Category Archives: India

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Free Wallpaper – The Hindu Goddess Durga

With the Durga Puja festivities about to begin around the Hindu world I am offering a free wallpaper image that I took at the 2011 Durga Puja in Kolkata, India. I hope you enjoy it. […]

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The Kushti Wrestlers of Calcutta, India

Calcutta never ceases to amaze. Five loincloth clad men are gathered under a neem tree tucked away in a corner of the Malik Ghat on the banks of the River Hooghly near the Howarh Bridge. […]

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The Streetcars of Calcutta, India

The first streetcar service began in Calcutta in 1873. These early trams were horse-drawn. This system was converted to electricity by 1905 and is the oldest operating electric tram system in Asia. Some 170 streetcars […]

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The Ubiquitous Yellow Taxis of Calcutta, India

  The streets of Calcutta (now, officially Kolkata) always seem to be in a state of traffic gridlock. Most sidewalks are lined with vendors and pedestrians are forced to share the roads with trolleys, buses, […]

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Durga Puja ~ Multimedia Slide Show

Durga Puja, the Hindu festival honoring the Goddess Durga in Calcutta, India, is a kaleidoscopic series of events spread over many days that tends to overwhelm ones senses with its sights and sounds. See my […]

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Photographing Durga Puja ~ India’s Hindu Festival

To be in Calcutta, now officially named Kolkata, India, for the Durga Puja was an amazing experience and a photographer’s dream. The Puja is the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga when she revisits earth […]

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Post Card 6 ~ Street Life in Kolkata, India

India, and Kolkata in particular, continue to amaze. Economic growth is booming and India is creating billionaires faster than almost anywhere else. However, in Kolkata, the infrastructure is little changed since British rule and the […]

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