Thursday, October 3, 2013

Anupam Roy Talks About Durga Puja And His Thoughts

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(*the following appeared as a Bengali article in the paper EBela as part of Anupam Roy's column - Anupam Katha)

(for those readers who do not understand Bengali, yet love Anupam Roy's words, here's an attempted translation with as much as I could understand of the original Bengali version. Any mistakes are apologised for in advance)

The rain-soaked sombre skies shaded with blue smiles. The flowers giving off the holiday scent. The crowds on the streets, the excitement on the loudspeakers and the rolls-pakodas-phuchkas....all beginning the countdown to Durga Puja, in Anupam Roy's words...

Is it time already?

Where did so many people come from? What's happened to Gariahat? Is it already here? What month's this? But I barely saw any
clear white clouds in the sky...Kolkata's sky is still filled with sullen grays these days! Those of us who're used to taking shortcuts through alleys and by-lanes of Kolkata streets, now know what's in store for these one or two months! The bamboo pandals in the privacy of the by-lanes. So back to the main roads! It's Durga Puja time already!

You can read the entire article here

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