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The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass Kolkata


The Gateway Hotel

Project Date

Jan 2014

Artsforward proudly presented The Third Eye, a mystical concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight, the gateway that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment and precognition. In other words a special sense and edge that is what characterises the special offerings of The Gateway. The sense of what the modern nomad needs: consistent, quick and crisp round-the-clock active service for smart travellers seeking hassle-free and contemporary experiences. After a resounding welcome by the dhaak and kashor,a slice of shantiniketan in Kolkata right there at the Gateway. An unforeseen spectacle of rhythm and colour resplendent in batik work, yellows, oranges, reds moving around to Tagore's iconic baandh bhenge dao, albeit a contemporary version of it. While the beautiful and towering installation of Devi created by Simran KS Lamba held holy vigil, a celebration of some of Bengal's brightest jewels with this special gift of the 3rd eye, Satyajit Ray, Salil Chowdhury and Rabindranath Tagore, Bengal's iconic sons and daughters with a tribute by illustrious contemporaries Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, the renowned Debojyoti Mishra and Bijoyluxmi Burman. With Sapphire’s dance was celebrated the beauty, harmony, joy and the power of the feminine principle with the chant of the Matristotra, the goddess, the Devi the Mother and the esoteric vision of the 3rd eye.

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