Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal , also known as the “ City Of Joy” is the evergreen heartthrob of all residents of Bengal. A cultural and industrial hub of the India, Kolkata boasts about its rich heritage which bear the footprints of time. . Be it the “ Kolkata biriyani “ or “roshogolla” or “Fuchka”, each had its own history which is a luxurious amalgamation of the various colonial rulers of british, Mughals and Portuguese. From “chai sutta” to Starbucks, Victoria Memorial to College street and traditional to westernized ideas, this city covers it all.
Kolkata, in our opinion celebrates Human empowerment. Yes, you heard it right, HUMAN EMPOWERMENT! Its not women or men or transgender empowerment. Kolkata believes that for gender equality we must first start to address all genders are equality. Sexuality is a personal affair just like religion. Kolkata is secular where all religions exist in harmony, so why not every gender? . Just because someone does not look like the mainstream “Normal”, does not give anyone the right to ridicule them. Kolkata celebrates uniqueness and struggle of every human being right from the grassroot level to the cream layer of the society. Right from the woman who suffered from a brutal acid attack to the young man who forced to commit suicide because of a false domestic violence allegation, everyone has their own stories. Every lane of the old North Kolkata was witnessed so many love stories of so many generations and if you lay your ears against the walls you might often hear the fluttering of the love letters and the soft giggles of the lovers who have perhaps met in the middle of the night. Bearing the memories of Hindu Muslim riots of 1946, Kolkata still stands tall with an air of majesty, peace and harmony.
Kolkata celebrates peace, friendship and unity. Kolkata celebrates Durga Puja and Bakri Eid with equal grandeur, because we, the residents of Kolkata believe in “baro mashe tero parbon” which essentially translates to 13 festivals in 12 months. The culture of kolkata depicts how The city of Joy welcomes everyone with open arms and how no one can deny the warmth of the city even the chilly winter days. No doubt most of the warmth is provided mostly by Nolen gurer roshogolla, koraishutir kochuri and the amazing chicken stew of Dacres lane.