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Idol Makers
Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Ganesha on an assembly line

For Ganesha festivities this year, we decided to take the kids where all the action takes place: the Central Railway Loco Works in Lower Parel, near the Lalbaug flyover in the heart of Mumbai. This is...
By Rajitha Gopinath in

North East  /  Published 03.03.19

Idol-maker rues drop in sales

Shankar Pal, 30, a traditional idol-maker, is busy putting finishing touches to a statue of Shiva on Sunday afternoon in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district, ahead of Shiv Ratri on Monday. However, line...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

Culture  /  Published 23.02.19

What's behind the rise of public pujas in Bengal?

In February, on the occasion of Saraswati Puja, a culture club in Canning in Bengal’s South 24-Parganas ordered a 45-foot high idol. “The head alone measured eksho aangul or a hundred fingers [an ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

North East  /  Published 10.10.18

NRC cloud over Durga artisans

The NRC update has taken a toll on Lakhi Silpalaya, one of the oldest Durga idol-making shops in the city, with many of its artisans toiling to secure legacy documents instead of crafting idols. Busin...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati


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