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We have brought the full band experience to Canada, says singer Somlata touring with her troupe during Durga Puja

Popular Bengali singer Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury, who rose to fame with songs like 'Tumi Asbe Bole' & 'Jagarane Jay Bibhabaree', and her band 'Somlata And The Aces' have successfully concluded their Canada tour exclusively organized by Probaashe Bangali Adda during the Durga Puja, marking a significant moment during the festive season. Organizations such as Krishti - Bengali Cultural Society of Edmonton (on Oct 20), Amar Pujo Toronto (on Oct 21), UTSAV Bengali Association of London Ontario (on Oct 22), A2 Events, Purple Volt Events of Halifax (on Oct 27), and Amra Sabai of Calgary Association (on Oct 28) hosted the band in their respective cities. Probaashe Bangali Adda collaborated with their event partner, Twinkle Starz Events, with the aim of reaching to the Bengali diaspora in Canada, particularly the younger generation. The tour's entertainment quotient energized the Bengali expatriates in Canada. IBNS Canada bureau chief Suman Das in conversation with Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury

Bengalis in the German capital welcome Maa Durga with fanfare

Berlin/IBNS: While it is not uncommon to find the Bengali diaspora celebrating the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja, most celebrations and rituals are often curtailed for various reasons.But not this puja in Berlin.

Cultural programmes mark the opening of Sharadotsav in Dubai

Dubai/IBNS: It is common to find the Indian expatriate community settled across the globe holding their traditional festivals in their adopted land.

Chaltabagan Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata takes off amid dance and drum beats

The Durga Puja, one of the biggest festivals in the world which earned the Intangible Cultural Heritage tag of Humnaity by UNESCO, has started in Bengal this year with a bang. Chaltabagan Durga Puja, one of the most popular pujas in Kolkata, too started the Durga Puja festivities with a gala function at the ITC Royal Bengal that was attended by eminent citizens Kolkata and members from the foreign diplomatic corps.

Tradition and innovation feature on Canteen Pub & Grub’s festive menu

Kolkata/IBNS: For this festive season Kolkata’s Canteen Pub & Grub has launched a special menu, which includes both traditional Bengali dishes as well as innovative dishes.

A walkthrough of Kolkata's bonedi barir pujo preparations

The autumn air is replete with the festive fervour of Durga Puja, Bengal’s biggest festival. Kolkata alone holds around 3000 pujo annually. While the big and famous venues  known as  barowari or community  pujas dominate the scene to pay obeisance to the Shakti Goddess, the old and historical venues too have continued to hold forth with their hundreds of years’s existence.  IBNS-TWF lensman Avishek Mitra captures some pre-puja portraits of north Kolkata's aristocratic families.

Enjoy the festive cheer and special feasts this Durga Puja at the Vedic Village Spa Resort

“Our Durga Puja celebration is inspired by the ghoroa pujo [festival which takes place at people’s homes], which also motivates guests to actively take part in it,” said Suparna Sarkar, Associate Vice President, Vedic Village Spa Resort, a retreat on the eastern neighbourhood of Kolkata.

Merlin Group holds fourth edition of its competition for the best Durga Puja among its apartments

Kolkata/IBNS: City-based real estate developer Merlin Group organised the fourth edition of its ‘Merlin Er Sera Pujo 2022’ this year across its housing complexes.

Vijaya Dashami: Bengal bids adieu to Goddess Durga with immersion

Kolkata/IBNS: The biggest religious festival of the Bengali community came to an end on Wednesday with the occasion of Vijaya Dashami as revellers bade adieu to Goddess Durga and her children.

Durga Puja: Kolkata made in Bangalore

Bengaluru Bengalis are thrilled beyond words to soak in the pujo vibes again after two long years. Around 109 pujo pandals have mushroomed across the length and breadth of the IT city. The charm and thrill of pandal hopping is back.

Thousands watch Kumari Puja on Maha Ashtami in West Bengal

Kolkata/UNI: Thousands of devotees from across India and abroad congregated at Belur Math - the global headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission - to watch Kumari Puja, or the worship of a pre-puberty girl Monday as the Durga Puja carnival peaked in West Bengal.

Durga Puja festival begins in West Bengal

Kolkata: Residents of West Bengal on Saturday plunged into festivities on Maha Shashthi - the first day of the Durga puja - the biggest festival in this part of the world.

Jhulan Goswami, Jeetu Kamal inaugurate Durga Puja contest over 'Bhog'

Kolkata/IBNS: Former Indian cricket great Jhulan Goswami and actor Jeetu Kamal earlier this week inaugurated a contest over 'Bhog' on the occasion of Durga Puja.

Eating Out in Kolkata during Durga Puja

Kolkata/IBNS: In this second part of our series on where to eat out in Kolkata during Durga Puja, we bring you another long list of cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from. We have also selected a few from the Salt Lake area.

Kolkata: 1,000 senior citizens to take a guided tour of Durga puja pandals

Kolkata/IBNS:To make the elderly a part of Durga Puja festivities, the Founder-Director duo of Realtech Group Sk Nasir and Shishir Gupta will organise a Pujo Parikrama for the senior citizens on Maha Panchami, which falls on Sept. 30.