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"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

SHOWCASE TALENT, CREATIVITY AND PASSION

CREATIVITY IS PIERCING THE MUNDANE TO FIND THE MARVELLOUS. - BILL MOYERS

Painting on oil paper
Ms K. Chakrabarti painted this beautiful picture on oil paper using oil paint, about 10 to 15 years back. The 3D effect of the painting with the mountains in the backdrop, provides a special effect. This idea came to her after she had visited Darjeeling and witnessed the beautiful houses of the Llama. She expressed her memories of the hill station through this painting.
Chic Crochet
Our member Ms T Bhattacharya has beautifully created the handmade crochet table covers. The simple, elegant and stylish crochet patterns transform anything that they are spread on. The white table spread has a rich and close-knit design while the one knitted with pink has a delicate look. Both look splendid with their intricate designs.
Vibrant Coverlet
Our member Ms B. Dasgupta was very innovative in creating this beautiful bedspread from pieces of old unused cloths. She cut the cloths into even sized squares and placed them in a pattern. She then sewed the pieces together and made small delicate designs with Gujarati stitches in the middle of each square to give it an ethnic look.
Designer doormat
This fabulously designed doormat is made by our member Ms I. Sengupta. The use of remnant wool for this doormat is praiseworthy. This awesome doormat is a remarkable combination of creativity and vibrant colours.
Batik on canvas
This quaint piece of oil painting of Tribal ladies is uniquely portrayed on canvas by our member Ms S. Ray. The unique Batik like effect in the background and the same texture used for the attire with contrasting colours gives it a rare look.
Dull to Dazzling
Our member, Ms Mandira De, transformed a plain table surface to a colourful and vibrant one with her creativity. The lovely geometric patterns in oil paint and the choice of colours gave the table a rather bold and attractive look
Emotions captured
This pretty thermocol artefact, made by our member, Ms S. Moidu, has been aptly named “Devotion” by her. It beautifully captures the feelings in the loving embrace, that draws attention to their love and bonding.
Transformed by talent
Our very talented member, Ms Gopa Basu Mondal, enriched a simple shawl with her creativity. She transformed it to an elegant and beautiful piece of garment with applique and needle work.
Nature craft
This marvellous technique of artwork by our member Ms R. Pakrasi, lets us have a peek into her hobby of collecting tree leaves and petals which she dries and preserves to use in her artwork. The petals and leaves used in these pictures were collected in the course of her morning walk, during one of her visits abroad to her son’s place. The white canvas has been aesthetically transformed by her fantastic nature craft of affixing the dry leaves and petals on it.
Threads of tradition
The immaculate Kantha stitch in this lovely wall hanging by our member Ms Ratna Chaudhuri, has brought alive the beautiful pattern of flowers, birds and fish.
Gorgeous landscape paintings
Though Ms Rina Lahiri never received any training in painting, her landscape paintings done with acrylic paints on craft papers look gorgeous.
Beautiful eco-friendly coasters
Here are some lovely coasters made by our member, Ms Mandira De. These beautiful coasters, made of old newspapers are not only attractive and useful, but also eco-friendly.
Durga Rao's achievement
Ms Durga Rao graduated with Physics Honours from Andhra University at Vizag and went to Canada after marriage. She did her Masters in Radiation at McGill University in Montreal and enrolled for the Ph.D programme. She taught at Dawson college for 25 years. With her husband she started the Sulakshana Circuits Ltd.
Eye on the sky
Our member, Ms P. Dutta, has taken brilliant images of the sky capturing celestial bodies in beautiful combinations, clouds in fascinating colours and the night sky illuminated by lights.
SESSIONS, FUN AND ENGAGEMENT

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

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15Jul
Brushes and Paints

A mesmerising evening for all with a gallery of paintings from our members whose imagination flows on canvas. Ms Bharati Chowdhury, Ms Kumkum Roy Choudhury, Ms Shipra Chattopadhyay, Ms Mandira De, Ms Ratna Saha, Ms Rina Lahiri and Ms Nilanjana Roychowdhury will exhibit some of their paintings on ‘Rain’ as the theme.


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22Jul
Stamp Gallery

Our member Mr Asok Kumar Chatterjee, an alumnus of Shibpur BE college, is a Civil Engineer by profession and a Philatelist by choice. He speaks about the origin of stamp collection, as he displays some wonderful stamps of India from his collection.


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PAST
EVENTS

More past events on our YouTube Channel

8 Jul
It’s Yesterday Once More

It was an absolute melodious evening. It was a recreation of the yesteryear’s famous radio program 𝘈𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘴𝘢𝘳 r or the listener’s choice, where the listeners used to request for a particular song to be played. To create the exact ambience, the event started with the All India Radio signature tune. Ms S. Basak applauded saying, “Good old days are back with this programme.”
The nostalgic magic was recreated by the members, when one after the other, songs were requested by the members, while some other members fulfilled their requests by singing those songs. Ms B. Chattopadhyay said, “Enjoyed the programme.” Ms M. Das exclaimed, “Wow! It’s a lovely programme. Everyone sang so beautifully!”
But that was not the end of the musical evening. The post event session became another 𝘈𝘯𝘶𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘈𝘴𝘢𝘳 . Members sang spontaneously on request of other members, making it a more delightful and memorable evening. Ms M. Das praised saying, “You create such lovely programmes with so many members…God bless you for involving so many people and making them happy.” Ms K.Basu said, “Thanks, enjoyed the program.”

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1 Jul
𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘢

𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘢, a festival primarily celebrated in Orissa and Bengal, is well known for the colourful 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 (chariot) of Lord Jagannath, which is taken out for a ceremonial procession. As the event day and the festival of 𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘢 coincided, it intensified the memories of the past. Our members shared their childhood stories of 𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘢 and also showcased their spontaneously made, beautiful drawings based on this festive theme. Ms K. Basu said, “Childhood memories rekindled.” Dr S. Nag said, “Enjoyed Ratha Jatra program’’ while Ms S. Mozumdar said, “Very enlightening.” It
was truly a festive extravaganza.
The interactive session was even more exciting, as the members added more interesting stories, which were innocent and full of happiness and mischief. To top it all, current photos of the 𝘙𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘢 𝘑𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘢 procession of Durgapur and Kolkata was shared with all. Dr P. Ray praised, saying, “Thank you for creating such a nice video. Enjoyed a lot!”

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24 Jun
Round the World in an Evening III

An evening resplendent with beautiful places, with a fabulous description of each, made the virtual tour from Bali via Ajanta, Leh-Ladakh, Darjeeling to Egypt an enthralling one. It all started with Bali, a place soaked in Hindu culture which was eminent in the statues and the ancient temples present there. The Ajanta, cave de tourist spot, with its stunning sculptures and murals was mesmerizing. Next, we moved to a high-altitude, with lots of passes, monasteries, Buddhist temples and hamlets – the rugged beauty of Leh-Ladakh. From the craggy slopes to the lush green terrace farming, the meandering roads, the serene beauty of the unique sunrise at the Tiger Hill of Darjeeling, was a fantastic shift of bounties of nature. The final destination was the fascinating Egypt, with its Pyramids, the Red Sea resort and the stunning desert. Ms E. Banerjee praised saying, “I have watched the Round the World video. Yea! I am enriched with the short but so beautiful travelogue of Bali, Leh Ladakh, Egypt. Very beautiful presentation and I felt as if I was there with them.” Ms K. Basu said, “Very beautiful presentation.” Ms L. Bose mentioned, “Very beautiful programme with lovely slides, good narration and a bit yummy too.” The interactive session revealed more travel experiences shared by different members which livened it up.

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ENGAGING

SE Clubs

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.

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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.

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Come join us. We meet every Tuesday on Google Meet. Time: 4.30 p.m. onwards

Be Lit!

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.

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Come and join our SE Lit Club every Monday
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Cinephiles Ahoy

Members enjoy watching retro Hollywood and Bollywood movies, followed by
delightful and engaging discussions about the movies.

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Join every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Let Your Hearts Sing!

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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. Watch Trailer
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 Life

Organised every Wednesday 4.30 a.m to 5.30 a.m, members love singing songs of their choice—different languages, from films and otherwise, Rabindra sangeet, Nazrul geeti, Bhojpuri, folksongs and so on. Watch Trailer
Organised every Wednesday from 4.30 a.m to 5.30 a.m

For the Love of Performing

Organised every Monday from 6 p.m., members have a great time singing songs, reciting poetry and sometimes even indulging dance performances. Watch Trailer
Organised every Monday from 6 p.m.
ENRICHING

ONLINE CLASSES

  • August 2022
ENRICHING

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

  • July 2022