Kolkata, a 350 year old metropolis also known as ‘City of Palaces’ becomes ‘City of Joy’ just 50 days before the Durga Puja. The name ‘City of Joy’ was bestowed upon by french author Dominique Lapierre in the year of 1985. The name couldn’t be more appropriate as it really becomes the center of cultural and artistic festivities. The people of this great city can vouch for it. It all starts at Kumortuli (Potter’s Quarter), where the artists weave their magic to craft clay sculptures of the deity. This pictures tries to capture the very essences of the spectacular pre-Durga puja preparations…

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