This Durga Pujo, bhog is getting into bento boxes and Rabindra Sangeet is going digital on Zoom concerts. The Bengali associations in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad are recreating Pujo.
Amid the beats of dhak, Mamata Banerjee drew the eyes of the deity, a ritual known as 'chokhudaan', at Chetla Agrani puja patronised by her cabinet colleague Firhad Hakim.
Durga Puja will be celebrated from October 10 to 15, while Lakshmi Puja will be held on October 20.
The department has also urged employers not to reduce bonus.
Soumen Dutta of Kasi Bose Lane committee, a big-ticket puja, said the CM's assurance has come across as a major relief as the organisers were in two minds about going ahead with the preparations
With Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 count ranging between 153 and 313 micrograms per cubic meter, the air quality, as per World Health Organisation (WHO) standards is very poor .