Durga Puja
Jharkhand  /  Published 07.06.20

Pujas without pomp this year

Durga Puja may well turn out to be an occasion without the usual festive fervour this year.The coronavirus pandemic has forced organisers to keep their fingers crossed about hosting the puja, schedule...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpdur

Calcutta  /  Published 05.06.20

Anxiety over Puja marks Snan Yatra

Snan Yatra, or Devasana Purnima, is an important ritual observed a fortnight before Rath Yatra.In Puri, lakhs of devotees witness the ritual at the Lord Jagannath temple. In Calcutta, the occasion coi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.05.20

Brace for Puja of uncertainty

Like every year, the capital’s well-known sculptor Ajay Kumar Paul, 56, had roped in around a dozen of trained sculptors from other parts Jharkhand and Bengal to prepare idols of gods and goddesses ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Hope rides on first order in idol hub of Calcutta

Mintu Paul has about 12 orders for Durga idols by Poila Baisakh every year. This year, he received his first order from a city puja committee on Monday.The order from Santosh Mitra Square Sarbojanin D...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.05.20

Gods have mercy on makers

Sonu Paul's family has been making idols of gods and goddesses for generations but they have never felt so helpless as they are feeling now during the lockdown to ward off the novel coronavirus threat...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 26.04.20

Overseas freeze on idol orders

The coronavirus has struck in the city’s idol-making hub, too, with overseas orders for Durga idols either cancelled or put on hold. The Puja rush would already have begun at Kumartuli in any other ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.20

Covid-19 cloud over big-ticket Durga Pujas in Bengal

The budget of big-ticket Durga Pujas is set to take a hard knock due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak as sponsorships by corporate advertisers would be reduced, leading to scaling down ...
By PTI in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 29.01.20

Eco-friendly idol for puja

An eco-friendly idol will be worshipped on Saraswati Puja at West Jorhat Jatiya Vidyalaya, about 6km from Jorhat town, in Jorhat district of Upper Assam on Thursday.The idol, made with flour, paper an...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.20

Calendar plans out Salt Lake FE Block’s year

Salt Lake FE Block Residents’ Association is set to forge closer ties among neighbours this year. The block association has for the first time printed wall calendars for its residents with holidays ...
By TT Bureau in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.20

Behala pandal material for New Town park structure

By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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