Durga Puja : Pandal hoping in Kolkata
Pandal of the day: Madhyam Kolkata Uttaran on College Street for their take on the sound of the universe. Sound and it’s many aspects dressed up the pandal in the North Kolkata locality. From gramophone horns to the inner ear and ear drum it was all there to dress it up. And inside the Durga’s idol sat in meditation as if humming the ultimate sound of “brahma”â¦ Om.
Star of the day: Tridha Choudhury, the 20 year old debuting with Srijit Mukherjee’s Mishawr Rahasya who braved the sweltering 33 degree celcius heat to play the ‘Dhaak’ for the kids at Madhyam Kolkata Uttaran puja.
Dish of the day: “Luchi and bhaja,” Saptami bhog is generally simple. Our staple is aloo bhaja and some vegtables fried with luchis,” says Anwesha Dutt who’s family has been hosting the Durga Puja since last 109 years.
Song of the day: Any puja themed ‘Rabindra Sangeets’ blaring across traffic stops, puja pandal and music competitions.
Game of the day: Beg the dhaki to take a turn at the ‘Dhaak’ and see if you can actually make a beat out of it. Actress Tridha sure did.