Things 90's Kids Miss about the Kolkata Book Fair at Maidan Featured 

Things 90’s Kids Miss about the Kolkata Book Fair at Maidan

One of the things that Bengalis take pride in is the annual Book Fair in Kolkata. What began as the Kolikata Book Fair in 1976 became the International Book Fair in 1984 and added a new festival to the list of “Baro Mashe Tero Parbon”. Since then, one of the biggest attractions of... Read More
Rajdanga Pithe Puli Utsav 2019: Celebrating Sankranti with All Things Pithe Featured 

Rajdanga Pithe Puli Utsav 2019: Celebrating Sankranti with All Things Pithe

For Bangalis, Makar Sankranti is an important cultural event, not just because of all the celebration of winter harvest, but because of how it is celebrated. For Bangalis, Sankranti is all about the soul-satisfying pithe. Why wouldn’t it be? The wide range of pithe varieties boggles the mind. In fact,... Read More
Pithe, Ganga Sagar Mela, and Kites Mark Makar Sankranti in Bengal: Ghuri Utsav or Shakrain in Old Dhaka Featured 

Pithe, Ganga Sagar Mela, and Kites Mark Makar Sankranti in Bengal

Ask a Bangali about his favourite thing about winters, and he will say, “Pithe” without a thought. The ancient Festival of Harvest, Makar Sankranti, is celebrated all over India. It has different names all over the country: Suggi Habba in Karnataka, Thai Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Magh... Read More