Bhai Phonta
News  /  Published 26.04.22

Killer bus driver loses shield from arrest

On November 6, the day of Bhai Phonta, Subhajit Sur told his sister to wait for him and rode a scooter to a hospital to give his uncle insurance documents. He was killed on the Baghajatin flyover when...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.11.21

Bhai phonta for street kids

Mary Clifpon, 14, is the eldest of three sisters. “I heard of bhai phonta from my friends but this is the first time that I am taking part in it,” said Mary, who studies in Class VIII at L...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Lifestyle  /  Published 06.11.21

From Prosenjit to Paoli, Tolly stars celebrate Bhai Phota

Singer Iman Chakraborty shared her Bhai Phota plans while participating in a popular television cookery show, Rannabanna - Baro Mashe Tero Parbon, a few days ago. The National Award winner comes from ...
By Shayeree Ghosh

News  /  Published 06.11.21

Buoyed by festive demand, Kolkata shops craft sweet innovations

A few other shops, including Mithai of Beckbagan in south Kolkata, too, have started using nolen gur. “The best quality of nolen gur is yet to come. We are trying it in just one of our items to...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 05.11.21

Taste of Rajasthan on Bhai Phota at Marriott Kolkata

Ingredients • Fruits - apple, pomegranate, guava, pineapple 250g • Basmati rice (crushed to paste, soaked) 100g • Milk 50mm • Condensed milk 400g • Cardamom (black, powde...
By Our Bureau


Calcutta  /  Published 12.02.21

Bhaiphota with a twist, only for sisters

The ululation, the conchshell blowing, the gifts, and above all the sandalwood paste on the forehead… It was all there. The only person missing was the brother. But he was not missed at all for...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.18

Phonta in return of new life

The 30-year old woman who underwent a heart transplant surgery on Thursday gave bhai phonta to the doctors with powdered paracetamol on Friday.Tanaya Pandit from Raghunathganj in Murshidabad was in th...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.18

Fish bite into Bhai Phonta pockets

 Hilsa sold at Rs 1,500 a kilo at Gariahat, Maniktala and other markets in the city on Thursday. Topshe cost Rs 750 and parshe Rs 500 plus.A day before Bhai Phonta, the price of Bengal’s favour...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.19

Sibling-special feast at Nalban

In case you are planning to treat your sibling this weekend belatedly for Bhaiphota, you could head out to Nalban. Bhuribhoj, the new restaurant of the State Fisheries Development Corporation, is offe...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.19

Mark of amity on Bhai Phonta

Mohammed Hanif Mallik, a 70-year-old retired schoolteacher from Ahmedpur in Birbhum, received Bhai Phonta on Tuesday for the first time in his life.Nurul Islam Sheikh, a teacher and secretary of the A...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


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