Sarbojonin @ C R Park, for the people, by the people #BloggersDurgaPujo

As a C R Park import, thanks to the husband, I remember being the quintessential Bengali from Kolkata; raving about how grand Durga Pujo is in Kolkata, epic pandal hopping stories and of course the vibe in the city. Here, even on Mahalaya, the pandals were still being built, a far cry from Kolkata where …

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The Hungry Tides #TheBlindList

I met him on my visit home from the hostel. I saw him digging away in the lush green lawn. He looked up to take a look at me through his blank, deep set eyes and then got back to his work again. The first rains of the season had just paid our town a …

Ma starts her journey from Kailash, we start our celebrations! #BloggersDurgaPujo

Tomorrow a little before daybreak, at 4 am precisely, Bengalis the world over will come together as they listen to Mahalaya – Ma Durga’s agomoni song (a song welcoming the Goddess). The night before the alarm will be set religiously without fail. If you are however in Calcutta, you probably wouldn’t even need one as …

Amma

Amma is coming home today. My Amma, my favorite… Amma, with her big red bindi and colorful silks, her matching jhumkas and tinkling anklets. My grandfather loved to see her that way and so did we. After he passed away Amma continued wearing the big red bindi, afterall that’s how my grandfather loved her isn’t …

Love Letter

Animesh pushed through the crowd with Anir, his 3 year old atop his shoulder, to get a glimpse of the 30 feet Durga. Anir squealed with joy, oblivious to the heat and noise. This was Anir 2nd visit to India after almost 3 years. Though Animesh was born and brought up in Calcutta, he had …