Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet reputed for its exquisite taste, made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. It is a very popular sweetmeat in Bengal. As is the case in almost all Asian cuisines, even in India there is a strict separation of the flow unlike using a western, which includes appetizers, dishes, etc, everything is served on the board of India at the same time, including desserts.
The Birla Planetarium of Kolkata is an educational museum building with a dome, within which a planetarium projects the image of the heavenly bodies and their movements in the sky. Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second in the world. It was inaugurated in 1963 by the Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. A great place for children to learn about the space in a fun, MP Birla Planetarium is the largest of its kind in India. Along with the models of the solar system, has a series of films every day that explains the mysteries of space so children can understand.
The Indian Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 each year to commemorate the birth of the Republic. One of the highlights of the festival is the grand parade and celebrations aiming to bring together all the diversity of its various regions to form one colourful collage that represents the true spirit of the state. The parade is broadcast across the state on radio and television and serves as one of the biggest attractions of the day.
Netaji Subhash chandra Bose born in a refined Bengali family passed his BA in Philosophy from the Presidency College in Calcutta and played a major role in enlightening the students and youths. Known as Netaji Leader, Bose was President of the Indian Congress Party and a supporter of the independence of India from the British Raj. He shared the ideas of independence of Mahatma Gandhi but not his methods of nonviolent struggle.
Nandan, the West Bengal Film Centre, a center devoted entirely to the cinema and one of the main symbols of the city's culture and Bengalis, was baptized, inaugurated in 1985 and chaired by the director most celebrated in the history of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray and now, therefore, will be under the direction of his son, Sandip Ray, himself a director.
Kolkata has traditionally been a tea drinking city and bengalis prefer the leaf tea. Over here, the day begin with a cup of tea and thereafter people leave from their houses to enjoy the morning breeze. You need walk no more than a block in any direction to get your local tea-shop. You'll be among a crowd of men, waiting for the next batch to be ready.