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Etti Bali Nov 19 2014

You know you grew up in Kolkata when...

Kanika Nevatia Nov 19 2014
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You know you grew up in Kolkata and are a true blue Kolkatan at heart when:

You can’t understand how people can like golgappas over puchkas and can spend hours debating whether the puchkas at Russell Street are better than those at Lake or those at Rabindra Sarani crossing.


Puchkas (by kkalyan)


Shopping for you is synonymous with AC Market, Vardaan and New Market and not fancy malls like Metro Plaza or Forum.


Shop (by rajkumar1220)


A midnight meal after a movie can never compare to waiting outside the always crowded Azad Hind Dhaba, eagerly looking forward to dig into their delicious curries.


Dhaba Food (by Gaganspidey)


You believe Eden Gardens (second perhaps to Lords) is the best cricket ground in the world.


Edenn Gardens (by partha.b)


Good old College Street is the “go to” place for books.


College Street Books (by fabulousfabs)


A “bandh” is a term you are very familiar with and always associate with playing cricket on empty streets all day long.


Street Cricket (by Matt Parish 2014)


You associate sweaters, cardigans and monkey caps with November irrespective of how hot or sunny it actually is.


Fruit Seller (by Carol Mitchell)


Durga Puja means pandal hopping, dressing up to the nines and yummy bhog.


Durga Puja (by srijankundu)


Nothing beats an English breakfast at Flurry’s on Park Street, not even an English breakfast in London.


English Breakfast (by Ewam-M)


You prefer Calcutta to Kolkata because it just sounds way cooler!


Vidyasagar Setu (by Octobit)


You miss morning walks at Victoria Memorial that were followed by a nice breakfast of club kachori and singhadas (samosas) or a nice cup of doodh thumbs up near the gurudwara at Elgin Road.


Victoria Memorial (by Samitkumarsinha)


Kookie Jar followed by Cakes is for you the definition of a bakery--after Flurry’s that is.


Cake (by Mikelo)


Visiting Taj Bengal or ITC Sonar when there's a cricket match or movie shoot in the city almost always means bumping into a celebrity.


Taj Bengal (from the official website)


You are super proud of Vidyasagar Setu, Howrah Bridge, the Kolkata tram network and everything else connected with Kolkata’s rich historic past--whether you say it out loud or not.


Kolkata Tram


No matter where you live today, and how much you cribbed about it when you lived there, the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) still holds a very special place in your heart.

Howrah Bridge (by Dilip Muralidaran)


These are just some of the things that someone who grew up in Calcutta/Kolkata would have fond memories of. Do leave a comment of your own memories of this lovely city!
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