Memories of the other Puja

One of my fondest memories from my early life in India is the Jagadhatri puja (J puja). I was raised in the town of Chandannagar, about 25 miles north of Kolkata on the Burdwan line. Chandannagar is famous for this puja, and I grew up in the middle of all the associated festivities.

Steeped in history

Local people are hardly aware of the historical legacy attached to the Anandamoyee Kalibari in Siliguri that came into existence way back in 1915, a place which was originally a meeting place for revolutionaries.