Alochonaa – a Bengali word referring to Dialogue in English is a cross-cultural, cross racial and cross civilisational platform for sharing insightful thoughts about personal, social and political lives. We are a non partisan, non governmental and non religious platform seeking to promote debate across a range of social, and or, political topics. A key premise of this initiative is to enhance a greater understanding about peoples’ lives, and their portrayal of realities within a broader sociopolitical contexts of civilizations. Alochonaa seeks to promote dialogue between various disciplines. Democracy, pluralism and multiculturalism are at the heart of our initiative and that is why we chose a Bengali word as our title.