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24 September 2016

Men at work ahead of Durga Puja


Artisans from West Bengal have started making clay idols ahead of Durga Puja, at Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi.

















The artisans sleep and eat at their makeshift workshop. The drill is intense, and the timing—moulding the clay, colouring the dried statues and clothing up the finished installations—has to be right. Any delay in one section could disturb the rest of the process. Missing the deadline—the first day of Durga Puja—is impossible.



The yearly shutterbugs who visit Chittaranjan Park.

Also see: Getting ready for Durga Puja, Puja Prep: Colours, Durga Puja, pandals and people.

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