38/366 – Feb 18, 2012
Had gone out today with family. Chanced upon a tram on the way. Trams are such an integral part to my image of Calcutta. It conveys a sense of old-world charm, a nudge to the historic past of this city. However, in today’s fast paced world, they seem to have lost their relevance and position of pride. I do not remember the last time I travelled in one.
In my opinion, Calcutta is all about this eternal struggle between the past and the present. It is sad that a city of such historic importance and one that has contributed so much to India in the early part of the 20th century, could be in such shambles today.