Durga Puja
Opinion  /  Published 30.04.22

Food for the soul: Importance of feasts

When Timon of Athens serves his guests with hot water and rage at his feast, he demonstrates what a feast is not. He disrupts the bonds of community, which a feast, or festival, is meant to deepen. He...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Bangladesh likely to export hilsa to India this Durga Puja as well

Continuing its 'hilsa diplomacy', Bangladesh is likely to export the prized silver fish to India during this year's Durga Puja as well. Bangladesh’s commerce minister Tipu Munshi to...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury/PTI

News  /  Published 11.04.22

31 parakeets rescued from Prince Anwar Shah Road pet shop

Over 50 puja theme-makers drew on various aspects of Durga Puja at a programme on Sunday. It was an act of thanksgiving to the Unesco for inscribing Durga Puja in Kolkata on its Representative List of...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


India  /  Published 26.02.22

SC shield for lawyer for Tripura probe

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Tripura police not to take coercive action against Ehtesham Hashmi, a Delhi-based lawyer who has sought an independent SIT probe into last October’s communal...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Unesco tag on Durga Puja to be celebrated across Kolkata on September 1

“It is our duty to tell the world how Bengal honours a recognition. All departments will have to take this up as a challenge,” Mamata said.   Durga Puja 2022 starts on October 1...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 16.01.22

Bihar tipplers take over offices

 Tippler’s tricks  One of the provisions of the draconian prohibition law in Bihar allows the authorities to seal off premises where people are caught drinking. The rich may not care ...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 24.12.21

Durga Puja festivities to start 10 days prior in 2022 to celebrate Unesco honour: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said Durga Puja festivities will start 10 days prior in 2022 to celebrate the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) tag accorded to the unique festi...

News  /  Published 23.12.21

Thanksgiving rally in heart of Kolkata for Durga Puja global tag

Some, like architect Sanjukta Dutta, had no direct link to Puja. “We walk to the pandals. Today we are walking to celebrate the shilpo (art and industry) that is Durga Puja,” she said, pra...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata


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