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Subhashree Ganguly launches Groviva in Kolkata

Tollywood actress Subhashree Ganguly last week launched child nutrition brand Groviva. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Curtain raiser of Sharad Sundari 2021

The Curtain-raiser of Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers In Association With 'Khukumoni' Sindoor & Aalta 'SHARAD SUNDARI 2021' was presented at Spring Club on Nov 9. (Image Credit: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Where men cross-dress to welcome goddess Jagadhatri in West Bengal

In a unique tradition that dates back to over 200 years, men (read straight men) in a West Bengal town near Kolkata ritually bid farewell to goddess Jagadhatri  dressed up as women in sari.  Tetultala Jagadhatri Maa Puja in Bhadreswar in Hooghly district this year stepped into 229 years of worshipping Jagadharti, another reincarnation of Goddess Durga. Here the men cross-dress since the British period to hail the goddess with Barandala (the bamboo tray). The tradition began when women were supposedly advised not to go out. IBNS Images by Avishek Mitra

BJP MP Hema Malini worships cows on Gopastami in Vrindavan

MATHURA, NOV 11 (UNI): BJP MP Hema Malini worshipping cows on the occasion of Gopastami in Vrindavan near Mathura on Thursday.

Goods train derails in UP's Shri Krishnanagar

LUCKNOW, NOV 11 (UNI):- A fractured rail seen on the spot of a major derailment of a goods train at Shri Krishnanagar on Sultanpur-Zafrabad section in Lucknow Division on Thursday. UNI

Devotees worship the rising sun at the banks of Yamuna in Delhi

NEW DELHI, NOV 11 (UNI)- Devotees offering prayer to the rising sun in Yamuna river on the occasion of Chhat Puja festival in New Delhi on Thursday. UNI

Chhath devotees worshipping the rising sun in Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ, NOV 11 (UNI):- Chhat devotees offering prayer to the rising Sun on the occasion of Chhath Puja festival, in the Ganga river in Prayagraj on Thursday. UNI

Vendors sell traditional Kashmiri firepot 'Kangri' in Srinagar

Srinagar/UNI: A vendor sells 'Kangri', the traditional Kashmiri firepot, as he waits for customers in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Glimpse of people buying decorative lights ahead of Diwali in Kolkata

KOLKATA, NOV 2 (UNI):- People buying decorative lights ahead of Diwali festival in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Kolkata bids farewell to non-AC metro

Kolkata formally bid farewell to the non-air-conditioned metro rakes last Sunday. A few glimpse of the last ride. (Images: Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Kolkata braces for Diwali

KOLKATA, OCT 26 (UNI):- People buying colourful lights ahead of Diwali festival in Kolkata on Tuesday.

West Bengal celebrates Laxmi Puja

KOLKATA, OCT 19 (UNI) Ahead of Laxmi Puja, A man buying idols of Goddess Laxmi from a roadside shop, in Kolkata on Tuesday