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Bengal, culture and tradition rules themes in Howrah this Durga Puja

This year, Durga Puja organisers had to combat a new demon called GST. Maintaining the grandeur of their Pujas, barowari committees and clubs had...

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,...

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...

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Celeb chefs cook for victims of fire at California on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in California was never this sad and heartbreaking as this year. Two wildfires have devastated the state, leaving almost every family homeless and...

Power, Peace and Prosperity reside together at Kumartuli

Artisans trying to finish Kali idols at Kumartuli The mood drastically changes at Kumartuli once Lakshmi Puja ends....

Durga Puja Carnival – The Ground Reality

Rolf Lindesay with his family seated at the Durga Puja Carnival Maria had landed in Calcutta on...