South City.. one of the biggest housing and mall projects in Kolkata
City centre.. one of the finest malls in kolkata
Nandan.. seat of bangalee culture..
Its hot and humid
there are frequent strikes and bandhs
people are a lot unprofessional
no many opportunities here
there is smoke and dust everywhere
fewer malls and slower developments [than the rest]
we have a 'Buddha' and a 'Didi'
we have tons that prove that we are yet to evolve.
But we are the people of the place
where hospitality comes first
where there are no racial or linguistic discrimination.
where recession or no
people forget their grief and come together for the pujas
where Christmas is as important as Durga pujas
Where there is always a smile despite the hardship
where the rich and the poor co-exist
where we get to be ourselves without any limitations.
Maybe this is why i love this place called Kolkata
A few days back i saw Anjan Dutta's Madly Bangalee...[which means Madly Bengali] Anjan Dutta is a very talented man who writes and directs his films, he composes and sings, he acts and and produces his work too. he movies are are all classics as it brings out the 'bangalee' culture in someway or the other... his recent flick is about a bangla rock band, comprising of these youth who give us a flavour of the youth of Kolkata who are very modern and cosmopolitan but who retain their bangaleeana... the flick was fun and worth a watch.. amazingly throughout it i was in tears for no reason at all and by the time it all ended, i realized just how much i am going to miss my Kolkata, a place i was born in, a place that made me who i am and a place that is integral to my identity.
[okay i know Amit is going to smirk at me...] but since the movie revolved around JU[that's my college] and the actors too are from my college and there were scenes of my college.. at the end of it i realized that i will surely miss my college.... only the campus and the ambiance and my profs not the people...
So all in all I'm terribly homesick and it just adds to my woes of shopping, socializing, no time and some really nagging people...