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Makar Sankranti
West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.20

Where faith meets...

It is dusk. A bus trudges its way through the dusty road to stop at the path leading to my ancestral village. There was a certain quiet as the family stood there eagerly and silently praying and waiti...
By Rina Mitra in

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.01.20

Winter sweetener from land-protest hub

Barkagaon may be in the news for sending 29-year-old Amba Prasad, to the Assembly as Jharkhand’s youngest MLA, or for land agitations of villagers against the National Thermal Power Plant (NTPC) whi...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.01.20

Idol & chaural contests spell big bucks, old charms remain

From new-fangled Happy Makar WhatsApp texts to age-old rice dumplings (peethas) and Tusu fairs, people in and around the steel city plunged themselves in Makar Sankranti festivities on Wednesday.This ...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

Muslims buy bananas from Joydeb Mela in Birbhum

Abdur Rahaman from Birbhum’s Dubrajpur was wandering through Joydeb village early on Wednesday carrying three large bunches of bananas on his shoulders.Abdur, 35, unlike lakhs of other pilgrims, had...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.01.20

Tusu break eating out pain

It’s Makar Sankranti time, which for Jamshedpur foodies means a forced break from eating out. Most chefs and helpers at eatery kitchens and some waiters are away on Tusu Parab (or Makar Sankranti) l...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.19

The dark side of Makar Sankranti

Sir — Flying kites is an essential part of Makar Sankranti celebrations in various parts of India. But each year on this day, several creatures, especially birds, get injured by kite strings laced w...
By The Telegraph in

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.01.19

Political foes in kite combat in Jharkhand

NaMo or RaGa, who’s ruling the airwaves, literally? Traditional kite fighting is set to get a full-throttle political spin this Makar Sankranti in poll-bound 2019. Kites with the faces of Prime Mini...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi

India  /  Published 14.01.20

Pro, anti-CAA kites soar Gujarat skies

While pro and anti CAA camps continue to hold their respective grounds, the ideological battle between the two groups was fought in the sky literally with kites on Tuesday in Gujarat on the occasion o...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

India  /  Published 17.01.20

Kerala beef recipe row

A social media storm over a “beef fry” tweet by Kerala Tourism on Wednesday has prompted the CPM-led government to assert that food is not linked to religion in the state.Slamming the state govern...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.01.20

Peethas & fairs, the joys of Tusu

True to its folk origins, Makar Sankranti is known and celebrated as Tusu Parab across vast areas of Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. Goddess Tusu is worshipped with joyful festivities, food, fairs and s...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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