Kali Puja in New Barrackpore
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In Kali Puja in New Barrackpore

In another #KaliPuja in New Barrackpore which has been observed for the last 200 years… Met a number of old acquaintances & friends who have persisted across generations in upholding this unique tradition of worship.

at the Rashbehari & Keoratala Kali Puja Mandap
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At the Rashbehari & Keoratala Kali Puja Mandap, South Kolkata

Had the occasion to spend some time at the Rashbehari & Keoratala Kali Puja Mandap, South Kolkata

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Offered obeisance at the 300 years old Kali Puja at Janabari, Howrah

Offered obeisance at the 300 years old #KaliPuja at Janabari, Howrah, observed by Pandit Ramaprasad Bhattacharyya (Rama da), BJP karyakarta & activist, academic & a dear friend. It was a quintessential atmosphere that radiates the Hindu essence of Bengal! #JaiMaaKali

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At Belur Math with Swami Suvirananda Ji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission

Spent a long & inspiring evening in Belur Math with Swami Suvirananda Ji, General Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission. Discussed a wide array of issues & also released a few rare monographs on Swami Vivekananda & Sri Ramakrishna. Was fortunate to receive his ashirvada & encouragement.  

Kolkata, Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture, the live telecast of PM Shri Narendra Modi s historic speech
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At Kolkata, Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture, the live telecast of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s historic speech

Was happy to join from Kolkata, Sankara Institute of Philosophy & Culture, the live telecast of PM Shri Narendra Modi’s historic speech & his unveiling of the restored Samadhi of Poojya #AdiShankaracharya. To witness the irreversible rise of “Vishal Bharat” is deeply fulfilling.

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Participated in Puja at the home of our karyakartas, Bhowanipore

Always a very happy feeling to participate in Puja at the home of our karyakartas…Participated in Puja in one such Puja in Bhowanipore, South Kolkata #KaliPuja

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Met High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Imran

Met High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Imran. Discussed the current situation & issues faced by the Hindu community in Bangladesh and a number of other issues as well. Was a fruitful discussion, I look forward to a continuing interaction

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Addressed a session on “How the World sees India” for BJP Tamil Nadu

Addressed a session on “How the World sees India” for BJP Tamil Nadu ’s statewide orientation meet being held in Trichy. PM Modi has indicated direction on a number of issues:global healthcare challenges,globalisation before others did. Well organised,enthusiastic participation.

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Was happy to present a copy of: “Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India” to Sh Balaji Srivastava

Was happy to present a copy of: “Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India” to Sh Balaji Srivastava, Director General Bureau of Police Research & Development, former CP, Delhi, former DGP, Puducherry & a distinguished police officer with a deep insight on security issues, governance reforms & policy research

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Was a fruitful interaction, Agnimitra Paul

Was a fruitful interaction, Agnimitra Paul and the dynamic group of BJP MLAs from West Bengal. A number of outreach & initiatives are needed to salvage the situation in the state & save its original founding idea as articulated by its founder Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee

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Presented a copy of “Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India” to Sh Anant Vijay

Presented a copy of “Modi 2.0: A Resolve to Secure India” to my friend, veteran journalist, popular columnist, deconstructor of Communism & prolific author Sh Anant Vijay. Brainstorming with him throws up interesting ideas & projects!

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Visited Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha at Kankhal, Haridwar

Visited Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha at Kankhal, Haridwar. Offered obeisance at Anandamayee Ma’s Samadhi. Among the greatest Rishi Ma of modern India who inspired countless to reconnect to their Bharatiya core,Anandamayee Ma began her fascinating spiritual journey from #Bengal