Kharif Crops in Downward Production, Due to Uneven Monsoon This Season in North Bengal

Kharif Crops in Downward Production, Due to Uneven Monsoon This Season in North Bengal

Swapan Roy Bir Due to the uneven monsoon in the Northern Bengal, in this crucial agricultural time, the entire Kharif crops are in shatters. The farmers here are now spending sleepless nights for this. On one hand, some agricultural areas are experiencing drought like situation. Paddy saplings could not be sowed in the fields due to lack of water in the soil. In entire North Eastern and North Bengal, the rains are caused due to…

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350 year Old Jagabandhu Dham’s Jagabandhu Puja is Still Highly Prevalent

350 year Old Jagabandhu Dham’s Jagabandhu Puja is Still Highly Prevalent

Dipankar Dey The 350-year-old Jagabandhu Dham puja is still very much prevalent at Islampur’s Sardarvita. This year the puja was celebrated its 127th year. This puja is being organized by the people of Sardarvita, Kuilabari, Beirbari, Kanuburi, Bethbari, Maraltola and 5 other villages nearby. The Jagabandhu Dham puja is something different from the normal pujas because it is celebrated in every 3 years. The women from Matikunda arrange for the Puja with much devotion. The…

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Shoulmari Village Observes Gram Pujan (Village Worship) Every Year [VIDEO]

Shoulmari Village Observes Gram Pujan (Village Worship) Every Year [VIDEO]

Arunangshu Maitra A unique Gram Pujan was organized today at Shoulmari Village under Mathabhanga No. 2 Block. This ritual is of the Adivasi culture. Basically, in this puja Lord Shiva and Parvati are worshiped. The puja is performed to keep all the villagers healthy and happy as well as to keep the fields filled with crops throughout the year. Women generally, bring in water from the nearby streams by maintaining all the ritualistic features in…

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The Struggling Film Maker, Yet the Fighter: Banti Mondal of Falakata

The Struggling Film Maker, Yet the Fighter: Banti Mondal of Falakata

Arunangshu Maitra This is a story of a Rural Bengal’s Film Director and his continuous struggle for a stepping stone into the Filmdom. This is a story of a young boy who hails from a rural set up of Falakata and is still in his struggling days of the so-called film world. This is a reflection of many young minds aspiration to go to the top from this infrastructure less North Bengal’s Film set up…

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Islampur Football Tournament Organizer’s Fear Damage of Football Field after Night Football

Islampur Football Tournament Organizer’s Fear Damage of Football Field after Night Football

Dipankar Dey The football field of Islampur High School was a normal field even a year ago. It was covered by hole and potholes throughout. Apart from this various village fairs, cultural functions, religious functions etc kept the field busy all-round the year resulting in under maintenance of the field for any sort & level of games and sports. However, due to the grand success of the first ever international standard football tournament took place…

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RJ Den, The Stephen Hawking from Kolkata

RJ Den, The Stephen Hawking from Kolkata

By Kaushik Chatterjee R. J. Den is not an unknown person to the FM Radio Listeners. Especially if he/she stays in Kolkata and suburban places. RJ Den’s original name is Sayamdeb Mukherjee. He is also popularly called as the Stephen Hawking from Kolkata. He was a child when the symptoms of one of the rare genetic disease called Dopa Responsive Dystonia were diagnosed. From that time his companion was his wheelchair. However, there was another…

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The Old Man of Germany in Raiganj

The Old Man of Germany in Raiganj

By Kaushik Chatterjee Dieter Holzer, an old German from Bad Waldbad Der of Germany is now in smiles as he is sure that he is returning to his hometown, 8000 km away from Raiganj. It’s just a few hours left, after which this old German will travel to his homeland from Kolkata. Before that, he will reach Kolkata via an Ambulance from Raiganj. However, the happiness is being made blurry by the warm care and…

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The Butterfly Conservatory at Ramshai, Gorumara, A Lifetime Experience

The Butterfly Conservatory at Ramshai, Gorumara, A Lifetime Experience

By Nileshwar Sanyal “Butterfly butterfly, your wings are so bright, in the nice sunlight”. If you are a nature lover and also want to know the origins of the butterfly, if you are keen in butterfly photography, then you have to step into Ramshai, located at the Gorumara National Park near Mainaguri. Here you will be getting the opportunity to view various types of butterflies and also get to fly the butterflies in the air….

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MUSLIM KALI: 100 YEAR OLD TRADITION OF INDO-BANGLA BORDER AT ISLAMPUR

MUSLIM KALI: 100 YEAR OLD TRADITION OF INDO-BANGLA BORDER AT ISLAMPUR

Dipankar Dey The Indo-Bangla border area under Islampur Police station popularly known as Hatkhola Village is also famous for its unique Kalipuja. Yes, its also known as Muslim Kali Puja. The people from nearby villages like Chaundi, Panchi, Jagtagaon, Banshbari, Talbari etc. visits this puja every year. However, when asked about the origin of the puja, nobody could correctly or confidently answer. Elderly people said that the puja is obviously more than 100 years old…

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DARKNESS OF THE LIGHTMAKERS FROM DHUPGURI

DARKNESS OF THE LIGHTMAKERS FROM DHUPGURI

By Supriyo Basak There is a deep darkness under the lamp. Or else it can be said that under the darkness there is the celebration of Lights i.e. Dipabali. Yes, it’s the people who work day and night for the festival of lights stays behind the lights in Dipabali. This is the picture is seen everywhere and Dhupguri is also no exception. The place is known as Thakurpat area under Dhupguri. It can be seen…

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