| “Bengali In Bangalore” (BinB) was formed in the famous social networking site named Orkut in the year 2005 by three friends. The aim was to create a platform for all the Bengalis who are connected to the Garden City Bangalore in any way and to create a cozy home for Bengalis online. We are now about 4000 people strong and growing.
We are proud to be the biggest non-residential Bengali Community online today.
Being a cumulative and ever growing community, people sometimes question the singularity in the name “Bengali” in Bangalore (why not “Bengalis” in Bangalore). What we feel is, that the singularity stands out for unity in the community that binds us, fellow Bengalis together, thus making it a single unit than a lot of diverse streams.
In these few years “Bengali in Bangalore” has grown with regards to its members, its events and achievements. It has also had its fair share of learning. Being a very active online Bengali community, it has made remarkable contributions in different stratas of the society which include social activities like visiting orphanages, primary level schools, old age homes and many such organisations and helping them with the basic amenities possible and continuing with the support.
BinB has always thrived to work for the society as a whole and in that respect has always been active in any socio cultural activities happening around. It has organized some memorable large scale events which mainly include yearly Saraswati Puja celebration, Bengali New Year celebration and a unique concept of “Bawrsha Boron Utshab” organized at the onset of the monsoon. Many other ongoing events like monthly meets, discussion forums, Bengali Movie meets, Bangla Rock cafe etc are also available for everyone to enjoy.
So after such success in mainly the online world, we have now decided to launch “Bengali in Bangalore” in the real space as well with the aim of being a community large in its actions and not just in numerics.
We at BinB are continuously trying to make a difference in the society along with cherishing and nurturing the evergreen Bengali culture in all ways possible.
Let us dream big and make it a huge success!
A number of Bengali residing at Bangalore, thought of initiating a Durga Puja in and around South Bangalore. The theme is AKAL BODHAN. Rama did the Puja in Autumn to have victory over Ravana. It was not the proper time to do Durga Puja. So it was called as AKAL BODHAN, The Untimely Worship.