Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2017
Heritage Tour on the River Ganges
The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), created by the Oxford Bookstores, happens to be India’s only literary festival created by a bookstore. AKLF also happens to be the fist literary festival of Kolkata.
On 6 Jan 2017 the 8th edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) kicked off with a Heritage Tour of the River Ganges. I was invited, along with a host of fellow travel bloggers, to attend the Heritage Cruise by Candid Communications, media partner of AKLF.
New Menu Launch at Cha Bar
Oxford Book Store, Park Street, Kolkata
The Oxford Book Store (managed by Apeejay Surrendra Group) at Park Street, Kolkata has been my favourite hunting ground since my school and college days in St. Xavier’s School & College.
Especial during my BCom days (1993 – 96), when my college got over at 9:40 am, I was often the first person to step inside the iconic book store.
Bengali Literary Heritage Bus Tour
Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) 2016
The second edition of the Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) kicked off with the Bengali Literary Heritage Bus Tour, held on 16 Oct. 2016.
I was privileged enough to lead a group of about 60 eminent Kolkatans, including eminent writer and columnist Ranjan Bandhopadhyay, through the winding streets of north Kolkata past the houses of stalwarts of Bengali literature.
QnA with Rangan Datta
Organised by Kolkata Bloggers at Oxford Book Store
19 June 2015, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Dear Friends, I shared my blogging and wikipedia experience at the Oxford Book Store on 19 July 2015 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
My presentation started with a introduction from the Oxford Book Store, followed by another introduction from Arjyak of Kolkata Bloggers.
After that it was my turn and I started with a slide show consisting of screen shots of testimonials form celebrities like Amitava Ghosh and William Dalrymple.
The second half consisted of a discussion session, which was moderated by Anirban Saha.
It was an open forum with ideas and questions coming in from the audience, which consisted of a mix of bloggers and non bloggers.