DURGA PUJA 2020: Stay Safe & Socially Distanced in the Age of New Normal

durgapuja Travel Guide 2020

About this blog: A guide to celebrate Durgapuja 2020 with essential tips of social distancing and safety protocols. That is if you are celebrating. If you are holding off the mass celebration for this year, and waiting for “Asche Bochor Abar Hobe” (next year, we will celebrate the festival of Durga Puja again), heartiest congratulations. … Read more

Bijoya Sammiloni: A Trip Down the memory lane with Food Spread and Familia!

Post Puja depression is a real thing in a Bengali’s lifespan. And whom to blame? In the dingy old alleys of Kolkata, the festivities bring is an unprecedented light. It ushers the old metropolis with a much-needed splurge of energy, a measure to sustain the ensuing mellow winter, cruel summer and deluge rendering monsoon! Pin … Read more

Bonedi Barir Durga Puja Parikrama of Kolkata (Updated with Map)

About this blog: Bonedi Barir Durgapuja takes you through the century old Bengali Zamindar or wealthy households of Kolkata and Bengal where traditional rituals, customs are observed. The eldest daughter in law of the household whispers to Maa Durga’s ears, “Aasche Bochor abar esho”…Come again next year, such is the charm and homeliness of every … Read more

Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!

Durgapuja 2018: To be or not to be in Kolkata (Your complete travel guide to experience the Durgapuja 2018 in West Bengal!) The first memory of Durgapuja in my mind is of Purulia Express, along with a huge pile of the crowd, jostling with the urgency of an army evacuation on the 8 number platform … Read more

Where the Durga Pratimas are Made in Kolkata: Guide for Photowalk in Kumartuli, 2019!

About this blog: I intent this blog to help you take a self-guided photography tour to the by-lanes of Kumartuli, where Durga Idols are made. An intense destination for a culture lover, Kumartuli is an old neighborhood by the banks of Ganga, tucked in the old dingy lanes of North Kolkata, Uttar Kolkata as Bengalis … Read more

Kolkata Durgapuja: A Melancholy

If I have to tell you to come visit Kolkata, I need to tell you all about Durgapuja. All of it. The annual homecoming session is Durgapuja for the whole of Bengal. Hindu Bengalis believe the Goddess Durga takes a break from her household in Kailas and comes to her maternal home with four children. … Read more