Talwar Talks revisits Nakhoda Masjid on Eid
Kolkata: Arun Talwar the creator and anchor for Talwar Talks has been coming up with a plethora of interesting stories on various facets of our city of Kolkata on social media through live videos and engaging narratives that make his posts different and memorable. Here is a new episode on Nakhoda Masjid releasing on 14 May 2021 at 10:30 am on his Instagram and Facebook. He attempted it not only to highlight the area and its the lifestyle around the heritage monument but also delves into the lives, livelihoods of the people in the area and their income, employment to give us a glimpse of how the daily wage earners are coping during these uncertain times.
This time around the topic of his choice for Talwar Talks is the occasion of Eid where he is presenting a story of Nakhoda Masjid, the heritage mosque which adds to the nostalgia of Chitpore, an ancient area within the city mostly inhabited by the Muslim community. For most Kolkattans Chitpore, the name itself brings up memories of the delicious and aromatic Mughlai cuisine and the fragrance of Attar, their preferred perfume wafting in the air as the residents pass by on these streets.
The essence of this area has been beautifully captured and presented in his current episode of the web series Sheher-e-Kolkata. During Ramadan, Chitpore comes alive with lights and celebrations on the streets and becomes a must-visit destination for all foodies and shop-a-holics from all parts of the city. Through Talwar Talks Arun in the past has always spoken to the locals in the particular area and that forms the basis of the constructive and positive interactions between Talwar Talks and people from different religious tradition, spiritual beliefs or just the man on the streets.
He has always been vociferous about the repair, restoration, and social awareness of the old heritage structures of the past and has been appealing to corporates and individuals repeatedly to come forward in whatever capacity to help with the livelihood and employment of people who are jobless in these times and live around the heritage sites. Arun’s meeting with Md. Zahid Ahmed, ( Trustee) Cutchi Memon Jammat was one of bonhomie and goodwill. He said in his interview that he would spend his entire life in the devotion of the Almighty and in the maintenance of the heritage mosque so that it can be preserved for future generations to pray, witness, and experience the mosque and the life in Chitpore.