Category: shuktara

shuktara - Anna

Anna and the earthquake

Yesterday (April 25th) the houses shook in Kolkata. Everyone left the building and Anna decided it was time for a shower, a shave and fresh clothes. We don’t know what he thought. Today (April 26th) there have been more tremors and they left the house again.

We are talking about Kolkata. So our thoughts must be with those people so close to us in Nepal.
shuktara - Anna

Read more about Anna…

shuktara - Moni goes to school with Lali

Moni goes to school!

shuktara - Driver-ji and Moni
Driver-ji and Moni
Moni came to us in September 2014 after being abandoned by her family. She was very distressed for a long time, but is now settling and is enrolled in school.
Arvind, the driver, takes Moni and the other girls to REACH in our vehicle and they, of course, demand that the music is played loud.
You can see how happy Moni is in these photos and you can follow her story here:
Moni Mondal

shuktara Lali and Moni
Lali and Moni
shuktara - Moni and Driver-ji
Moni and Driver-ji
shuktara

The Shuktara Cakes team goes to Shankarpur

cojean in Paris who sponsor Shuktara Cakes Training Centre have sent Lau over to Kolkata to work with the team for one year. As they have had a busy week and Lau just arrived, they decided to go to Shankarpur to get to know each other and plan the year ahead.

Of course, any trip away means that Sunil automatically gets included!
Here are some of the photos they took…

shuktara - Sunil
Sunil having fun in the waves

shuktara
Sanjay and Pappu
shuktara sanjay
Sanjay on the beach

 

 

 

shuktara - Prity on Holi

Holi at Lula Bari – the festival of colours

Holi was celebrated much more vigorously in Lula Bari, our girls home, than it was by the boys here in Kolkata.

Maybe as they grow older, the boys are not quite so interested, but the girls had a great day.

shuktara - Prity
Prity
shuktara - Lali, Sabita and Pappu Mishra
Lali with Sabita mashi, one of our girls house staff and Pappu Mishra (chairman of shuktara)
shuktara - Lali
Lali and Sabita mashi
shuktara - Tamina
Tamina

Sumon, Raju, Bablu, Ashok and LION film friends

Like many of our boys, Saroo left his home on a train for a bit of excitement, and ended up in a care home here in Kolkata.
The only difference is that Saroo finally landed in Tasmania and found his family again through Google Earth.

His life story, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, is being filmed in India and Bablu, Ashok, Sumon and Raju all had small parts to play – interestingly enough, in a scene very much like some of them have lived through themselves – in a Government Home.
Read the amazing story here:
A Home at the End of Google Earth

Thank you to Hilary Niederer and Miranda Harcourt for putting us all together, choosing Ashok, Bablu Lal, Sumon & Raju to be part of this amazing story, known as LION – but especially for the generosity and love from Anurag, Ambica and Sunny – Assistant Directors taking time out to visit us yesterday during filming.

shuktara - Raju and Sumon
Raju and Sumon listening to direction for their parts in the film

 

shuktara - Raju, Bablu, Sumon
Raju, Bablu and Sumon take a break from filming

 

shuktara - Sumon, Raju, Bablu & Ashok
Sumon, Raju, Bablu, Ashok and friends from the film