Konark International Sand Art Festival 2017

The International Sand Art Festival is an 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 an 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 everyday as per the theme.  Continue reading “Konark International Sand Art Festival 2017”

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. Continue reading “Kolkata Durga Puja: Reminiscing the grandeur”