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The India Story kicks off at Swabhumi wi The Indian Story (TIS), which is an initiative to showcase the best of India's art and culture at the Swabhumi heritage park in Kolkata, finally kicked off on the October 29, 2015 evening with a specially curated show “The Calico Chapter”, followed by the beautiful Weaves Show by Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango. Then the preview to the exposition opened up to a few select audiences, for them to explore and shop till midnight. Swabhumi as the hosting site will be housing this unique design experience with over 80 participants from all across the country. The show has been put together by industrialist Harsh Neotia's wife Madhu Neotia, restaurateur and food writer Abhilasha Sethia, scenographer Swarup Dutta and designer Nil. On the opening day, the show was glammed up by actresses like Riya Sen, Swastika Mukherjee and actress-turned-parliamentarian Moonmoon Sen. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 31-Oct-2015
Sonam graces cover of Grazia India Magaz Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor has featured for the The Big Beauty Special Issue of Grazia India Magazine in the month of November. 31-Oct-2015
Starmark celebrates Sukumar Ray’s 128t Kolkata, Oct 31 (IBNS) Lifestyle store Starmark, in association with Phreedom 4 Ever, observed the 128th birth anniversary of writer Sukumar Ray on Friday. Images by Sounak Choudhury/IBNS. 31-Oct-2015
Senco Gold & diamonds announces tie-up w Suvankar Sen, Executive Director of Senco Gold & Diamonds, on Thursday (Oct 29, 2015) announced its tie-up with Amazon.in. Mayank Shivam, Category Leader, Amazon Fashion, was also present at the occasion held in Kolkata. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 30-Oct-2015
3rd India Africa Forum Summit 2015 The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the alighting point for leaders to receive the heads of delegations, during 3rd India Africa Forum Summit 2015, in New Delhi on October 29, 2015. 29-Oct-2015
Arun Jaitley inaugurates e-Sahayog and M Union Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated e-Sahayog and Mini-PAN Camps at different remote locations of the country through video conferencing on Oct 27, 2015. Scenes from the Mini-PAN Camp organized by the Income Tax Department at their Chinsurah office, District Hooghly, West Bengal. PIB Photo: S.C.Ghosh 28-Oct-2015
Hamleys opens store in Kolkata Toy shop Hamleys launched its first store in Kolkata's Quest Mall on Monday (Oct 26, 2015). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 27-Oct-2015
Bengalis gear up to worship Goddess Laxm With West Bengal preparing to worship Hindu Goddess Laxmi on Monday, worshippers were busy buying idol of the deity in Kolkata on Sunday (Oct 25, 2015). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 25-Oct-2015
Actor Pijush Ganguly passes away Bengali television, film and theater actor Pijush Ganguly (50) died of multiple organ failure at a private hospital in Kolkata in the wee hours of Sunday (Oct 25,2015). Images by Sounak Choudhury/IBNS. 25-Oct-2015
Muslims in Kolkata observe Muharram Amid mourning and remembrance, the Muslim community in Kolkata on Saturday (Oct 24, 2015) observed 'Muharram' or the 'day of grief'. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. Our photographer captured few glimpses of Tajia on the occasion in Kolkata. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 25-Oct-2015
Muslims in Kolkata observe Muharram toda Amid mourning and remembrance, the Muslim community in Kolkata on Saturday (Oct 24, 2015) observed 'Muharram' or the 'day of grief'. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Processions were taken out by the community in different corners of the city where people were seen cutting themselves with knife and razors in public view. Images by Sounak Choudhury/IBNS. 24-Oct-2015
Revellers bid adieu to Goddess Durga on It's time again to bid adieu to the Hindu Goddess Durga and her four children (Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh) as Maha Dashami puja commenced on Friday (Oct 23, 2015) amid a mood of gloominess in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal.Sindoor Khela or (smearing of vermilion) marks the day when women folk smear each other with red vermilion. 23-Oct-2015
Revellers bid adieu to Goddess Durga on It's time again to bid adieu to the Hindu Goddess Durga and her four children (Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh) as Maha Dashami puja commenced on Friday (Oct 23, 2015) amid a mood of gloominess in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal.Sindoor Khela or (smearing of vermilion) marks the day when women folk smear each other with red vermilion. 23-Oct-2015
Ravana effigy in flames at Dussehra The Ravana effigy in flames at the Dussehra celebrations, at Ramleela Maidan on the auspicious occasion of Vijay Dashmi, in Delhi on October 22, 2015. The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, was present. The Ravana effigy was also burnt at Subhash Maidan. 23-Oct-2015
Women smear each other with sindoor on V As the five-day festivity of Durga Puja almost came to an end on Thursday (Oct 22, 2015), with the day combining both Maha Nabami and Vijaya Dasami this time, many idols were immersed in the river Ganges and other water bodies. Ahead of the immersion, women, especially married women, smeared each other with sindoor. Sindoor Khela (Or playing with sindoor) is a part of Bengali women's ritual before bidding farewell to the Goddess and they wish each other happy married life. Images by Sounak Choudhury/IBNS. 23-Oct-2015
Salimpur Pally 23-Oct-2015
Bosepukur Talbagan 23-Oct-2015
Bosepukur Sitalamandir 23-Oct-2015
Tallest Durga: People take a peek throug The Kolkata Police on Oct 18, 2015 (Mahapanchami day) evening closed people's access into the Deshapriya Park puja pandal, where World's largest 88.5 feet Durga idol has been installed, for overcrowding. There was a near stampede and the entire traffic of south Kolkata was thrown haywire. Many had come from far off places to see the tallest Durga but went back disappointed. However, many are still seen stealing a glance through the park's enclosure. Scenes on the last day of the Puja on Maha Nabami when passers-by try to catch a glimpse of the goddess through the openings. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 22-Oct-2015
People make most of Maha Nabami in Kolka Kolkata, Oct 22, 2015 (IBNS): The five days of Durga Puja festivity touched its crescendo as people made most of the Maha Nabami, the last day of Puja, and Bijaya Dasami, which also falls on the same day this time, together on Thursday. Ahead of the immersion of the idols, pandal hoppers in Kolkata were spotted taking last minute selfies while the sea of humanity flocking to pandals (marquees) to catch final glimpses of the goddess. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 22-Oct-2015
Narendra Modi being welcomed on arrival The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi being welcomed on arrival by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu and the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, M. Venkaiah Naidu, at Gannavaram Airport, Andhra Pradesh on October 22, 2015. 22-Oct-2015
Kolkatans offer 'Anjali' on Maha Ashtami The festivity fever reached peak on Wednesday (Oct 21, 2015) as the day of Mahaashtami brought along happiness and different hues of aspiration with people flocking to the nearby pandals to offer 'anjali', a special prayer to the goddess. People adorned in traditional attires were spotted in long queues in almost every pandals (marquees) in the 'City of Joy', waiting for their turn to offer the special prayer since dawn. This year, the Sandhi puja has been performed in the morning itself. 21-Oct-2015
Durga Puja: Kolkata gears up for Maha Sa Worshipers started visiting Durga Puja pandals from morning as the city is in the mood of Maha Saptami celebrations on Tuesday (October 20, 2015). Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 20-Oct-2015
Kolkatans witness 'Kolabou snan' on Maha Mahasaptami is one of the important days in the course of Durga Puja, which the Kolkatans ardently wait for. It is from this day, the main rituals associated with the Durga Puja commences. On Mahasaptami, some important rituals of the puja are performed with 'Nabapatrika snan' or 'Kolabou snan' (bathing of banana bride) and 'pravesh' (entrance of Goddess in the mandap-the place of worship) at dawn. The stem of a banana plant is bathed and draped in a red and white saree that make it look like a newly wed bride and then placed beside Lord Ganesha as 'Kalabou' is considered to be his wife according to Hindu mythology. Images by Sounak Choudhury/IBNS 20-Oct-2015
Kolkatans witness 'Kolabou snan' on Maha Mahasaptami is one of the important days in the course of Durga Puja, which the Kolkatans ardently wait for. It is from this day, the main rituals associated with the Durga Puja commences. On Mahasaptami, some important rituals of the puja are performed with 'Nabapatrika snan' or 'Kolabou snan' (bathing of banana bride) and 'pravesh' (entrance of Goddess in the mandap-the place of worship) at dawn. The stem of a banana plant is bathed and draped in a red and white saree that make it look like a newly wed bride and then placed beside Lord Ganesha as 'Kalabou' is considered to be his wife according to Hindu mythology. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS 20-Oct-2015
Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Na Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi is offering an arati to the Durga idol as ritual at Baneshwar Shiv Mandir near Jodhpur Park, today. The puja has been dedicated to Cerebral Palsy patients. Images by IBNS 20-Oct-2015
Thakur Das Palit Lane Durga Bari 20-Oct-2015
Naktala Udayan Sangha 20-Oct-2015
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Sreebhumi Sporting Club 20-Oct-2015
Durga Puja celebrations at Rani Rashmoni Amid all the festivities associated with the Durga Puja, rich and Zamindar family pujas still grab limelight. Even as theme pujas continue to attract pandal hoppers, family pujas still hold a special place in the city of joy-Kolkata. One such puja is that of Rani Rashmoni's House Puja. 20-Oct-2015
Khelayat Ghosher Bari 20-Oct-2015
Mitra Bari 20-Oct-2015
Durga Puja celebrations at Latubabu Chat Amid all the revelries associated with the Durga Puja, rich and Zamindar family pujas like that of Latubabu Chatubabur Bari still grab limelight in Kolkata. Our correspondent captures a few snapshots of the same. 20-Oct-2015
Durga Puja celebrations at Shovabazar Ra Since the inception of civilization, India has been a land of Gods and Goddess and Durga Puja happens to be one of the most important festival of the Hindus. While, theme-based pujas and pandals hog the limelight in Kolkata, Zamindar family puja like that of Shovabazar Rajbari continues to attract pandal hoppers. Our correspondent brings to you a few snapshots of the same. 20-Oct-2015
Durga Puja celebrations at Lahabari Amid all the revelries associated with the Durga Puja, rich and Zamindar family pujas like that of Laha Bari still grab limelight in north Kolkata. Our correspondent captures a few snapshots of the same. 19-Oct-2015
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