Whenever I say Bengali there is an emotion directly connected to our great festival of Ma Durga Puja. Being bengali and then an artist I thoroughly enjoy my Durga puja series creations. It was long time back my college days when I first did my Durga series painting and since then the charm of the festival is continuing. Bengalis are never bored of this festival so am I. Every year it comes back with a new bundle of celebration, a spectacle to behold. In all those four days the last day is very much fascinating when I used to watch the womenfolk dressed in white saree with red border smear shindur on each other’s face and the deities with red sindoor. It’s called shindur khela in bengali which offers a vibrant and fascinating sight. Since childhood I have seen my mother and other married women play this ritual to seek blessings for her family. It’s very symbolic as the celebration of feminism. In my Durga series paintings you will get that vibe of Bijoya Dasami, the celebration of womanhood with blessings and affection.