How Bengal got its Badi Pujos – and how they became community events

Durga Puja may be an ostentatious community festival now, but it has its beginning in the humble harvest festival of rural Bengal that was celebrated in the courtyards of the wealthy landlords to pay respect to the farmers.  At the cusp of winter, when the winter chill is a few months away and the summer …

Who is That Girl In Muddy Boots and what does she do?

So, a lot of you are new here. And many of you are confused about this funny handle. You see, like most of us 5 years ago, I had given in to get a catchy name for my page. The intent was to stand out rather than be lost in the slew of accounts - …

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