Kolkata/IBNS: The 13th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival to begin in virtual mode amid COVID-19 on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: This year’s Christmas decoration at the Apeejay House in Kolkata's Park Street lawn has achieved a new ‘height’ with the centerpiece of the decoration being a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree, which is the tallest so far in the city. With a 4-foot start on the top, the tree stands 54-foot tall. It is 30-foot in diameter.
Kolkata/IBNS: The second edition of Ami Arts Festival, a cultural festival of West Bengal, will be held from Dec 17 to 19.
Kashi Utsav, a three-day festival is being organised in Varanasi to celebrate the classic heritage and culture of Kashi.
Kolkata/IBNS: The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be inaugurated on Jan 31, 2022, announced Publishers and Booksellers Guild secretary Tridib Chatterjee here on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Young Indians (YI) Initiative Khwabon Ke Parindey in association with Dil Se and Ek Packet Umeed has created a platform for deserving NGOs to promote their products before the festival of Diwali.
Kolkata: Days after West Bengal witnessed Durga Puja celebration despite fear over COVID-19, a spirit of festivity returned to the state on Wednesday as people worshipped Goddess of Wealth and prosperity-Lakshmi.
Jakarta/Port Louis/Toronto: Durga Puja is a great occasion for Bengali diaspora across the world to pull up their socks and celebrate the homecoming of the mother goddess by organising pujas and cultural events. IBNS brings you some glimpses from different parts of the world.
Kolkata: At the end of the five-day mega festival that witnessed the entire Bengal wallow in a frenetic celebration, despite COVID-19 fears, people bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Friday, the Vijay Dashami day, wishing she returns the next year bringing in happiness.
Kolkata: The members of Young Boys Club in Kolkata have chosen the theme "Durga – The Destroyer of Corona" this year as parliamentarian Sudip Bandyopadhyay inaugurated the puja on Sunday.
Srinagar: People celebrated 395th annual ‘Urs’ or the festival of the famous Sufi saint Hazrat Baba Naseeb Ud Din Ghazi (RA) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir recently.
Srinagar: The Jannat Events and Marketing on Saturday kicked off a twelve-day Ramzan festival at a local hotel here in Srinagar to promote local trade in the Valley.
Srinagar: The festival of colours, Holi, was celebrated on Monday with traditional fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar: Maha Shivratri, locally known as ‘Herath’, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
Kolkata/New Delhi: With the winter slowly fading away from West Bengal, people in the state joined in celebrating Saraswati Puja which marked the beginning of the festive calendar on Tuesday.