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In Durga's image

'It is time again for Durga Puja.''Time again to be struck by India's astonishing cultural irony, one where the female form is worshipped as divinity while millions of real women are forced to lead......

PHOTOS: The many avataars of Durga

As the country prepares to celebrate Durga Puja from Monday, here are some colourful avatars of the deity.  An artisan works on an idol of Goddess Durga, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in......

Why this Durga Puja in Kolkata is different

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an NGO in the heart of Kolkata’s red light district, has decided to celebrate Durga Puja, reports Indrani Roy/Rediff.com. Image: A woman offers prayers......

Assam: Durga Puja fervour grips Assam

A comfortable temperature and a clear sky added to the joy of the festival of autumn, Durga Puja in Guwahati and other parts of Assam especially urban areas where hundreds of colourfully......

Special: Legacy of faith in times of Diwali

Bringing Indian festivals home for the second generation I don't know about the origins of Durga Puja, although I know it is a celebration of Ma Durga. I know she is the main goddess for Bengalis......

Durga Puja economy is worth Rs 1 lakh cr!

If the Puja as a brand can be marketed more effectively outside Bengal, even overseas, it might do wonders for the economy, says Atanu Biswas. IMAGE: Maha Panchami Puja at the Sarbojanin Durga......

Puja? It's now Durga Inc.

This column once suggested that Durga Puja, which will burst upon us on Monday with the resonance of Mahalaya chanting, should be showcased for tourists. That is beginning to happen in a small way......

Durga Puja rights sold to a US company

Taking corporatisation of Durga Puja festival to a new height, a prominent puja committee in Kolkata has sold the rights of the celebrations to a US company and roped in a Bollywood superstar as......

Nano on course for Durga Puja launch

Tata Motors' Nano the Rs 1 lakh car rollout from its Singur factory would coincide with the Durga Puja in October, said Tata Motors Managing Director Ravi Kant.Briefing the media after a......

Puja spells boom for tour biz

Efforts are on to turn Kolkata's Puja season into the local equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.The four days of Durga Puja is the time to see Kolkata at its best. Sadly, very few outsiders,......

The Stars celebrate Durga Puja

Shubho Bijoya! Stars attended the Durga Puja celebrations at the North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja, north west Mumbai, on Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami.   Katrina Kaif.   Kajol.  ......

How cute! Lisa Ray at Durga Puja with her twins

The actress is making the most of the festive season. Lisa Ray attended the Durga Puja celebrations in Hong Kong with her twin daughters, Sufi and Soleil. The model-turned-actress, who has a......

Even Amitabh needs Durga Ma's blessings

The Bachchans at a Durga Puja Pandal. Jaya Bachchan, daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda and Amitabh Bachchan visited the Durga Puja Pandal in Khar, north west Mumbai.     ...

PIX: Kajol celebrates Durga Puja

Kajol never misses celebrating Durga Puja. Like every year, Kajol -- whose father was Bengali -- attended the Durga Puja celebrations at the North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja, north west Mumbai,......

PIX: Rani plays sindoor khela

Celebrating Durga Puja with Rani Mukerji! Rani Mukerji celebrated Vijayadashami, or Dussehra, with sindoor khela when she joined her family at the Durga Puja pandal at the North Bombay......

'It is Sachin Puja after Durga Puja in Kolkata'

Former selector Raja Venkat is living the Sachin-mania in Kolkata, as the city goes gaga to give the batting legend a grand farewell.Sachin Tendulkar will play his 199th Test, in Kolkata from......
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Mamata faces huge task of keeping flock together

A Modi wave and simmering anger over Trinamool Congress’s alleged appeasement of the minorities that polarised voters after bloodied... ...

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'Hindu Hriday Samrat' Modi's 'unifying' formula for India

New Delhi : PM Modi's populist development model working well in conjunction with Hindutva Plus sits well with the sequential progression that... ...

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Yogi Adityanath

[India], May 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly... ...

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3 reasons why Mamata's citadel fell to BJP

'Between now and 2021, Bengal's politics could change irrevocably,' predicts Kanchan Gupta, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation.... ...

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The Mission Impossible Man

'In constituency after constituency, it was a vote for Modi, not the candidate,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. IMAGE: Bharatiya Janata Party workers... ...

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