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Durga Puja Rituals
Lifestyle  /  Published 07.10.22

A one-time Mumbaikar on the experience of growing up with ‘probashi’ Durga Pujas

A look back at the Pujos spent outside Kolkata, seeing the festivities evolve and the unique experiences of a ‘probashi’ Bengali...
By Rumela Basu

People  /  Published 30.09.22

Daaker saaj, ‘boli’, blank fire of a gun: Mankar's Biswas family Puja is one of a kind

The family offers the goddess annabhog, which is prepared only by the Brahmin men of the household...
By Amitabha Gupta

People  /  Published 22.09.22

The rituals at the Dasguptas’ 400-year-old Puja in Barrackpore are unique and ‘spirited’

Though animal sacrifice has stopped, Goddess Durga is still offered liquor along with non-vegetarian food every day...
By Somen Sengupta

Lifestyle  /  Published 11.10.21

How Sovabazar Rajbari has kept the Neelkantha custom afloat

At this ‘bonedi bari’ , painted ‘phanushes’ have replaced the birds that were traditionally released on Dashami...
By Rangan Datta

People  /  Published 08.10.21

Inside Family Pujas: The Das’ of Belkulai village, Howrah

This carnival of the community is steeped in tradition and brings the whole village together as one big family...
By Amitabha Gupta

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Break with 35 years’ naru-making tradition

‘We also made chhancher sandesh with coconut and khoya kheer’...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake


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