Subject: Schedule for Durga Puja 1999 (in text)
Dated: Oct 12, 1999
Dear Member,

We are just two weeks away from Durga Puja. We are all excited
to have you with us and hope you are eagerly waiting to join us
on Friday October 22, at Foothill College Campus, Los Altos
where we will start our Durga Puja celebration. Our program
schedule is now more stable than before and is given in this
mail.

NOTE: This mail is a repeat of yesterday's mail in text, since
      many of you had problems reading HTML mail.

DURGA PUJA SCHEDULE
===================
The schedule of events for the upcoming Durga Puja is almost
final, but we must add that it is liable to slight modifications
depending on circumstances. The updated schedule will be always
available from our web-site http://www.prabasi.org/DurgaPuja. 
                     Friday October 22, 1999

       Time              Program                Comments

  7:30pm - 9:00pm  Puja

  9:00pm - 11.00   Mahalaya               Sikha Basu & local
        pm                               group coordinated by
                                         Alok Chatterjee
                    Saturday October 23, 1999

       Time              Program                Comments

     10:00am -     Puja and Anjali
      1:00pm

      1:15pm       Bhog Distribution
                   starts

                   Rabindra Sangeet
  3:00pm - 5:00pm  presentation by
                   Calcutta artist
                   Shikha Basu

                                         Presented by
                                         "Ajantrik"
                                         Written and Directed
                                         by
                                         Kishor Chatterjee

                                         Participants:

  5.30pm - 7.00pm  Drama 'Ektu Alo'      Manash Chakraborti,
                                         Santu Chatterjee,
                                         Sushmita
                                         Bhattarcharya, Susweta
                                         Mukherjee, Sipra
                                         Ghosh, Bibek Ghosh

                                         Background music:
                                         Subhen Khatua
                                         Light: Sandip Dey

  7:00pm - 9:00pm  Dinner Break

  9.00pm-midnight  Invited artists from
                   Mumbai/Kolkata

					 Sunday October 24, 1999

       Time              Program                Comments

     11:00am -     Puja and Anjali
     12:30pm

     12:30pm -
      1:00pm       Sindur Khela

      1:15pm       Bhog Distribution
                   starts

                                            *  Rabindra sangeet
                                              & film songs by
                                              Piya Mitra
                                            * NazrulGeeti and
                                              Adhunik by Mahuya
  3:00pm - 4:30pm  Local Cultural             Dhar
                   Programs                 * Children's dance
                                              program presented
                                              by local school
                                            * "Sabaar
                                              Bhalolagar Gaan"
                                              by Deepak Sarkar

                   Vocal presentation
                   by renowned
  5:00pm - 7:00pm  Bangladeshi
                   vocalist Rejwana
                   Choudhury "Banya"

GIFTS TO CALCUTTA
=================
Anupam,       if you have friends and family living in Calcutta, now
is the perfect time to show you care for them. This entire week
Calcutta will wear the festive look and you can be part of your
family by sending them Bijoya pranams through our Gift service
program. We have an excellent selection of sweets, puja packets
and sarees for delivery in Calcutta. All at very reasonable
prices. And with the convenience of credit-card payment, you
would probaly spend more time deciding your gift from our
diverse catalog than you would use in making your payment and
getting an instant confirmation. Delivery is guaranteed within
one day if you use your credit-card.

To just give you a sample from our catalog, here are a few
items:

                     Item                           Price
					 ----                           -----
 SPECIAL PUJA PACK - 1 kg Chhaanar Pulao from     USD 11.50
 Sen Mahasay + one Puja Number from either of
 Bartamaan, Aajkaal, Bhraman or Shuktara
 (receiver will be able to choose from
 available publications) + special Bijoya
 Dashami Card
 SPECIAL PUJA PACK - 1 kg mihidana from Sen       USD 12.50
 Mahasay + one Anandabazar Puja Publication
 (receiver will be able to choose from
 available publications) + special Bijoya
 Dashami Card
 PUJA SPECIAL SAREES - A Puja Special Saree       USD 10.50
 worth Rs. 300/= (The receiver will be able to
 choose a saree from a variety of Synthetic,
 Cotton print, Kota and Tant sarees) + special
 Bijoya Dashami
 PUJA SPECIAL MUSIC CASSETTES -- SET [B] with     USD 12.00
 FOUR cassettes - Matite Janmo Nilam Modern
 Songs by Prabir Majumder, Khuji Tomake Modern
 Songs by Indrani Sen, Tumi Nacho Sundari Lok
 geeti by Sanjit Mondal and Eksathe Banchboi
 ChotoBoroder Jonyo Chotoder Gaan. + special
 Bijoya Dashami Card

There are many more items are in our gift catalog: Visit:
http://www.prabasi.org/Gifts to place your order.

Once again, we are glad to have you as a member of Prabasi.
We look forward to your continued support.

- Anupam Bagchi
Prabasi Webmaster

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