It is the largest city in the historic region of Bengal (today's West Bengal and Bangladesh). It is an 'in your face' city that shocks and charms the unsuspecting visitor. It is well-known as the cultural capital of India. If your trip only allows for a visit to one or two of India's metropolitan cities, than definitely consider placing Kolkata on your itinerary. Love it or hate it, you definitely won't forget the city on the Hooghly river bank. That's my city, Kolkata.
However, for me, personally, Kolkata is defined by its wonderful people and its typical congruous street and daily life. I always wonder how everything coexist here in perfect harmony. Many people here are still living in the colonial buildings. I love the way people come together in various events and festivals to celebrate life.
Here I’ve tried to visually express the harmonious ’Social Life’ of Kolkata. Basically, I’ve tried to capture the Social Culture of Kolkata that I’m fond of. For me that’s the “real” Spirit of Kolkata.
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