Yesterday I attended the Vijaya sanmilani of Milan Mancha at the Kalpataru club house adjacent to MIG cricket club in Bandra East. The venue, strategically located for the convenience of members to attend, was arranged by Renu Swamy couple, like they had done  last year. It was a compact 4 -hours happy gathering of the members of Milon mancha, primarily, it was a cultural meet exchanging good wishes after Durga puja, followed by song, dance, drama etc where children also participated in a major way. There were many artists from many fields to perform–mentioning there name individually will eat up all the space here, naturally that is not my intention here in the interest of brevity. only a few of those present actually performed because of paucity of time. Rudra Mondal rightly said many of our artist-members are so popular that they alone can carry a program single handed whole night successfully.  Not to be surprised, many are nationally  known, one is even PADMA SHREE awarded. Some of our artists  often give international performances. Do you want to be on-board next time? if you are of like mind and have innovative idea on travelling, you are very much welcome, in fact, MM is long in search for you, please contact Sri Rudra Mondal at Milon Mancha…………………………………… Program started at 6.00pm, and I left after dinner at 11.00 pm.


Primarily credit  goes to Rudra Mondal and Sharmistha, they created the platform Of MM wherein they pulled in, such accomplished artists from all fields. This platform is gradually becoming the centre-stage, of all like-minded cultured Bengalees in Mumbai. I am grateful to Shivaji Sanyal–actor, poet, writer, model, author, a multi-disciplinary man, who referred me here, but for whom I could not have made accessed to this bunch of wonderful, and magnificent set of people.

With the lasting impression I returned home at around 1.00 am in the night. LONG LIVE MILON MANCHA!!!!!!

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Dashami, the last day of Durga Puja, as I have known from childhood, has come and gone two days back, but Kolkata Durga puja, is continuing even after two days of Dashami. As I understand, there is no puja in it. This extravaganza, has no religiosity in it; to a man like me who has devotion to God, it is a mockery. Whatever it is, one thing is certain that there is no religiosity in it, without any iota of spirituality. All believers are humiliated by this circus.

Here, Purpose is totally different. Actually, 2019, General election, is knocking at the door, the Govt in power is making all the effort, to hook and organise young people, to work for TMC, the ruling party. The ideal way of doing it, was to develop the economy and bring employment/ housing/ good health,  for the deprived and backward youths, but that is not to be, as the Govt is inefficient and has no idea of development. Next effective– although in the negative way, is to get them involved in such nonsense work for want of anything better, and the same thing TMC is doing through this ‘carnival’.  In a society where people are really qualitatively educated there such gimmick would not have worked, but here those idiots are aplenty, even without your asking. This perhaps is the reason why Govts do not want their people become educated in all ages.

It is true the power has got involved, in the carnival, many artists and acclaimed individuals , but I doubt whether they came and joined this extravaganza, on their free will. The lure of money, and position, brought them here. They paid the piper to call the tune.

I think this is not carnival, but a circus where  idiots are collected.