Saturday

O! Calcutta




A city with warm memories. Supe food. Warmer people. Mishti language Bengali! New roads. Old traffic jams. Cops being bribed. Near accidents. Misti doi. Yum yum yum. Graceful old ladies. Rich Marwaris. Old world. Yellow Ambassadors. Spewing black bursts from the exhaust pipe. Glorious monuments.Delayed flights. Delayed further. And further. No sight of take off.

17 comments:

Mike said...

Its Mother Teresa and the Victoria memorial for me. And the charming warm people surely. Calcutta is now got a new name I hear?

melinda said...

The bengali food is to die for! The fish variety, the sweet shops, the paans, its a culinary delight :)

Ajeya said...

I love the mishti and sandesh! :)

Neela said...

and the saris....my weakness.

Mee said...

Mike - it is now called Kolkata

Melinda, Ajeya, Neela - we all have our faves don't we:) mine has since evr been mishti doi:) and the one they serve at o!cal.simply doesn't compare!

sabith khan said...

yup, agree totally...though i was in Kolkata just for two days on my back from Shillong, it was a treat...loved the sense of history that is still alive in the city...sort of reminds me of Istanbul....the old living amidst the new !

Mee said...

Sabith:-), maybe one day I wil get to Istanbul and understand your fascination:-)

sabith khan said...

Yup; Istanbul is my fav city ..though have yet to see more of the world..but having seen parts of the world ( including Kazakhstan :) i can vouch for Istanbul anyday ;)

ALLEX said...

hi.... kolkata .... the city of joy, music, food ,beauty and charm.....everything about kolkata is sweet including the big eyed face of girls with long hairs.....old yet a place you would love to visit........ language is also too simple and sweet so one should learn that too........ cheapest metro... today even with 20 bucks in pocket you can think of having a good
lunch

Mee said...

Sabith don't we know that!:)

Allex - dya think u have have a word with the thackrey clan? They promised the poor junka bhakar and even that has not come thru entirely, 20bucks a good lunch is indeed cool!

Jim said...

Mee! Nothing takes off on time anymore in India, and nothing lands on time either. Infrastructure reqd badly!

Mee said...

Jim! Neither can I set time in the States looking at the arrivals and dep's thr:-)

sanjiv said...

O:( I miss Indian food:(

sheila said...

did you have puchkas? golgapas as we say in delhi:-)

Mee said...

sanjiv- come back to india:-)

sheila- no man! itwas marwari food all the way

sumit said...

O kolkata!!! This is the part of India I have missed nd really wnted to venture out. Maybe some day. At Goa fest, I was reading a novel with settings of old bengal(maybe 1930's..).
With the chilled beer and the vivid expressions of the writer, I floated into that era.....

Mee said...

Sumit- this kinda nostalgia deserves a trip down memory lane definitely:-)