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A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

September 17, 2014 14 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

Compilation of Panoramic photos from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also see: My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

Salt Lake (Sec - V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt Lake (Sec – V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Lawn Bowls, Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Maidan Tent

December 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Lawn Bowls

Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Maidan Tent, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Giants balls thundering down the alleys to knock down the ten pins accompanied by loud cheers from the crowd, yes this is Bowling, Calcutta’s (Kolkata’s) latest sensation.

Jack (small white ball) and the woods (coloured big ball) of Lawn Bowls

Jack (small white ball) and the woods (coloured big ball) of Lawn Bowls

The air conditioned bowling alleys are a must visit for the Calcutta’s (Kolkata’s) generation next!!!!

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Walkability Study of Calcutta Maidan

December 11, 2013 5 comments

Walkability Study of Calcutta Maidan

A Jane’s Walk initiative supported by Calcutta Walks

Also see: Jane’s Walk 2013, Calcutta

“The tiger-haunted jungle which cut off the village of Chowringhee from the river was cleared, and gave way to the wide grassy stretch of the Maidan of which Calcutta is so proud.”

Calcutta Old and New, H E A Cotton

Green and Red Frames. Left: Green for the endless stretch of Maidan. Right: Red for horse dung

Green & Red Frames. L: Green for the endless stretch of Maidan. R: Red for horse dung

It was a story of red and green frames, green was for thumbs up or like while red was for thumbs down or dislike. Sounds easy, not exactly!!!

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Eid – ul – Fitr Nawaz (Prayer), Calcutta (Kolkata)

August 7, 2013 1 comment

Eid – ul – Fitr Nawaz (Prayer)

Nakhoda Masjid and Red Road (Maidan), Calcutta (Kolkata)

“Islam has always been an urban faith, ill at ease with the wilderness; its civilization has always flourished most successfully in the labyrinths of the ancient bazar towns of the East. Certainly there can be no doubt that Islam looks at its most impressive in a great urban cathedral mosque, especially on an occasion like Id.”

William Dalrymple, City of Djinns

Eid - ul - Fitr, Nakhoda Masjid (Mosque), Calcutta (Kolkata)

Eid – ul – Fitr, Nakhoda Masjid (Mosque), Calcutta (Kolkata)

Eid – ul – Fitr, also known as the “Feast of Breaking the Fast” is an important Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. This is a day when Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.

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Nikon India Photwalk ~ Calcutta (Kolkata)

October 31, 2012 3 comments

Nikon School India Photowalk

~ Calcutta (Kolkata) 28 October 2012 ~

The pujas are over and the winter chill has already set in and its ideal time for a photowalk in Calcutta (Kolkata). Nikon School India Kolkata photowalk was scheduled at 6:30 am on the 28 October 2012. The meeting point was Victoria Memorial North Gate.

Nikon School Photowalk Kolkata, Group Photo (Photo Courtsey: Anindo Basu)

Nikon School Photowalk Kolkata, Group Photo (Photo Courtsey: Anindo Basu)

Aksah, my colleague and fellow photo enthusiast, and I reached the venue just Victoria North Gate exactly at 6:30 am. Anindo Basu and Soumyajit Maitra of Nikkon India were already there and so were several fellow participants. The participants consisted of a interesting mix of photographers, starting from first timers to hard core veterans but each carried a Nikon DSLR, starting from low end and out of market models like D60 to the latest high end models of D800. Several participants carried a wide variety of lenses, including third party lenses.

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