Kumortuli: Where Goddesses are made

On the banks of Hooghly, in North Kolkata is a labyrinth of narrow lanes, older than the city and full of vibrant color and art, Kumortuli – the potter’s colony, where idols of Gods and Goddesses are made from scratch for the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. Various artists work on different stages of sculpting, painting & decorating the idol of Goddess Durga in the workshops here. Deeply engrossed in the making of the Goddess, they look meditative.

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a joyful holiday season! May you have good health, happiness, peace and prosperity throughout the new year! Cheers! 🙂

Ghost month celebrations

During the 7th lunar month celebrations, the Chinese offer prayers and offerings to the deceased relatives, burn joss sticks, paper money and offer food. These offerings are made by burning fake money notes, which are also known as ‘hell money’. In Singapore and Malaysia, it is a common sight to see entertaining ‘ wayang’ or…