Healthy, pink all over, Ma’s blessings, and bhog…that’s when Durga Puja feels complete and everything seems right with your world…Here’s Jayita Acharyya, an aspiring dancer and one of the three hansi-hansi mookh (ever smiling and inspiring face) prize winners of Timarpur Durga puja 2021.
They were soul sisters…they thought alike, felt alike, dressed like…even their shoes were alike…
Life becomes easier when they bloom in your heart…
Yes, it is quite possible for anyone to feel alone in a crowd; our thoughts are like birds. They just can’t stick to one place. Like this young girl’s…
The leaves have fallen.
And the trees stand nude.
But the show must go on.
See how these adeniums take over.
They bloom, sing, and dance,
Sway when the breeze tickles them.
Death is more considerate towards leaves than humans. No trauma, no pain, no tears. Leaves just fall off quietly and that’s the end.
Every festival in India has a distinct image associated with it. The way we celebrate it also keeps changing in keeping with the changing times. The photo on top is from Durga Puja 2021 at Timarpur, just before the petals were offered at the feet of Ma Durga…
The Marigold petals used during pushpanjali (morning prayers) this time were of light yellow color. Don’t they look cute?
Despite the Covid restrictions, masks and all, we managed to create some memorable moments worth cherishing.
The fact that we have lived through so much already is, by itself, something great.
Here’s another pic.
And now, here’s me in a matching sari on Navami, 2nd last day of Durga Puja.
The architectural landscape of our homes keeps changing. But God’s creations never get outdated, do they? See the photo on top. A lonesome peacock surveys the world around him and wonders…
Everyday Google sends me some of my old pics as “memories.” A poem began brewing in my mind when I saw this one. Here it is now..
It’s foggy everywhere.
There’s fear and fog in my mind too.
“Don’t roam around.
Bad men are out everywhere.”
Is this right?
Is this wrong?
I don’t know.
Soon this will end.
Come on now.
Something I’ll remember forever.