Often the dilemma pops up in mind. What makes your Kolkata unique?
Those who are in early stages of adult life will never fail to sing paeans to the city mainly because their fond memories of adolescent days are still fresh in their minds.
But I’ve seen people who have crossed 40s and have been living in and out of the city for a long time will often feel that Kolkata has precious little to offer that is pleasantly unique.
Among that precious little is the city’s own way of celebrating Durga Puja. No, I’m not talking of the fun and frolic you engage in on those 4 days. That part is essentially the same whether your puja is in Lokhandwala, Baltimore, or in Pocket 40 of Chittaranjan Park.
What is unique to Kolkata’s Durga Puja is the quest for creativity, the insatiable urge to create something new. And it is for this reason that I will always feel that Kolkata’s Durga Puja can perhaps never be paralleled.
Let me present a small slideshow of a few community pujas, among which is that of Suruchi Sangha, what with the stunning show of environment friendly theme.
May the tribe of Suruchi Sangha live long.
Let me wish all KM readers a warm sarodiya subhechchha.