"It is only because of your online events, that I can meet like minded people and
follow my passion.
Thank you for teaching me how to use Google Meet.”
– Ms K Roy Choudhury, Support Elders Member
Mr Tejwant Grewal, a Corporate Trainer by profession, is immensely passionate about mountaineering. He speaks about the preparations, adventures and the rewarding lifetime experiences, which starts from the tip of the ice peaked mountains of the World’s fourteen lofty peaks.
It was a delightful journey through photography of nature. Our guest speaker Mr Prasun Banerjee, enlightened everyone about the composition of photos and how to understand the perspective of symmetry, size and depth in them. He related the rule of thirds in photographic composition. He stated the importance of symmetry, both vertical and horizontal through various photos clicked by him of nature and architecture. Placement of object in a photo in relation to its surroundings, creates beauty, this was interestingly explained by cropping or adding objects in different photos.
During the post interactive session, there were praises from all members and also numerous questions. Everyone was eager to know more about accurate photography, establishing beauty in photography and was in awe when explained about the change in perspective related to distance, size and height when a known object is added. It was truly an engrossing, knowledge enhancing session and everyone requested for more such sessions.
Wondrous performances of some of our members’ children and grandchildren, tranced the viewers. It was an evening of instrumental music, songs, recitation and a display of various kinds of art. An absolute celebration of Children’s Day.
During the post session interaction, all the members praised the talent of these young performers. They were awestruck by their presentations, and commended their beautiful way of holding on to their culture, even though distanced from their motherland. Sqn. Ldr. A. Dasgupta exclaimed, “Fantastic! The children are immensely talented.” Ms R. Ghosh said, “It was completely mesmeric.”
An evening amidst colours and paintings made by some of our members, were appreciated by all. Different mediums of art like water colour, acrylic and oil colours were used to create portraits, landscapes, Jamini Roy art styles etc. The intricate details of some of the paintings, made them look real.
The post interactive session was equally interesting where some of our members displayed their own paintings. They talked about their love for art and also about drawings made out of memories recollected in tranquillity. Some paintings looked complex and many members shared their perspective of the paintings, which made the interaction even more interesting.
NURTURING AND SHARING THE JOY POETRY BRINGS
"The crown of literature is poetry" - W. Somerset Maugham
Our poetry-loving members meet every week to enjoy the beauty of the verse. While some enjoy reciting poems by well-known poets, there are others who pen poems and are thrilled to dig out their long-lost poems—poems that they had thought had lost their value over the years. But we know that good poetry is perennial.Watch Trailer
Come and join us to express your love for poetry every Thursday. Time: 5 p.m.
TOGETHERNESS AND CAMARADERIE
Storytelling and connecting are the essence of ‘Adda’ or ‘Gupshupp’ as we call it. For our Gupshupp Club members, it is a time of unadulterated fun when they delve into their memories of yore or are in splits over someone else’s story or talk on pre-decided topics or even sing songs. The feeling of togetherness and camaraderie is what makes them look forward to each meet.
Members have discussions on pre-decided topics, chosen by all participants, the previous week.
Come join us. We meet every Tuesday on Google Meet. Time: 4.30 p.m. onwards
Organised every Monday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., the SE-Lit Club members have a most enjoyable time discussing different genres of literature in different languages, the culture and ethos of different cities, mythology and much more.Watch Trailer
Come and join our SE Lit Club every Monday
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Let Your Hearts Sing!
Our Antakshari club members enjoy singing mixed with fun! They have to sing songs based on given prompts and retro movie clips or instrumental music is played and members need to identify the songs, the lyricist, music directors, the singers and so on.
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Join these exciting sessions to brighten up your Monday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and enjoy your Tuesday evenings from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
When Music is the Food of LifeOrganised every Wednesday 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. members love singing songs of their choice—different languages, from films and otherwise, Rabindra sangeet, Nazrul geeti, Bhojpuri, folksongs and so on.
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Organised every Wednesday from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.