Tuesday, August 01, 2006
The Lungs of Calcutta, India,- The "MAIDAN"
The vast open empty grassy area in the middle of Calcutta, now renamed Kolkata, is called the 'Maidan' in local language meaning grounds. It is indeed a vast area of grass and open space where people walk in the morning, play in the day time on holidays, on work days you will find many resting here in the shades and of course where there is Grass there are lovers too and in the night this becomes a bit unsafe naturally given the goons and the corrupt police and the oldest professionals... u know what I mean... so here is the Lungs of Calcutta for you.. quite free from Pollution.. and the River Hooghly or ganges is quite nearby.. which you will see also on my other posts.. on calcutta..
Lambs feeding the gras...
Distant Office buildings towers high on the Chowringhee Road.
And below-- who said Calcutta does not have GOOD ROADS??
A horse grazing outside the Racecourse (photo of racecourse not taken - you can see the fence only]
Trams running through the Maidan... a scenic short travel....
WAR in a CAGE! We all wish war to be caged like this!!!!
The LONE RANGER !!!