17 thoughts on “My article in New York Times India Ink

  1. I don’t know which is worse.. you posting on your blog in the middle of the day or me reading it when clearly we should be busy at work on a monday morning!

  2. Aw hell.. who cares.. me first! 🙂

  3. Pujo Sonkhya Anandamela ??? or Shuktara ???

  4. Nice article Arnab.

  5. I am in kolkata for the pujor chuti 🙂 and yet reading your article made me feel something.
    It made me feel that how I would’ve felt if I was not here this time of the year .. however much I call myself a half probashi bangali.. I cant deny the fact that a city looks its best when it celebrates it favorite festival. The air is full of happiness 🙂

    Not to mention the homecooked bengali food 🙂 aah! I’m dhania ilish er jhol today 🙂

    The fact that you still miss Pujo shows how much you remember them.
    Shubho Nobomi .. and for tomorrow Shubho Bijoya 🙂

  6. Subho Nobomi .. aajke thekei mon kharap kore .. well I guess I agree with a lot of your observations 🙂

  7. I also liked the other post on pictures , somehow feel people take a lot more pictures these days and do not really value the emotions that went into clicking a picture ten years pack.



  9. Want to lose that nostalgia? Return and settle in Kolkata. Your wife will decide not to go to any pandal at all. Use that time gainfully for more nostalgic blogging.

  10. Nice, nostalgic post giving a glimpse into what Durga Puja was like from your past in Bengal.

  11. Very beautiful and nostalgic!

  12. I didn’t realize this until today but there are more than a few similarities between your writing style and Dave Barry’s. Although the material is very, very different.

  13. That you are a blogging legend. No problem. No jealousy.
    That you are a bona fide published author. No problem. No jealousy.
    But you combine this with being a RESEARCH computer scientist ALONG with teaching. Damn! I hate you. 🙂

  14. Arnab da ,
    I attended Pujo in Kolkata after 4 years and frankly speaking other than spending time with family and friends the rest didn’t seem that great to me . Pujo has been highly commecialized out here. I realise its celebrated in a much better way in Perth and Sydney now a days.

  15. GB, no post on the US elections?
    We want one!

  16. Very nice article. After being in the US for 10 years, I decided to go back home (Bombay) for Durga Pujo this year and I absolutely loved it. While watching the movie Kahaani with all the Durga Pujo scenes, my brother also decided to book tickets to spend Durga Pujo in India, so the whole family was together during pujo after such a long time. It was absolutely great and I wish I can repeat this every year. I live in the bay area and there are a lot of pujos here and one that happens on the actual Pujo days but nothing like spending time with family and friends back home in india with adda, mishti, oily mughlai porota and of course some celebrity sightings like Kajol, Abhijeet, Rituparna Sengupta.

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