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India celebrates Christmas with zeal and enthusiasm

As the nation illuminates with colourful displays of festivities, Christmas in India presents a captivating blend of traditions, celebrations, and collective joy.

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.

Assam’s bellwether festival Bihu goes global with Guinness Records entry

Entering into the Guinness Book of World Records, Bihu, the famous indigenous festivals of Assam, is going global as around 11,300 Bihu performers scripted history on April 13 with the largest Bihu performance accompanied by Bihu dhol presentation at a single venue at Guwahati's Sarusajai stadium.

North Kolkata Durga Puja committee focuses on charitable work alongside their festive celebration

Kolkata/IBNS: Standing on the threshold of their century year, the 95-year old Belgachhiya Sarbojonin Durgotsav community of north Kolkata, has chosen a theme titled ‘Maya Mahal- The Palace of Illusions’, for this year.

Kailash Satyarthi urges people to opt for crackers-free Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IBNS): Nobel laureate and children rights activist Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday urged Indians to opt for a crackers-free Diwali.

Indian women celebrate Karwa Chauth

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IBNS): Indians on Wednesday celebrated Karwa Chauth, a Hindu festival for women.

Durga Puja in Calgary

Calgary, Oct 12(IBNS): With much fanfare Durga Puja has been celebrated in Calgary.