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Thursday , October 18 , 2012
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Prayer to goddess, tribute to icon

Mamata Banerjee’s enthusiasm in commemorating the birth anniversaries of Bengal’s cultural icons has rubbed off on puja organisers, laying out for the pandal-hopper a visual feast of personality-based themes celebrating the life and times of several sons of the soil....   | Read..

Monsoon bye before Puja

Monsoon has ended its Calcutta innings three days before Puja with a curious scorecard of deficit and surplus that made this ...   | Read..

Police, power utility gear up for Puja

CESC said on Wednesday it was equipped to cope with the projected peak power demand of 1,800-1,850MW ahead of the Puja, which...   | Read..

Kid in a candy store at ‘high table’ of planet

However old we become, there is still inside us that child wanting to reach to that candy behind the store window. As I ...   | Read..

Scanner debut in Metro

The first of the 23 baggage scanners to be installed at Metro stations started operation at Park Street station on Wednesday ...   | Read..

14-year-old ‘gangraped’, set on fire

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth and two teenagers at her Baruipur home and set on fire when she tried to es...   | Read..

Heart & civic coffers bleed for defaulters

CMC to lose Rs 2cr in trade-licence penalty

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will lose an estimated Rs 2 crore this year because of a decision to waive the penalty on ...   | Read..
The idol at Selimpur Pally shows the goddess seated within a lotus with bees resting on its petals. The puja’s theme is a couplet from poet-composer D.L. Roy’s song Dhana dhanye pushpe bhora that goes: Gunjariya ashey oli punje punje dheye/ Tara phuler opor ghumiye pore phuler madhu kheye (Bees come buzzing in swarms/ they drink nectar from flowers and fall asleep on petals). Picture by Sudeshna Banerjee
Prayer to goddess, tribute to icon
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