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Tallest Durga Idol, Kolkata

This year my puja pandal hopping began with the world’s tallest idol in Deshapriya Park, Kolkata. The imposing 88 feet tall idol of Goddess Durga along with her entourage was resplendent in her golden glory. On closer look, the idols … Continue reading

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Immersion Sights from Kolkata

The 5 day Durga Puja extravaganza concludes with the immersion of the idols. While she is the all powerful Mother Goddess – Ma Durga , she is also Uma the proverbial loving daughter who visits her maternal home with her … Continue reading

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When a City turns into a Grand Art Gallery !! Kolkata, India

From Calcutta to Kolkata the city has emerged and evolved over 300 years. This city of promise and power may have lost the battle for economic, technology, or political supremacy to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi but for anyone who has spent … Continue reading

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“Dhaki” Beats – Tribute to the Drummer from East India

The autumn celebration of Durga Puja in Eastern India specially Bengal is incomplete without the rhythm of the “Dhak” or the traditional Indian Drum. As a child, I would race to the neighbourhood pandal often barefoot at the the sound … Continue reading

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Hues of Me: Shades of Blue and Green Decor in Pandal

Some colours instantly warm our heart and for me it is shades of blue and green with a little bit of yellow and orange thrown in. When I started reading about chakras (energy centres) and colour therapy I could make … Continue reading

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Essence of the Mother Goddess, Images from Kolkata

The 10 day autumnal festival celebrated through the brighter half of moon phase just got over in different parts of India. It is celebrated with grandeur for 5 days in the eastern part of India and is the major festival … Continue reading

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Face is the Mirror of the Soul- Kolkata Puja Idols

Home to 3 of India’s 5 Noble Laureates, Kolkata is the educational, religious, cultural and heritage capital of the eastern part of India but actually beauty in imperfection. This vibrant city is warm in its embrace and still warmer in … Continue reading

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