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Jamai Sasthi
Opinion  /  Published 23.06.22

Letters to the editor

Unfair privilege Sir — The saying, ‘Baro mashe tero parbon’, aptly conveys the abundance of rituals and festivities in the Bengali calendar. Unfortunately, several of these arcane r...
By The Telegraph

Food  /  Published 04.06.22

From kosha mangsho to aam sorbet: Recipes to put a hungry smile on any jamai’s face

All’s well that ends well, they say. This quick and easy sorbet recipe has the coolness of ice cream with the goodness of mangoes! Recipe: Take a couple of ripe, sweet mangoes and scoop out ...
By Pooja Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 04.06.22

Jamai jukebox: A Bengali playlist for sons-in-law to jam to

Another popular lokgeeti by Swapna Chakraborty, this one has probably featured in most Bengali wedding playlists. In the song, the sister-in-law (boudi) tells the daughter of the house (her nonod) tha...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Calcutta  /  Published 18.06.21

Jamai draw on first day of longer hours

With fear of Covid looming, Jamai Sashthi wasn’t celebrated with as much pomp as in other years. Restaurants were allowed to start the dine-in service from the same day — from noon to 8pm ...
By Brinda Sarkar and Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.19

Truck tiff tells on Jamai Shasthi plans

A protest by truck operators has chocked the supply of fish and vegetables to markets in Durgapur town in the run-up to Jamai Shasthi on Saturday. Sources said truck operators were sending lesser truc...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

Culture  /  Published 07.12.19

Father, son, sister and the spirit of Jamai Sasthi past

How much were those for, I asked, pointing to the transparent plastic bag bursting with mangoes, litchis and kalo jaam or blackberries. It was close to midnight and the bus was almost empty. There was...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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