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…

The Calcutta Bungalow Story…so far…

It has been a journey of more than a thousand thoughts and deeds. It continues to be a journey of Time, Vision, Initiative, Effort and pure Passion for the City, that has meandered its way into becoming what we at Calcutta Walks endearingly call- the Calcutta Bungalow project. Two friends, two hemispheres, yet one common…

Where the Future meets the Past…

  It is imperative in the scheme of evolution and development, that the Future must look to the Past for a variety of reasons…inspiration, lessons, and most importantly, a deeper understanding of the reasons why we are the way we are. There is only one via medium who can bring the Past and Future together…

ANOTHER DAY IN (A FOODIE’S) PARADISE

Of the innumerable wonders that this City offers up to the One who seeks out Her charms, Zakaria street and its bylanes, during the holy month of Ramadan, is a foodie’s paradise. Understandably, this post will never attempt to list the endless fares that are up for savouring in little, moderate or ‘let-me-have-it-all’ quantities but…

Citynama

  Just because we live and breathe our City, it does not warrant her eulogy. The roots run too deep for that. There are relationships in our lives that go beyond the usual exchange and expectations of pleasantries. Calcutta is one such relationship- she is one such connect. For the many enthusiastic walkers who have…

A WALKING CONVERSATION…

To say that the commemorative walk on 8th May 2016, celebrating the spirit of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs was a success, is not enough. Calcutta Walks is not one to be content with mere cosmetic commemorations. It has always been actively engaged in arousing awareness and sensitizing individuals, in its own humble way, to…

A Walk to Remember…

It is an incredible statistic when you muse upon it-  Kolkata ranks at number 20 on the list of world urban areas with a population over 1,000,000, coming in at third place after Delhi and Mumbai, in India!(refer Demographia’s “World Urban Areas” study 2015). And we Calcuttans all seem to fit seamlessly into this, sometimes…