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Old 28th June 2008, 18:03   #31
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First page, excellent photography. But I can see a few things lacking in this otherwise wonderful attempt to showcase a town where I saw my whole life change, yet never realized how until a couple of years back.

Start exploring the old world scattered all over Kolkata. Don't think about my angry tones. There are no such feelings, just giving you ideas to explore.
Yes we should not miss those. I do have photos of them most, but not taken by me, so did not post. I just wish this remains a perennial thread. Guys pls contribute.

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Excellent Pictures brother and its nice to see the pictorial description that adds more value to the pic. Great and keep them coming.
I have spent my quality time for you all to enjoy for the sake of this city.

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Thanks a ton for showing ppl my hometown!
Exactly. thats what I intend

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1999 Southern Avenue. Brings back lots of memories ! Stayed in a PG accomodation at Keyatala for around 5 years.
Thats one big reason why I like Kolkata.

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Excellent pictures.
I think once upon a time, very long back, Vadodara had trams.
Anyways, never thought that Kolkata has still greenery left.
Kolkata is green otherwise except parts of Central Kolkata.

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Tirthankar, Excellent pics and brilliant captions...people can keep on updating this thread with time !!

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Old 28th June 2008, 22:53   #32
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Default Special Release: Southern Avenue Lake at Night

Here is a treat for all the patrons: Southern Avenue Lake at Night

Careful the pics are hot... just taken an Hour ago.
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Tirtha Da, you are almost forcing me to take the next available flight to Kolkata. I haven't been home since the last 6 months and am yearning to visit my favourite city and seeing these pics makes that pain even more unbearable. Because of lack of leaves have had to stall all plans till Pujo. Excellent stuff, Dada. I will also add a few pics in this thread from my past visits. And I absolutely concur with your views on Kolkata - it might suffer from bandh culture, communism, slow work culture, humidity et al. But there's a certain charm that you'll get only in Kolkata. A charm that is a result of the mixture of the oldness of the city, the slow laid back pace of the city, the inclination of the denizens to take a break from all the fast paced, money-driven life and give some time to good ol' adda, with a cup of tea and loads of animated humour. That's Kolkata for me. Oh! Calcutta!
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Old 29th June 2008, 11:58   #34
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My cousins on a hand-pulled rickshaw through the streets of North Kolkata (taken thru a mobile)



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The great "God" looming large over the Hooghly (taken thru a mobile) (translation of poster text: Whom does Bengal belong to?! That will be decided by Minister Fatakeshto (Mithun Da))



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The city is changing all around, but not the ways of the majhis (boatmen) (taken thru a mobile)



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Sunset over the Hooghly (taken thru a mobile)



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View from our building terrace one evening -- that's the Salt Lake stadium protruding in the extreme right.

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Old 29th June 2008, 14:50   #35
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My cousins on a hand-pulled rickshaw through the streets of North Kolkata (taken thru a mobile)



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The great "God" looming large over the Hooghly (taken thru a mobile) (translation of poster text: Whom does Bengal belong to?! That will be decided by Minister Fatakeshto (Mithun Da))



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The city is changing all around, but not the ways of the majhis (boatmen) (taken thru a mobile)



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Sunset over the Hooghly (taken thru a mobile)



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View from our building terrace one evening -- that's the Salt Lake stadium protruding in the extreme right.
U got my views. Unfortunately I realised all this much later though. Once u are outside Kolkata, u realise its a different world. Well to realise that itself, u gotta be outside Kolkata, isnt it --------- and miss it.

I do take trouble in planning Kol trips in weekends and then merge it with work. You too Come over to Kolkata for the weekend and lets integrate the best photos we have in this blog. Lets us be proud to showcase where we originate from.
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Old 29th June 2008, 21:37   #36
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Wink A Worthful Sunday

A Worthful Sunday at Kolkata
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A Worthful Sunday at Kolkata 2
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Old 1st July 2008, 05:38   #38
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Monday-Mist.....................
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Old 1st July 2008, 05:50   #39
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Lightbulb Night Captures

The captions somewhat act as a copyright seal . U know what I mean guys.
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Tirthankar, Awesome pics dude !! specially the howrah bridge one... simply excellent

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Fata-fati Dada, fata-fati!! The sepia tone is so typical of Kolkata by night. The Howrah Bridge pics are awesome of course, but for me, the Golden Mist pic takes the cake -- mist, sepia tone, adda, calmess.. it's got it all.


And you were absolutely right when you said that one needs to leave the city to realize its charm. You know, the other day my wife was telling me that why don't I think of shifting to Kolkata if I miss the city so much. I said, I would, but I fear that I won't see the charm anymore once I start living there. I know, too much sceptical thoughts, but I felt so. I have spent a good number of years in Kolkata and I believe the city has shaped my character, however it is. But, in some ways, I like to see that same city in new light whenever I visit it. That's the window that living outside of Kolkata, has opened for me.
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Tirthankar, Awesome pics dude !! specially the howrah bridge one... simply excellent

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Fata-fati Dada, fata-fati!! The sepia tone is so typical of Kolkata by night. The Howrah Bridge pics are awesome of course, but for me, the Golden Mist pic takes the cake -- mist, sepia tone, adda, calmess.. it's got it all.


And you were absolutely right when you said that one needs to leave the city to realize its charm.
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Tirtha Da, you are almost forcing me to take the next available flight to Kolkata.
U seem to got my views. Hence those shots u pin pointed the very reasons I took them. Hope to meet you at Hyderabad Meet on 6th July. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...07-08-a-3.html
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Excellent pics Tirthankar.
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Great pics Tirthankar! Keep 'em coming. I really loved the pic on post #8, titled 'Life goes on'. I must say it beautifully captures the essence of a typical Calcutta sight. Very nice!
Also the picture of Waldorf restaurant on Russel Street. I have had some of the best meals of my life in that restaurant. Calcutta is a complete gastronomic delight! Looking forward to some pictures of the puchka-wallas from Free School Street and the rolls of Nizams and Badshah in New Market.
Inspite of whatever anyone may say about it, Calcutta always has been my favourite city. Theres an old world charm to it that pulls your heart strings and which no other city can come close to matching
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Hi Tirthankar,

I would like to know where did you take the bailey's swing arm pictures. The bridge is beautiful and would certainly be on my to-do list next time. One more request is that wherever you want to give a caption, that is very nice and good, but location will help connect to it quickly.

BTW, any pictures of North Kolkata like beyond Shyam Bajar coming any soon?
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