Many wait all year for the ‘pujas’. Some wait all year for the goddess’ parting gifts. In the build-up to the Durga Puja festivities in Kolkata, there is a huge hum of industry: lights, ‘pandals’, images are erected, transported and arranged in a seemingly ephemeral tableau. For some, though, business is best after the crowds have gone home.
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Photographs by Indranil Bhoumik/Mint