There is this myth about Kolkata being the nosiest, dirty, loudest, and of course “chip-chipa-est” in terms of weather. But above all, I would like to highlight that there is a specific reason why Kolkata is called “City of Joy” of all cities.
Well, to begin with we have PUCHKAS! (But lets keep that topic for some other day ;))
The not so easy going attitude we possess; easily hyped at slightest. You can easily point out the negativities about Kolkata but the virtues of one event, Durga Puja, will overpower and overcome it.
The chaos of crowds which becomes a subject of irritation is what we cherish and complain about every year.
Durga Puja is not an event just for the Bengalis, its about celebrating diversities which is eminent by the artistic work performed by the Great Minds who design the most perfectly unique and mesmerizing Thakur and pandals.
Yes, that is a Durga puja Pandal. All efforts and perseverance of months and months just for the delight of 6 days. And all of it are destined to face dustbin on Dashmi or Vijaya Dussehra.
Durga Puja teaches that patience is rewarding. Patience to stand in between the pool of sweats.
Durga Puja is the best time to enhance your “jugaadu skills”
Durga puja is when you are served with the hottest plate of Khichdi and payesh which outdoes every expensive firangi food.
Durga Puja is when you gorge on the roadside foods irrespective of your hierarchy.
Durga puja is remembering old friends.
Durga puja is roaming, getting lost in the crowds and finding a way back by pinching everyone else.
Durga Puja is a thousand hours of acknowledging the beauty around, unveiling the creative side of the unsung heroes.