THE ART OF GIVING

  There are several ways of engaging with a City, especially when She is an entity as vintage and varied as Calcutta. On our jobs as explorers, we get our happy share of co-explorers as well as tourists. But as people who are deeply connected to the City and her wellness, we are in constant…

What’s your Story, Calcutta?

Envision two cups of coffee- with varying levels of the liquid sending off the characteristically aromatic steam from the iconic over-used white ceramic cups poised on stained saucers, which also hold dripping or semi dried spoons, stained in typical patterns. The table is old, with some patchwork done in a hurry to get on with…

For the love of balconies

The experience of perusing and curating the submissions at the conclusion of Photo contest organised by Team Calcutta Walks, was characterised by delight and admiration at the shared love so many individuals across the world, have for balconies.

Friends of Thor and Indra- the Kolkata Cloud Chasers!

When you find yourself in conversation with individuals who single-mindedly pursue storms and lightning, delighting in the raw and brute energy that fills most mortal hearts with terror and awe, you know you are in august company. Calcutta Walks throws its July spotlight on an amazing  group of incredible individuals – the Kolkata Cloud Chasers….

The Portrait of an Artiste

A quick scroll through her work and if you have not already been waylaid by some of her illustrations, you will soon begin to feel the warmth of the core fire that nurtures the young and feisty artiste Joyeeta Ghosh. An emphatic visual story teller, Joyeeta uses her portraits to narrate stories that are as…

Man and His City- a study in images and lyrics.

Explorers on the Calcutta Walks team have their signature style engagement with the City they love to walk in. Explorer Ifte, who began the story of Calcutta Walks has curated a team of explorers who seek the City in their own way. In the coming months, we shall be posting about our explorers and how…

Skateboarding a dream Calcutta style!

An abandoned ramshackle warehouse, a skateboard and a young heart full of dreams. You never can predict how an inspiring story begins in the City. Here is the story of the boy who made his dream breathe and thrive, and continues to nurture it with his single minded passion and enthusiasm. Perfect ingredients for a…

Wrestling with the giants

Calcutta is home to many a wonder. Hidden within her are secrets that await a wide-eyed wondrous discovery. The wrestling pit on the banks of the river at the Mullick Ghat Flower Market is one of the City’s many intriguing facets. The smell of fresh earth, accompanied by the occasional grunts of hefty stocky men,…