This pandal was made at the Deshapriya Park in Kolkata. While it poured outside and the demon got wet, I got this click and ran inside to be mesmerized by the Goddess. The thought that I had was: if the inner beauty is good then everything is good. Mumma says that is not what this pandal tried to depict. Oh the adult mind! They never want to think beyond what they know.
Clicked: 10th October 2016, 9.03am, Deshapriya Park, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Between concrete buildings when you see the colourful replica of the famous Meenakshi Temple, you can’t help but smile.
Clicked: 8th October 2016, 10.16am, Ekdalia, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
I loved the ceiling decor of this pandal at Jodhpur Park. I’m still trying to convince my mother to make my room’s ceiling like this. Wish me luck.
Clicked: 7th October 2016, 11.10am, Jodhpur Park, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
I liked the creativity of this and of all the other pandals. But why the money? The Goddess does not need it! As for us – why don’t we earn it instead?
Clicked: 7th October 2016, 11.12am, Talbagan, Bose Pukur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
This was the pandal-peak that Bose Pukur created during Durga Puja of 2016. It represents the ‘topor’ or the headgear that Bengali grooms wear during marriage. How true the representation is. It is touching the sky! Just like their expectations do when they tie the knot with a lady.
Clicked: 7th October 2016, 9.52am, Bose Pukur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Kolkata dresses up like a bride during Durga Puja. This is only a small example of the type of lights that illuminate the city during this festival. One can’t help but drown in the beauty of it.
Clicked: 6th october 2016, 21.56pm, Panditia Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
After a short flight from Kolkata, we were on the road – driving to Puri. I was happily dozing when the car came to a sudden halt. Mum and Nani decided to stop right in the middle of nowhere. Then my sleepy eyes spotted this!
Clicked: 18th June 2016, 9:52am, Pipli, Odisha
The car was being parked – I had reached my school. When I was getting out of the car, cribbing that my school bag was so heavy, I saw this. It was a little girl’s school bag hanging from a rusty meter. She waited patiently as her florist father prepared the flowers to start his sale. She had an impatient look in her eyes – very eager to get to her school. Some of us are so lucky and yet we never stop cribbing. I don’t complain about my heavy school bag anymore.
Clicked: 13th April 2016, 7:01am, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi, India
I was blowing out bubbles from this bubble blower on Holi. The picture that happened was different. Seems like the lion is about to eat up the car!
Clicked: 24th March 2016, 11:50am, Home, C.R. Park, New Delhi, India