It’s almost time for ‘Pujo‘ and I can ‘spy with my little eye’, lots of busy-bees, ingredients, colours and food everywhere around me. I think it might well be the ‘Pujo’ food that we are referring to and all the people, at homes and over at the ‘pandals’, busy preparing for an amazing culinary and cultural experience for people like you and me. Well, all I say is, that if the magic is so infectious here, what would it be like in the ‘City of Joy‘ itself? My friends who live in the beautiful city of Kolkata inform me that the city is always transformed into an art gallery (well, almost!) with the decorations and the colours of the festive season.
‘Is this the most important festival for a Bengali’?, I often hear people ask. Well, I think the answer to this is summarised beautifully in Bong Appetite, a blog about the delicious Bengali food. spirit of Christmas in UK, the madness of Tomatina of Spain, the vibrancy of Rio Carnival of Brazil, the joyfulness and urge of sharing and giving on Thanksgiving of USA and Canada could possibly sum up to mean what Durga Puja is to a
Salivating, are you? I certainly am…love the festivities throughout the year, which thankfully means that we never, ever have a boring month; the culinary and cultural extravaganza appears to continue forever, reminding us gently about our culture, heritage and of course, the sanctity of food throughout the length and breadth of our country. Happy ‘Pujo’, everyone!
Eat well, stay happy!