Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicDurga Puja

Topic: Durga Puja

Modi is the only Indian mass leader after Gandhi who has used religious symbolism so well

Modi’s two Navratri addresses to the nation deserve closer attention. They were a complex amalgam of carefully crafted and thoughtfully arranged messaging, just like Brand Modi.

Fish fries, Honey Singh at pandals, sound of dhaak — Durga Pujo in 2020 is a silent aching

We will meet again among friends and relatives, and the smell of dhunuchi in the air of CR Park, Kolkata, Murshidabad, and Dhaka alike. But not in 2020.

PM Modi invokes goddess Durga to reaffirm govt’s commitment to women’s empowerment

Addressing the people of West Bengal during Durga Puja, Modi stressed on the govt's efforts to make anti-rape laws more stringent and empowering women through welfare schemes.

No crowds, no pandal-hopping, no adda — Kolkata gets ready for unusual Durga Puja

The Calcutta High Court Monday directed the state government to declare all pandals 'no-entry zones', calling for the erection of barricades around them.

Virtual darshan, live-streaming of ‘dhakis’ — Delhi’s quiet Durga Puja celebration this year

Large gatherings have been prohibited and only 50 per cent of hall capacity is allowed in enclosed spaces as well as open grounds.

Calcutta HC now allows drummers at pandals, increases audience limit to 60 for big pujas

Hearing an appeal, the court ordered the number of people who can stay inside the marquees be increased from 25 to 60 for big Pujas but retained it at 15 for small ones.

An NGO is offering food to stranded truckers along Assam-Mizoram highway amid border row

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Not enough cops to manage Durga Puja pandals, says Calcutta HC on its no-entry order

Kolkata Police has 25,000 personnel & 12,000 civic volunteers, but city has 3,000 Durga Puja pandals. Court said it isn’t enough despite ‘exemplary guidelines’.

Nitish Kumar, the ‘lonely goalkeeper’ of Bihar, and why car makers should be thanking Covid

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

All Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal to be no-entry zones, orders Calcutta High Court

For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up five metres from the entrance, while for bigger ones, the distance has to be 10 metres, the court said.

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After Mammootty and Mohanlal, who? Fahadh Faasil is the new poster boy of Malayalam cinema

Fahadh Faasil won’t play your garden-variety hero. He’s bending the norms, creating his own multiverse and getting pan-Indian acclaim.
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You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.