Idol Maker
Jharkhand  /  Published 24.05.21

Idol makers lose hope amid lockdown

Dhanbad sculptors who were enthusiastic to begin preparations for making idols for this Durga Puja are increasingly becoming sceptical with the second wave of the Covid pandemic. Having suffered huge...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Club to the aid of idol-maker

Kesto Das’s makeshift studio, on a slice of the footpath in Manasatala Lane, got ravaged by Cyclone Amphan and his earnings for the entire festive season looked uncertain. But a local club has ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kidderpore

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Idol-makers ask state govt for help

The virus has not spared the clay magicians whose fingers conjure up idols revered by millions. Over a thousand potters, mainly idol-makers, from East Burdwan’s Kalna and Nadia’s Phulia t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalna, Phulia

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.08.20

Kolaghat idol makers skip steel city visit

With the Covid pandemic reducing Durga Puja to a low-key affair, artisans from Kolaghat in Bengal will not be coming to the steel city this time, as they have received no orders. It is for the first ...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.05.20

Gods have mercy on makers

Sonu Paul's family has been making idols of gods and goddesses for generations but they have never felt so helpless as they are feeling now during the lockdown to ward off the novel coronavirus threat...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Peaceful existence in an open prison

Chandan Chandra has no time to sleep or eat these days. He wakes up long before daybreak, takes a quick bath at the well beside his tenement and cycles 25 kilometres to reach his makeshift studio. Thi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri


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