GloMag GloMagMay2019 - Page 176

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 House! 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. 176