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Amitabh Bachchan to inaugrate KIFF in Kolkata


Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was recently in Kolkata to inaugurate the 21st edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) and expressed “joy to be back as Kolkata’s jamai babu (son-in-law)”. “14th morning to Kolkata for KIFF21  joy to be back as Kolkata’s ‘jamai babu’ and of course ‘babumoshai’!” Mr. Amitabh tweeted. The 21st edition of the film festival will feature 149 ...

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Religious fervour in Bengal on Maha Saptami

Durga Pooja in Bengal

President Pranab Mukherjee donned the priest’s robes and performed customary rituals for the Durga puja at his ancestral home in West Bengal‘s Birbhum district. The day, celebrated as Maha Saptami, began with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity was symbolically endowed with life and invoked in a group of nine plants bunched together. On Tuesday, a huge rush of ...

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Football Legend Pele in Kolkata after 38 years

Brazilian football legend Pele set foot again in the city on Sunday morning following a gap of 38 years in the midst of cheering from vociferous fans. Such was the craze encompassing the footballer at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport that coordinators and security personnel had a tough time in escorting him to his vehicle. Other than that, ...

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Transgender women organize special Durga Pooja

Durga Pooja

In an attempt to re-claim social space in the face of ostracism transgender women here have come together this year to organise a special Durga Pooja. It will be organised by Pratyay Gender Trust in association with a local club. All arrangements are being made by the transgender women from Kolkata and suburbs. They are subjected to discriminatory gaze during ...

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