Oct 15, 2010 (CalcuttaTube): When many Durga puja pandals are being based on the theme of Rabindranath Tagore on the poet’s 150th birth anniversary, it is quite interesting to have some puja authorities to make ‘coal mine’ a theme. And that too not in any coal towns of Bengal, but right in Howrah Shibpore.
The inside of the pandal was kind of dark, at least in the morning. without any lights on A bit of light would probably have helped the visitors to get in. People were trying to see in the dim light’s of their cell phones. But the ambiance was very realistic and impressive. From the outside, only a part of a train was visible and felt like we were going in some caves, but we did not know what it was going to be until we got in there. A lot of figures of coal miners and gadgets.
There will always be different opinions about this and its relevance. Personally I think it is a nice, modest try, if not extraordinary.
Here a few pictures, from the puja location.