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Bengal’s monsoon freedom and lost childhood

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Splish, splash, slosh… and there you go down the muddy fields, running around the soaked sown paddy. You do not even bother if poisonous snakes are hiding in the fields ready to bite you and put you to eternal sleep! You only know the fun of playing with water and nature’s very own monsoon tapestry. Far far away from the dirt and grime of an urban landscape, and the threat of acid rain, children of rural Bengal have always had the fun of monsoon freedom. GB celebrates this monsoon freedom with ace city photographer, Santanu Paul’s exclusive photographs.