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Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata

The Vidyasagar Setu links Kolkata with its twin city Howrah.

Kolkata, Calcutta - Revisiting the City of Joy

Kolkata – or Calcutta, as some still prefer to call it – is a city that lives simultaneously in past and present. Established by India’s British colonial masters in the 18th century, it has since been associated with the struggle for Independence and subsequently found innumerable references in literature and film. SHAYANTANI SARKAR revisits the city of her childhood and comes away with a mélange of memories captured in images.

Read more on Traveler: Oh Calcutta!

About the photographer
Shayantani Sarkar has lived across the length and breadth of India, but spent her initial years in Kolkata, the city that influenced her as a person. She works in the IT industry and loves her work. She is passionate about travel and photography and reading Paulo Coelho. She relishes good food and gets high on Latin music. She lives in Bangalore. Discover more of her work at her blog

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