Durga puja

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Old sins cast long shadows: A vivisection of communal harmony as Puja ends

We can’t just wish things away, we can’t disown parts of our culture and country because they don’t fit our particular ideal. That is a cop-out, an easy way out, that is claiming we are pristine, and the dirt lives elsewhere, claiming we are saints and that is not our sin. 

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Religious Festivals and Holiday Blues

Sadly, not all religious festivals are accommodated with breathing space.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols

The five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindus, ended yesterday with the immersion of the idols of goddess Durga and her children amid festivity.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Durga Puja bhoj for readers

The celebration is incomplete without spending time with loved ones, good food and a pile of books and magazines waiting to be read. 

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Books to read this Durga Puja

In The Footsteps Of Rama attempts to retrace the fabled journey of Rama, travelling from Ayodhya to the Dandakaranya forest and Panchavati (near Nashik) and on to Kishkindhya (close to Hampi), Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka. 

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Easy to make Bengali recipes

Food holds a special place in Bengali culture. While we do have our grand dishes, it is the simpler dishes that really steal the show. Not everyone has mastered Bengali cuisine, be it for lack of interest or practice or complexity. And so, the following recipes are just some of the popular dishes that are not only easy to make but also easy on the stomach. Try them out; they will most certainly not disappoint.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

A shadow of fear looms over Puja festivities this year

Hindus around the country are gripped with the fear of being the victims of communal violence.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Durga Puja shopping essentials

Durga Puja is a time to celebrate, indulge in festivities, and spend time with family and friends. The five-day celebration calls for traditional and delicious food, new dresses and saris and much more. Before the celebrations begin, there is a lot of shopping to be done to prepare the household for the coming days and to indulge in the Puja spirit. Here are some shopping essentials to add to the shopping list.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

All Time Bread adding sweetness to your festivities

The atmosphere already feels jovial as we prepare for the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja. The traditional sweets of our country are unlike any other. The amount of effort and time that goes into making our delicate mishtis truly define what labour of love stands for. The lengthy process often resists us from making these at home. But what if I told you that these desserts can easily be replicated in your own kitchen? Yes, they can! That too, by using a simple ingredient such as All Time Bread.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Manipuri saris and Durga Puja

Fashion is something that anyone can buy, but style has to come from within, it’s how you fit into your skin. Come Durga puja, even the simplest lady glows in her own style, even with a tucked red hibiscus on the khopa or casual hair bun. And as if reciprocating with her joy, nature also decks up in her own style. Because with puja, the fire-dance and the alponas — the merry courting of the sharat clouds and the kash phool or Kans grass as it is called in English, ushers the goddess Durga. The goddess has chosen this romantic season to come down to earth from her heavenly abode, filling our hearts with hope, romance, and magic.