Anything to do with art, culture and literature, the first name that pops in our head is arguably that of Kolkata. The city of joy is known to have embraced the cultural diversity of India and how. And in turn, has inspired artwork that tell a thousand stories and more. The fourth edition of The India Story is an event happening from December 13 – 16 in Swabhumi, Kolkata that celebrates art in all its glory. And it doesn’t take much to realise that it is going to be pretty fantastic. Also Read - TMC MP Nusrat Jahan Plays Dhak, Dances on Durga Ashtami | Watch Video

As a city it, Kolkata has played a rather big part in influencing the arts practice and design aesthetics for generations in this country. And it continues to be an anchor for major practitioners who have blossomed and branched out to other cities on a national and international scale. The event this winter will bring together the country’s leading designers, art practitioners, retailers, master craftsmen, performers and gourmet food producers under one roof. Indigenous styles, ideas and practices are going to be showcased and celebrated via workshops, talks and performances to make it worth every bit of the experience. Also Read - Two Coaches of Gorakhpur-Kolkata Durga Puja Special Train Derail in Bihar

So if you’re a sucker for art, fashion, music, gourmet food and gorgeous people, this is where you should be. What makes it special is the fact that creative individuals and products exclusively from the country are being given a platform that is going to give wings to their talent. The India Story 2018 seeks to bring together the sheer variety of designing practices that the country has to offer, with works of visual artists, print artists, photographers, graphic designers, painters, illustrators and even sculptors on display.

The event has been curated by some of the brightest minds such as Madhu Neotia, Abhilasha Sethia, Swapan Seth, and Santanu Moitra among many others. Their mission is to bring art out of the elite parlour of the connoisseurs and make it more accessible to the layman. The idea to fuel and nurture an aesthetic consciousness among anybody who has even a slight liking for art, is the ultimate goal of the exposition.