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Culture  /  Published 28.07.22

Ikai Asai Lila home decor collection

Ravi, can you take us through the pieces? Every piece in this collection has been designed to work together as a set as well as independently, in pieces, to add into your home. I want to encourage yo...
By Saionee Chakraborty

News  /  Published 22.07.22

West Bengal Hasta Shilpa Mela 2022 is on full swing at Aikatan

Planters What’s better than an artistic wall-hanging? A wall-hanging that doubles as a money plant holder. Sandip Dutta from Nimta has acrylic-painted slices of mahogany with motifs of nature ...
By Brinda Sarkar

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Rath-er Mela returns to Salt Lake Central Park after two years of Covid-induced break

These soft purses will hold not much more than a phone and wallet but they are “trending,” in the words of stall keeper Soumyalok Dutta. “The foam bags come in black as well as mild ...
By Brinda Sarkar

Lifestyle  /  Published 04.07.22

‘Mukhosh Khela’: The masked dance forms of West Bengal

The female deity, especially forms of Kali or Chandi, feature heavily in Gomira dances, which are usually based on themes of good versus evil. In South Dinajpur, the tri-headed wooden mask of Mahiraba...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.04.22

Railway promotes local products

Having launched a stall at the Dhanbad Railway Station on April 9 as part of the second phase of One Station One Product (OSOP) scheme of Indian Railway to promote local products of local ar...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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Jharkhand  /  Published 17.03.22

Handicrafts boom for Dalma

Those who visit the Dalma hills will soon get opportunity for buying handicrafts, spices and other products made by the villagers in and around the sprawling hills.  A local NGO has on Thursday ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

News  /  Published 25.02.22

Clock Tower ground hosts all-in-one fair New Town Utsab O Mela

Stall: E-12 About: Jewellery made of recycled goods such as cloth, cardboard, coconut fibre strings are up for grabs. A set of multi-coloured earrings including two neck pieces (one long and another ...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 21.02.22

Natungram: The village of the wooden owl

How to go: Natungram is about 150 km by road from Kolkata, perfect for a day trip. The nearest railway stations are Katwa and Aghradwip. Stay: One can explore the newly set up Resource Centre by th...
By Chaiti Mitra

News  /  Published 18.02.22

New Town Mela Ground hosts 2021-22 winter’s last fair

Wire art  Stall: On the ground opposite stall 171  About: Kajal Sharma is creating chariots, cycles and even tanks using single aluminium wires. “I bend the wire using pliers to create...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 15.01.22

Exploring Burdwan’s Dariyapur Dokra village

Before you go Dariyapur is about 145 km from Kolkata and can be an ideal day-trip  The nearest railway station to Dariyapur is Guskara, 4 km away Burdwan town is an hour’s drive away a...
By Rangan Datta


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