Durga Puja 2012

Yes, it is that time of .bottom_rs ul li{float:left; list-style:none; line-height:44px; padding-left:13px} the .srch-btn{float:right; width:66px; height:30px; font-size:13px; color:#303030; border:1px solid #6f6f6f; margin-left:4px; _border:none; * border:none; outlin:none; cursor:pointer; year again when we forget all about about our normal existence and a:hover{text-indent:0; cursor:pointer; outline:0 none;} mingle with the background: #ededed; milieu to .searchbox{margin:0; float:none; width:auto; padding:20px 5px} celebrate one weekend of .bottom_rs ul li a{float:left; font-size:16px; text-decoration:underline; color:#079ce9} Durga Puja. The typical sound of shaankh, smell of .kwd_bloack ul li a:hover, .bottom_rs ul li a:hover{color:#fff} dhuno and shuffling of saris will bring back sweet reminiscenses of .footer-nav{width: 100%; height:74px; text-align:center; color:#c0c0c0;} Durgotsav. We are celebrating the background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%, #cdcdcd 100%); long awaited Durga Puja on October 20 and 21, 2012 at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. You are invited to .kwd_bloack{float:none; width:auto; padding:0 5px} join us.


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Note about Highway 92 closuresIf you live on the background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%,#ededed), color-stop(100%,#cdcdcd)); West Bay and .clearfix:after{visibility: hidden;display:block;font-size: 0;content: " ";clear: both;height:0} want to .srch-txt{width:65%} cross over to .srch-btn{width:20%; float:left} Hayward, you cannot use Highway 92 during the background: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#cdcdcd 100%); weekend as it will be closed. You have to .footerwrap{width:98%} take Highway 84 to cross the background: -o-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#cdcdcd 100%); bay. San Mateo-Hayward Bridge portion of .footer-nav a{font-size:12px; line-height:74px; color:#c0c0c0; padding: 0 5px; text-decoration:underline} Hwy 92 will be closed in both directions between the background: -ms-linear-gradient(top, #ededed 0%,#cdcdcd 100%); Foster City Blvd interchange in Foster City and * html .clearfix{zoom:1} the Clawiter Road interchange in Hayward over the filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient( startColorstr='#ededed', endColorstr='#cdcdcd',GradientType=0 ); _background: #ededed} weekends of .footer-nav a:hover{text-decoration: none} October 19-22 and October 26-29. On both weekends, the bridge will close at 10 p.m. on Friday and *:first-child+html .clearfix{zoom:1} reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday. See more details about Highway 92 closure.

Schedule of Activities

Saturday Oct 20th, 2012
Time Description Comments
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Maha Saptami Puja
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pushpanjali and Arati
From 12:30 PM Prasad distribution
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Khichiri Bhog dristribution

4:00 PM Auditorium Opens
4:15 PM
Program starts : Opening dance

4:25 PM Mahalaya (see description below)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ashtami Sandhi Nabami puja

7:00 PM -7:20 PM Dhunuchi Naach
8:15 PM Auditorium opens for professional program

8:45 PM Musical performance by KK - The Mesmerizer
See below for ticket purchase

Sunday Oct 21st, 2012
Time Description Comments
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Maha Dashami Puja
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
2.00 PM - 3:00 PM
Devi Baran, Bisharjan Prasad distribution
2:30 pm
Auditorium opens for cultural programs

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gogone Udilo Robi (a play based on Rabindranath's Tota Kaahini)

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Six Strings and #logo p{text-align:right;clear:both;padding:4px 2px 0 0; color:#aeaeae;} body{font:normal 12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background:url(http://i1.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/8243/bg.gif)} a Decade (a Musical programme)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Professional programme - Musical concert by Manomoy Bhattacharya
See below for ticket purchase

KK- The Bollywood Mesmerizer

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

KKFrom Pyaar Ke Pal to #footer-keys-bot p {width:auto; height:auto; line-height:35px} Ek Pal Ke Liye - from Main Khuda to #footer-keys-bot{height:auto} Dil Ibaadat - from Power Ballad to .headerInner{width:auto} Ye Kahaan, singer KK has touched many hearts, stimulated many minds, changed many lives, inspired many souls, all through the raw power of /*.inquire {text-align:right; padding-top:10px; color:#fff} his voice.
Versatility incarnate, his many avatars - passionate, melancholy, romantic, crazy - are all of .inquire a {font-size:12px; font-weight:normal; color:#fff}*/ a standard that hardly any can hope to .kwd_bloack ul, .kwd_bloack ul li, .kwd_bloack ul li a, .bottom_rs h3, .bottom_rs ul, .bottom_rs ul li, .bottom_rs ul li a{float:none; width:auto} achieve. The comforting constancy of rock may be his default genre, yet he manages to /*.inquire{text-align:center; padding:10px 5px 0}*/ bring to every song a touch of .sale-msg {background:#fff; color:#4b4b4b; text-align:center; font-size:14px; height:40px; width:100%; top:0; left:0} something different - a glimpse of .sale-msg a {text-decoration: none; color:#079ce9; font-size:14px; line-height:40px} the sublime.Those who have listened to .bottom_bg{height:auto; padding:0 15px; margin-top:20px} his captivating notes - felt his shattering, scintillating power - it is they who have lived; it is they who have looked up and .brradius{border-radius:3px; -moz-border-radius:3px; -ms-border-radius:3px; -o-border-radius:3px; -webkit-border-radius:3px} seen Paradise. We, therefore, are here to .bottom_rs{width:auto; height:auto} celebrate the .content{background:#483d5b; -webkit-box-shadow: 0px -1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); power of music - the voice of .sale-msg a:hover, .inquire a:hover{text-decoration: underline} the heavens - power incarnate - KK, the Mesmerizer.

You can listen to .bottom_rs ul{padding-bottom:10px} .bottom_rs h3{line-height:20px; padding:10px 0} KK here:

Event tickets for non-membersNon-members can purchase or pickup tickets for KK concert at Chabot College on Saturday. We have balcony tickets ($50) available with us.

Manomoy Bhattacharya - The Golden Voice of Bengal

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

ManomayManomay the -moz-box-shadow: 0px -1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); tier one singer of #footer-keys-bot{text-align:center;background:#373045; border-bottom:2px solid #776e99; line-height:28px; padding:20px 0; word-wrap:break-word; -webkit-box-shadow: 0px 1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); Bengal, is the box-shadow: 0px -1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75);} fifth generation of -moz-box-shadow: 0px 1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75); Jadubhatta. He has had extensive training in music at the .frt_arr{float:left;width:223px; height:503px; background-position:0 3px; background-repeat:no-repeat} age of box-shadow: 0px 1px 10px 0px rgba(0,0,0,0.75);} 4 under the .lst_arr{float:left;width:223px; height:503px; background-position:right 3px; background-repeat:no-repeat} vigilant guidance of .footerwrap{width:960px; margin:0 auto;} father Sri Dhrubadas Bhattacharya, a disciple of #footer-keys-bot span{color:#fff; font-weight:bold; font-size:15px} Subinoy Roy, and mother Ila Bhattacharya, a disciple of Ratneswar Mukherjee.

Manomay places himself under the tutelage of #footer-keys-bot p{text-align:left; padding:0 10px} Benukumar Dobey, Bibhuti Bose & Jayanta Bose, who trained him a finer nuance of #footer-keys-bot p a{color:#ffb047;padding:0 10px; font-size:14px; line-height: 28px; text-decoration:underline} Classical music. He learnt Tagore songs from father and .arrows{background:url(http://i3.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/8243/lhs.gif)} various items of #footer-keys-bot p a:hover{color:#fff} songs viz. Nazrul Geeti, Rajnikanter Gaan, Atulprasad, Dewijendra Geeti, Ragpradhan, Bhajan & Modern Bengali songs from illustrious teachers like Biman Mukhopadhyay, Sukumar Mitra, Dilip Roy, Anal Chattopadhyay, Sanjay Chakraborty, Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay and .arrowsv2{background:url(http://i2.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/8243/rhs.gif)} still in close touch with Pandit Ajay Chakraborty with whom varied songs are learnt.

Listen to Manomoy here:



Event tickets for non-membersNon-members can purchase or pickup tickets for Monomoy concert at Chabot College on Saturday and #main-wrap{background:url(http://i1.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/8243/bg.gif)} Sunday. We only have balcony tickets ($40) available for this show.



Singers: Manidipa Bhattacherya, Sonali Bhattachrya, Sangeeta Chowdhury, Deblina Mukherjee, Sudip Nag, Prasenjit Biswas, Nilanjn Sarkar, Kushal Chakraborty

Stotra Path: Birendra Krishna Bhadra

Biswapesh Chattopadhyay - Key Board
Satish Gadagkar - Violin
Ben Kunin - Sarode
Pradosh Sarkar - Tabla
Surjeet Singh - Tabla
Brinda Govindan - Flute
Sonali Bhattacharya - Harmonium
Multimedia/Visual effects: Prasenjit Sengupta
Technical Help : Siddhartha Chattopadhyay, Biswapesh Chattopadhyay, Prasenjit Sengupta, Tinni Thompson
Stage Decor: Prasenjit Sengupta, Sangeeta Chowdhury, Mousumi Chatterjee
Music Direction: Manidipa Bhattacharya and Sonali Bhattacharya
Co-ordination and .container{width:960px; margin:0 auto} Direction: Manidipa Bhattacharya

Gogone Udilo Robi, The Dawn of #footer-keys-bot p .nobrd{border:0 none;} Realization

- A play based on Robithakur's Totakahini, by Children's Theater

Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of education was an open ended road to .bottom_rs ul li{padding-left:0; line-height:20px} enlightenment. Tagore was a believer that human mind nurtured in consciousness and .header{height:100px; border-top:10px solid #472558; background:url(http://i3.cdn-image.com/__media__/pics/8243/h_bg.gif); overflow:hidden} liberation is

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the building block to .bottom_rs ul li a{display:block; padding: 5px 0} a strong and .leftblk{float:left; overflow:hidden} unified society.
He championed the .kwd_bloack{float:left; width:514px; margin-top:50px} faith that a free mind is
a conscious mind.

A conscious mind is the seat of .headerInner{width:960px; margin:0 auto; word-wrap:break-word} divine knowledge.

Divinity is

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To achieve that, Children’s Theater travels to Jhilmil State to .arrows, .separator{display:none} free Tota, the young spirit of studenthood, and liberate all young minds as Tagore would have wanted.

Production Team: Children’s Theater
Direction: Soumen Ghosh
Script: Sumona Bagchi
Choreography: Kasturi Basu
Team Co-ordinator: Ruma Sanyal
Lights: Angira Dey
Sound: Anupam Bagchi

The Tota team:
Arooshi Barua, Anooshka Barua, Piyali Banerjee

Comperes: Shreya Basu, Sohini Ghosh and #logo{float:right;width:300px;padding:15px 0 0} Tiara Bhatacharya.

The beautiful  dancers of .custom-msg { background:#fdffec; border: 1px solid #ffe594; color:#000000; text-align: center; font: 11px/14px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif} Jhilmil kingdom, who dance away by the .kwd_bloack ul, .kwd_bloack ul li{float:left; text-align:center;width:514px;list-style:none} River Kopaii.
Triya Basu, Udita Saha, Urbi Saha,  Anushka Saha, Mohini Banerjee, Zinnia Saha, Oishika Barat, Ayushi Ray and Piyali Banerjee.

The Kingdom Itself:
Prohori 1: Ronojit Bhowmik   Prohori 2:Ayush Dutta
Ghoshok 1: Ronit Dey  Ghoshok 2: Neil Chatterjee
Bhagineo 1: Anika Sanyal
Bhagineo 2: Anusikha Halder
Shornokar: Anushka Sanyal
Lipikawr: Josh Sanyal
Hukka carrier: Sanmitra Banerjee
Raja: Rishav Ghosh
Montri: Rishab Mitra
Gaan moshaii: Pranay Sen
Shikkhok moshaii: Joshojit Bhowmik
Pondit: Kushal Chatterjee

The jhilmil children:
Rini : Poulomi Banerjee
Bini: Oeishi Banerjee
Tapur: Samrat Ghosh

Our school teacher: Dipsikha Halder

The Music maker-Baul: Somsubhro Dhar
The Revolutionary Spirit-Pupedidi: Rukmini Banerjee
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6 strings and a decade

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known to .lst_arr{display:none} keep reinventing itself over time. In the last decade, we have seen new styles of .custom-msg a { text-decoration: none; color:#CC0000; font-size: 11px} music emerging in Bengali cinematography - bold new melodies, rich experimentations with world music, situational lyrics and #logo p a{color:#ffffff;font-size:11px;text-decoration:underline;} a penchant for the .kwd_bloack ul{padding-top:9px} non-traditional. Think of .custom-msg a:hover { text-decoration: underline} "Bong connection", "Chalo Lets Go", "Ganer Opare" serial - you get the .kwd_bloack ul li{line-height:30px} idea. In this program, a band of @media only screen and (max-width:960px), only screen and (max-device-width: 640px) and (min-device-width : 320px) singers, musicians and #logo img{border:0 none;} dancers will present a montage of the works of .container{width:100%} some of .kwd_bloack{margin-top:0} these new age music directors.

Concept, music and production: Siddhartha Chattopadhyay
Choreography: Dalia Sen