“A man in Delhi once asked me “What is so special about Durga Puja In Kolkata? It’s just as big as Diwali is here in the North”. I simply smiled and replied ‘You have no idea’.
Waiting for my late evening flight to Mumbai at the airport, I thought that there probably isn’t any festival in any city in the world that can match Kolkata’s Puja in intensity.
You can take the craze of Diwali in Delhi, Christmas in London, Summer Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Valentine’s day in Paris and then add it to the month long madness of Olympic Games or the World Cup and cram all that into a span of 5 days and you still wouldn’t know what you are missing if you haven’t been in Kolkata during Durga Puja”.
– Vir Sanghvi.
I guess Vir’s perspective in enough to create an ever lasting impression on the reader’s mind, but i dare you. Visit the “City for All” during Durga Puja- the grandest festival of the Bongs, and i guarantee you’ll never forget the experience, for life. I cannot express much as even the most verbose of men fall short of words, and my inarticulacy on the topic is more obvious as i am myself a bong. It’s an experience beyond imagination. Come over to feel the divine vibe!
Happy Durga Puja 2013!