Monday, May 30, 2011

Kolkata in B&W

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.

Park Street - the main street of Kolkata

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Along one of the streets of Kolkata

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Writers building - the seat of government in Kolkata

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The Tramway services in Kolkata

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Victoria Memorial in Maidan, the maidan is the lungs of Kolkata City.

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Howrah Station

Howrah Bridge

The Underground Subway station in Park Street.

Flyovers criss cross at gate no. 3 near the airport.

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City Centre Rajharat

Salt lake stadium in the distance

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Finally Mizoram House in Salt Lake

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