Cartoon of the week 7: Durga Puja Chaanda Collection Service

Chaanda collection service In several of my earlier blog articles, I wrote about our sensitivity to paying Durga Puja contributions (popularly known as Chaanda). The Puja organizers have tried to be innovative in extracting (no I never said extorting) the funds from the pockets of the attendees – they suggested (very strongly) donation amounts which partially resolved the problem but not the unpredictability. They have now resorted to early registration to ensure the committed funds (doesn’t matter if the contributors fail to attend due to weather or personal issues) and again they are successful to a great extent (Kallol has stopped early registration two weeks in advance and have declared “House Full”). Now, if this too fails in the coming years, the organizers can use the age old technique of door to door collection service, as we did back in our home country. This style of collection has a special appeal to many old timers. The collectors can use a barrage of methods, the maastan approach, the pleading approach, the good cop bad cop routine etc. etc. Some of the contributors may even like the personal touch and treat the collectors with some home made delicacies served with a cup of tea. So folks, those of you have been reluctant to register early or refused to succumb to the strong suggestions, look out for the chaanda collection service car on your driveway next year.

2 thoughts on “Cartoon of the week 7: Durga Puja Chaanda Collection Service

  1. Hi,

    I am Yogesh Goel, one from the Amar Durga Puja team. I am here to invite you to participate in the most unique initiative ever on the net on Ma Durga. We have a website AmarDurgaPuja.com and its totally user driven website. We want to bring Ma Durga to everyone’s home. Even to people who can’t be here during pujas. We want to make everyone feel at home and thats why this website.

    Amar Durga Puja (ADP) is an attempt by FOURDY Group to take Durga Puja to the world by sharing information and photos to help everyone in experiencing the thrill of Durga Puja. To make this happen, we started http://www.amardurgapuja.com in 2009 as a photography competition which received an overwhelming response from the user of various countries like India, Bangladesh, United States, Australia, United Kingdom and many more who showed their love for the festival by submitting 1,000+ photographs within a span of 6 days – making it the largest Durga Puja gallery online. Later, this year we were also recognized by Spanish Magazine – Global Voices (www.globalvoices.org).

    This is a pictorial and video website where users can submit their entire collection and make it seen to the world and also share them. we want to make it a hub which everyone can cherish for life.

    Do visit and make urself a part of this greatest initiative ever.

    our website address is-
    http://www.amardurgapuja.com/

    And our facebook page address is-
    http://www.facebook.com/amardurgapuja

    Hope to see u participating & contributing soon. Do not forget to tell about this to your friends too.

    Take Care,
    Be well,

    Yogesh Goel
    For,
    Amar Durga Puja team
    FOURDY Group

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