Cherishing the colours of emotionsThe two brothers and a sister impatiently waited for their youngest brother, a twelve-year-old son of their maternal aunt, to arrive in their city almost after four years. On the other hand, Sandeep, the youngest of all, was also too excited about meeting his maternal brothers and sister, who were in their mid and late teens. After Sandeep reached Kolkata, all four were overexcited.
Sandeep hailed from Delhi, so the other three wanted to acquaint the youngest one with Kolkata, the city of joy, through its heritage, cuisine, culture, literature, sports and great personalities. They had already chalked out a set of programs for Sandeep to visit some heritage buildings such as the houses of Tagore and Swami Vivekananda. Even they planned to visit the institutions like Presidency College, Jadavpur University, events and gala shows like Kolkata Book Fair, movies, specific restaurants for Bengali cuisine to make the youngest brother know about his lineage deeply. Learning about Satyajit Ray by visiting Calcutta Film Society and attending Bengali musical shows were also on their wish list for Sandeep.
Each passing day was giving immense pleasure to Sandeep, and his elder brothers and sister were happy for being able to make Sandeep's visit a memorable one. Another experience for Sandeep was to watch a football match between the two oldest clubs, Mohan Bagan and East Bengal, in the Salt Lake Stadium, a ground for around 85,000 spectators, along with his brothers and a sister. While roaming, none of the young kids missed having tasty dishes and the older ones made sure to treat Sandeep with Bengali sweets and Sweet curd (Mishti Doi). Alas! the day had come when Sandeep had to return to Delhi. All the youngsters were upset, and finally, Sandeep reached Delhi, where his parents were waiting for him impatiently.
Sandeep was happy to meet his parents after fifteen days. He relayed his tour in detail, and his parents felt his thrill from his affectionate voice and powerful commentary. The parents realised that all the four children had immense fun and frolic. They had splashed Kolkata, the city of joy, with their emotions of love, joy, attachment, and concern for each other. Sandeep's excitement was a pleasure for his parents as they felt that all the four children, unique in their own right, seemed to be a single entity like a colour box full of different colours.
My submission for:
Colours - a photo-based creative writing contest