The interiors emanate a sense of peace. Right in the middle of the artificial water body, under the striking roof is Maa Durga’s idol. The entire arena is surrounded by 1000s of earthen pots. A mechanism beautifully synchronizes the movement of different elements. Know about Naktala's award winning Pujo Pandal.
If you want to experience the raw Calcutta that is untouched by the impact of high-end gadgets and technology, this is the place to be!
All for Rs. 5, the surmawalas of Kolkata are keeping alive good faith and spreading happiness, one customer at a time!
More power to the shoe-shiners of our country, who work hard everyday to help us look our best, be it for an interview, a wedding function and more!
Outside our taxi's window, we had a toy-seller, Nitin, calling out to us. He had in his hands a couple of kids microphones and some more plastic toys. Know what enabled him to make his life meaningful.
Surrounded by people who are ready to share unsolicited advice and direct the course of our lives - meeting Naresh, the clothes seller, was a breath of fresh air.
While Shinjini's mother spoke with the customers and attended their requests; Shinjini took over the responsibility of handling the money! All of 8, she had learnt to be the perfect little treasurer to her mom's venture!
I take this opportunity to slightly digress from my daily chronicles of hawkers and street vendors, and highlight one of the dying professions of the city. Meet the bhishti in my Blog K.