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Bananas going from Nadia market for Chhat Puja

Nadia is the place to go for banana sellers of Bihar and Jharkhand who are frequenting Habibpur village for the past one-and-half weeks to...

Malda’s Mask Man

Walking down the streets of Malda Town, one is likely to bump into rows of clay idols left to dry in the sun near...

Simplicity in the age of grandeur

In an age of larger than life themes, elaborate lights and decorative pandals, simplicity has lost its place. Far from the city,...

Puja for over 400 years at Hutom’s house

The old thakurdalan where puja is held Baksha is a quiet hamlet neighbouring the popular village of Janai in...

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,...

Young Thinkers’ Conference comes to Kolkata

The British Deputy High Commission Kolkata and independent forum Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Kolkata jointly hosted the first Young Thinkers’ Conference in Eastern India....

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...

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....

Steeped in tradition for over four centuries

Bazar Bari, the colloquial term for Uma Villa, is the centre of activities in Janai, a sleepy hamlet in Hooghly, during Durga Puja. The...

Banned Chinese Manja on hot demand among kite-fliers

Five months ago, a young man riding his motorbike on the Maa flyover suffered serious injury when a kite string slit his throat. Saikat...