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Vijaya Dashami: Bengal bids adieu to Goddess Durga, five-day festival ends

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.

ITC Hotels master chefs in Kolkata hand-craft chocolate Durga

Kolkata: It is not just Kumartuli clay artists' colony in Kolkata where Maa Durga is given its divine powerful shape every year. The mother goddess is welcomed by even the creative master chefs in their own way. 

Kumartuli Walk: Where the Mother Goddess is a 'Deltasur' slayer

In the warrens of Kolkata's clay artists' colony Kumartuli, the idols of goddess Durga with ten splayed arms and three observant eyes, are getting final touches in the second year of a global pandemic. IBNS writer Debayani Bose marvels at the defiance of the potters to disease and universal budget crunch as they mold the lumps of clay into paragons of divinity 

Short musical film on goddess Durga by Spagia Foundation brings together who’s who of art and film world

Jaipur: A short musical film “Dashobhuja” (the ten-armed Goddess) by Spagia Foundation has drawn the who’s who of the performing arts and film world to highlight the ten astras (weapons) wielded by Maa Durga in each hand and its deep spiritual meaning and message.

Author interview: Suparna Mitra talks about her Bengali novel Durga

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Book review: Exploring the evolution of womanhood

Durga, a Bengali novel by Suparna, revolves around the birth, childhood and life of the eponymous protagonist, till her marriage.

Durga Puja: Mood of festivity sets in Kolkata as Hindu devotees celebrate Maha Ashtami today

Kolkata, Oct 17 (IBNS): The mood of festivity has gripped Kolkata as pandal hoppers thronged the streets of the city to be a part of the Durga Puja celebrations on Maha Ashtami evening on Wednesday. 

Sourab Mitra: Using Ma Durga to spread social awareness about acid attack victims

Kolkata, Oct 5 (IBNS): Going against the usual concepts of beauty and glamour, makeup artist Sourab Mitra has decided to strike at one of the deep rooted evils of our society, acid attacks on women.