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Why Kolkata offers the ultimate view into Indian society and culture

If there is a city in India where traditional heritage merges with the contemporary, the city of Kolkata is it. Nostalgia seeps from every alley and suffuses the classic old trams, the yellow taxis, and the iconic Howrah Bridge. Even the bars of Park Street have a classic West Bengali air to them. India’s third largest metropolis and the capital of West Bengal is also a city of contrasts — between wrenching poverty and glistening new malls. Here is why Kolkata, with its symphony of colors and sounds, offers the ultimate view of Indian society and culture. The oldest […]

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