Bengalis

Visiting Kolkata during the Pujas as a college student, both my friends and I were outsiders at every pandal, and could only bask in the faux-superiority of watching young men dressed in the latest fashion make fools of themselves as they tried their luck with the other gender. Photo: AFP<br /> (AFP)

The outsider at the puja pandal

5 min read . 25 Oct 2012
<br />Pull factor: A Bangladeshi immigrant, Binod Das, selling fish at the Chittaranjan Park market in New Delhi. Das says he began to look at the city as his home only after he witnessed Durga Puja celebra<br />

Fleeing from their own shadows

5 min read . 02 Apr 2012
<br />Religion meets art: German artist Gregor Schneider’s road-themed pandal for the Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja radically interprets the concept of a pandal as an artwork. Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

When Kolkata turns into a museum

9 min read . 29 Sep 2011
<br />Religion meets art: German artist Gregor Schneider’s road-themed pandal for the Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja radically interprets the concept of a pandal as an artwork. Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

When Kolkata turns into a museum

9 min read . 29 Sep 2011
<br /> The goddess trail: The Daw family puja is among the oldest in the city. Indranil Bhoumik / Mint  <br />

The homecoming

2 min read . 18 Sep 2009