StanfordBongs is a cultural interest group of Stanford University
students representing the culture of Bengal and the Bangali diaspora.
They are a community of Stanford students, post-docs, staff and faculty
drawn together by their love and pride of all things Bengali from the
banks of River Ganges to the banks of River Padma. They serve as a
Bengali social network and cultural tether for new and existing students
and others at Stanford by organizing cultural and social events
celebrating Bengal and the Bangali way of life.
Kolkata@crossroads.com is a futuristic science fiction narrative that
delves into the glorious future of a technologically superior Bengal.
The story is set against the backdrop of a Bengali wedding at an age
when marriages are made by DNA sequence alignments, when robots have
replaced most human services and when cloned food products are
commonplace. Yet, amidst all these changes, there is a bedrock of
constancy in the Bangaliyana and Bengali way of life that pervades the
future as well. The marriage ceremony is disrupted by an unexpected turn
of events that soon reveal why this future world is in jeopardy of
Listen to the full Bangla Shruti Natok via Washington Bengali Radio.