Festival, Indian events, Life

The annual gainless pain …

A typical Bong (Bengali) will always look forward to buy new clothes or other associated things just before the start of the Durga Puja. That's a tradition that is there for centuries and some of these traditions are good to keep - I don't have any problem with that. But when this annual thing becomes… Continue reading The annual gainless pain …

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The ordeal that comes on an yearly basis …

I had been outside home for last 3 years to spare me the shopping experience that is associated before the start of the Durga Puja. Having to stay¬†100 miles away from shopping malls for so many years, I was expecting that this time, there will be no sparing of the so-called wonderful experience that is… Continue reading The ordeal that comes on an yearly basis …

Festival, Indian events

The immortal creation that appeals to generation after generation ….

With just a few weeks to one of the biggest celebrations triggering off across the Bengali community in the world, the first thing that comes to my mind is the evergreen creation of Mahisashur Mardini played at 4 am on the Mahalaya day. This creation still appeals to all generations, still is as popular as… Continue reading The immortal creation that appeals to generation after generation ….

Festival, Indian events, International

The great homecoming … a candid interview

Being a resident outside Bengal, it has been always a great occasion to come every year during the Puja's with my mother and other brothers and sisters. Actually, with so many relatives and close friends and families in Bengal, I look forward to this visit every year. You know when the excitement starts for me… Continue reading The great homecoming … a candid interview

Indian events, Life

Freedom now !

The journey from 1947 to 2011 has been long and steady, fulfilling promises and aspirations and yet troubled at parts. And I am sure that this road will go on and on for many more years to come - because, we and our country have fundamentally that patience, respect of other's views to survive the… Continue reading Freedom now !

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The festival Bengal waits for … Durga Puja

The preparation for the Durga Puja has already started in Kolkata (even though almost 100 days are still left) with an occasion that all Bengali's wait for an entire year to come. Apart from the religious significance, which still plays a major role in terms of its popularity, lies the broader context beyond normal religion.… Continue reading The festival Bengal waits for … Durga Puja