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Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Bangladesh To See ‘Dark Kali Puja’ As Hindus All Set To Protest Communal Violence

Oct 23, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This year, the country’s flagship puja organising forum has decided to not observe 'deepavali' (festival of...

Bangladesh Should Formally Announce They Want Hindus Out: Dhaka ISKCON Spokesperson

Bangladesh Should Formally Announce They Want Hindus Out: Dhaka ISKCON Spokesperson

Oct 22, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

In a telephonic interview with Outlook, an ISKCON spokesperson from Dhaka said Bangladesh should formally...

Durga Pujo Over, <em>Khela Shuru</em>: All Eyes On October 30 By-polls In Bengal

Durga Pujo Over, Khela Shuru: All Eyes On October 30 By-polls In Bengal

Oct 18, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

As TMC goes for the kill, BJP faces tough challenge in retaining two seats vacated by sitting Lok Sabha MPs

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Nostalgia: From Lord Clive To Swadeshi Thakur, How Bengal’s Durga Puja Transformed

Oct 13, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

During the 1920 and 1930s, the emergence of community puja transformed Durga puja from a rich men's puja to a...

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Oct 13, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

From NRC to detention camps to farmers’ protests, Calcutta artisans are showcasing contemporary...

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Oct 07, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl...

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

Oct 07, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

No festival is complete without its own set of myths. Traditions invented for the relatively new Durga Puja...

Didigiri: Mamata Banerjee Wins Bhawanipur Bypoll With Record Margin Of 58,000 Votes

Didigiri: Mamata Banerjee Wins Bhawanipur Bypoll With Record Margin Of 58,000 Votes

Oct 03, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The West Bengal CM beat the BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal after 21 rounds of counting on Sunday. Her winning margin...

Puja, Politics And Pandemic: Bengal Lifts Night Curfew For Durga Puja After Targeting Tripura Over Curfew

Puja, Politics And Pandemic: Bengal Lifts Night Curfew For Durga Puja After Targeting Tripura Over Curfew

Oct 01, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

This decision to lift the night curfew is not merely to address West Bengal’s pandal-hoppers but also...

Bengal By-poll: 53% Voter Turnout As Mamata Fights For Bhawanipur

Bengal By-poll: 53% Voter Turnout As Mamata Fights For Bhawanipur

Sep 30, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

According to the last tally at 5 pm, 53.32 per cent of voters in the Bhawanipur Assembly segment cast their...

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

Sep 30, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Dopdi Mejhen’s cry of dissent against state power fortified by patriarchy has unsettled many in the last 44...

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Bidding To Become ‘The Real Congress’ TMC Escalate Drive To Weaken Congress Nationally

Sep 29, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Along with former Goa chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, Goa Congress general secretaries Yatish Naik and Vijay...

Song Sung Blue: Why Babul Supriyo Came Out Of Retirement To Join Mamata’s Trinamool

Song Sung Blue: Why Babul Supriyo Came Out Of Retirement To Join Mamata’s Trinamool

Sep 22, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo further dents BJP in West Bengal after the humbling assembly polls...

BJP Fields Lawyer Of Poll Violence Case Fame Against Mamata In By-Poll

BJP Fields Lawyer Of Poll Violence Case Fame Against Mamata In By-Poll

Sep 10, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

With Priyanka Tibrewal in the fray, the BJP is likely to make political violence by the ruling party on BJP...

Separatist Call For A ‘Sovereign Kamatapur’ Rises In North Bengal

Separatist Call For A ‘Sovereign Kamatapur’ Rises In North Bengal

Sep 08, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Soon after the BJP raises demand for a separate north Bengal state, the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation...

ECI Grants Special Exception For Mamata, Allows Bypoll In Bhawanipur

ECI Grants Special Exception For Mamata, Allows Bypoll In Bhawanipur

Sep 04, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Mamata Banerjee has to be elected by November 5 to continue as the chief minister

Sundarbans Struggles Under Waves Of Cyclones, Storm Surges

Sundarbans Struggles Under Waves Of Cyclones, Storm Surges

Sep 02, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Devastating storm surges, increasing salinity, slow death of fishing and distressed inhabitants desperately...

Mamata Hints At Expediting Mining Project On India's Largest Coal Reserve

Mamata Hints At Expediting Mining Project On India's Largest Coal Reserve

Sep 01, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

A senior bureaucrat said that to avoid any confrontation with the local people right at the beginning, the...

Khela Hobe: Game On For Mamata’s Trinamool To Go Beyond Bengal

Khela Hobe: Game On For Mamata’s Trinamool To Go Beyond Bengal

Aug 25, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Mamata’s TMC is on an expansion drive in the Northeast.On its sight are smaller parties, prominent...

Visva-Bharati Proposes To Rusticate Three Student Leaders For Indiscipline

Visva-Bharati Proposes To Rusticate Three Student Leaders For Indiscipline

Aug 24, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Two professors have also been suspended for apparently reporting varsity’s affairs to the police