'As early as 1930, the Eastern Bengal Railways had an advertising poster of “Pujoy Bhromon (Puja Travel)” with the image of a Bengali family walking with their luggage towards an approaching train through kaash fields.' From Telegraph.
For decades, these five days of Durga Puja has been the highlight of the Bengali’s year. Now that it’s gone, emptiness lingers. I can still hear the roll of the drums and the conch shells too, reverberating in some deep crevice of my mind.
Now it is time to visit people, wish them luck and love for the year, and eat bellyful of sweets. Shubho Bijoya.