Their heart remains somewhere and they are enjoying at a different placeThe life is really tough for them. They wait throughout the year for Durga Puja. For many, this is the prime time of the year, because they earn maximum at this period. You will be able to find some of them in Howrah or Sealdah station premises in Kolkata just after the Mahalaya, when the countdown for Durga Puja begins. Few have yearly contracts with the big organizers and they come to the city according to their contracts. These four-five days they enjoy with us by playing drums, popularly known as Dhaks, in different pandals all over the city. The organizers arrange their stay somewhere in their club or inside the pandal premises.
They come from faraway villages and districts leaving their families behind when most of the people from West Bengal who work outside, come home from their respective workplaces to spend time with their families. On the other hand, at this time the families of the drummers wait for their return expecting a good earning. We enjoy on this special occasion, the drummers enjoy too through their magnificent performances, but their heart remains at their home where their near and dear ones wait eagerly with different expectations. This is how, many people are managing life with smiling faces. This is also another face of India.