September 27. “Today is the 9th day of Navratri.
Tomorrow is the day when Goddess Durga will be immersed and Durga Puja will end?”
“I know. I also hope the immersions go off smoothly and there are no mishaps. I get scared whenever I see human gatherings. It’s not safe anymore.”
“These days, even going to a puja pandal is dangerous. One has to be cautious with every step one takes. How can you live in fear all the time?”
“Did you go to Shivaji Park?”
“We did. All four of us. Like every other year. In fact, we just got back and brought back home delicious mughlai parathas. Reminds me of good old Kolkata where both sir and I come from.”
“Bengali cuisine is divine, I am told.”
“Bongs live to eat. They love their food and love feeding others. Visit a Bengali home and you’ll have to eat the food that’s served. They feel insulted if you don’t!”