Durga Puja

Idle idol makers of Delhi

Idle idol makers of Delhi

August 20, 2020

August is normally the busiest time for idol makers in India as the festival season is just around the corner. Idol makers would be busy giving final touches to their Ganesha or even Durga idols around this time. But this year their livelihood is in peril due to Covid19 pandemic,...

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Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

March 8, 2020

One of the traditional crafts of Bengal, sholapith art has been in practice for long and is used in various religious and social customs. It is also an eco-friendly craft which find its origin in the myths.

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Kali Puja au Bengale

Kali Puja au Bengale

November 1, 2019

Peu après les célébrations de Durga Puja, le Bengale se prépare à l’arrivée de la divinité de l’esprit, du corps et de l’âme. Mais pourquoi le Bengale célèbre-t-il Kali Puja (adoration de la déesse Kali), alors que l’Inde célèbre Diwali (la fête des lumi...

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Durga Puja celebrations across India

Durga Puja celebrations across India

October 13, 2019

A ten-day-long celebration, Durga Puja celebrates the victory of goddess Durga, over the ancient demon Mahishasura. From grand prayer ceremonies, fairs and traditional dance forms to delectable cuisines, this festival offers it all.

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Alpona- Bengal’s floor painting art

Alpona- Bengal’s floor painting art

October 4, 2019

'Tis the season of festivity and everyone is gearing up to celebrate it with grandeur and pomp. From shopping to cleaning and decoration, every household seems to be in a festive furore. Amongst all these madness lays the traditions and rituals which connect us to our culture. On...

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A visual retreat through the eyes of a French lady

A visual retreat through the eyes of a French lady

October 30, 2018

As Kolkata is known for its oldest tradition of worshipping Goddesses Durga, Mireille-Joséphine Guézenne has captured various moods of Maa Durga (Mother Durga) in the city. To share and bolster her work and enthusiasm, the Indian Museum mounted a special exhibition in collabora...

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Let’s dance Garba on Navratri in Gujarat

Let’s dance Garba on Navratri in Gujarat

October 18, 2018

Follow us in Vadodara, Gujarat, a place well known for its garba performance, a colorful and lively dance which is performed in every nook and corner of the state.

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Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

Navratri marks the arrival of festive season in India

October 14, 2018

The festival of Navratri ('nav' translates to 'nine' and 'ratri' means 'nights') is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga and lasts for nine nights and ten days. From pujas (worshipping) to traditional Indian dance forms like dandiya and garba, the festival is celebrated in differ...

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While Durga Puja celebrates womanhood, will all women get to be a part of it?

While Durga Puja celebrates womanhood, will all women get to be a part of it?

October 8, 2018

In rural areas, women are often reduced to being an untouchable when they are on their periods - they are given a separate room to stay, dirty cloths to use, and barred from entry into the kitchen and places of worship.

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West Bengal woos British tourists for Durga Puja

West Bengal woos British tourists for Durga Puja

October 5, 2018

The British club in Kolkata and the Bengal Chamber organised an event on ‘A tale of two festive cities – Durga Puja in London and Kolkata’ at the British Club on September 28, 2018.

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TTF Kolkata celebrates 30 years of travel fairs in India

TTF Kolkata celebrates 30 years of travel fairs in India

July 9, 2018

Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF), the oldest and one of the biggest travel trade shows in India which originated in Kolkata in 1989, celebrated its 30thedition in the city in 2018. More than 430 exhibitors from 28 Indian states and 13 countries participated on the fully packed show fl...

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Interview with Goutam Deb

Interview with Goutam Deb

March 7, 2018

Keeping Durga Puja as its focus, West Bengal tourism is planning a new international promotional campaign, targeting mainly the European clientele. As Durga Puja is not just spiritual but also the biggest cultural festival in West Bengal and one of the biggest in the country, the...

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