Author: Karthik Raja

Farewell 2020

Twenty twentyWhat a dent in this centuryGod’s wrath, Hell’s fury,We’ve had enough! Plenty! History repeats, a pandemicThe world frozen in lockdownA new virus, one with a crown,Heroes rose – caregivers and academics. Stranger things happenedMonkeys […]

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Kolkata – a city trying to break out of its past

Kolkata has always been a city with dual identities; a dirty city that isn’t worth visiting, a city trapped in dirt and a bygone era; or a regal city, a shining star that weaves the Indian cultural capital, a City of Joy with the British Raj thread. After two days in the city, my first visit, I am definitely leaning towards the latter definition but only by consciously overlooking the former. It is definitely a city that everyone should visit.