Perhaps the most famous amongst them will be Satyajit Ray, the Academy award winning film-maker, a legend. White with red border saree is the main dress code of Bengalis. My oldest memories of Kolkata summer go back to my schooldays. Malls like Forum Inox, South City Mall, City Centre, Quest mall, etc are some of the famous ones. Travelling around the city is very convenient as you can use the Metro, the tram, buses, autos and cabs, or even walk.
People each day visit these Pandals Tents to seek blessings. By train: Kolkata is having two major railway stations — Howrah and Sealdah. Modern Bengali cinema is known for re-inventing the cinematic norms from the poetically theoretical to the in-your-face physical and romantic fantasies, that which is evident in the western world. This Indo-Gothic chruch is situated between Birla planetarium and Academy of Fine Arts. I have only one thing to say to them.
The light which illuminates it and makes it look more beautiful at night is an added charm of the bridge. Thus quality of extra-curricular education apart from core academics is much better. I remember buying old books for lesser prices outside the museum, I remember the treat at Barbeque's from the French Institute I was then associated with. PathiShapta, Poolipeetha, Moa, Naaru, etc. The Biryani is light, aromatic and this biryani is different from the usual Hyderabadi spicy biryanis.
They love eating and feeding their guests. It was all sleepy as if It was relaxing on the banks of Hoogly after a long tiring day!! It cannot be explained in just one article. This Maidan is being used by all local football and cricket clubs for their practice sessions!! I still remember It was a chilly December evening when I got down at Howrah Railway station. Hangouts: Kolkata also specializes in a number of hangout places. Xaviers' on Park Street where I won my first Creative Writing prize, I remember Magnolia invariably one of the costliest restaurants there where me and my friend suddenly think of going during those college days when we hardly had so much money. With scattered chairs around small square tables, this place has a charm in its antiqui ty.
Kolkata has never been so dear to me. Fish is the main Bengali food. And, whenever winter paved the way for spring, we used to remember Proserpina and how she ate the pomegranate seeds. The menu is handwritten every day on a whiteboard and are designed keeping in mind the season, the weather, the festivities and of course the raw material available on that given day. The graveyard here has a number of interesting monuments including the octagonal mausoleum of Job Charnock, founder of Kolkata who died in 1692. Yes, I am talking about the former capital of India, Calcutta, or as it is now called—Kolkata. There are still old buildings, monuments, offices, churches, etc all in victorian design.
Every pandal had a unique decorative theme, and the goddesses were adorned with jewels and silks. I see a part of me burning. Aaah the tram it is!! With all the places mentioned, there still remains the highways Eastern By-pass or Rajarhat Road where lovers with cars go for lovely long drives. One of my closest friends from school, her pings always make me happy! The story also explores how a peasant farmer Hasari Pal arrives in Calcutta with his family after a drought wipes out the farming village where his family has lived for generations. As a slanting sun peeps round the corners of the big buildings of the city, the cable wires and the dry branches of the trees seem to be the best places for the crows and sparrows to perch on. Park Street has always been a place from where you come back before it's too late at night, which is near New Market, so that you officially need to visit it during shopping sprees.
Later on an impregnable fort was was built in Kolkata and the town became the capital of British India. It is visited by pilgrims from all over India irrespective of sectarian differences. Almost one lakh vehicles and two million pedestrians commute through this bridge to either direction every day. You can sit back and contemplate life as you look over the scintillating stretch of the water ahead or take a leisurely walk around the banks as well. People eat very less here.
About Kolkata Kolkata is the cultural capital of India as well as the sports capital. If you want your cities clean and green, stick to Delhi. After days and days of heat and humidity, the rains seem to be a perfect bliss to everyone. It just goes across the river Ganges. Being a museum fanatic, I had to visit the Victoria Memorial, one of the most famous museums in India, known for its beautiful architecture and gardens. The massive Victoria Memorial complex, one of the finest structures ever built in the country, has become an icon for the beautiful city that Calcutta is and also for the prominent architectural and artistic heritage left behind by the British in the city.