Kolkata And Bengal

The Saha’s Durga

The Mokdumpur Sahapara Durga Puja is estimated to be more than 300 years old....

Gunshots and canonshots to arouse the Devi

A step into the Jorasanko Daw Bari immediately transports a visitor back in...

Puja for over 400 years at Hutom’s house

The old thakurdalan where puja is held Baksha is...

Pre-wedding shoots with Durga

    It’s said that marriages are made in Heaven. But nowadays, they are being made at...

Banned Chinese Manja on hot demand among kite-fliers

Five months ago, a young man riding his motorbike on the Maa flyover suffered serious...

Calcutta – Frozen in Time and Frame

  Calcutta in late 19th and early 20th century was a reality far from the present....

400 years of Rath Yatra at Baruipur

        The green chariot carrying Jagannath, Subhadra and Balaram is hurled through the mud and grass...

Vindhyavasini worshipped for over 180 years

The presiding deity of Vindyachal, a pilgrimage site 8km from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, has...

Gandheswari – The Goddess of Fragrance Merchants

It’s a queer corner to have a place of worship. A narrow passage between the...

Malda’s goddess – Johura Kali

The sanctum sanctorum is enough to accommodate not more than 10 people at a time....

Piercing to please Lord Shiva

    Bainan, a nondescript village in Howrah district comes alive on the night before Chaitra Sankranti....

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 peaceful Ramanavami puja held at Santragachhi

  While political parties across the country clanked swords about how they would celebrate Ramanavami, a...

The trials of a minor girl

  Women around the world unite to celebrate International Women’s Day every year on March 8....

Pancham Dol at Bally Rash Bari

  The colours are still fresh and people are still recalling their experience of playing with...

Water Chestnut comes to rescue paddy growers

The tiny dark green fruit  being sold in piles from markets in Kolkata. Its cheap...

Malda’s Mask Man

Walking down the streets of Malda Town, one is likely to bump into rows of...

Malda’s warrior prince

Through the ages, Kartick, the handsome warrior prince, whose charms all women, is worshipped by...

A corner of Kolkata, transported in time

A pristine environment, every blade of grass mowed to perfection, the hedges neatly pruned and...

Young Thinkers’ Conference comes to Kolkata

The British Deputy High Commission Kolkata and independent forum Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Kolkata jointly...

Chapal Rani’s fight for roots

After an arduous court battle that lasted for 12 years, justice was done in a...

Chandernagore’s longest Alpana

Chandernagore's Boro Puja Committee has gone the Samaj Sebi way this year for Jagaddhatri Puja....

After Chandernagore, Rishra Jagaddhatri a massive crowd-puller

Themes, lights, celebrities and crowd, Rishra is a close cousin of Chandernagore when it comes...

Bananas going from Nadia market for Chhat Puja

Nadia is the place to go for banana sellers of Bihar and Jharkhand who are...

Baby dies for delayed train, mother commits suicide

Howrah, Oct 21: A 26-year-old mother bringing her ailing son for treatment to Calcutta from...

Neighbours miss Rocketman’s magic this Kali Puja

  Residents and children of Ramrajatala and neighbouring areas will definitely miss Barindranath Lahiri this Kali...

A dream in wax

    She calls herself as ‘Chhupa Rustam’, or the one with a hidden talent but never...

Chaltaberia, the hub of designers for diyas

  Every time someone buys  bright colourful designer diyas  at a market in any city in...

The Kali that Bamakhyapa installed

  Sadhak Bamakhyapa had visited this house to install the deity. Amulyadhan Mukhopadhyay was a very...

Refused to pay hefty puja contribution, elderly man beaten to death

Howrah, Oct 16: Yet another incident of hooliganism and extortion came to the forefront when...

Hopes for ‘Dhan Varsha’ this Dhanteras

    Dhanteras is believed to bring good fortune to everyone and gold and diamond jewellers are...

The suicide ghost of Uluberia

One would expect this to be another convoluted trap of the Blue Whale game. But...

Bird-lover by nature

  She is not an ornithologist, neither is she associated with any bird-lovers’  group. She has...

Themes galore for Lakshmi in Khalna

  When Kolkata is done with its themes, lights and grand immersion carnival for Durga Puja,...

Mammoth Carnival for farewell to Durga

    Curtains came down on Kolkata’s extravaganza called Durga Puja with the chief minister’s final signoff...

GJM leaders urge Rajnath for the safety of Gurung

GJM leader urges Rajnath Singh to ensure the safety of Gurung As the queen of hills...

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...

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...

Steeped in tradition for over four centuries

Bazar Bari, the colloquial term for Uma Villa, is the centre of activities in Janai,...