Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata’s Durga Puja

November 8, 2012 – The Atlantic Cities

KOLKATA, India — There are two things about Kolkatans, my friend Santanu tells me. “We’re work-shirkers and we’re anarchists.” I can’t speak to the local work ethic, but there is a strain of anarchic fervor in the celebrations surrounding Durga Puja, the City of Joy’s most important festival. (more…)