After living in different metros of India like Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore & Chennai, Kolkata seems to be living in the past, a relic of the bygone eras when the only cars were Fiat Padmini & Ambassador Cars, the only Channel on TV was Doordarshan, Kolkata has crumbling and creaking infrastructure in the Inner city, Salt lake and New town are upcoming modern built up areas of Kolkata. I have tried to include the images that I have seen, both old and new in my daily travel through Kolkata.
Having seen the city of Kolkata and the little progress it has made, it sometimes make me wonder if this city is the city which has produced smart and intelligent people like Amartya Sen, Pranab Mukherjee, Amitav Ghosh, other famous professors, authors & artist. It has made me question if intelligence does not lead to more development and better quality of life, but then I think it's not fair to just blame the Bengali's but it may have more to do with Communist party of India (Marxist) being in power for so long in the state....
This building has got to be straight out of some period movie.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Kolkata is a city of Joy, a city of Poverty, a city of misgovernance by the communist party of India for more than 30 years, an overpopulated city with a rush of madness everywhere..... in spite of all these, it's also a city of contradiction, a city where people are ready to con you, and a city where people uphold their honesty, a city of civility and a city of rudeness. Find below some of the photos that I have clicked this month.