Durga Puja
News  /  Published 22.12.21

Massive rally in Kolkata thanks Unesco for ICH tag on Durga Puja

Rashbehari MLA Debasish Kumar, also a member of Forum for Durgotsab, told PTI: “We have assembled here to celebrate the Unesco honour to West Bengal's soul Durga Puja. This is an acknowledge...
By My Kolkata & PTI in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 20.12.21

Letters to the Editor: Bloody Mary a bit too rich a taste

Rich taste Sir — The Bloody Mary — not the Tudor queen but the famous cocktail — allegedly turned 100 this December. There is much debate about the actual origin of this cocktail, ...

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.21

Inherited togetherness: Puja heritage

At a time when religion divides rather than unites, the placing of Calcutta’s Durga Puja festival on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list is perhaps the most telling indi...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.21

Puja: Didi claims credit for Unesco tag

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday exulted over the Unesco recognition to Calcutta’s Durga Puja, staking claim to credit for initiatives her government took to bring global attention to the festival, j...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Lifestyle  /  Published 16.12.21

A rundown of the Intangible Cultural Heritage list of India, including Durga Puja

If there is a time when Kolkata really comes alive, it is during Durga Puja. The city’s favourite festival is also celebrated in other parts of India and the world, but nowhere with as much hear...
By Rumela Basu


News  /  Published 16.12.21

Unesco puts ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ tag on Durga Puja in Kolkata

Durga Puja in Kolkata is now “inscribed on Unesco’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”, a tag that formally takes the city’s much loved carnival t...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.12.21

UNESCO declares Kolkata’s Durga Puja an intangible cultural heritage of humanity

The chief minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee also shared the news on Twitter and wrote: “…To every #Bengali across the world, Durga Puja is much more than a festival, it is an emotion th...
By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.21

Durga puja in UNESCO heritage list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while sharing UNESCO's tweet, lauded the achievement. He tweeted, "A matter of great pride and joy for every Indian."  ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kolkata

People  /  Published 14.12.21

Kolkata-born Meenu Gaur on her desi noir series

Do you visit Kolkata now? I did attend the Kolkata International Film Festival in 2013 with my film Zinda Bhaag but I never went back for a proper visit. My buddies have been making plans every year ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.21

Hi-tech ambulance donated in Nadia

A Durga Puja committee in Nadia’s Kalyani has pooled funds to procure and donate a hi-tech cardiac ICU ambulance to a local non-profit, responding to a need for emergency medical support service...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani


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