Press Esc to close
Sunday 28 August 2016
News updated at 1:54 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.7°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy
Breaking News

In 'pujo' mood

Last updated: 25 September, 2009
MS

Celebrations

Its sweet time for this Bengalee Babu as he looks forward to visit his favourite pandal in the City

 Raghu Mukherjee

Raghu MukherjeeIf there is one festival that Raghu Mukherjee is waiting for then it’s Durga Puja.

Reminiscing his childhood days with Metrolife he says, “It’s one festival when a lot of Bengalee in the City come together and bond. I remember my father taking me to the pandal put up by the North Bangalore Association to see the idol and of course who can forget the yummy sweets and delicacies that are served on the occasion,” he explains. Known to have a sweet tooth, Raghu loves Bengalee sweets.

“No dieting for me during this time,” he jokes while adding, “I eat almost all kinds of food, but my all time favourite dish is the Khichidi and the tomato chutney and a mixed vegetable called chachchari.”

“The special aarti that takes place with the beating of the drums is one thing that I look out for. Also after the five-day ceremony, a lot of associations go in for the idol submerging in the various lakes in the City and because it can get crowded with people getting lost, a lot of such associations decide on a dress code, like a simple red ribbon tied on the arm etc,” he adds. So this year too, after a small puja at home, Raghu will visit the pandal and enjoy the music and dance activities organised for the day.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Neeta Ambani along with actor Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of Reliance foundation youth sports...

Neeta Ambani along with actor Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of Reliance foundation youth sports...

Monica Besra, beneficiary of Mother Teresa's first 'miracle' at her house at Nattor village...

Monica Besra, beneficiary of Mother Teresa's first 'miracle' at her house at Nattor village...

A new born baby is rescued at the medical college & Hospital where a major fire broke out...

A new born baby is rescued at the medical college & Hospital where a major fire broke out...

Irom Chanu Sharmila offers prayer at Kangla fort after released from JNIMS security ward in Imphal..

Irom Chanu Sharmila offers prayer at Kangla fort after released from JNIMS security ward in Imphal..

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani (R) being honoured by Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow...

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani (R) being honoured by Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow...

Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes Benz India at the Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive...

Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes Benz India at the Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive...

Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu visits Mahakali Temple in Hyderabad...

Olympic Silver Medalist P V Sindhu visits Mahakali Temple in Hyderabad...

Launching postal stamp of Shivarathri Rajendra Swami, as part of his Birth Centenary Celebrations...

Launching postal stamp of Shivarathri Rajendra Swami, as part of his Birth Centenary Celebrations...

People on boat wade through flooded river in Didarganj area in Patna...

People on boat wade through flooded river in Didarganj area in Patna...

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates Doha Bank's Kerala branch in Kochi...

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates Doha Bank's Kerala branch in Kochi...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523