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Old 20th July 2008, 21:26   #1
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Wink Kolkata After A Very Wet Spell- June 2008

The Kolkata roads get water-logged and appear like a galaxy of mini-Ganges all over the metro after some bountiful rains. The Chowringhee Road and the Lower Circular Road were virtually like rivers on 17th June 2008, when I was there! See the pictures of swarms of Ambys and other cars and buses wading through! (Mumbai is no better either!)
I remember a joke - when I visited Faridabad in July 2003, the local TV news channel was showing stagnant flood waters at knee deep levels, in many localities, which had entered low lying area, houses.The channel proclaimed, " The Municipality had promised that it will see to it that water reaches all homes (meaning water supply). Hats off to the Faridabad municipality, their promise was fulfilled during monsoon!"
The lowermost picture shows that the silver screen glamourised, hand pulled rickshaws of Kolkata are still alive and kicking, come rain, come shine!!!
WILL POST THESE PICTURES SOON- uploading problems now!
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Old 21st July 2008, 15:11   #2
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Default Kolkata after bountiful rains

The pictures here---

Kolkata After A Very Wet Spell- June 2008-sonycamv-1450.jpg

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Kolkata After A Very Wet Spell- June 2008-kolrickshaw.jpg
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Most of our cities become like this only after a shower

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Yep, same here in Chennai after a brief shower.

BTW, I like the rain-drenched look of Calcutta in your pics. Rains might inconvenience us, but their charm is unbeatable. Have spent quite some time roaming around the city and it sure has a charm of its own.
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Gosh I miss Calcutta now. Used to go there every summer when I was a kid.

Good memories.
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Gosh I miss Calcutta now. Used to go there every summer when I was a kid.

Good memories.
Yes indeed, Kolkata has its own charm be it wet or dry.
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