An ode to the City of Joy that recently suffered the wrath of Super Cyclone Amphan.
+ Location: Kumartuli, photographed by Dibyangshu Sarkar.
Kumartuli is Kolkata’s famous potters where they build clay idols of Gods and Goddesses. Though it was ravaged by the cyclone, the artisans determination and spirits will not dampen. They will continue to create!
+ Trams of Kolkata, photo credit: Travel.Earth
Dating back to 1902, trams are environment friendly modes of transport that defines the City of Joy. Save the trams, save our heritage, save us!
+ Location: College street
Also known as Boi Para College Street is the largest second hand book market in the world.
+ Hand-pulled rickshaws
Another iconic mode of transport in the city that was introduced to India by the British Raj in the 1800’s. This has now been called out by social activists because of its manual labour-intensive nature. These hand-pulled rickshaws are now being replaced by electric ones.
Move over Manchester United and Chelsea, Kolkata is all about Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting Club. Overlooking Victoria Memorial, the grounds are swamped with people either playing, watching the sport or lazing around and soaking in the beauty of the palace.
Last modified: June 18, 2020