No other Metropolitan city in India conjures up past urban memories quite like Calcutta does, its squalour and decay notwithstanding. Which makes for eminently fascinating walks through its distinctly dissonant neighbourhoods. Here are some (more!) evocative street scenes from the ‘City of Joy’ that was once upon a time, a ‘City of Palaces’!
Early morning fog
The contrasts of ‘White’ Calcutta
A mansion gone to seed………the story of Calcutta!
Belying the promises of political propaganda
And Mother Teresa’s enduring legacy of compassion