Konark International Sand Art Festival 2017

Konark Sand art festival

The International Sand Art Festival is a one of its kind festival organized at the Chandrabhaga beach of Konark in Odisha from December 1 to December 5. This 5 day extravaganza features sand artists from many countries who compete with the best Indian artists for the title. Its a remarkable cultural event held along with the Konark Dance Festival and is organized by Odisha Tourism to provide an impetus to tourism in Odisha. Thousands of people visit every year to witness sand artists showcasing their talent and creating masterpieces with sand. During this 5 days, there are 5 different themes and the artists are required to change the sculpture every day as per the theme.  Read more

Kolkata Durga Puja: Reminiscing the grandeur

Being from Eastern India, Durga Puja was not something new for me. The music, the pandals, the joy, the excitement; I had already seen everything. I was vacillating between an urge to go to my hometown during puja and the curiosity to stay back and experience the famed “Kolkata Durga Pujo” (as Bengalis say it). I stayed back; or rather I, fortunately, stayed back. What was to follow was a never seen grandeur for me. Read more