Internet Eases Distribution of Goddess Durga Idols to NRIs

August 12, 2005


On August 12, 2005 Asian News International reported, "Kolkata's new generation sculptures are adapting new methods to explore foreign markets through the internet to cater to a growing demand for Durga idols by Indians living abroad during Durga festivals. Websites detailing varying sizes and styles of Durga idols beckon Bengali associations from across the globe. There is a considerable number of Bengali Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and Switzerland who celebrate Durga Puja which falls in October-November. These NRI Bengali communities have become the foucssed-group for the new generation of idol-makers."