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Mahalaya
Lifestyle  /  Published 08.10.21

Sound of dhaak defines spirit of celebration

Every year, for the five days of Durga Puja, Kolkata decks up in its brightest lights to welcome the goddess back to her earthly abode. Gouri Basu, the director of EZCC, captured the spirit of this fe...
By Upasya Bhowal

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Chhau show for New Town complex residents on Mahalaya

“We wanted to host a performance that reflects our culture. Apart from other things, we are distributing masks and sanitisers to all those in need. We even have drones covering the event,”...
By Shubhi Tandon in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

Purulia’s Mahalaya gift to Covid orphans

Purulia district administration, with help from the state government, on Wednesday pledged long-term social and economic support to 46 minors who lost both parents to the pandemic, and to six other ch...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

News  /  Published 06.10.21

Mahalaya road guide for Kolkata

No goods vehicles will be allowed on Strand Road and St Georges Gate Road, between Raja Woodmunt Street and Hastings crossings, from 4am to 4pm  No goods vehicles will be allowed to move north...
By The Telegraph in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 05.10.21

In age-old melody of Birendra Krishna Bhadra's 'Mahalaya', a blend of nostalgia and hope

No matter where in the world you are, if there's a Bengali anywhere in your vicinity, there’s a fair chance that you'll hear the faint notes of Mahalaya if you pass by their house in the...
By Upasya Bhowal

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West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Mahalaya holy dip amid pandemic

At least 1,500 people in Kalna, East Burdwan, took a holy dip in the Hooghly on the occasion of Mahalaya on Thursday to perform tarpan rituals as a tribute to departed ancestors. Mahalaya this year i...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Calcutta couple in financial distress found dead

A young man who had invested his life’s savings in a car to earn a living as an app cab driver was found dead with his wife at their one-room Chetla home on Mahalaya morning, with police suspect...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.09.20

Mahalaya: Devi Paksha begins

By Our Bureau in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Covid norms watch during tarpan

A team of police officers will be deployed at each of the 37 Hooghly ghats from early on Thursday to ensure social distancing is followed when visitors turn up to perform the ritual of tarpan on the o...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.09.20

Traffic snarls return to haunt commuters

Traffic snarls have returned to Calcutta though schools and colleges are shut and many Calcuttans are still working from home. But those whose offices have reopened and who are commuting daily have t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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