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Durga Puja
Culture  /  Published 29.08.21

Madurdaha's Cha-Biskut Amalgam Society

Plastic covers: check. Umbrella: check: Double masks and sanitiser: double check. Dressed in my morning walk gear I head out, ready to brave the torrential rain. This is no weather for a walk though. ...
By Chandreyee Ghose

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

Glimpses of how Khunti Puja 2021 was celebrated

AE Block Samaj Kalyan Sangha organised khunti puja in front of their community hall beside AE Market to mark the beginning their 45th Durga puja celebration. “We are hoping for the best, but pr...
By Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.21

Puja momentum eludes BJP

The Bengal BJP seems to have no interest in organising its Durga Puja this year as no prominent leader is keen on shouldering the responsibility of conducting the four-day affair launched virtually by...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Lifestyle  /  Published 27.08.21

Masaba Gupta's new lipstick collection is just in time for Pujo

We absolutely loved the red lipstick! It is such a classic. Tell us about your love for red lipstick? Red lipstick is something that I have always loved. The shade always gives me the confidence that...
By Saionee Chakraborty in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Bid to launch 60 buses before Puja

The North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) plans to launch 60 buses and introduce bus services in some new routes of north Bengal before Durga Puja. Partha Pratim Roy, the new chairman of N...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

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Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.21

Post-Puja school plan with rider

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government was keen to reopen schools after the Puja break, provided the Covid situation remains under control and “the third wave is not as dan...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.21

Durga Puja clock ticks on Kumartuli

Some organisers are hopeful though that the fear of a fresh round of infection would finally make way for overwhelming optimism and sponsors would gradually start loosening their purses. “We st...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.21

Open-air Puja venue at BJ Block

The puja pandal at BJ Block this year will be modelled on a rajbari thakurdalan of yesteryears. “This will ensure an open-air pandal so there is ample space for visitors to stand at safe distanc...
By Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.21

Drive-by pandal in AE Block

The theme for AE (Part 1)’s Durga puja has not been announced yet but at their khuti puja recently, the organisers hinted that it could be inspired by the pandemic. “Context is always imp...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.08.21

Gold mask for goddess at Baguiati khuti puja

He drew a parallel of the coronavirus that replicates invisibly through human-to-human contact with Raktabij, the demon that spawned a thousand replicas on a drop of its blood touching the floor. &ldq...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


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