GloMag GloMagMay2019 - Page 174

CALCUTTA 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! 174