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Bonedi Barir Durga Puja at Dasghara, West Bengal

I have always had a great interest in the history and architecture of West Bengal which dates back to the bygone eras. And the best time to explore and learn more about such places is during Durga Puja. That is the time when Bonedi families of West Bengal come together to celebrate the festival in …

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Maa Annapurna Mandir of Barrackpore, Kolkata

Maa Annapurna Mandir of Barrackpore, built by Jagdamba Devi the youngest daughter of Rani Rashmoni and her husband Mathura Mohan Biswas can be called the exact replica of the famous Dakshineswar Mandir of Kolkata. It is said that around  Rs 3 lakhs were spent to build this temple. The famous look-alike temple of Dakshineswar is …

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A Visit to Bonedi Barir Durga Puja in Kolkata- Part 2

It is that time of the year when almost every part of our country is getting ready for the festive season. With Mahalaya to be celebrated on 25th September this year and the starting of “Debi-pokkho” states like West Bengal and Assam where Durga Puja is celebrated on a grand scale getting decked up to …

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Visit to Surul Sarkarbari In Bolpur, Santiniketan

My trip to Santiniketan in Bolpur in July 2019 had been the most memorable one. It was the first time I had travelled with my friends. Other than the popular tourist places in Bolpur Santiniketan there are a few spectacular locations that have their own unique charm. Of those places, one is the Surul Rajbari …

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20 Attractive Tourist places in Darjeeling you must visit

Darjeeling is one of the most popular and favourite tourist destinations cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas.  The history of this Himalayan hill station dates back to the era of the British Raj when it was the summer resort for the elite sahebs . Of tea gardens, the joyous toy train of the Darjeeling …

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A visit to the Bonedi Barir Durga Puja in Kolkata, India

So it took me almost a year to sit down and complete this draft that I started writing after last year’s Durga puja. When we talk about Durga Puja in Kolkata, our discussion revolves around Barowari Puja’s majestic puja pandals, themes, and idols. But what interests me are the Bonedi Barir Durga Pujas. Kolkata is …

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10 Popular Weaves of Bengal you must have in your closet

Bengal has always been the epitome of some extraordinary patterns and techniques of weaving. It is a part of Bengal’s rich cultural heritage. When we say weaves of Bengal, it includes the ones that originate from both East Bengal now Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. Over the years these weaves of Bengal have not …

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A pleasant stay at Rajbari Garden House, Belur West Bengal, India

It was a beautiful morning last December, I and Siddhartha, my husband started from my house on a cab for Rashbari Garden House, Belur. Little did we know we were not just travelling we were going to make memories to last a lifetime. Rashbari Garden House is a temple complex and a new addition to …

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A beautiful chaos -Kolkata’s Mallick Ghat Flower Market, India

It was one of those hot and humid days in mid-July when I was vacationing in Kolkata that one morning we three friends decided to walk around Kolkata’s Mallick Ghat flower market. It is said that this market is one of Asia’s largest flower market and the oldest too. More then 130 years old this …