Durga Puja Countdown
News  /  Published 01.10.21

Cheers and fears over Durga Puja minus night curbs

The night curfew will remain suspended across Bengal from October 10 to 20 because of Durga Puja. For the rest of October, the restrictions on the movement of people and vehicles between 11pm and 5am...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.09.21

Kids adorn puja pandal with folk art

This Puja gives wings to the creativity of 30 children, who live in a housing estate on Budge Budge Road in west Kolkata. Anoushka Sen, Class IX student of National Gems Higher Secondary School, is e...
By Ayan Paul

News  /  Published 28.09.21

Vaccine effect: Fewer Covid cases in city before Durga Puja this year

The RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences had 21 Covid patients on Monday, 10 of whom are in the critical care unit. On October 8 last year, the hospital had 92 patients, 26 of whom we...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.09.21

Shopping spree as Puja clock ticks

Barely two weekends left before Durga Puja, Kolkatans were out in force across shopping hubs on Sunday.  Couples and families with children in tow chose to put the scare of the pandemic on the b...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.09.21

Durga Puja organisers express concern over roads, lights

Several puja organisers on Friday expressed their concern about the condition of roads and slow drainage of accumulated water over the past few days to Kolkata police commissioner Soumen Mitra and urg...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 24.09.21

Online or offline? Dilemma over Durga Puja events

No budget for shows Offline shows also mean a hike in budget, which in itself is a hurdle in a pandemic-hit year. “Many residents were hospitalised with Covid in the second wave and many could ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 22.09.21

Doubt hangs over Durga Puja stalls

Several cash-strapped puja committees are accepting bookings for stalls around pandals even though the government is yet to clarify whether they will be allowed. The organisers are telling applicants...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.09.21

Kumartuli artisans race against time and rain to ready Durga Puja idols

Many workshops in Kumartuli are abuzz with the whir of hired pedestal fans. Others have charcoal chulas burning through the night.  Persistent rain over the past few days has left artisans in th...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.09.21

Rain holds back on Sunday, lifts mood of Durga Puja shoppers

Three Sundays before Puja, shoppers flooded malls and markets in the city. The Met office had issued a heavy rain alert for Sunday. But the sky was mostly clear and shoppers made the most of the weat...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.09.21

Kidderpore club themes Durga Puja pandal on pandemic and cyclone

A puja in Kidderpore is organising its 95th edition, keeping at the centre of the festivities the memories of the losses that the last year and a half have inflicted on us.  “Our theme is ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kidderpore


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