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Maa Durga’s bhog cooked and offered by Muslims in 350-year-old Murshidaba...

The legacy of Muslims offering the first bhog still continues

Durga Puja is not just fun, it sustains a huge unorganized sector – Liste...

Installation artists of famous Arjunpur Amra Shobai Club speak to GB

Famous Installation artist Asim Paul creates ‘natural’ barricades to ke...

Santoshpur Trikon Park Sarbajonin Durgotsab follows social distancing norms

AGOMONI – Corporatization of Kolkata’s theme Durga Pujas

How commercial needs infiltrated into a festival

Artist Debasis Barui stuck to social distancing installation at Barisha Sar...

No artisans from villages could be brought, locals were used

AGOMONI -- How Street Installation Art became part and parcel of Modern Dur...

Who brought in installation art to Bengal’s festivals?

Sulunga, where Durga Puja ushered in a revolution

Nearly a century ago, the residents of a remote Birbhum village began a Puja that was more than just a ritual

Celebrating 300-year-old Goswami Barir pujo of Serampore and its Danish inf...

How Goswamis wanted to buy Serampore for Rs 11,00,000!

Robot Maria to manage crowds during Durga Puja in Kolkata

SB Park Durga Puja Committee comes up with innovation

AGOMONI – Why Durga’s Chalchitra of Rani Rashmoni’s zamindar house wa...

Bengal’s Chalchitra artistes are facing a bleak future

The women of Bhangor and their unique Durga Puja

Covid may have forced a cut in the budget, but it has also brought out the human face of Durga Puja

Durga’s ornaments came from Germany by post! Daaker Saaj redefined!

How Maa Durga’s ornaments changed over the years

375-year-old zamindar bari of Amadpur and its bonedi barir Durga Puja

Terracotta temples and Ma Durga – a die for concoction

Barwari Durga Puja first started in Bengal to uphold Swadeshi sentiments wi...

Birashtami Puja and Khadi exhibitions created patriotic feelings

Paying homage to the soil

Every year, the ‘Halokarson’ ceremony at Sriniketan reminds us of Tagore’s commitment to the soil and those who cultivate it.

ISKCON virtual Rathayatra to reach more than 25,000 homes!

Stay at home and enjoy the Rathayatra celebrations

COVID-19 puts a brake on 624-year-old Mahesh Rathayatra

The ancient chariot festival of Bengal

Unprecedented Good Friday in Kolkata! Livestreaming of special prayers

Mankind suffers today, will Lord Jesus come to the rescue?

Mayapur is not just about Rathayatra, it is also about Dol

Watch the grand celebration of Gaura Purnima

When London swayed to Bengal’s Spring celebrations

Famous Fagun Fest warmed up a cold London

Why Devi Saraswati found her place on gramophone records?

Devi Saraswati found a new avatar in Calcutta in the 1900s

Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival set to nurture young minds...

Visit Nandan with your children and enjoy the film carnival

Air Ambulance to be used in Gangasagar this year

Special arrangements for people falling sick in the mela

9th Kolkata Christmas Carnival starts at Allen Park with huge fanfare

Hon’ble CM Mamata Banerjee passes message of love and peace

One of the oldest fairs of Kolkata -- Behala’s 227-year-old Chandi Me...

Rural feel in the middle of a bustling metropolis

Did you know Bankim Chandra depicted Jagadhhatri as ‘Bharat Mata?&rsq...

Krishnanagar’s Jagadhhatri Puja stated by Maharaja Krishnachandra

119-year-old Jagaddhatri Puja at ‘Medicine Man’ BK Pal’s ...

BK Pal helped freedom fighters while supplying Edward Tonic to the British!

Bengal is a hotbed of Shakti peeths! Why?

Largest concentration of feminine worship in form of Kali

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – MRINAL MANDAL

Artist Mrinal Mandal believes Lokkhi – Olokhhi is just a symbol

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY

Kaushik pens down the underlying hypocrisy of a ‘Lokhhi Meye’


Shuvayu pens down a script describing ‘Olokkhi’ women

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SANTANU PAUL

Ace photographer Santanu captures on camera the ‘Olokhhi’ s of Kolkata

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SHIBAJI BOSE

Shibaji Bose remembers Padmasundari, the ‘Olokhhi’ in his real life


Debanjan is a proud father of a not so Lokhhi meye


Six men from Bengal are proud to be associated with so-called Olokkhis

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – JOIE BOSE

How she fights body shaming and still wins Mrs India East!

CM sends self-drawn Pujo Greeting cards to all 

Mamata Banerjee draws Durga with Bengali letters

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MONISHA DUTTA

Raising a child single-handed after her husband’s death and working to earn


How she juggles her passion as an artist and needs of a specially-abled child

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SUPRIYA ROY

Rising against patriarchy in the ’60s, a woman gets educated and working


Pursuing her passion for Kolkata and her studies

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – ENA RAY BANERJEE

How is it like to be a leading woman scientist and raising 3 kids

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SANJUKTA DUTTA

How she moved from one state to another keeping her career alive!

500-year-old Durga Puja along the Shali River of Bankura 

GB visits a pujo that is even older to Kolkata’s history

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – URVASHI BASU

How she manages trans-continent life and work


One who experimented with life always

Drishtikone at Tridhara of South Kolkata

The Theme Pujo that drives you to think!

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – NELINE MONDAL

How European Neline adjusted to an orthodox life in Bengal

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – INDRANI CHATTERJEE

Fighting the daily demons for a woman corporate leader is indeed difficult

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – RAKHEE GHOSH

From a cushy job in England to building a restaurant chain in Kolkata

How Ecological Harmony plays an important role in Durga Puja

Maa Durga’s Vahanas and Children represent elements of nature

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – DR PAULA RAY

Communication and research specialist from New Zealand

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MOUSUMI SENGUPTA

How Jill of Some Trades handles her creative passion and family commitments


Tale of women from Bengal who are nothing short of Devi Durga

Kamarpukur’s Chatterjee Bari serves Machher Jhol as bhog!

Have you ever heard fish being given in Durga bhog?

Samaj Sebi Sangha on Lake Road pays homage to labourers

Look what’s brewing at South Kolkata’s famous Samaj Sebi

Shonagachhi sex workers celebrate Durga Puja in a different way!

How Kolkata’s infamous ‘Red Light Area’ brings awareness through Devi Durga

How Nature plays an important role in Durga Puja

Durga Puja is not just a celebration – It is worshipping nature

Good over Evil is need of the hour! Relevance of Mahalaya in modern India ...

Do you still tune in to ‘Mahisasur Mardini’ on Radio?

Mahabharat’s Karna never performed Tarpan. Why?

The day of remembering your forefathers

150-year-old Kolkata Durga Pujo where Mahishasura wears coat and pants!

Is it a colonial hangover? Or protest against oppressor?

If the NRC axe is hanging on you, visit the Rajdanga Durga Puja this year ...

Theme Pujo highlighting plight of ‘stateless people’

Chaltabagan Sarbojonin pays tribute to Kolkata Police

Those who tirelessly work to make Durga puja a success

Why is Durga Puja 2019 ‘different’ for Bengal?

Heady concoction of new ideas, awards and nostalgia!

When Religion Unites: Dutta Bari worships Muslim girl as Maa Durga

Even Swami Vivekananda worshipped daughter of a Muslim boatman

Pujo Theatre: Thakurdalan where Uttam Kumar performed

Reliving Girish Bhavan Thakurdalan and memories of Jatra

GB Exclusive Video on Kumartuli – Abode of the Goddess of Clay

Watch out how artisans at Kumartuli are preparing for Durga Puja

This Durga Puja, priests will take classes on water conservation

How will water be conserved by various city Puja Committees

Santosh Mitra Square to have 18 crore gold Durga this year!

Kolkata’s big budget Durga Pujas a splurge of money only?

GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

Which route will ISKCON Rath take this year?

Be at these spots of Kolkata today to pull the Rath

How the first Jagannath deity came to ISKCON

The story of Malati and Srila Prabhupada

Actress Nusrat Jahan to be special guest at ISKCON Rathayatra

ISKCON impressed by her religious inclusiveness ideology

Why is Lord Jagannath called ‘Eating God?’

The lord is offered the best of global cuisine at ISKCON

How Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describe Jagannath form?

Tale of Krishna and his spiritual transformation

Just 100 more days to Durga Puja!

A look at this year’s Puja calendar and Durga Puja’s role in old Calcutta

Why are idols of Lord Jagannath armless? 

The lord that was made from wood sent by divine intervention

Haalkhata, the intrinsic Poila Baisakh tradition

How Haalkhata is important to Bengal’s trade circuit even today

Poila Baisakh is never complete without a Panjika

Tale of that small pink book and loads of funny information!

440-year old Basanti Puja of Bagbazar Haldar Bari

How the 1,000-year-old idol was unearthed

Chandannagar Bidhansabha Utsav felicitates town stalwarts

Where cultures merge and ‘people’ meet

Celebrate convergence of all communities at Milan Utsav!

The festival that rings in the true essence of Bengal

Not just a holy dip! 

Tracing the historical journey of Gangasagar

Poush Sankranti Dhaka and Sylheti style!

Not with pithe, but with Shakrainkites and mera-merighar

Enjoy a mix of Rabindrasangeet and Chinese music

At Nicco Park’s special Chinese illumination festival 

Spreading joy through Christmas Carols

This Christmas enjoy the carols

Best Durga images of 2018

Clicked by GB readers

Peep into 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

Gone are the days when Puja barshikis carried a pujo fragrance

Puja barshiki releases set way ahead in July, have lost their attraction

Z’s Precinct Trunk or a Pandora’s Box?

GB was present at an exciting pre-puja Trunk Show

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata’s Hathkhola Dutta Bari

Pujor Gaan: Do music albums still create a stir during Durga Puja?

GB traces the musical trends this Durga Puja from Asha Bhonsle to Baul

From the Andarmahal of Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja

The first family Durga Puja of Kolkata

Which kurta will you don this Durga Puja?

Check out the latest trends in kurtas and Panjabi this year

Which nine-yards will drape you this Durga Puja

Check out the latest trends in sarees this year

Look out for jewellery trends this Pujo

City-based jewellery designers speak on hot trends

GB brings rare rituals of Cossimbazar Rajbari Durga Pujo

More than 280 years old, Cossimbazar Pujo is a treat to the eyes

 ‘Power of Wind’ to be showcased at Ajeya Sanhati

How air pollution is killing millions across the world

Discovering ‘Eternal Depth’ this year with Talapark Pratyay Dur...

Aaro gobhire jao and explore unknown mysteries

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

Top 5 Rathyatra Melas of Kolkata

Food, birds, saplings and that childhood cookery set!

Making of the ISKCON Rath this year

How is the famous ISKCON Rath of Kolkata made and when does it start?

Wishing for some weekend peace? Where to go to?

Weekends are not just about parties, it is also about unwinding

From Rabindra Jayanti to Kolkata’s political heritage 

GB brings an extensive event calendar for the week

How a Brahmo celebrated Saraswati Puja

She was invited to every puja of her neighbourhood

A village Saraswati Puja with a difference

Memoirs of a Saraswati Puja long lost

Saraswati Puja where Muslim students participate

This village school puja is a symbol of communal harmony

Musical parade at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

School children will parade down Park Street

What has Kolkata in store this Christmas season?

Kolkata’s unique Christmas flavour

Kolkata Christmas Carnival showcases global cuisine!

You will be spoilt for choice at the carnival!

GB’s Christmas Weekend Calendar

From Arijit Singh concert to Jingle & Mingle, do not miss the fun!

What is so new about New Market this Christmas?

Nothing new, the same old-world charm

Put that Paan on fire into your mouth and see it melt! 

Visit the new Paan Parlour of Kolkata!

Irani chai? Whiskey chai? Kahwah?

Have it at Kolkata’s One-stop Tea Stop