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21/10/06

a DaTe WiTh KoLKaTTa...

Wah!!! Howrah!!!

The day started kind of late around 0800 hrs after two hectic days of work.... and there was nothing much that I wanted to do today but just be with one of my favorite cities in India... Kolkata... today is Saturday... the 14th of October... and I have a date with Kolkata...

Indian Museum, Near the Park Street Metro Station...

got out of the guest house by 0900 hrs... a rickshaw to Korunamoi and then a bus to Howrah... and the city around me... ensuring that I have more then my share of moments to capture... if it was a dSLR, I do not even know how many pics I could and I would have clicked... but it was still worth it... wait for ur shot and click... save space.. Utilize resources better...


Stuck with a Stick...

The Afternoon news...

Got down at Howrah... and kept looking at the bridge with the same awe which was there the first time I saw it... I think I am in love with Howrah Bridge... then moved towards the station... there it seems that Kolkata can be renamed the Yellow City of India... there are soooooo many all yellow cabs... and then all the local buses are in a combination of yellow too... yellow maroon or yellow blue... yellow it is... happy color...

Waiting for the traffic to stop.... in BBD Bagh...

A four rupee ticket for the Ferry ensured that I could cross the River... and reach Fairle... from where my walk starts...

The rickshaw I took from Guest House to Korunamoi...

Fairle to BBD Bagh.... and then to Esplanade or Dharamtalla... via the Writer's Building... the GPO... and a host of other old buildings... with street food all around... and then the walk on the Chowranghee Road till Robindro Shodon... that area is also referred to as Exide by the locals as there is a huge Exide building there... I walk around 12 kms...

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. @ Howrah

Then a bus/taxi ride to the Science City... and a nice 2 hour walk inside ensured that I had a perfect day of walking, clicking, eating, enjoying...

Gully Cricket...

Kolkata did not disappoint me this time either... the pics have been uploaded too... and I am happy with my work as well...

Science City, on the EM Bypass....

The Handpulled Rickshaws... yes.. they still exist in abundance in Kolkata...

Why don't you go to Kolkata as well? Here is the link.... go walk around the city... and tell me if you like it...

An open and Shut case @ Dharamtalla...

27 comments:

  1. It is ME FIRST!

    And i've also seen all the pictures already. :D

    Now let me read the post.

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  2. wow! these are amazing...

    the city is joyful and a place to be in. Sometimes the traffic snarles up and you feel deprived of space and some planning but its the city you fall in love with :)

    I will continue taking a tour of the flickr fotos now.

    btw, the afternoon news wali pic is pretty good!

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  3. nice :) i liked all the pics.. par thodi jyada colorful wali pics bhi daalta na..

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  4. well written....well shot (pics here) howrah bridge one is cool.........and yeah its quite imposing ......beautiful piece of architecture.......me off to flickr now......

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  5. well written....well shot (pics here) howrah bridge one is cool.........and yeah its quite imposing ......beautiful piece of architecture.......me off to flickr now......

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  6. Man! You really are a lucky bum. You get to have such an awesome time exploring stuff with your camera. I'm frikkin jealous, man. Sheesh. Oh and the pictures are awesome. The rickshaw pic is brilliant.
    YELLOW! Those pics are cool too. But I love the rickshaw shots a lot. A LOT.

    I wanna go there rightaway :|

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  7. 'Present with Past'

    This has got to be my favourite from the set. Probably one of your most interesting shots ever. And a very cool thought behind it. Superb!

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  8. And I can't help but notice the number of Ambassadors! Cool!

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  9. Beautiful Photo's !!!! U have an apt idea to illustrate anything... Good that I know YOU !!!

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  10. Very tastefully clicked pics Prashant. I am surely taken there as i see them. CCU has always been a nostalgic place for me with the pics i have seen as of now from various friends of mine and the ones loaded on net. And these pics reaffirm that ..must say ..you are gonna make vibes once you get your hands on SLR.

    ..sid..

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  11. # richa...
    thanks :)

    # akash...
    thanks bro... and yes... the city is joyful...

    traffic is a pain everywhere now... can't really help it...

    thanks for the afternoon pic..

    # kishley...
    thanks... even i realised that all but one pic here are desaturated... i guess that happened naturally....

    colours are there on flickr...

    # deepak...
    thanks bro...

    # rohit...
    we have talked about this before :) It takes a lot of hard work in the background to manage these trips... but i am happy to have been doing it for a while now...

    thanks for the pics...

    ambies are there in abundance... like you see the fiats in mumbai... Delhi has what? Omni?

    # ravi...
    thanks bro...

    # sid...
    is this your first comment here... i take this to be an achievement to make you comment :) thanks bro...

    i hope to get a dSLR soon... lets see when...

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  12. Awwwsssoommmee hai saari pics...but I liked all the skulls, the Bridge in colured, the old man with stick, the rickshaws...saari to achi hain yaar...

    too good :)

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  13. Next time these dimwits ask me to analyse Kokata sales I would make sure they let me visit the city..

    Awesome pics man. Really....just beautiful....do start thinking about ur travel book....u have the talent of making them sound nice and simple yet interesting!

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  14. # sandhya...
    thanks sweetheart... it felt nice to know that you liked all the pics..

    :)

    # kanu...
    aur nai to kya... make sure you visit the city...

    thanks... travel book... hmm... sounds interesting... maybe i will :)

    thanks for the kind words...

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  15. nice post n really gud pics.....though hv never ever given a tought of visiting this city, but after seeing ur now i think why not?

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  16. # batra...
    nothing much bro... life is gooooooood...

    # shweta..
    :) yes... why not... its worth it re...

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  17. I haven't seen better shots of my home town in a long time. You rock!

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  18. :) u make my city look quite good in your pics! I think the thing about Cal is that it's stopped in time...

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  19. @ soo...

    i was wondering where you were :) thanks :)

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  20. lovely kolkatta, lovely pics :)

    and the howrah bridge pic remains my favourite :)

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  21. Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
    Dont ask me to pick a favorite.

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  22. Ok ok I am:
    1. An open and shut case. (love the caption too.)
    2. GPO
    3. Kolhapuri chappals
    4. The black and white rickshaw shots

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  23. #sayan...

    for some reason, this does not look like something that you would have written on your own...

    something is wrong....

    thank you anyway....

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