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Navratri: Nine different ways of celebrating the festival

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 16:52

It’s that time of the year when the sounds of <i>dhol</i> and the clapping of <i>dandiya sticks</i> are heard and feet tapping music gets you grooving to some of the most delectable numbers from Bollywood. Decked up in colourful <i>desi</i>attires one gets to feel India within - a nation which celebrates Navratri (meaning nine nights) amidst much pomp and show.

The Days of Durgotsav

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 15:13

It is not the time of the year when the mood of festivities catches on like wild fire and everybody regardless of who they are and where they are in India join the celebration.

50 widows from Vrindavan to visit Kolkata this Durga Puja

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 14:13

Decades after they were shunned by their families and asked to leave their homes in Kolkata, 50 widows from four ashrams of Vrindavan will be visiting their native city to participate in this year`s Durga Puja.

Collector appeals for disabled-friendly puja mandaps

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:43

All Puja committees of Cuttack, famous for its Durga Puja celebrations, have been asked to make their mandaps "disabled-friendly" in the coming festival next month.

Rural jobs drive after Durga puja: Mamata Banerjee

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:01

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a special drive beginning on November 05 will boost the availability of jobs to unemployed adults under the 100 days work scheme implemented in rural areas.

Mega theatre Olympiad in Odisha

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 17:13

If the puja season has arrived here in the cultural city of Cuttack, can the theatre festival be far behind?

Mamata Banerjee on fresh round of district tours with top officials

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 22:40

After her party’s massive win in the West Bengal panchayat poll, it is now back to the districts for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as she sets her eyes on next year`s general elections.

Ultras camping along border of North-East region

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 22:37

Groups of militants Maoists and ULFA (Independent), were camping in Assam and Indo-Myanmar boundary for subversive activities to be carried out during Durga Puja and Diwali, intelligence sources said.

Lalit Kala Akademi to study Durga Puja`s evolution

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:18

In a bid to offer an insight into the evolution of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in West Bengal, the union culture ministry has launched a research project.

Lalit Kala Akademi to study Durga Puja`s evolution

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:18

In a bid to offer an insight into the evolution of Durga Puja, the biggest festival in West Bengal, the union culture ministry has launched a research project.

Pakistani truck art to decorate Durga Puja pandal

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 10:25

Pakistani truck art, known for their bright and ostentatious colours splashed across the body of goods vehicles, is going to make its debut at a Kolkata puja pandal.

Kolkata Metro to don a new look this Durga Puja

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 18:15

With two months to go for Durga Puja, Kolkata Metro Railways has started off a slew of projects to revamp and light up the Metro corridor.