Monthly Archives: November 2008

What …… City?

“Kolkata is a miracle city…” reads the first page of the road map-guide book I purchased outside Victoria Memorial.
It is the “city of joy” my father said on the phone.
And the blessed adjectives for this city could go on…
It is a miraculously joyful city.
But I would like to say, it is a “city with a conscience” too.
There are reserved seats for the ladies on the subway and nobody dares break the rule.
There are lines while waiting for an auto. People do not shove and push, they wait and it feels nice to actually stand in the line because you know you won’t lose your turn.
The bus conductors use recycled papers for their tickets!
The citizens are alert and has a conscience that is pleasantly exciting in today’s world.