Durga Puja
Calcutta  /  Published 12.10.20

Park order brightens stall hopes for pujas

Puja committees across Calcutta are gearing up to accept proposals for setting up stalls after the civic body decided to keep parks open from Friday, the desperation reflecting an overwhelming urge to...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.10.20

To malls, with masks and eye on ACs

The shopping meter peaked across the city's malls despite Covid fears on Sunday. With just one weekend left before Durga Puja, a steady stream of men, women and children wearing masks poured into ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.10.20

Threat of sporadic rain during Durga Puja

As if the virus wasn’t enough, rain may also play spoilsport this Puja. Weathermen warned on Sunday that satellite pictures were indicating the formation of a low-pressure area over north ...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur

Calcutta  /  Published 11.10.20

Music video celebrates girls' voices

A song that speaks of equal opportunities for girls will be part of the playlist at several Puja pandals in Calcutta. The song is part of a music video that was launched by the West Bengal Commission...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.20

Better safe than sorry

Sir — While the Supreme Court accepted the right to peacefully protest against a legislation, it also made it absolutely clear that protests in public places for an indefinite period of time are...
By The Telegraph


Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

State doles challenged

The state government’s decision to pay Rs 50,000 to every community Durga Puja organiser was challenged in Calcutta High Court on Friday. A division bench, headed by Justice Sanjib Banerjee, fi...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Tridhara opts for simple pandal

In its 74th year, Tridhara Sammilani, one of the biggest crowd-pullers in south Calcutta, is dispensing with the services of a theme-maker for its pandal. It will be a simple structure coming up on M...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Ballygunge

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

Police chief appeals to Puja organisers

Police commissioner Anuj Sharma asked Puja organisers at a meeting on Friday to ensure that no visitor is allowed inside pandals without a mask and without getting his or her hands disinfected, an org...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.10.20

Govt sponsored Puja in Seraikela

Tapan Kumar Pattanayak, who is the conductor of the puja, said a four foot idol has been ordered in accordance with state government guidelines. "The puja will be held at a permanent struct...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Books  /  Published 09.10.20

A Puja-time reading list

Final Cut by S.J. Watson (Penguin; Rs 699) Alex is a film-maker who arrives at Blackwood Bay to shoot her film but the sleepy town is suspicious of her. And why not when there is hardly anything ...
By Shrestha Saha


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