Vishwakarma Puja
Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Kite flying injures many birds

Kites flying activity in the run up to Vishwakarma Puja has taken a heavy toll on birds across the city. More than 30 birds with kite string injuries have been rescued since Wednesday by the forest d...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Jewellery hub reflects Covid crisis

Just about 300 shops and workshops out of the 7,000-odd in the jewellery hub of Bowbazar celebrated Vishwakarma Puja on Thursday with most shop-owners and goldsmiths opting to stay at home, struck by ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Low-key Vishwakarma Puja looms amid Covid

The puja that heralds autumn festivities in Calcutta’s calendar has taken a hit. Some organisers have cancelled Thursday’s Vishwakarma Puja, while the ones going ahead with the puja have ...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Unions to scale down Vishwakarma Puja

Hundreds of Vishwakarma Puja organisers across Bengal have opted for muted celebrations as they have decided to utilise the festival funds to help workers and their families — living in their ar...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

Arrested for Vishwakarma Puja ‘extortion’

A man, who claimed to be part of a truck and tempo association in Posta, has been arrested on the charge of extorting a truck driver. Arijit Singh forced the driver to pay Rs 200 as subscription for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.19

Visvakarma Puja damper in Haldia

Visvakarma Puja, a celebration of the creator who is considered the divine engineer, has never been so quiet in Haldia. Once the roaring seat of heavy industry in south Bengal, Haldia wears an empty ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.19

Bowbazar residents want to return for Arandhan ritual

Many of the Bowbazar residents who have been forced out of their homes because of subsidence triggered by East-West Metro work have sought permission to return home for Arandhan, a no-cooking ritual c...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.18

Loud contest

Sir — Ganesha is slowly, but surely, edging out Vishwakarma in Calcutta. Unfortunately, mortals are paying a heavy price on account of this battle among the gods. This year, both pujas were celebrat...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.19

Ganesha & Vishwakarma on same sinking boat

What keeps families ticking, a cynic had once quipped, is the domestic tiff. The remark, dripping with black humour, holds true for the worlds of both men and gods. Courts in India have had to interve...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.09.19

Vishwakarma Puja budgets down in Jharkhand

Vishwakarma Puja is only four days away but signs of festivity are few and far between at Adityapur industrial area in Seraikela-Kharsawan.Hit by the worst-ever slump in 21 years, the automobile ancil...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpur


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