Category Kolkata . Heritage

Grey Town – The Confluence of Cultures

“Calcutta Walks” is a Kolkata based group founded and nurtured by Iftekhar Ahsan – aka Ifte – an intrepid explorer. Calcutta walks are manned by individuals from different walks of life. They organize and conceptualize tours in places people usually miss out on, so that they can get a taste of the real Kolkata. I […]

Fashioning the goddess with hands of experience

The last blog post was about Indian Goddess and the way of revering it. Fortunately this one is related to revering. Well this post is about the idols we revere and the idol makers. People may think that I am a follower of god as back to back three posts are on Mythology (Durga,Ganga,this) . […]

Revering the Holy water with the Holy fire

India is known for its glorious past, architectural beauties, vivid landscape, and the most important thing, Religion. Most Indians follow Hinduism. It is unbelievable that Hinduism has 33 crores of Gods and Goddesses. One of them is “ Maa Ganga”(Goddess Ganges). Ganga is the most important river of India. The origin of the river Ganga […]

The Indefinable Goddess of Bengal, and my attempt to capture her in words and pictures

Durga puja , the most awaited festival in Bengal. We the Bengalis start planning about this festival from the very beginning of the year. Basically this festival is celebrated for ten days.It starts with Mahalaya, where pitripokkho ends and debipokkhho starts . mahalaya e pitrikool er sobai ke srodhha janono hoy . Then the days […]