Tina Dutta has been in Mumbai for the last 12 years. Tina tries not to take a day off in a year, but she must reach Kolkata on the day of Durga Puja.
On the planning of Puja this year, Tina says, "This year Durga Puja is a little special for me because parents and brothers have come to Mumbai. Got a chance to spend quality time with him. Although here too we will miss Kolkata's wife a lot. I had gone to Ranchi recently in connection with an event. At that time the atmosphere there itself is different. That's the scent
Tina has not been able to go to Kolkata for the last two years. On this, she says, since the time Kovid has come, it has not been possible to go home for Durga Puja since that year. Otherwise, Durga Puja is the only festival whereby I may not go home in a year, but at that time it was compulsory for me to go.
Refreshing her old memories, Tina says, I always used to get ready with my parents and go to the pandal. Sitting there, she used to watch Pooja and give flowers. That atmosphere was something else. At that time, showing the boys wearing new saris, competing to look beautiful, having fun in the pandal with cousins, standing in the line of enjoyment
Tina says, sometimes due to work commitments, I did not have enough time to return after celebrating the entire festival. So still I used to reach Kolkata on Ashtami morning flight.
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