Sahitya O Alochana is a monthly literary and topical discussion forum under the aegis of Ananda Mandir that endeavors to achieve its motto "Alochana Brings Good Things to Mind." It organizes several exciting sessions through the year, typically once a month.

The scope and the reach of the discussions at the forum are ever widening and deepening. Over the last several years, these sessions have covered some very exciting and illuminating discussions on a wide variety of topics including literature, theater and movie, history, philosophy and religion, science and mathematics, economics, social issues, and finally sports.

The coordinators for the Sahitya O Alochana sessions are Subrata Bhaumik and Amitabha Bagchi please contact them for more information. Details for the most recent session is given below. Come join us in this session; enjoy the fascinating discussion; and be a part of the animated interactions that are usual of our alochana sessions.

You can join the discussions remotely using the following conferencing links:
Web Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 536 354 658
Telephone: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833


Title:  Setting Up a Business in India - Challenges and Opportunities

Date:  Friday, Oct 26, 2018    Time:  8:00PM - 9:00PM     Location:  Ananda Mandir

Description:  Discussing business and economics is one of our sweet spots, and that is what we would like to do in October with an Indian twist. The session will provide you with a useful overview of what to expect in India, and how the economic and regulatory machine, and culture work in the largest democracy and sixth largest economy of the world. This discussion will address, among other things, key items which have the potential of derailing the progress of any project in India. Shyamal Sarkar, a very successful Bengali entrepreneur with business building experience in Healthcare, Information Technology and Outsourcing, Real Estate, and Retail industries, in both India and the USA will lead the discussion.

Title:  Setting Up a Business in India - Challenges and Opportunities
Date:  Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Title:  Raymond Chandler ? The Master of Detective Fictions
Date:  Friday, Aug 24, 2018

Title:  An Evening with Srijato and Angshuman
Date:  Friday, Jul 13, 2018

Title:  Is Citizenship a Necessary Evil
Date:  Friday, May 25, 2018

Title:  India Impressions - Hijab, Niqab and Politics of the North-East
Date:  Friday, Mar 30, 2018

Sarva Mangala Mangalye - Shive Sarvartha Sadhike - Sharanye Triyambake Gouri - Naryani Namohostute
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