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(L-R) Calcutta Club president Subrata Kumar Basu, chairman Kalyan Sen, guest of honour Goran Paskaljevic, chief guest Jayanta Kumar Mitra and advisor to Calcutta Club, Dulal Mukherjee, lit the inaugural lamp.

Calcutta Club International Evening partnered by The Telegraph was a global gala

An entertaining evening amidst music and dance, while treating taste buds to a global spread

By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern)
  • Published 17.03.20, 6:57 PM
  • Updated 17.03.20, 6:57 PM
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A confluence of cultures and cuisines from all over the world summed up the decades-old event — Calcutta Club International Evening partnered by The Telegraph. Club members and their guests had an entertaining evening amidst music and dance, while treating their taste buds to a global spread. “The international evening is a signature event of our club. It was introduced to the city of Calcutta almost 40 years ago and it has attained the hallmark of excellence both for the cultural programmes as well as serving an array of foods. Calcutta looks forward to this evening and the footfall is close to 1,000 and grows as night progresses,” said club president Subrata Kumar Basu.

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(L-R) Calcutta Club president Subrata Kumar Basu, chairman Kalyan Sen, guest of honour Goran Paskaljevic, chief guest Jayanta Kumar Mitra and advisor to Calcutta Club, Dulal Mukherjee, lit the inaugural lamp.
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Consul general of Australia Andrew Ford was there with wife Christine. “I am enjoying the evening very much and it is a great opportunity to try different cuisines from around the world. Australia has also set up a stall here partnering with The Oberoi Grand, promoting some of its traditional sweet dishes,” said Andrew.
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(L-R) Consul general of Nepal Eaknarayan Aryal, deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh Toufique Hasan and consul general of Thailand Sweeya Santipitaks dropped by.
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Priyadarshani Bhattacharya turned up in style in a black off-shoulder velvet dress with sequin detailing. “I love attending the International Evening at the club because of all the amazing food and the cultural programme too,” said Priyadarshani.
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Neha Nagpal Chatterjee looked gorgeous in an LBD from BCBGeneration, pairing it with glittery peep-toe pumps from Dune London. “I am attending the Evening after three years and I really look forward to all the delicious food on offer,” she said.
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“I have been attending this event for many years now. I love the fact that I get to meet my friends and try various kinds of food,” said Rashi Ray, dressed in a black jumpsuit.
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Moushumi Sircar, a regular at the International Evening, loved the spread. “It is not only the biggest event of our club but also the people of the entire city look forward to attending it. The major attraction for me about this event is that I get to try so many kinds of cuisines from all over the world,” she said.
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(L-R) Neda Nikolic, Danijela Veselinovic, Aleksandra Milosevic and Aleksandra Petrovic — Sandra and Friends from Serbia enthralled with their East European and world music. “It is our first time at Calcutta Club and we are really excited about it. Today we are looking forward to play some traditional Serberian music with a twist, after that we will perform some brass music and then some worldwide hits. Calcuttans are very warm and we love the way they respond to our music,” said Aleksandra Petrovic .
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Club members and their guests danced till well past midnight to DJ Khushi’s interesting mix of Bollywood, Punjabi and English numbers. Ghungroo, Subha hone na de and Aankh marey were top hits. “I have performed in Calcutta before but not in Calcutta Club. This club caters to a diverse age group. So my playlist will have new Bolly music as well as retro songs. The culture of Calcutta still has an old-world charm to it and that is what I like best,” said DJ Khushi.
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Duo Moderato and friends along with Shake and Spear were the first performers of the evening . The Belgrade outfit mesmerised with instrumental music like Dance For Two, a Romanian wedding song, Tango Two and Senorita. (L-R) Milivoje Veljic of Shake and Spear on piano, Jasmina Vrbanic on the violonchelo, Milan Ignjatovic on guitar and Ivan Simeunovic on violin from Shake and Spear. “It is our first time in this beautiful city. For us it is a privilege to come and present music of our roots — the Balkans and specially from Serbia. We are playing music from Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary and Senorita which is popular in India. We played classical music but stylised. These are ethno classics played on classical instruments,” said Milivoje.
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Gosht Biryani @ Oudh 1590. The stall served up Pakistani delights
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Grilled Pork Chop at the Calcutta Club counter that was serving food from Germany
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Chicken Curry Puff was a bestseller at Royal Thai Consulate counter that served dishes of Thailand
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Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick served up Bengali sweets like Jalbhara, Baked Sandesh and Gur Souffle Sandesh.