The former capital of British India Kolkata (Calcutta) is a paradox between colonialism and modernism, poverty and poise. Drenched with semi-shambling relics of Colonial architecture that are a photographer’s treats Calcutta assumes different lures for everybody. While matchstick thin men cycle passenger rikshaws (tricycles) for Rs 50 an hour, the more sophisticated gentry ride horses at Calcutta Race Track, and play golf on manicured golf courses.
Calcutta is regarded as the cultural and intellectual capital of India, housing the oldest and largest library in India, and having produced some of the most awarded intellectual dignitaries of the country. This crowded, colourful metropolis of culture and poverty thriving side by side is sure to mesmerize and shock you simultaneously.
IN & AROUND
Kumartali, Kalighat Road
Indian Coffee House
indian coffee house, calcutta
Once a meeting place for freedom fighters and revolutionaries ...chances are, you will get more than just the 8 Rs coffee that you came for.
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For Western women, the abundance of attention from local men can prove to be an irritant.