Ashok Chatterjee

The famous Kali temples in Kolkata gear up for puja

What is special about the temple is that since the time of Ramkrishna Paramhans, liquor has never been used in the temple’s puja. Instead, coconut water is used at the temple, which has a footfall of around 1.5 lakh devotees on the Kali Puja night.

Journey from a Bihari Babu to a Bengali one

The original Bihari Babu, Shatrughan Sinha needs no introduction. His Instagram handle says: Actor, politician, Lok Sabha MP from Asansol, two-time former Cabinet minister....

Artist’s tribute: Painting Maa Durga in gold

She loves to use earthy shades and acrylic colours while using paint brush or working on murals. A doctorate in wall paintings, Shubhra has been deeply associated with tribal art for over two decades.

A painting tribute to Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar

The painter has made a picture of Lata ji which features 1,436 faces of the artist, politician, etc. including a picture of Maa Saraswati, in addition to flower leaves and musical instruments. This picture has been included in the Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records in 2019.

Women rise against violence on them

The OBR West Bengal Chapter came together to celebrate this year's One Billion Rising at Bangur Park, Kolkata, to pledge a shared commitment towards a violence-free world, free from patriarchy and celebrate love through music, art and dance, on 14 February.