Cabin food walking in the City- an appetiser

It is something that has been known for a while and a belief we at Calcutta Walks strongly stand by, that Food is one of the strongest connects you can have with any destination. Any cuisine with its varied flavours, common ingredients and distinct taste adds a unique identity to the character of a place….

Food and Faith- a special Guest Blog.

Rachel Berlowe Binder from Duke University is currently working in Calcutta as a volunteer at Future Hope from June this year. She experienced Calcutta in all her authenticity with Calcutta Walks on a tour with Explorer Ramanuj. We are happy to feature her blog on her experiences with us. You can follow the post on https://sites.duke.edu/engagekolkata/2017/06/20/food-faith/…

Heritage Trainspotting in Calcutta- some interesting facts!

Train culture in Calcutta goes a long way back- and yes, there is a deliberate usage of the word ‘culture’ right after the word ‘train’ because that is the way it is, in a megapolis like Calcutta, much like any other city which has a close connect with locomotives, tracks, engines and pantographs. So what…

A Serving of the real Siam

It is definitely the sign of the times we live in that when anyone declares that they are off on a vacation to Thailand- various images are conjured up in our minds. One quick evaluation of those images will reveal the stereotyping of a nation, (not without some reason though) and a pretty limited mind-set…

Music makers of my City.

Everyone living in this city has a similar memory I believe- a humid summer afternoon, languor hanging heavy in the air, suddenly disrupted by the unabashed loudness of a marriage procession, the band belting out the latest Bollywood chartbusters, to which men (mostly) of all shapes and sizes, gyrate as an expression of their undiluted joy…

Language across Time

  Calcutta Walks thrives upon ongoing conversations with all cultures, and seeks to enrich the experience of being human, by facilitating meaningful exchanges. Language may seem like an obtrusive barrier in this conversation but it does add immense value to a culture and people. It permeates through the poetry, prose, theatre and film of a…

Thrifty eating in the City- An eat-all-you-can date!

Two doctors and a psychologist- what does this equation add up to? Well, in any other part of the world, under any other circumstances, you would perk yourself up for an imminent punchline. But in our good ol’ Calcutta, this combination of mind and body has taken the shape of something absolutely fantastic.No, not a…

Supermen on their Superbikes!

Imagine a machine that is powerful beyond measure, that is capable of theoritically implausible speeds. Yet that machine is controlled by a mind and a passion that make for the perfect ingredients of stories that leave you wide eyed, wondrous, and of course, full of awe. On Christmas Eve, Calcutta Walks took a special ride…

Storming the City with Trams…TramJatra and a tale from two hemispheres.

The human spirit is I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E!  Ever pause to muse on it? The unsatiable quest of the spirit to voice its greatest loves and passion manifests itself in a myriad ways. Here is one such story… Two continents, two vastly different people, languages, cultures and yet, there are various points when the two criss cross and…

The Gastronomic Conversation…

There are countless ways of engaging with another culture. One of the best and most personal ways is definitely getting to taste the food of the people. Not the food served out at branded restaurants with impressive layouts and chefs with a long line of accomplishments trailing their names. But the food, served out from…