A return to origins

11 Feb

Recently, I have been thinking again about being a tourist in the city. As my time here draws to an end (hopefully!) I find there are many things I am yet to do in Calcutta. Things that are easier done as a resident than as a tourist. In no particular order, these include:

  • Attending an auction on Russel Street.
  • Joining a short course at the maritime institute near Millenium Park (I’ve crossed it many times but I cannot remember the name).
  • Visiting the Marble Palace (the name makes it sound all marble-y and palace-y, i.e. very boring, but the now dead owner was a mad collector of a mad mix of things, i.e. a man after my own heart).
  • Making one trip to either Darjeeling or Puri from Calcutta.
  • Bishnupur antique market fair, Gangasagar.
  • A morning walk, an afternoon walk and an evening walk around Dhakuria Lake.
  • Once a month, pick an area within the city to get lost in.
  • Chinese New Year celebrations in China Town.



3 Responses to “A return to origins”

  1. srinjoysantra February 18, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

    Went through a few of your posts. Found them really interesting! I do hope you get to complete that bucket list!

    • astudentinkolkata February 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

      Thank you Srinjoy 🙂 I went over to your blog and enjoyed your explorations of Kolkata!


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