Friday, June 28, 2013
A song i had composed many years ago originally from a Bangla poem titled Mritadeho Boy Vobishyot Mritadehora in ATIPRITHIBI 1, recently made this song from the English version of the poem, first appeared in The Drunken Boat magazine in the US, and finally in Cosmosphere 1 is here for you to hear to share to jeer to cheer for Corpses Carry Corpses
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I have seen comments there is no video from Prakalpana Movement. True but it requires so much time that i can't afford to make any so far. Though there's so much material over all these years to make several videos on different aspects of the Movement. However here's my first video using a part from the Live recording of the Prakalpana Lit Fest 2009. http://youtu.be/eRRfx8quulY
Please enjoy and comment if you like!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
After my last post of obituary a few days ago, I thought I'll have no more obituary to write. But sadly I was wrong. As the most well known Bengali writer, so to say Indian writer of today, Sunil Gangopadhyay died this morning in his Kolkata residence. Though we were not on the same boat, yet he was a pleasant personality. And i myself had a few very fond memories of spending very little time with him, be it in Kolkata at our Banga Sanskriti magazine stalls, or a few days with him while we both were attending in the Asian Literary leaders Conference in a posh hotel in Washington DC, or in our Prakalpana Literature fest at the Calcutta Art Fair! All these remembrance make me very nostalgic and sad. My most humble condolence to his family members and countless fans worldwide. Here is a rare photograph of Sunil Gangopadhyay reading in the Prakalpana Literature Fest 1978, at the Calcutta Art Fair.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sunday, October 14, 2012
With a heavy heart and deep respect we pay homage to our ex associates who died : Braja Chattopadhyay, Satya Ranjan Biswas, Deb Kumar Basu, Tapon Ghosh, Tapas Bandopadhyay and Sukla Majumdar.
In a mid-seventies photograph of a Prakalpana Litfest, Sukla Majumdar (standing) is seen reading, while Dipok De (bearded), Vattacharja Chandan and Dilip Gupta sitting. In the background is the famous clay canon of Kobisena, the poetroop with the poetry-bomb in its mouth.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
PrakalpanA LitfesT 2012
June 9, 2012, Saturday 5 PM
At Students Hall, 1/2A Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata 70073.
President : Anup Motilal, Director Indian Museum and East Zone Cultural Centre (Government of India).
Chief Guest : Zahirul Hasan, author.
# Discourses on the International Prakalpana Movement. Speakers >> Sandip Dutta, Ramratan Mukhopadhyay, Nikhil Bhaumik, Utpal, Debdas Bhattacharya, Anita Roy, Subrata Sen.
# Magazine Release: kOBISENa, Outburst 45.
# Welcome address by the Editor.
# Address by the Chief Guest.
# Address by the President.
# Chandan Songs (composed by Vattacharja Chandan) by Arunima.
# Sarbangin Poetry Recital with music >> Bablu RoyChoudhury, Vattacharja Chandan.
# Song of poetry >> Rishin Mitra.
# Poetry Reading by the poets present.
You are Cordially invited to attend.
Poetry lovers who will be in this part of the world on that day and time and willing to participate,
may write with their bio and expression of interest to register before it is too late and
as early as possible here >> Prakalpana@gmail.com