Goddess Durga

9 Indian states celebrating Navratri in 9 different ways

9 Indian states celebrating Navratri in 9 different ways

October 20, 2020

The Hindu festival of Navratri, which means nine (nav) nights (ratri) in Sanskrit, is celebrated over nine consecutive nights during the autumn. The celebrations vary across regions, according to local customs and traditions, but the main theme of the festival is the victory of ...

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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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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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The voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra

The voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra

September 22, 2017

While the world is gathering pace to take a leap ahead of time, Bengal travels eight decades back every year to seek the nostalgia associated with a voice; the voice of Birendra Krishna Bhadra.

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Fashion scene in Kolkata

Fashion scene in Kolkata

May 10, 2017

Kolkata is a city of amiable contrasts and has an old-world charm to it, which can only be experienced by visiting the city. The by and large easy-going population of this metropolis, rightly called the city of joy, also takes a lot of pleasure in setting the benchmark for fashio...

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Indian film Sexy Durga wins big in Rotterdam but offends Hindus

Indian film Sexy Durga wins big in Rotterdam but offends Hindus

February 10, 2017

Malayalam film, 'Sexy Durga' won the prestigious Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam(IFFR) but the name has apparently hurt the esteem of a Hindu organisation leading to open social media threats and intimidating messages asking to change the title of the fil...

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