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Late actor Soumitra Chatterjee's wife Deepa passes away aged 83 in Kolkata
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Late actor Soumitra Chatterjee's wife Deepa passes away aged 83 in Kolkata

Deepa Chatterjee, a badminton champion, had also acted in films like Durga and Bilombito Loy.

Rani Mukerji says her cop drama Mardaani 2 intends to make 'every woman channel her inner Durga'
Entertainment

Rani Mukerji says her cop drama Mardaani 2 intends to make 'every woman channel her inner Durga'

Rani Mukerji discusses the spirit behind her Mardaani franchise, and why she still sticks to her belief of women learning martial arts for self-defense.

Tripura Durga puja 2019: Theme-based marquees dominate 869 community pujas in Agartala, rural areas prefer traditional ones
India

Tripura Durga puja 2019: Theme-based marquees dominate 869 community pujas in Agartala, rural areas prefer traditional ones

Big-budget puja committees have themed their marquees on Uttarakhand's Badrinath Temple and Rajasthan's Seesh Mahal

Making of Durga Puja: How Bengal's biggest annual festival supports livelihoods of thousands
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Making of Durga Puja: How Bengal's biggest annual festival supports livelihoods of thousands

The annual week-long carnival of Durga Puja is undoubtedly the most anticipated event in Bengal, with several seasonal jobs generated yearly because of it. Firstpost goes behind the scenes and talks to people for whom the festival is more than just a few days of celebrations — it's their means of livelihood.

Navratri 2019: Nine-day festival celebrating avatars of Goddess Durga begins today; Dussehra on 8 October this year
India

Navratri 2019: Nine-day festival celebrating avatars of Goddess Durga begins today; Dussehra on 8 October this year

Even though several states in India observe Navratri and partake in the revelry, the festival holds upmost prominence for devotees in Bengal and Gujarat. In Bengal, the streets are decorated with thousands of temporary stages called pandals that house the idol of Goddess Durga

Lok Sabha Election results: Narendra Modi makes big dent in Bengal as Mamata Banerjee pays for pandering to minorities
Politics

Lok Sabha Election results: Narendra Modi makes big dent in Bengal as Mamata Banerjee pays for pandering to minorities

The BJP’s rise in West Bengal, where secularism was metaphorically worn on the sleeve as a badge of honour, is attributed to Banerjee’s initial pandering to the minorities.

Finding Durga: As Pujo ends, a Kolkata photographer seeks the goddess in the everyday
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Finding Durga: As Pujo ends, a Kolkata photographer seeks the goddess in the everyday

Sourodip Ghosh searches for the goddess Durga amid the bustle of North Kolkata in his photo essay

Makers of God: Scenes from Kolkata's artisan colony Kumortuli, before Durga Puja
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Makers of God: Scenes from Kolkata's artisan colony Kumortuli, before Durga Puja

The bylanes of Kumortuli — Kolkata's famed artisans' colony, located in the north part of the city — may seem dark, narrow and tacky to the casual observer. Come September, however, thousands throng these very alleys, looking for god (and goddesses).

Security measures being put in place to ensure peaceful Durga Puja celebrations in Odisha
India

Security measures being put in place to ensure peaceful Durga Puja celebrations in Odisha

Elaborate security measures are being taken to ensure peaceful and smooth celebrations of the upcoming Durga puja festval in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, a top police official said

Delhi University professor booked for penning controversial Facebook post on goddess Durga
India

Delhi University professor booked for penning controversial Facebook post on goddess Durga

A Delhi University assistant professor has allegedly insulted Hindu goddess Durga using obscene words in a Facebook post

Narendra Modi in Varanasi highlights: Mahamana Express, Jal ambulance, PM brings gifts galore for his LS constituency
India

Narendra Modi in Varanasi highlights: Mahamana Express, Jal ambulance, PM brings gifts galore for his LS constituency

Prime Minister Narenda Modi will be on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi starting Friday.

Bhoomi song 'Jai Maata Di' invokes Durga as Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari unleash themselves
Bollywood

Bhoomi song 'Jai Maata Di' invokes Durga as Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari unleash themselves

It is only befitting that the makers of Bhoomi decided to release this intense song on the occasion of Durga Puja and the eve of the film's release.

Nepalis celebrate Kumari Puja in Kathmandu to ward off bad luck, prevent diseases
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Nepalis celebrate Kumari Puja in Kathmandu to ward off bad luck, prevent diseases

The girls dress up as Kumari and are pre-pubescent girls thought to be earthly incarnations of divine feminine energy, manifestations of the goddess known as Taleju, the Nepalese name for Durga

Lukshmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara: A magnificent bridge between the east and the west
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Lukshmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara: A magnificent bridge between the east and the west

It is clear that the descendants of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III continue to modernise Lukshmi Vilas Palace which stands undoubtedly as the most magnificent bridge between the east and the west.

Navratri special: Why Indian households need to reimagine the kumari puja
Life

Navratri special: Why Indian households need to reimagine the kumari puja

When the ritual of kumari puja was started by Ramakrishna Paramhansa, it was meant to reinforce the essential divinity of the girl child. It is critical that this association is reimagined and refurbished in the current context to make it relevant.

Navratri 2016: India prepares for nine-nights of dance and colours
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Navratri 2016: India prepares for nine-nights of dance and colours

Navratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of Durga, the goddess of valor, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge.

Live: Mayawati reminds Smriti Irani of her promise to cut off her own head in Parliament
India

Live: Mayawati reminds Smriti Irani of her promise to cut off her own head in Parliament

"What is Mahishasura martyrdom day?" Irani said. She then again quoted the document.

Mahatma Gandhi thought India, in her impatience, created many anarchists, reveals new book
India

Mahatma Gandhi thought India, in her impatience, created many anarchists, reveals new book

Nearly four decades before Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was put on trial for conspiracy, the two had shared stage for Dussehra celebrations in London where one praised pacifist Rama and the other the demon-slayer Durga.

Madhya Pradesh farmer offers tongue to goddess, bleeds to death
India

Madhya Pradesh farmer offers tongue to goddess, bleeds to death

Driven by superstition, a young farmer bled to death in Madhya Pradesh after he slashed his tongue and offered it before idol of Goddess Durga in Satna district on Thursday morning.

Grand celebrations: World's tallest Durga idol in Kolkata
India

Grand celebrations: World's tallest Durga idol in Kolkata

World's tallest Durga idol at Deshapriya park in Kolkata.