29 January 2009

Images of Calcutta

Two typical modes of transport


A house in Ballygunge


Republic Day


Roadside barber


Preparations for Saraswati puja


Afternoon nap

4 comments :

Venkat said...

I think they should get rid of those tana rickshaws now.

Isabel said...

There's been talk for years of phasing them out but somehow they still ply the roads of Calcutta. Here's an article:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3122346.stm

Venkat said...

Well, see that's the problem. I don't understand why they cannot introduce cycle rickshaws in that city. And I wonder what all the NGOs are doing. Perhaps they have no say in a communist state - which is a shame.

Jonathan Howells said...

Great photos Isabel. Can't wait to finally visit you and experience that amazing country for myself...