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An explore through the vibrance of Daga Nikunj, a multidisciplinary performing arts centre

As t2 wandered in the gardens of Daga Nikunj, we soaked in the peace found solely in nature and history’s embrace in the personal home that was converted into a home for art, spirituality, performing arts and much more

Sanjali Brahma Published 20.02.24, 09:35 AM
The sprawling premises have ample space for performances, classes and other events that can be conducted both indoors and outdoors.

The sprawling premises have ample space for performances, classes and other events that can be conducted both indoors and outdoors. Rashbehari Das

As t2 wandered in the gardens of Daga Nikunj, we soaked in the peace found solely in nature and history’s embrace in the personal home that was converted into a home for art, spirituality, performing arts and much more. Spread over 15,000sq ft, Daga Nikunj by Alka Jalan Foundation is a multi-disciplinary cultural venue and community gathering place. The magnificent building was earlier home to the Daga family where Alka Jalan grew up as a child. Post her parents’ death, she converted the exquisite building into a centre of peace that harboured the essence of performances, workshops and the community at large.

Daga Nikunj has been host to several notable events in Calcutta like the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet and Birju Maharaj’s performance. Located at 25/1, Ballygunge Circular Road, the place is open to host events with a capacity of 80-100 people with catering services.

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The physiotherapy facility has cutting-edge laser technology that assists in the healing of orthopaedic and neurological pain. Sessions are held by Shivaji Bhattacharjee who also conducts pilates and yoga classes.

Morning yoga classes: Monday to Saturday, 7am to 8am Physiotherapy sessions: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5.30pm Evening yoga classes: 5.30pm to 6.30pmMeditation classes: Saturday, 7am to 8am

Yoga classes are held from Monday to Friday at 8am by Ratan Jana

Yoga classes are held from Monday to Friday at 8am by Ratan Jana

A firm believer in spirituality, Alka Jalan said: “I did not want this beautiful property to be unused and repurposing it into a community hub that has its homely and calming vibe intact, seemed like a really good option. Beginning from furniture to the staff around here, nothing has been changed. In fact, some staff members have been here since I was a child!”

The uniquely designed wooden elevator is worth taking a ride on

The uniquely designed wooden elevator is worth taking a ride on

Spirituality is a driving force for Jalan and Daga Nikunj and its imprint can be felt throughout the place.

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