Soon, it was that time of the year that makes every Bengali miss home- Sharadiya (Autumnal, in the months of Sept -Oct) Durga Puja .Each year Goddess Durga descends on Earth from her heavenly abode to visit her father. It is a time of going home, visiting your folks. It is nostalgia in the most excruciating form for what you have left behind. At least, I used to feel very homesick around that time of the year, though I have learned to call someplace else as my ‘home’ now.
This year, RB contacted us for the purpose of their annual Durga Puja (Venue: Centerville Junior High School, Fremont, CA). SG volunteered for the decorations on Fri, I was supposed to help PDB with the cultural events on Sat. We stayed home on Sun for a prior commitment. On Fri, however, I accompanied SG to see if I could be of any use. I arranged chairs in front of the stage, and helped with decorating the pandal.