"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
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.
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.”
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!”
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.Watch Discussion
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.Watch Trailer
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.
Members enjoy watching retro Hollywood and Bollywood movies, followed by
delightful and engaging discussions about the movies.
Join every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Let Your Hearts Sing!
Watch TrailerOur 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 LifeOrganised 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.