Seeing is believing. There is no doubt why crowds from everywhere in millions throng the pandals on all puja days. They come to see creations and innovations and savor them for the rest of the year.
Puja organizers know this and that is why there is always a stress on doing something new, something more creative every year. Thank Durga this is so, else Kolkata’s Durga Puja wouldn’t have been termed by many as ‘world’s greatest art festival’ that can be enjoyed and partook in free of cost.
The moot point is if one’s innovative, has ideas between eyes, and can translate them into creative art, she (or he) is welcome in Kolkata, whoever she (or he) may be. No wonder, master creators like Sanatan Dinda, Samir Aich, Bhabatosh Sutar and scores of debutant artists find no place more adrenalin-flowing than the Durga Puja in Kolkata.
Santoshpur Triangular Park
Sreebhumi Sporting Club