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Malda’s goddess – Johura Kali

The sanctum sanctorum is enough to accommodate not more than 10 people at a time. The spillover outside the temple is far larger on...

Shiva accompanies Durga on her annual homecoming

Durga is the daughter, Shiva the son-in-law. This belief is behind Serampore’s Pyne family's nearly 400 year old Durga Puja. The children, of course,...

Themes galore for Lakshmi in Khalna

  When Kolkata is done with its themes, lights and grand immersion carnival for Durga Puja, a non-descript village in Howrah district’s Amta subdivision wakes...

A peaceful Ramanavami puja held at Santragachhi

  While political parties across the country clanked swords about how they would celebrate Ramanavami, a peaceful and serene worship of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman...

Gandheswari – The Goddess of Fragrance Merchants

It’s a queer corner to have a place of worship. A narrow passage between the temple and the wall of the Gandhabanik Mahasabha Chhatrabas,...

Pancham Dol at Bally Rash Bari

  The colours are still fresh and people are still recalling their experience of playing with colours on Dol Jatra this year. The selfies are...

Chapal Rani’s fight for roots

After an arduous court battle that lasted for 12 years, justice was done in a Howrah court to jatra artiste and Bangla Akademi Award...

Bird-lover by nature

  She is not an ornithologist, neither is she associated with any bird-lovers’  group. She has no formal training for treating injured fledglings. Yet Pratima...

The Saha’s Durga

The Mokdumpur Sahapara Durga Puja is estimated to be more than 300 years old. It has its origins at Sahapur in  Old Malda...

The Kali that Bamakhyapa installed

  Sadhak Bamakhyapa had visited this house to install the deity. Amulyadhan Mukhopadhyay was a very dear disciple of the guru and had expressed his...

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Rabindrasangeet by Chinmoy to start Bengali New Year

Indrani Sen. Kalyan Sen Barat and other launch Smritir Pote Chinmoy Giving a musical start to the Bengali...

Online pre-booking continues for Doodh Pulir Gaach

The Bengali New Year has ushered in some good news for the crowd-funded film, Doodh Pulir Gaach,...

Celebrating World Art at Kumartuli

Painting on taxi, an art exhibit at Kumartuli on the occasion of World Art Day It was the...

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