Saturday, 21 July 2012

Street life of Kolkata


Small brief on Kolkata: Kolkata /kɒlˈkætə/, or Calcutta /kælˈkʌtə/, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India.

City of Calcutta or now Kolkata the capital of West Bengal is perhaps the most interesting for one who loves to shoot.Being a photographer I always fascinate to walk along with my camera and take the wonderful colors of Kolkata street.So many kind of people with their multifarious profession,sometime confused me.When I was kid my mother told me that in Kolkata you could get even milk of tiger.I have experience of staying in Indias most biggest cities but when I started comparing I am dead sure that something Kolkata have which don't have in other cities.
I am amazed to see the how much hardship is doing the people of this city with their meager amount of resource and money.The vast difference in economy changing the heart of Kolkata.
My biggest insecurity will be the rapid changing of landscape of Kolkata and marginal people probably have to live somewhere else but not in kolkata.So from next blog I will try to give some light on old buildings of kolkata.But in this edition I just add few edited shots of street life of Kolkata.

Thanks Happy Shuttering.     


Siddhartha said...

Your research on street life of Calcutta puts the city, its struggling inhabitants, in the same late eighteenth century canvas, the addition is just the Monginis cake shop and the subjects belonging to the same genre.Please put more diverse faces of Calcutta. After all, this great city was synonymous with promises of great changes in the entire south east Asia!!

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