OH! Kolkata!

Oh! Kolkata!

Greetings back in rainy, old New York. It’s hard to believe that only a couple of days ago I was sitting at a kitchen table enjoying fresh chaa [Bengali Tea], market-picked pomegranates and some fresh out of the oven, piping-hot singaras [Bengali Samosas, but better). While I wallow with home-sickness, I thought I would share some of my favorite views of this often-overlooked city. I will preface this with the fact that this will be an abridged photo-essay. I’ve toyed with the idea of a 48 hours in Kolkata or some standard guide— but I’m often daunted with the task of narrowing down specific sites and dishes. Kolkata is a vibrant city- full of a rich history, electric people and a pulse that is almost impossible to categorize. So while I continue to contemplate with an actual visitor’s map, here are some of my favorite images.
Enjoy.
-A
Kolkata, March 2014*
"India is Great"- Back of a Bus to Park Circus
“India is Great”- Back of a Bus to Park Circus
Typical Kolkata Veranda
Typical Kolkata Veranda
Fresh Singaras from Mithai
Fresh Singaras from Mithai

 

Mom in the Sunlight
Mom in the Sunlight

 

Emergency Milk Duty
Emergency Milk Duty

 

Mosque-Cum-Temple
Mosque-Cum-Temple
Fresh Paan
Fresh Paan
Kolkata Jamba*
Kolkata Jamba*
Hoogly Bridge
Hoogly Bridge
Classic Style Kolkata Bari with a fresh coat of paint.
Classic Style Kolkata Bari with a fresh coat of paint.
Hooghly Imambara
Hooghly Imambara

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