Lifestyle  /  Published 14.10.21

The city that never sleeps during Durga Puja and the Kolkatans who make it happen

Sandip Roy is a journalist and author of the novel, 'Don’t Let Him Know'. A columnist with several publications and previously a commentator for National Public Radio, USA, he is now a p...
By Sandip Roy

Calcutta  /  Published 14.11.20

Bhog ruled out across Kali temples

Kali Puja will be without the customary bhog for devotees visiting Dakshineswar, Kalighat and other temples across Calcutta and in the adjoining areas this year. Almost all temple committees have dec...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.10.20

Hotels in a soup for selling ‘bhog’

Though members of the Jamshedpur Durga Puja Kendriya Samity tried to convince the state government to allow Puja committees to distribute bhog since restaurants and food outlets were already functioni...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 23.10.20

Khichudi bhog from star hotels

Residents of several housing complexes and neighbourhoods this Ashtami will be served the traditional khichudi-labda by star hotels, no less. With community lunch on puja days off the table, at least...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.10.20

Puja amid a pandemic

It may not feel like it, but Monday is Tritiya. The big ticket Pujas will be opening on the day and the rest of the week, well, you can hear the priest chanting mantras over the loudspeaker, see your ...
By Brinda Sarkar


Jharkhand  /  Published 14.10.20

Restriction on bhog impractical, says Puja body

The government’s guidelines to have only four-feet high idols in Durga Puja pandals have evoked sharp criticism from the faithful said sources. Durga Johri, President of the Sri Kendriya Durga ...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.10.20

Ranchi moots home delivery of ‘bhog’

A conglomerate of over 300 Durga Puja committees in Ranchi has decided to deliver bhog at the doorsteps of people staying in the vicinity of various pandals and is set to seek permission for...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Odisha  /  Published 18.10.18

Cuttack Durga Pujas cook a tonne of fish bhog

More than 1,100kg of fish was offered as bhog to Goddess Durga on the day of Navami on Thursday at Chandni Chowk and Alisha Bazaar Puja mandaps of the city for distribution among thousands of people t...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.10.18

The secret behind delicious bhog

Delicious bhog served in pandals is one of the major attractions of Puja, but we seldom spare a thought about the ones rustling it up. The cooks, popularly known and pandes here, are quite indispensab...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Food  /  Published 28.01.20

The humble but magical Saraswati Puja bhog

Saraswati Puja has always claimed a special place in the heart of a Bengali or as I may add, anybody who has lived long enough in Bengal to understand pujas and the emotions they evoke. It is also pop...
By Satnam Singh Ahluwalia in Calcutta


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