Navratri 2021: Durga Puja celebrations at full swing in Kolkata, see pics

Dhakis are one of the main highlights of Durga Puja in Kolkata. The enthusiastic drum beats not only imbibe the festive spirit but is also a family business and tradition for many. Before the covid 19 pandemic, the Dhakis could easily earn above Rs 20k. But from last year, the rates for Dhakis were badly hit.

India TV Lifestyle Desk [ Published on: October 09, 2021 15:10 IST ]
  • Dhakis are one of the main highlights of Durga Puja in Kolkata. The enthusiastic drum beats not only imbibe the festive spirit but is also a family business and tradition for many. Before the covid 19 pandemic, the Dhakis could easily earn above Rs 20k. But from last year, the rates for Dhakis were badly hit.
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    Dhakis are one of the main highlights of Durga Puja in Kolkata. The enthusiastic drum beats not only imbibe the festive spirit but is also a family business and tradition for many. Before the covid 19 pandemic, the Dhakis could easily earn above Rs 20k. But from last year, the rates for Dhakis were badly hit.

  • Dhakis seen sitting on a Kolkata street during Durga Puja
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    Dhakis seen sitting on a Kolkata street during Durga Puja

  • According to Dhakis, due to the pandemic, they are not getting good prices from the Puja organisers.
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    According to Dhakis, due to the pandemic, they are not getting good prices from the Puja organisers.

  • Dhaki Biplab Das hails from Murshidabad. According to him, this year, the rates are between Rs 10k to 15k
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    Dhaki Biplab Das hails from Murshidabad. According to him, this year, the rates are between Rs 10k to 15k

  • For Sen families- Madhab Sen, Amlan Sen, playing dhaks is their family business. Their father Haripada Sen started it in 1975. Madhab, Amlan, and their brothers are playing dhaks since 2010.
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    For Sen families- Madhab Sen, Amlan Sen, playing dhaks is their family business. Their father Haripada Sen started it in 1975. Madhab, Amlan, and their brothers are playing dhaks since 2010.

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