Well a lot to write perhaps. About Sourodip, about kids in Dum Dum Park… about my day and yes – the Kali puja. Sourodip, is a guy I met for less than 5 mins in a puja pandel. He is an extremely nice person and knows well how to make people their own, treat them with warmth and make them feel comfortable. Almost everyone I met today are kids.. a majority of them from school… Utsav – a first year student from Techno, and Titir is next to me by age, and she is doing MA in Bengali…and I kinda enjoy myself, feel comfortable with these kids… I stay relaxed. They dont care to call me “dada” and that actually puts off much pressure and expectations from my shoulders 😛
I went to Sourodip’s place, I became a part of their puja preparations, accompanying him and abhishek to Shyambazar to get food packets. Sourodip’s turned out to be one of the pure “north kolkata” people 😛 …and I knew I was in comfort zone 😀
I loved the entire Kali puja.. from the start – the lakshmi puja.. till the yajna and the puspanjali. I wished to see Kali puja from quite some time. I kinda love attending religious/ spiritual functions.. the last one I attended was the Satya Narayan Puja at Karthik Sivakotis’ place in Durgapur.
Oh, did I forget to mention that Sourodip (nick name : Rana) loves posing and loves someone who clicks his photographs! 😛 hahaha…
After the puja, we all were bursting crackers, meeting and greeting new people. It was great 😀
I hope you have kept this Diwali and Kali puja safe… leaving with you 3 memories of the evening 🙂
Photograph : Anirban Saha Photography.