Durgotsav on 8th and 9th of October 2016


Winchester McCall Middle School
458 Main St
Winchester, MA 01890

Puja in Gymnasium, Food in cafeteria

Parking spaces are located behind the school. Street parking is also available in front of the venue. 237 Parking are available in MBTA station and 100+ parkings are available in Winchester High School

With the season changing over to colorful leaves all around New England, we bring you our 13th Durga Puja celebration. From the arrival of Ma Durga until she departs, we shall be filling these two days with Puja, Anjali, Sindur khela, sumptuous food and fantastic cultural program that we always strive to present. We have a wonderful line up of events/programs.

Our featured artists this year are Abhijit Ghoshal & Subhamita . We are sure you will be mesmerized by their performances! On top of that we also have talented artists from New England performing dance, drama and songs!!

Event Schedule

Here is a tentative schedule of our events. The timings are subject to change depending upon weather forecast and travel conditions.

Timing Event
Saturday, 8th October
10:00 am - 12.30 pm Puja
01.00 pm - 01.30 pm Anjali
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm Prasad/Lunch
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Cultural program
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm Dinner
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm Featured Artist - Subhamita Banerjee
Sunday, 9th October
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Puja
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm Anjali
01.30 pm - 02:30 pm Sindur Khela
01.30 pm - 02:30 pm Prasad/Lunch
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm Cultural program
05.00 pm - 06.30 pm Dinner
06.30 pm - 09.30 pm Featured Artists - Abhijit Ghoshal

Cultural Programs

Here is a tentative schedule of our events. The timings are subject to change depending upon weather forecast and travel conditions.

Abhijit Ghoshal

Abhijit Ghoshal is one of the most versatile singers of today’s generation, who has been mesmerizing the music connoisseurs worldwide with his mellifluous voice.

He is the only undefeated winner of 11 consecutive episodes of SaReGaMaPa

Subhamita Banerjee

Subhamita does not “just” sing !!! She seems lost sometime into a Michael Angelo sculpting, and again sometime interlacing unborn delicacies in oblivion on the fabric of mind boggling compositions with the mesmeric touch of her honey sweet tunes gliding in lashing sweeps too high and low like the streaks of lightning flashes ripping apart the skies – all with the spell-binging resilience of her mellifluous voice.

8th October, Saturday
Synopsis Participants

Ghor Jamai

Ghar Jamai is a hilarious comedy, where nothing is what it seems. Roles are reversed, romance acquires strange, new flavors and the absurd walks hand in hand with the believable. Come, see for yourself how it unfolds!

Natok: Ghar Jamai
Direction: Nilay Mukherjee
Mul Kahini: Swapon Ganguly
Adaptation: Jhum Sarcar

Champak Das,
Debangshu Goswami,
Debarati Roy,
Jhum Sarcar,
Nilay Mukherjee,
Soma Das Gupta

Audio : Raka Datta
Shantanu Sen
Lights: Sandip Das Gupta

Mahisasura Mardini

It was four in the morning when I was woken up with a phone call and the screen said “Ma”, my mother.
“Shunchish toh?” I opened my laptop and played the mp3…..
“Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu sakti rupena sansthita

Namasteshwai namasteshwai namasteshwai namo namaha.”

From bleary memories, these lines surface from the time of tape recorders and radios. Early morning would see most of us awake, strains of Mahisasura Mardini floating in from nearby homes. So successful have been our mothers and grandmothers in inculcation this timeless tradition into our very Bengali souls, that even though staying far away from home we remember Birendra Krisna Bhadra’s rendering of sotras.

Coordination: Saimanti Das

Narration: Mayura Chattopadhyay

Participants in dance:

Durgas: Moumita Bhowmick, Rituparna Mukherjee, Anamika Adhikary, Suranjana Jain and Sharobi Dutta

Opsories: Shashwati Das, Seema Rani, Hemani Goel, Arushi Banerjee, Adrija Duttaroy, Shreya Majumdar, Amaira Jain, Ayushi Biswas, Molly Bhattacharjee, Aditri Mukherjee and Medhanshi Bhowmick

Osurs: Bojro Das, Anirudh Mohanty, Piyush Mohanty, Ashwin choudhury, Shivam choudhury, Ishaan Adhikary, Rajdeep Majumdar, Anurag Dasgupta, Arinjay Chatterjee, Subin Chatterjee and Shiron Bagchi

Lights: Shayantan Mukherjee

Screens: Manish Bhowmik

Boys Costume: Tina Bagchi

Choreography: Moumita Bhowmick

Boys Dance Choreography: Bojro Das

9th October, Sunday

Scandal, Scoop আর কবিতার Hoop

"Scandal, Scoop আর কবিতার Hoop" is a contemporary adaptation of renowned playwright Badal Sarkar's "Kabikahini". The play revolves around the competing and somewhat misaligned ambitions of the spouses in a suburban town- a businessman trying to win an election and an editor of a literary magazine trying to recruit a famous poet for an event. Steeped in satire, this situational comedy is a reflection of the dysfunction and shallowness pervading in our society today. A masterpiece, where modern poetry takes a center stage amidst the dirty politics of the election.

Directed By : Sankha Bhowmick
Organized By: Amitabha Lala

Suggested Donation

Pricing Scheme
Family - Two days $155 2 Adults with or without children
Family - One Day $120
Single - Two days $90
Single - One day $75
Visiting Parents/Guests accompanying paying attendees $20 Per day per person
Stall - Two days $200 8 food coupons
Stall - One day $100 4 food coupons
BNE Hold the status of a non-profit organization under Section 501(3)( C). Tax ID 26394117
All donation amounts are tax deductible up-to the limit permissible by law
A portion of your donation goes to charitable organization as per 501(3)( C) rules



Saturday - Lunch
Papor Bhaja
Saturday - Dinner
Muger Dal
Begun Bhaja
Bean Posto
Sunday - Lunch
Sabji Dal
Rui Macher Jhal
Ichorer dalna
Sunday - Dinner
Cholar Dal
Prawn Malai Curry
Kasha Pathar Mangsho
Bhindi masala (vegeterians)

Dhokar dalna (vegeterians)


Saturday - Lunch
Alur dom
Saturday - Dinner
Sunday - Lunch
Veg noodles
Fish finger
Sunday - Dinner
Chili chicken
Veg fried rice
Ice Cream