Painting Exhibition – at Nandalal Bose Gallery, ICCR, Kolkata 27th November – 30th November, 2009
Painters : Ms. Sanda Butiu & Ms. Illeana Victoria Dragomirescu (Romanian Painters)
The inauguration of the exhibition on 30th November, 2009 went off well. The Principal of the Govt. Art College inaugurated the exhibition, and Mrs. Bharati Ray, Member of Rajya Sabha & Vice-President, ICCR was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries from the art world and Diplomatic Corps were also present. On the request of Mr. B. K. Poddar, Hony. Consul at Kolkata, the Principal has invited the artists to the college on Monday to show them around. She will also organise interaction with a few professors & academicians during their visit. A press conference was arranged for the painters.
The credentials of both the painters are given below:
• Ms. Sanda Butiu – Click for pdf
• Ms. Illeana Victoria Dragomirescu – Click for pdf
Romanian National Day Held at the residence of Mr. B. K. Poddar, Hony. Consul of Romania at Kolkata
on 26th November, 2009
The Romanian National Day Reception went off very well yesterday at the residence of Mr. B. K. Poddar, Hony. Consul of Romania at Kolkata. There was a floating crowd of approx.300 persons, with about 200 persons at any given time. Notable attendees were the past 3 Chief Secretaries of West Bengal , the past Director General of Police-West Bengal, Addl.Commissioner of Police, the Airport Director, Mayor-in-Council(Road),Mayor-in-Council(Park), Dean-Rabindra Bharati University, various Consul Generals and Hony.Consuls, past President of FICCI,other important businessmen of the city, and a number of persons from the social and elite crowd of Kolkata.
Excerpts of the Interview of Dr. Mihaela Gligor, Romanian Scholar
Experience of Dr. Mihaela GLIGOR, Scientific Researcher, Department of Humanities, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, while her stay in Kolkata.
I came to Kolkata for the first time two years ago. It was love at first sight! Everything fascinated me! It was a new world, so different from the one I came … . Kolkata means for me the encounter with the story behind the novel that marked my youth: Bengali Nights, by Mircea Eliade. Beyond the story of Maitreyi Devi, I’ve learned in Kolkata about the value of human life, about Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry, about true friendship. I have in Kolkata more friends that I have in Romania. Also I have so many places that I love: Victoria Memorial’s gardens, Dakuria Lake, Nakoda Masjid area, Babu Ghat, and so many other. I could spend a whole day on Park Street, admiring the buildings, visiting the Asiatic Society, buying books from Oxford Book Store or having a perfect cake at Flurys. I love the Temples from Dakshineshwar and Belur Math, and the colors of Kolkata’s markets… But most, I love the people. They are so opened, so simple, so warm, they know how to make you smile… Because all of them, the “City of Joy” is now my second home. I felt safe in Kolkata, and I want to return again, and again, as soon as possible…
I miss my Kolkata.
Romania economist Stolojan picked as prime minister
Romanian President Traian Basescu nominated 65-year-old economist Theodor Stolojan as prime minister on Wednesday, giving him 10 days to form a government and seek approval from parliament. "The name of the nominated prime minister is Theodor Stolojan," President Traian Basescu said in an announcement following a Nov.30 election. Stolojan was Romania's second prime minister after the 1989 fall of communism. He was appointed in 1991 after his predecessor was ousted in anti-reform riots led by coal miners.