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Scott Kelby Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

October 9, 2013 2 comments

Scott Kelby’s Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Along the Hooghly (Nimtala Ghat – Bagbazar Ghat)

Also see: My blog post on Scott Kelby’s Photowalk 2012, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Its the first Saturday of October and its time for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.  Scott Kelby, photographer and photo editor, have been organizing photowalks worldwide since 2008. Held on the the first Saturday of October Scott Kelby’s photowalk is organized in all the major cities of the world and attracts thousands of photo enthusiast. The 2013 version of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk consisted of 1238 walk with 28648 participants.

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata) (Photo: Manjit Singh Hoonjan)

Since the last year Calcutta (Kolkata) has been on the Scott Kelby’ Worlwide Photowalk map and 2013 saw two separate walks in Calcutta (Kolkata). I decided to join the walk in North Calcutta (Kolkata) lead by Manjit Singh Hoonjan.

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August 24, 2011 Leave a comment



Dated 15th October 2010

My photo was the winner of the My Puja My Pix contest organised by The Telegraph, Kolkata. The photo was published with three other photos in Metro section of  The Telegraph dated 15th October 2010 (Astami).  My photograph was one of the four photos selected out of 200+ odd photos submitted to The Telegraph, Kolkata for the My Puja My Pix contest. The photos was judged my noted Bengali film maker Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury and noted Bengali film actress Rituparna Sengupta and The Telegraph.  The top left corner photo titled “She on Track” was shot by me.

The Published Photos

The page from Metro, The Telegraph, Kolkata. Dated 15th Oct. 2010

The page from Metro, The Telegraph, Kolkata. Dated 15th Oct. 2010

She on Track

She on Track

My photo, Titled “She on Track” of a small ek – chala durga Idol was shot on the eve of Durga Puja when idols of durga were been transported out of the poter’s quarter of Kumartuli (or Komortuli).

Kumartuli is an amazing maze of lanes & bylanes crammed with idol makers studios. The narrow lanes deny trucks to enter the studios so idols are carried out manually making to the Chitpur Road (Rabindra Sarani).

Here a group of porters pull an idol resting on a makeshift platform with ball berring wheels across the tram tracks of Chitpur Road (Rabindra Sarani).

Special thanks  to friend and fellow photographer Subhamoy Sinha Roy and Sutirtha Basu who shared the honour with me.

More photos of Kumartuli & Durga Puja.

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