Calcutta ? It makes the Naked City seem like a kindergarden. This guy was keeping a close eye on things. May have a hot date ? A VERY close eye. And I think we can all agree that the result was outstanding. More importantly of course, the chicks will dig it. As you can see […]Read More Barbers, Busts, Buddhists, Bitches, Buildings, Bus Boys and Bed Head Ticket Counters.
Got lost on the way to breakfast, past a school uniform shop, school uniforms have certainly changed since our day. Found ourselves on Chowringhee, wacked on the bonce by a descending traffic arm, footpath up, footpath down, our feet like monkey’s paws feeling the ground beneath, soles undulating with the terrain, toes clutching the broken […]Read More A Little Ray of Sunshine in Bishop LeFroy Street
Through the shining streets we walked, down alleys and lanes. Did Kolkata disappoint ? What do you think ? We were pondering the big issues and contemplating tiffin. Came back to the muddy earth just briefly before our heads were plunged into the glittering Stars again in the shape of the fabulous Park Show House. […]Read More Calcutta Cinema & Cemetery
Kolkata. Take 2. It’s grand to revisit but especially when a city has captured your heart. There’s something about Kolkata. The place. The people. The joie-de-vivre. The haunting smells of cardamom, rose, garlic, onions and incense. The bite of chilli to your eyes. The constant squawking crow-chatter with their balletic swoops hither and thither. We […]Read More Bengali Bonhomie. Kolkata Kindness.
But…somehow…like…TOTALLY around the bend. ‘Read More Just down the corner
Calcutta’s slightly faded and monsoon busted belles line the streets. It’s a bawdy cosmopolis, a sultry sinuous city where a crackling current surges through the soles of your feet and runs up your spine, popping your eyes out on stalks and electrifying the top of your knot.Read More Art Deco Kolkata
Big date night, concert and dinner, but first, a haircut on Lake View Rd. $1. Next, a rattling good ride on the impressive Kolkata Metro from Kalighat to Park St, 2 return tickets, 40 cents. Down Chowringhee past the stalls and colour and excitement, the throbbing and hustling, to the beautiful courtyard of the Indian […]Read More How to show a girl a good time on $7.83
Primitive customs, memories of skin cells and metaphysical degrees of separation collide when we consider the strange case of the man that shook the hand…that shook the hand. I know dear friend, for I AM that man. But don’t reach for your guns. Not just yet anyway. Most people collect stamps, coins, bottle tops, scalps, shrunken […]Read More The hand that shook the hand…that shook the hand, (and other brushes with fame.)
Take our hand and stroll through this great city. From Gariahat along Sarat Bose Rd, to Shakespeare Sarani, Chowringhee and the legendary Park St. The street art. Gods wrapped up in macramed tops against the Calcuttan winter. Masala Pepsi ? A tea tree The Calcuttans, effortlessly graceful and naturally gracious. Film makers and […]Read More Kolkata Pitter Patter
We revisited the Indian Museum on Chowringhee, an amazing shrine to Civilisation, and passed these characters on our way down Sudder Street. The Indian Museum is one of the great museums of the world. A cathedral to culture and industry. Vast rooms, one upon another, each the size of ballrooms, pillared, plastered, soaring ceilings, doors […]Read More The Indian Museum