Thursday, March 16, 2006

Photoblog

Kolkata was a tremendously enjoyable experience. Now I'm back in Singapore ready to start a new chapter in life. Just a word about the City of Joy, though. Lots of development, lots of malls, people consuming all sorts of goods, ordinary and luxury, lots more night clubs and lots more buildings and residential complexes. It was a fine sight. So much for communist leanings. Kolkata has shed its old crumbling British Raj image and is well on the road to being something more exciting. I wish the same fervor spreads through to the rest of Bengal which is generally undeveloped. Anyways here are a few pictures I took on the trip.



Park Street on the 24th of December (granted, not taken on this trip, but its Park Street!)

A storm approaches Ballygunge




A relaxed shave and a haircut before heading to work...Italian style!

A fast disappearing breed..the 'bandar naach' man


Dear friends Shotorupa, Ronit and Shotorupa's mom. One happy family!

Cheers!

Abhishek.

14 comments:

Cogito said...

Nice pics..Kolkota to me brings memories of howrah bridge and Victoria memorial..

Ekta said...

Well abhi,
Welcome back and can see uv had a blast!
Nice pics!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

cogito - yes man..should have clicked those as well...unfortunately didn't travel extensively this time...

ekta - yes it was a good time indeed. my next post is going to be ur tag! so watch out for that one..cheers!

arko said...

sniff, sniff....am all homesick now...

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

arko - dada! welcome...im sure u'll live it up once u get there! btw, when will you be in india next?

Prerona said...

nice pics :) i loved the storm approaching ballygunge!

Ron said...

Now Im homesick too. And on behalf of others like me (whether they want it or not) I demand more calcutta photoblogs!!! Aamader daabi maante hobe!!!!!!!!!

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

prerona - thanks! the truth is that it did threaten to pour but then it disappeared just like that! the next couple of days was pleasant, thankfully..

ron - haha..i have a few more pictures, but too much a good thing too soon also isn't a great idea, is it ;-). will put up some more soon..tumi to aprile badi jaccho baba..ek masher to kotha..

gaurav said...

dada ! stop writing this blog...u make me nostalgic and really make me miss singaopore, NTU, Grad Hall, rooftop, pool, squash and all u greaaaaat friends...

vaise did u treat everyone on ur engagement ;)

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

gaurav - dude! aate rahiye blog par...those were great days truly. having serious withdrawal symptoms! aur saale..engagement kya hota hai?? manne nahin karna yeh sab...lol..kidding..

arko said...

arre kaheka dada...whenever i check out this blog you've just returned from cal or just going there...this is too much!
me no plans untill summer at least...

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

arko - hehe...eibaare to gelam. i hope we can meet up when ur in india next!

Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW..nice pic...actually came by here thru Anand's blog...but yes I just saw the movie 'City of Joy' and was wondering how Kolkota is now?,...good to see here some glance..Thnx
cheers

Abhishek Chatterjee said...

dawn - aah the "city of joy". that image of calcutta is an anachronism. its as hustling, bustling, growing and developing like any other indian city. true poverty is rampant, but u wont recognise the place from say 10 years ago! thanks for dropping by.