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... look, it was installed in 1930. As we reached the market, it was crowded with people and I came to conclusion that despite of new shopping malls all over Kolkata, New Market remains at the core of the shopping experience in the city. City is inclined towards the old in every way. You'll find lot of good places to eat there...a complete gali is having eating joints. We had some delicious food and called the day off. Kolkata streets look amazing at the night, with fancy street ...
... left behind that can be sold or eaten, supplemented by stealing luggage and pickpocketing. There is apparently an office of the Railway Protection Force at the station specifically for passengers to complain that they have been relieved of their possessions. This sounds like a social problem on a huge scale, but in a very limited geographical area, so surely there is a solution. Apparently the child gangs operate under the direction of "dadas" who have grown up through the ranks ...
... visit to St. John's Church. St John’s Church houses the mausoleum of Job Charnock the founder of Calcutta, as well as the monument commemorating those who died in the ‘Black Hole’. Other notables in St John’s are Admiral Watson, who with Clive liberated India. There have been comparisons made between St John's and St Martin ...
... on some shorts and went downstairs to fill up your bucket? And at what point would it be embarrassing to go downstairs and admit you've been standing in the shower with shampoo in your dry hair waiting for water? Anyways, I waited for an hour. And yes, you’re right, that is too long.
Do you know what is more embarrassing than that last misfortune? The content of my longest paragraphs. One of these days I will have stories of how I went ...
... a scene and making noise for most of the rest of the trip to Pondicherry. In the end, we made it without any major problems, and came out of our sleeper class experience feeling as though we had met and connected to the everyday Indians who make up the majority of the 1 Billion plus populated land.
The following slideshows cover our entire two week stay in the south of India in the month ...