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Durga Puja
Opinion  /  Published 23.11.21

Travel the world in miniature

My Taiwanese friend, Tsung-Chi Cheng, took me to the Window On China Theme Park in Longtan District in Taiwan, which boasts of intricately crafted miniatures of some of the architectural marvels of th...
By Atanu Biswas

Places  /  Published 05.11.21

Durga Puja Rewind: Goddess invoked inside New Town's high-rise apartment

The Durga Puja on the grounds was not the only Durga Puja happening in the Uniworld City complex. A resident invoked the goddess inside her 2,300sq ft apartment on the fifth floor. “We ordered ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 05.11.21

Durga Puja Rewind: Last-minute stage show at New Town BE Block

BE Block, New Town Do we get to put up a cultural programme? Or will it be a blank like last year? Puja was drawing closer but there was no answer from the block committee. Finally, with barely 15 d...
By Juhi Roy in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 05.11.21

Durga Puja Rewind: Beauty with social duty at Uniworld City puja

While the folk artists were a big hit with the residents, with the chhau dancers getting special mention, visitors were enthralled by a dhaki dance during arati. Jiban Bayen of Dum Dum was a mesmeric ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 05.11.21

Durga Puja Rewind: Kumari puja returns at New Town complex

After a year’s break, Malika Malancha resumed Kumari puja on the occasion of Durga Navami. This year, five-year-old Shanvi Singh was the chosen one, getting worshiped as a living form of the Mot...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

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News  /  Published 05.11.21

Durga Puja Rewind: Recordings screened at New Town housing

Elita Garden Vista The government’s announcement to cancel all cultural events did not deter the residents of Elita Garden Vista (EGV). They decided to record their performances in advance and ...
By Shubhi Tandon in Salt Lake

India  /  Published 01.11.21

‘Separation of religion and politics a must’

Examining the sectarian violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja, journalist, author and rights activist Shahriar Kabir, the most resolute and renowned secular fighter of the country, has called for a...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta, Tapas Das

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.21

982 new Covid-19 cases in Bengal

Bengal on Friday reported 982 new Covid-19 infections, 860 recoveries and eight deaths, resulting in a rise by 114 in active cases to 8,223. Bengal now has 5.3 per cent of the national total of activ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 29.10.21

And the winning tower in New Town's Eastern High is...

Nine towers, four contests, one winner. When cultural programmes got called off on account of state guidelines, Eastern High decided to go for contests instead and to heighten the excitement, made the...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Pandemic mars Puja spirit in UK & Salt Lake alike

After experiencing the monotony of ostentatious pomp that is Durga Puja in the UK for two years and spending the third Puja locked down at home, our hearts yearned for the vibrant ambience of the fest...
By Gargi Mukherjee in Salt Lake


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