PANDAL

  • Durga Puja with global panorama in Patna October 3, 2014

    Patna: Want to take an inexpensive trip around the world! Just land in Patna and leave the rest to over 1,200 Durga Puja 'pandals' with dazzling decorations put up across the length and breadth of the city. They will fulfill your wishes of visiting the White House just like Prime...
  • Delhi: Durga puja pandal put up at Matri mandir made from recycled garbage October 2, 2014

    During the festivities of durga puja an eco-friendly pandal put up at Matri mandir in Delhi is a major highlight. The pandal has been made from recycled garbage and thrown away material. Most of the decoration has been picked up from garbage dumps and rag pickers. ...
  • Tripura buzzing with festive fervour this Durga Puja October 2, 2014

    Agartala: With around 2,500 Durga pujas across the state, Tripura is buzzing with festive fervour. What is drawing people to the various pandals are the thematic displays and thought provoking messages put up by the organisers and clubs who are sparing no efforts to put up grand celebrations. The Oikatan...
  • Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can't make it to the durga puja pandals. It's the biggest carnival for the people of West bengal,but at the Barasat cancer hospital, it's anything but celebration. For the patients fighting for...
  • Durga Puja, not just the time for pandal hopping but also family reunions October 1, 2014

    Durga Puja is not just the time to flaunt new dresses, pandal hopping or eating out, it is also about home coming and grand family reunions. Away from the frenzy of the community pujos of Kolkata, runs a strong, parallel, equally old if not older tradition, of family pujos...
  • Kolkata: Artists from US collaborate with Indian craftsmen to install street art at puja pandal September 29, 2014

    At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the Indo-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata is trying to do the same. This pandal has become the venue of art collboration between artists from India and the US. ...
  • Kolkata: Artists from India, US collaborate to give finishing touches to pandal ahead of Durga Puja September 29, 2014

    Kolkata: It's that time of the year again when West Bengal is immersed in Durga Puja festivities. At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the India-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata has become the venue of art collaboration...
  • Unique '3D' Durga Puja in Kolkata pandal September 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Art and technology have mingled in this year's Durga Puja festival to present a unique 3D digital image of Goddess Durga at a pandal in the city. The "unique" image measuring 6x14 feet will be hosted in the Jodhpur Park puja pandal which is known for its innovation. Explaining...
  • Durga Puja pandals in UP raise issue of crime against women September 23, 2014

    Lucknow: The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state. Bondhu Mahal, a social organisation, has decided "Celebrate Girl Child" as its...
  • SC permits 'pandals' for marriages, parties on Haryana forest land October 28, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday permitted traders to carry on their business activities, including erecting tents and pandals for marriage functions and parties, on forest land in Haryana. A forest bench comprising justices A K Patnaik, S S Nijjar and F M Ibrahim Kalifulla gave the interim relief to the traders...
  • Maharashtra: RR Patil asks police to ensure women's safety in pandals September 16, 2013

    Maharashtra Home minister R R Patil has asked police to ensure that woman devotees are not harassed during the festivities. The command came after a video of alleged mis-behaviour with some women at a famous Ganesh pandal sparked controversy in Mumbai. The video showing a member of Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal allegedly shoving...
  • Ganesh festival: Prithviraj Chavan asks people to co-operate with police for security September 9, 2013

    Greeting people on the occasion of the 10-day Ganesh festival which began on Monday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan appealed the devotees to co-operate with the police in maintenance of security. "Everybody should co-operate with the police. We cannot rule out the possibility of any untoward incident. Anti-social elements try to...
  • Mumbai: Ganpati festival begins with great pomp and show September 9, 2013

    The 10-day long Ganpati festival began on Moday and despite the economic slowdown, Mumbai is celebrating the festival lavishly and with great pomp and show. The idols have only gotten bigger and the pandals snazzier. ...
  • Ganesh festival fervour grips Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Ganesh or Ganapati is also known as the remover of all obstacles in life. Like neighbouring Maharashtra, the Ganesh Chaturthi is one of most widely celebrated festivals in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. These two states together have more than 50,000 big and small Ganesh temples. More than 5...
  • Kolkata: People offer prayers on Maha Navami October 23, 2012

    Devotees are expected to continue thronging Durga Puja pandals on Maha Navami to offer prayers and feast on the delicacies. ...
  • Even Goddess Durga gets the 'blues' to please Mamata October 21, 2012

    Kolkata: As different pandals adopt different themes for their Durga Puja celebrations, one prominent puja committee that has recreated 'pink city' Jaipur at its venue has chosen blue and white as its colour code! Many say this is to please West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who after taking over,...
  • Lord Ganesha welcomed in households across the country September 19, 2012

    Celebrations were on in full flow across Maharashtra as devotees welcomed their favourite Lord Ganesha on Wednesday. ...
  • Hyderabad: Cops issue guidelines on Ganesh pandals August 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: Organisers and people planning to instal Ganesh idols in public places in the city must obtain prior permission and failure to do so might invite stern action against them, Hyderabad police commissioner Anurag Sharma said here on Wednesday and warned that forcible collection of chandas (donations) would also not...
  • Durga Puja celebrations on at full swing October 5, 2011

    Devotees are expected to continue thronging puja pandals offering prayers and feasting on the delicacies. ...
  • Mahasaptami celebrations in the City of Joy October 3, 2011

    Celebrations are on in full with people pandal hopping in Kolkata. ...
  • Politics finds its way into Bengal Durga Pujo October 16, 2010

    With elections round the corner, take a look at all the symbolism attached to pujo pandals. ...
  • Puja fervour at one of Kolkata's oldest pandals October 15, 2010

    Kolkata: It's ashtami today the biggest and the most celebrated day of the pujas. While a lot of new pandals mushroom every year, there are some centuriesold traditional pandals also. Heres the story. It was the year 1773 and Jagat Ram Mukherjee's daughter came back from her maternal uncle's house...
  • Ganesh pandals try out innovative designs September 20, 2010

    Mumbai is dotted with colourful Ganesh pandals, all trying to outdo each other with innovative designs and themes. There are more than 12,000 Ganesh pandals across Mumbai, and only 10 days to cover it all. As families in Mumbai go pandalhopping, the pandals have been swept up in FIFA fever and...
  • Durga Puja Special: From Kolkata, with love September 28, 2009

    From music to movies, Goddess Durga is everywhere in Kolkata. A special show on the citys best days. ...
  • Watch: Best theme pandals in Kolkata September 27, 2009

    Theme pandals are something that durga puja organisers always bank on to get the maximum visitors. ...
  • Capital's oldest Durga Puja pandal turns 100 September 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The Kashmere Gate Durga Puja pandal was stablished in 1910, when India was still under the rule of the British and is one of the oldest and most popular pandals in Delhi. And like every year, this year too, it officially kickstarted Durga Puja celebrations with traditional beats...
  • Watch: Take a look at puja pandals in Kolkata September 24, 2009

    The sounds of the drums have already started resonating in the pandal. ...
  • Ganeshotsav: Mumbai's pandals with sociorelevant themes August 31, 2009

    Across the country, Ganeshotsav festivities are getting grander pandals are coming with a message. And their sociorelevant themes have struck quite a chord with Mumabi. ...
  • Singur drama hottest for Durga Pujo pandals October 2, 2008

    Kolkata: The Singur Nano project may have run into troubled waters, but the car itself has smoothly integrated itself with the divine goddess at Kolkata's pujo pandal. Industrialisation the most controversial issue in West Bengal these days is this year's theme at the Santosh Mitra Square Durga pujo...