Category: Kolkata

Understanding Hinduism

Hands of god Shiva, the destroyer, represented as Trimurti (with three faces). Shiva is not merely a destroyer but performs the functions of creator, preserver, and destroyer, while also performing blessings upon worshipers. Shiva is […]

The Undertakers: Doms

Traditionally only low-caste people make business with burnings and touch dead body parts. A funeral is the only moment, when the so called Doms have all the power over the high-caste society. When the deceased […]

Topsia

Like Dhapa, the muslim quarter Topsia is located in the East of Kolkata. It reminds a bit of the Middle East why I was fascinated by this spot immediately. The biggest goat market of West […]

New Market

New Market in central Kolkata is one of the earliest English quarters of the city. The colourful bazaar seems to be a must visit for every tourist. Enjoy local chai and street food while bargaining […]

Clay Processing

Have a glimpse into the daily work of my friend at the Kumartuli quarter in northern Kolkata. He is making some decorative clay pieces for the Durga Puja festival which takes place every October. His […]

Dhapa

Dhapa is a massive hill made from garbage outside Kolkata, Rajabazar area. A local journalist told me that you can just walk up the dump yard, but there will be “security” sometimes. I read many […]