Tag Archives: Calcutta

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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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Calcutta’s South Park Street Cemetery

It’s monsoon season again, in Calcutta, the latter part of the eighteenth century. Life is anything but easy. The River Hooghly is past flood stage and water is standing everywhere, a repository for human waste, […]

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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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