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The lost daughters of the Sunderbans, West Bengal – the Source, Transit and Destination of Human Trafficking

Some are lured by the prospect of two square meals a day. Some, by the promise of easy money and assured jobs in faraway places like Delhi, Mumbai, or even Dubai. Some elope with lovers who have their fill only to bare their fangs. Exploited, abused and broken, some end up in the so-called dance

May a thousand songs bloom – the Story of Subhadra Baulani and banglanatak dot com led AFL

Subhadra Baulani* is a voice that refused to be silenced. She was hailed as a nightingale when she learnt to mimic the songs her brothers sang, but was forbidden to sing in public because of existing social norms and was packed off in marriage as a child. Her husband encouraged her to pursue her inner

banglanatak dot com organised Karunama inaugurated

Kolkata 26th July, 2016. Jonathan Ward, Principal Commercial Officer at US Commercial Service inaugurated Karunama 2016 at the Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata. He was accompanied by Amitava Bhattacharya, founder and full time director of banglanatak dot com. They were accompanied by the visiting artists – members from the various Rural Craft Hubs who

Fête de la Musique – banglanatak dot com celebrates the WorldMusicDay

The tunes were lilting. The beats, were straight from the heart as performer after performer took the stage and presented their numbers, as if, it was one big family, celebrating an event that touched them all. Sounds a bit esoteric, considering the fact that some of the best known names in their respective domains were

banglanatak dot com brings Bengal Craft Mela to CR Park, New Delhi 

Crafts people of Bengal showcase their art forms, help unveil the concept of Rural Craft Hubs as incubators of art as an enabler. The Rural Craft Hubs of West Bengal and banglanatak dot com is showcasing vignettes of a revolution that is quietly brewing in West Bengal. It is a revolution of another kind where artisans

banglanatak dot com and Women Empowerment – Little Flickers of Hope.

Woman’s Day is gone. It is well and truly over, at least for a year and it won’t be any time soon that the peddlers of tinsel – the fairness creams and the art deco jewelries – will be dusting the cliché of women’s empowerment out of their cupboards to push their ware. Just the

THE WALL – a mural project on U.S.-India relationship by American mural artist Joel Bergner

A mural project by American mural artist Joel Bergner, will be unveiled at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 108-109 Southern Avenue, Kolkata, followed by a traditional Bengali folk-music performance by Debalina Bhowmick and team. The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata, Birla Academy, & banglanatak dot com join hands to felicitate  THE WALL –a mural project on U.S.-India relationship by American mural

banglanatak dot com experience with Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Empowering women economically is essential to realise both women’s rights and to achieving broader developmental goals such as economic growth, poverty reduction, health, education and welfare. Women empowerment is essentially about economic independences, building skills and attitudes to negotiate their rights. Based on these thought, a UNESCO and UN ECOSOC accredited social enterprise banglanatak dot

Sufi Sutra 2016 at Kolkata

The 6th edition of the flagship world music festival, Sufi Sutra will be held at Rabindra Sadan – Nandan Campus, on Feb 5-7. Daytime workshop on Feb 6 and 7 at Rabindra Sadan – Nandan Campus Evening concert on Feb 5 to 7, at 6 to 9 pm at Rabindra Sadan. Handicraft Stall and traditional

Wooden Doll festival of Natungram, Bardhaman to kickoff from Jan 15-17, 2016

We may not be familiar with the name Natungram but we surely are familiar with the iconic Wooden Owl of Natungram. This craft can be seen as an adornment at a village festivals and a swanky living room alike. Natungram is celebrating its village festival from Jan 15-17, 2016. A visitor at the festival can