Can I also claim to be nostalgic about Calcutta? I went to
Kolkata for the first time in 1997, but then I kept going
there every year for the next ten years, sometimes
spending two three months at a stretch. Whenever I'm in
Kolkata in winter, I ramble about the place on foot and
generally find I reach places faster than the ones who drive
about. The maidan and the Victoria Memorial are some of
the best walking/jogging places I had experienced.
Weekend mornings are sheer madness in the maidan with
a million boys playing football and cricket without any
boundaries. It's with great difficulty that a Dhoni avoids
hitting a football for a six and a Beckam refrains from
bending a cricket ball into the goal post!