Delhi News | Written by Snigdha Basu | Tuesday October 20, 2015
As Delhi gets ready for nights of revellery for the much awaited final days of Durga puja, artisans brought from Bengal are busy giving the final touches to the decorations at the Mela ground using eco-friendly techniques made with sholapit, which is peculiar to West Bengal.
Offbeat | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday October 20, 2015
As the rest of West Bengal decks up with majestic Durga Puja marquees, organisers of a small-scale puja in a Kolkata suburb are "home delivering" doctors to check patients at their residence.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday October 16, 2015
As Bengal decks up for its big festival starting Monday, one Durga Puja in a narrow north Kolkata lane has become the talk of the town, if not the world.
Tuesday October 13, 2015
An elated Mr Rahman wrote on Twitter: With the CM of West Bengal, The Prince of Kolkata & The King of Soccer. Mamata Banerjee, who shared photographs from the event on Facebook, wrote: The legend Pele is in Kolkata after 38 long years. We are indeed very happy to have him with us on the eve of Durga Puja, our biggest festival
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Monday October 12, 2015
Goddess Durga is on her way, invoked this morning, on Mahalaya, with that magical rendition of shlokas and songs on the radio that Bengalis have woken up to on this auspicious day for the last 84 years.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 5, 2014
Bengal's four-day-long extravaganza, the Durga Puja festival, came to an end on Saturday with immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga and her progeny as people celebrated Vijaya Dasami.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 1, 2014
Durga Puja, West Bengal's biggest festival began on Tuesday amidst rituals of 'Mahashasti' in which the Goddess is welcomed to her earthly abode.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 1, 2014
West Bengal was a picture of merriment and religiosity today due to Durga puja, the biggest festival in the state.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday September 21, 2014
Resurgence of traditional idol designs at the clay modelers' quarter in Kumartuli, school students replicating a centuries-old plaque of goddess Durga slaying the buffalo-demon at the prestigious Indian Museum and a Kolkata community puja introducing 3D printing technology: This year, West Bengal's biggest festival is a mixed bag of techniques.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday October 14, 2013
Braving the downpour, people thronged Durga puja pandals to offer their tributes to the goddess on the last day of the five-day festivity.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 13, 2013
Two persons were electrocuted, 15 others injured and a Durga Puja pandal gutted when a high tension electricity wire snapped after a storm in West Bengal's Burdwan district today.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 12, 2013
Panic over cyclone Phailin and rain marred the spirit of Maha Ashtami on the second day of the Durga pujas in Kolkata today, as people tried to make the best of the situation despite the adverse weather.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 12, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee, who is at his ancestral home in West Bengal for Durga Puja, has cut short his visit and will return to New Delhi today in view of Cyclone 'Phailin' that is set to hit Odisha coast.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 10, 2013
A towering Buddha sculpture greets visitors to a Durga Puja pandal in central Delhi's Arambagh locality, which is celebrating its silver jubilee this year.
MekhlaS | Wednesday October 9, 2013
Naming buddy Anurag Basu as one director she would love to work with for any film based on Durga puja in Bengal, Bollywood actoress Kangana Ranawat says she gushed over Vidya Balan's role in Kahaani.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 5, 2013
The police have tightened security in West Bengal, particularly in border areas, for peaceful celebration of Durga puja, the biggest festival of the state.
IANS, New Delhi | Friday October 4, 2013
Enliven your taste buds with delicacies like pabda macher jhal (hot and spicy fish) and chingri macher malai curry (prawns in coconut milk) at a 10-day Bengali Food Festival at Mist in The Park Hotel here.In tune with the festive season, the event begins...
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday October 4, 2013
For most, television has consigned the transistor radio to the dustbin. But today, in every Bengali home, the transistor was brought out, dusted and switched at 4 am to listen to Mahalaya, the opus of hymns and sholkas heralding Bengal's annual festival, the Durga Puja.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday October 23, 2012
Valentine's Day the world over may be on the 14th of Feb. But in Kolkata, it extends over the five days of the Durga Pujas now on, with young couples making the most of extended curfew hours and huge crowds that deflect prying eyes.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 18, 2012
Protocol has made way for tradition it seems at Miriti, where President Pranab Mukherjee will worship his family deity, Devi Durga, at his ancestral house in West Bengal's Birbhum district beginning on Sunday.
India News | Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday October 17, 2012
West Bengal will go without newspapers for four days - from October 22 to the 25 - because newspaper hawkers want Durga Puja holidays. Since hawkers won't distribute dailies, newspaper houses will also stay shut for four days.
India News | Sreenivasan Jain | Tuesday November 8, 2011
As in politics, so in the spiritual - Pranab Mukherjee leads the prayers at his ancestral home in West Bengal on the occasion of Durga Puja every year. The TV crews have only started coming recently, to the village of Mirati, 5 hours north of Kolkata - but this is an annual ritual, one which he has almost never missed.
IANS, Kolkata | Tuesday August 7, 2012
Here are two simple Bengali food recipes, popular during Durga Puja festival.1. Beguni - Eggplant fryIngredients:Bengal gram flour - 1/2 cupRed chilli powder - in very small quantityEggplant - 150 gm (4-5), longitudinally cut slices, with the stem...
Tuesday October 7, 2014
Bengal's favourite fish dish - Hilsa in the local five spice mix, coated in a mustard and poppy seed paste.