Kolkata Gives – Philanthropy Festival 2017

Kolkata Gives, Philanthropy, Festival, Exhibition, Charity, Donations, NGO, Underprivileged
The Kolkata Gives Philanthropy Exhibition 2017 Promotional Poster

There’s a lot of good in our world. There are luxuries that make our lives easier, there are things we can afford which bring about joy, or happiness. We are the privileged lot – the ones who were born into families where we could get an education, where we found peace and love without hardship, where we were provided an environment to grow into healthy, happy individuals. However, it is important for us to acknowledge that there is a world beyond the comfort of our living rooms. There remain thousands of people facing strife every day, be it financial problems, societal backlash or even personal hardships that occur for no fault of theirs. These are people who deserve to dream of the same things we do, and deserve a life of happiness. And for all of this, they need our support.
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Looking Forward to Another Kolkata Winter

Winter, December, Kolkata
Maidan scenes on a typical winter morning. Picture – Anirban Saha | www.anirbansaha.com

I’ve always looked forward to winter. The chill in the air makes me happy, makes me feel alive more than ever. December in particular has been the month that has interested me most. December in Kolkata heralds the onset of winter for four-and-a-half million people desperately seeking a drop in temperatures. December gives them hope of cooler times to look forward to.
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Sky Lanterns – #100fireflies in the Night Sky

Sky Lanterns, 100fireflies
A wonderful evening of letting loose a hundred sky lanterns #100FireFlies

Diwali, for as long as I can remember, has been a happy occasion. As a child growing up in the festive atmosphere of Kolkata, I can distinctly recall staring in amazement at the brilliance of fireworks as they lit up the night sky. Their flair mystified me, yet allured me with sparkling ecstasy. Diwali to me is the climax of the festive season – an occasion when all of the collective happiness accumulated from the days of Durga Pujo and subsequent celebrations are set forth in a blinding dazzle of delectable fireworks. There really is nothing quite so obviously attractive as a sparkle of light.
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