India  /  Published 22.05.22

Puri Chandan Yatra to end on Monday

People take different routes to beat the summer. But Lord Jagannath of Puri takes a boat ride followed by a massage with sandalwood paste to beat the heat.    The 21-day-long Chandan Yatra ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 16.05.22

Celebrations of Buddha Purnima across India

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By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Events  /  Published 16.05.22

Festivals From India, an India-UK initiative, aims to make art festivals more accessible

“There's practically no platform of this sort that acts as a consolidated list of India's most respected arts and culture festivals, and serves as a resource for those who build and crea...
By Vedant Karia

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.05.22

A tale of Eidi lost and found

Last evening, I sent out 21 Eidi bags (jute bags from Lata Bajoria) to kids across communities. I filled each bag with Alpenliebe candies. Stray Rs 2 coins. And some currency. I wrote a card secured b...
By Mudar Patherya

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.05.22

‘What do you guys do on Eid?’ Mudar Patherya answers an FAQ

And yet. Even this institution died out a few years ago, partly because Eid night coincided with the monsoons and one couldn’t quite do this inside the community hall of a gated complex. Our col...
By Mudar Patherya


News  /  Published 03.05.22

Eid celebrations free of Covid curbs

The stalls selling bangles in New Market were equally crowded. Asif Ali and wife Shagufta Parveen had come to New Market with their four-year-old son Aftab. “I used to go shopping with my fathe...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.04.22

Extending help in Ramzan, the month of giving

A housing society in New Town came forward to help underprivileged families with food provisions in the month of Ramazan. On Sunday, iftaar kits were given out to domestic help employed in the comple...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Lifestyle  /  Published 25.04.22

Why Ramzaan may have got easier but my world has turned poorer

The reflex response of calling mom to ask what dua should be recited at what point (even when I was in my fifties) has been replaced by scribbles on paper scraps.  The fried bhajiyaas during the...
By Mudar Patherya

Places  /  Published 25.04.22

Top fashion moments at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Christina Milian put on a cheeky display looking smoking hot in a two-piece blue bikini with super comfy white sneakers, because who wears heels to a music festival!? She opted for an interesting cove...
By Pramita Ghosh

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Festivals have become cause for anxiety not joy

Lost spirit Sir — While Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Dilip Ghosh, led Ram Navami rallies at various parts of West Bengal, the ruling Trinamul Congress conducted rival celebrat...
By The Telegraph


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