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400 years of Rath Yatra at Baruipur

        The green chariot carrying Jagannath, Subhadra and Balaram is hurled through the mud and grass covered ground of Baruipur Rash Math. Rath Yatra in...

Vindhyavasini worshipped for over 180 years

The presiding deity of Vindyachal, a pilgrimage site 8km from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, has found place in the hearts and belief of people...

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,...

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...

Piercing to please Lord Shiva

    Bainan, a nondescript village in Howrah district comes alive on the night before Chaitra Sankranti. Devotees of Shiva, the sannyasins who have observed the...

Lalgarh’s tiger hacked to death in Bagghara forest

The Royal Bengal tiger that was spotted intermittently in West Midnapore’s Lalgarh forests and sent a wave of terror among villagers for nearly one...

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...

The trials of a minor girl

  Women around the world unite to celebrate International Women’s Day every year on March 8. Yet there are many whose lives have turned into...

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...

Water Chestnut comes to rescue paddy growers

The tiny dark green fruit  being sold in piles from markets in Kolkata. Its cheap and one of the healthiest supplements in one’s diet....

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