Calcutta or modern Kolkata has always been a legendary place in my wishlist to visit and frame on my canvas. A place of diverse culture, religions, ethnicity and harmony. Once an important center of trade and communication and also the capital of India during the British period. When Kalikata (Kolkata) became settled, Satanuti was gradually abandoned by the British as a place of residence west of the river Hoogly. This neighborhood of Calcutta has been the home of many aristocratic families and still bears testimony to the love of the local people with its own distinctive appeal.
Calcutta engrosses you with its versatile cosmopolitan culture and tradition which has withstood the visual narratives of modern times. Old alleys, rickshaw pullers, trams, roadside vendors, food stalls, early sunrises just add to the beauty and charm of the place. Time was limited for me but I explored most of Calcutta’s oldest neighborhood, as I feel it is one of the best places in India for Street Photography.In this photo essay, I have tried to reflect on the people and moments in the oldest part of Calcutta in every meaningful way and hence sharing it with you.