The Telegraph
Wednesday , September 27 , 2017

Exciting time for people to reconnect

I've been in Calcutta for three years now and every year I understand Durga Puja a little more. My first year in the city, 2015, I was overwhelmed, as I think most people would be, even Indians who...   | Read..

Pandals built with pride and passion

I can't think of anything to compare with the festival of Durga Puja. It is not just a religious festival with its own rituals. It is also a celebration of life. It is a...   | Read..

Puja drives record surge in airport footfall

The rush to return home during Puja or escape the festive chaos has resulted in a record spurt in footfall at the city airport.   | Read..

Pollution notice for World Cup

The state environment department wants the pollution level to stay within the limit in and around Salt Lake stadium during the Fifa U-17 World Cup.   | Read..

Accidents kill two bikers

Two motorcyclists died in separate accidents that occurred within a kilometre of each other in Thakurpukur this morning.   | Read..

Spirit grows bigger, better

This is my second year with the True Spirit Puja and I was happy to repeat a few pandals. I was really looking forward to seeing what changes they had made and...   | Read..

Fervour, fun and a new word

On my fifth day in Calcutta, I found myself in the middle of a frenzy revolving around the goddess Durga and I wondered why Bengal was so famous for it. But then, I hardly...   | Read..

City of creativity

The third was a large sphere inside which water was dripping down the walls. The sound and cool were a soothing relief for us judges, and the water was lightly scented. The...   | Read..

Puja caravan evokes spirit of Brazil

I arrived in Calcutta for the first time three weeks ago and straightaway plunged into the heart of festivity. I had taken six Bengali lessons two months ago and can barely...   | Read..

Embrace of a new experience

I have been in the city for only about five months or so, and I was warned about Durga Puja from very early on. I was told that many leave the city to escape the crowds....   | Read..

Spiritual and carnivalesque

Durga Puja in some ways reminds me of the summer, spring and autumn festivals ( matsuri) of Japan. The shrines in each locality bring out a procession once a year in a...   | Read..
Exciting time for people to reconnect
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