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DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY, it was the last day of durga puja, a big fesitval here in calcutta which usually takes place for more than three days. The first photograph was taken on one of the ghats at the bank of river hoogly. the idol of durga is immersed into the river hoogly, after much fanfare. this idol was also on its way to the water…last minute rituals were performed before it was to be hauled into the river…the out of focus lady in the foreground grapples with a tube balloon which is part of the festivity, as in, the trucks with which the idols are carried towards the ghats on their return journey would be packed with those who accompanied it…and the balloons, with the help of the speeding vehicle makes a terrible noise when held against the wind….and that’s the idea actually..to make noise…