15:52 28 September
With the beginning of Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata, environment gets a raw deal
With the beginning of Durga Puja festivi Kolkata
In approximately seven days from now, the city of Kolkata will be changed into an astounding fair, a moving stream of innumerable heads, as many thousands drop on its streets to observe Durga Puja. In the capital Kolkata, this denotes a mysterious festival of not just the homecoming of Goddess Durga and her four youngsters – Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh — however of craftsmanship, innovativeness and life itself.
During the celebration spreading over five-days, Kolkata is decked up like a lady of the hour. 'Pandals', which look increasingly like film sets nowadays, spring up over the city, where aficionados will look for the favors of 'Maa'. While some network pujas have a spending running into crores, some are unassuming network festivities. Close by these are pujas composed by lodging social orders and obviously, the legacy pujas in a portion of the generally well-off family units of the gentry of yesteryear.
By unpleasant appraisals, there are as of now around 2652 Durga Pujas in Kolkata; yet, in this time of much-required natural awareness, can the city stand to surrender itself to festivities with such careless forsake?