarasi textiles took us to a journey through all the four dimensions of the fabulous fabric of the textile industry of Banaras. 

Mayank talked about the ...

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27th November 2020 : Saravor - Spirit of the Dhakuria Lakes

A film by Cinema for a Cause captures the spirit of the Dhakuria Lake, its history, the bio-diversity, the multifarious activities that happens around this heritage waterbody of the mega metropolis.

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20th November 2020 : Magnificent Meiteis : Marvellous Movements

Suman Sarawgi explained the nuances of Manipuri Dance, it’s history and tradition. It was a demonstrative lecture. The viewers enjoyed it thoroughly.

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16th November 2020 : Smart Folks - Smart Phones Part 3

The third session delt with usage of Google Meet. A video was played explaining various points on how to use GMeet. There was an exhaustive interactive session after the video. 

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13th November 2020 : Shakti Shyamasangeet

It was an array of Shyamasangeet, songs dedicated to the mother Goddess Kali by Dr Madhumita Saha.

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10th November 2020 : Smart Folks - Smart Phones Part 2

The second session started on 10th November 2020 at 6.00pm. The discussion was on usage of WhatsApp. A video was played explaining various points on how to use WhatsApp. There was an interesting interactive session after the video. 

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2nd November 2020 : Smart Folks - Smart Phones Part 1

It was long time request from our members to organize a session on the nitty-gritties of using a smart phone. 

We have arranged for 5 such sessions on the usage of smart phones. 

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30th October 2020 : Durga Puja 2020 - A Wrapup

On special request from our members we conducted a virtual tour of Durga Pujas of Kolkata, Nandigram of East Midnapore, Shantiniketan, Abinashpur of Birbhum and Beijing. We visited South Kolkata, North Kolkata, Salt Lake pandals. Then to East Midnapore, ...

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23rd October 2020 : Shantirupena Samsthita (May The Devine Reside As Peace Within)

The festive season has arrived. For the Bengalis it started with a bunch of Bengali songs. Those were termed as “Pujor Gaan” –  Songs of the Puja. They were the mainstream Bengali basic modern songs. All the famous singers ...

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16th October 2020 : The Dance of Shiva

The talk was about Seismology, the scientific study of earthquakes, a seismological study of Garhwal Himalaya in particular. The talk was delivered by Dr. Irene Sarkar.

Dr. Sarkar obtained Ph.D. degree in Applied Geophysics from erstwhile ...

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9th October 2020 : Ektara Bawlay

A repertoire of Baul songs presented by Dipannita Acharya - a Baul anuragi, a devotee of Baul tradition. She took us to a journey to the realm of Bauls, a mystic land with magical songs. Dipannita Acharya while chanting ...

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25th September 2020 : Tamil Traditions - Kolkata Konnekt

Mr Raju Raman a very well-known Kolkata Tam, who is also a Bong by association. An engineer from Jadavpur University had always been busy building bridges between the two cultures. Apart from being an engineer, he is a quizmaster, ...

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17th September 2020 : Ethereal Earth : Faithful Fingers

Kumortuli, the potter’s colony. We were in a virtual tour inside the bylanes, where Ma Durga comes alive. In a way it was more than just a tour. We walked through the entire process of transforming a lump ...

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11th September 2020 : When The Soul Takes Over Tunefully

The dynamic dozen of Support Elders presented an evening of Song, poetry, painting and recitation. It was both on Zoom and Youtube simultaneously. The session carried on for almost one and a half hour. After the main event, many ...

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5th September 2020 : Teachers And The Taught - Yesterday Today Tomorrow

Our members, eminent professors, academics, teachers.....who share special moments of their teaching careers and the new teaching environment.

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29th August 2020 : Celebrating The 6th Raising Day

As we celebrate our 6th Raising Day, we cannot help but remember the get-togethers of the previous years...the fun and camaraderie we shared on this day with the entire team and their families. The excitement of the team ...

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26th August 2020 : Kolkata's Lucknowi Legacy

A journey to 19th century Kolkata and it’s cultural legacy. May 1857 Nawab Wazid Ali Shah settled at Kolkata. He brought with him his dream city Lucknow. This is the story of how the cultural heritage of Lucknow mingled ...

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15th August 2020 : Flashback 15th August 1947 By General Shankar Roy Chowdhury

Our member General Shankar Roy Chowdhury, PVSM, ADC; Formar Chief of Army Staff and Member of yhe Indian Parliament, shares inspirational memorirs of his first Independence Day, when just a boy of 11.

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14th August 2020 : Flashback 15th August 1947 By Ms Uma Ahmad

Tantalising rendezvous between grandmom and granddaughter. Diya Katyal stirs up memories in her grandmother's mind. Our member Ms Uma Ahmad, reflects on the tumultuous times that she experienced before and after Independence.

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12th August 2020 : Meghdoot Revisited By Ashram Kanyas

Once again a special bond of poetry and music. Two ashram kanyas revisited Meghdoot with Gurudev. It was a Rabondrath poem celebrating Meghdoot of Kalidas. A number of Rabindrasangeet was playing like a breeze running through the verses.

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5th August 2020 : Trading Tales Of Bustling Kolkata Bazaars

Dr. Debasish Basu an amDr. Debasish Basu an amazing story teller and an authority on 18th & 19th century Kolkata, revealed the history of the various markets of Kolkata. It was a virtual trip to 18th & 19th century ...

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30th July 2020 : A Discourse Between Poetry And Music

The Fabulous Four, a Quartet who created a bouquet of music and poetry. A bunch of Rabindrasangeet woven together with three poems of various period stretching from contemporary of Rabindranath to the poets of modern era. It was a ...

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14th July 2020 : A Walk In The Park

Our member Ms Flower Silliman takes a virtual stroll down Park Street from the 1940s to the 1960s, stopping by every interesting store or eatery, reminiscing about shops, songs, singers and sweets.

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8th July 2020 : Celebrating The Golden Era of Bengali Modern Song Online

Support Elders is a musical family, in the Sound of Music genre! Some seven members thus celebrated songs of yesteryears over Zoom on facebook live. The programme started about 5.45 in the evening and continued for an hour. Two of ...

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30th June 2020 : International Tagore Poem Recitation Day Online

30th June 2020 evening lightened up with the verses of Gitanjali. Support Elders was honoured to present this programme on International Tagore Poem Recitation Day – “Gianjalir Anjali”, offering our tribute to the great poet Rabindranath from his Song Offerings.

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15th June 2020 : Nazrul Sandhya Online

15th June 2020, Support Elders came up with exuberant celebration of Nazrul Sandhya, online. It started with a great rendition of “Kheliche Jaladebi” on synthesizer by Ms T Ganguly, followed by the recitation of "Lichu ...

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9th May 2020 : Rabindra Jayanti Online

Support Elders is happy to share with you the joyous celebration of Rabindra Jayanti, online, on 9th May 2020. Though spread across the city, the participants were happy to join in the celebration of the ...

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11th March 2020 : DOL Utsav

Spring has arrived. Our cityscape has changed with loads of crimson blossoms – Palas, Simul everywhere.  New leaves of soothing green invading the territory of asphalt and concrete. It is the time for colours. We celebrated DOL Utsav at ...

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Coffee Morning 2 March 2020: Mrs Magpie Cafe

Coffee Morning at Mrs Magpie, Salt lake on 2 March 2020.

Members arrived one by one. Our ZCs and AC of that area helped them to get down from the vehicle and escorted them to the café. After the ...

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27th Feb 2020: Film Screening and Discussion - Bhuvan Some

It is a 1969 Hindi film directed by Mrinal Sen. The cast includes Utpal Dutt (Mr. Bhuvan Shome) and Suhasini Mulay (Gauri, a village belle). Sen based his film on a Bengali story by Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay. The film is ...

26th Feb 2020: Heritage Trip to Marble Palace, Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Parswanath Temple

We went down memory lane to 19th century Kolkata. This time we visited Marble Palace (Mullick Bari of Chorbagan), Jorasanko Thakur Bari and Parswanath Temple of Belgachia. All three places are well-known landmarks of Bengal cultural heritage.

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13th Feb 2020: Film Screening and Discussion - Haate Bazare

It is a 1967 award-winning art film by noted Bengali director Tapan Sinha. The story revolves around the conflict between good and evil. The film stars Ashok Kumar, Vyjayanthimala (in her first Bengali venture) and Ajitesh Bandopadhyay in the lead ...

20th Feb 2020: Discussion by Jaya Mitra Literature and Quality of Life

It was indeed a great honour and pleasure to have Jaya Mitra, an eminent literary personality, present amongst us for our discussion session. She talked about literature and how it can enhance the quality ...

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5th Feb 2020: Day Trip to Deulti and residence of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

We set off for Deulti in the early hours of 5th February 2020. Breakfast was served in the bus. After reaching Nirala Resort, tea was served. Everyone was delighted to see the garden that was ...

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16th Jan 2020: Pithe Puli Utsav @ Golf Green Phase I Community Hall

We celebrated the traditional Bengali ‘Pithe Parbon’ through our Pithe Puli Utsav on 16th January 2020 at Golf Green Phase 1 Community Hall. The event started with songs sung by renowned singer Mr Pratul Mukhopadhyay, well-known ...

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10th Jan 2020: Discussion on Neurology by Dr Nirup Datta

The discussion session hosted by Dr Nirup Datta at the Institute of Mass Communication Film & Television Studies was very interesting, interactive and helpful for all the attendees. Dr Datta described the symptoms, prevention ...

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2nd Jan 2020: New Year Celebration @ Rabindra Okakura Bhawan

We had our New Year celebration at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, Salt Lake on 2nd January 2020. The cultural programme started sharp at 11.30 a.m. with our member, Dr Shibani Moulik, singing a bhajan and a ...

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20th Dec 19: Picnic @ Eco Urban Village

As always, our picnic at Eco Urban Village, New Town started with a delicious breakfast. Everybody enjoyed the warm Winter sun and togetherness. Members sang songs, recited poems, read out texts that they had ...

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8th Dec 19: Heritage Tour in Kolkata

 

We went on a heritage tour for a feel of 18th-Century Kolkata. We visited the Magen David Synagogue and the Beth El Synagogue. We were blessed ...

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4th Dec 19: Discussion session on History of Kolkata

Dr Debashish Basu began a most interesting session on the ‘History of Kolkata—Family history and the History of Adi Ganga’ with a process of unlearning. He explained the geological history of this region ...

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30th Nov 19: Picnic @ Prakriti Gardens

 We set off for Prakriti Gardens for a day-long picnic. Members settled down under the shacks and umbrellas, while breakfast was served. Then, songs were sung and a game of passing the pillow ...

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11th Nov 19: Heritage Day Trip to Hanseswari Temple

Our day-long Heritage Trip to Hanseswari Temple at Bansberia, Hooghly was much appreciated by the participating members. Our members enjoyed visiting this heritage site, along with the Vasudeb Temple, which stands next to the ...

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3rd Oct 19: Pujo Porikroma

 

Early in the morning of Maha Panchami we set off on the ‘Support Elders Pujo Porikroma’. After picking up our members from different parts of Kolkata, ...

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1st Oct 19: Support Elders Silver Connect 2019

 

We celebrated our annual day on 1st October, 2019, on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan in Salt Lake. The cultural ...

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