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Wed October 16, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 10/16

Unbearable Durga Puja

Dispatches from Kolkata for Oct. 16, 2013

A mother goes back to her parents once every year with all her children. That sounds like hardly the excuse for five days of city wide festivities. But that’s exactly what happens during Durga Puja in Kolkata.  Because This is no ordinary mother. It’s the ten-armed mother goddess Durga coming back to visit her home with her four children. And Kolkata shuts down to welcome her back.