On other days one would suffer the stink of Rafi Ahmed
Kidwai Road waiting for its magical transformation to
College Street and hoping to meet Ritwik Ghatak and
Mrinal Sen over unending cups at the College Street Coffee
A walk to New Market, Esplanade and along the
Chittaranjan Avenue to the old palatial house of Tagores in
Jorasanko is another experience worth cherishing.
Mirza Ghalib St (rather un-Victorian Free School St of yore)
is a great place for bargain books and music cassettes/CDs
in second sales. You'll sometimes find very rare pieces not
found anywhere else. Once I stayed in a shady hotel on
Free School St just for the pleasure of bargain hunting. My
friends would raise eyebrows when I tell them I’m staying
on Free School Street.