Durga Puja
Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

Pat on the back from NKDA for 20 New Town organizers

Social group NTFN had compiled the Covid guidelines issued by the government and the high court before the Pujas and used them as criteria for their markings. “We had 26 volunteers who did the r...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

New York to next door

CJ Block streamed cultural programmes on Saptami and Ashtami evenings on its Facebook page to keep residents entertained in the absence of on-stage cultural programmes this year.  The virtual pl...
By Ashok Chatterjee in Salt Lake

Entertainment  /  Published 25.11.20

Reliving good old days is what makes up ‘coronostalgia’

Photographers’ take The basic purpose of photography has always been to revisit or throwback into memories. “During the lockdown, lack of activities must have accelerated the memory burst...
By Ayan Paul in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.20

One lakh Covid recoveries since Dashami

Bengal on Thursday reported a drop in its total active Covid-19 cases for the 24th consecutive day since the end of Durga Puja, recording 1,01,673 recoveries during this period that outweighed the 91,...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.20

Covid recoveries cross 4 lakh

“When this spell of rise in the recovery rate began on October 22, the rate was 87.44. Now, we are over 92. We will overtake the national rate in a matter of weeks,” said the minister. Th...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Part of New Town show, from the US

Later, I joined Path Bhawan Bangla School to pick up the language as we do not have Bengali in school. Classes take place on alternate Sundays. We, the students of Path Bhawan, put up a performance a...
By Our Correspondent in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Finally an idol to celebrate

There was a real sense of community and spirit here; it wasn’t a glorified dinner party. The energy was infections as my daughter and I immersed ourselves in Puja preparations — from paint...
By Our Correspondent in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.20

Doctors blame festive revelry for Covid spike

At least three north Bengal districts have reported a surge in Covid-19 cases during the past one-week, a trend that has been dubbed as an “after effect of Durga Puja” by doctors of the re...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.20

Covid recoveries outrun new cases

Bengal on Thursday, continuing with the longest spell of an uninterrupted drop in total active Covid-19 cases, logged 3,856 new cases and yet another new high in daily recoveries at 4,453, spurring th...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.11.20

Mini idol crafted with baking tools

On Ashtami, as the pushpanjali mantra uttered by the priest blared on the loudspeaker in the streets, like many of her neighbours this year, Debadrita Das sat at home, away from the pandal and the pan...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


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