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Kolkata Quotes By Bishwanath Ghosh

Yet, there is a Chennai that hasn't changed and never will. Women still wake up at the crack of dawn and draw the kolam - the rice-flour design - outside their doorstep. Men don't consider it old-fashioned to wear a dhoti, which is usually matched with a modest pair of Bata chappals. The day still begins with coffee and lunch ends with curd rice. Girls are sent to Carnatic music classes. The music festival continues to be held in the month of December. Tamarind rice is still a delicacy - and its preparation still an art form. It's the marriage between tradition and transformation that makes Chennai unique. In a place like Delhi, you'll have to hunt for tradition. In Kolkata, you'll itch for transformation. Mumbai is only about transformation. It is Chennai alone that firmly holds its customs close to the chest, as if it were a box of priceless jewels handed down by ancestors, even as the city embraces change. — Bishwanath Ghosh

Kolkata Quotes By Arjun Rampal

Kolkata is special. I have been privileged to spend time in the city and make some great friends there. I like to go there whenever I can. — Arjun Rampal

Kolkata Quotes By Hong Mei

Faxian and Xuanzang might have been the first Chinese to travel to India, but sometimes it felt like I was the first. — Hong Mei

Kolkata Quotes By Lester R. Brown

In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. In some cities, the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. — Lester R. Brown

Kolkata Quotes By Gautam Gambhir

I think Delhiites know how to party, but Kolkata has people who know how to celebrate. I think that's the main difference. — Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Quotes By Randall Munroe

Space is about 100 kilometers away. That's far away - I wouldn't want to climb a ladder to get there - but it isn't that far away. If you're in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space is closer than the sea. — Randall Munroe

Kolkata Quotes By Taslima Nasrin

I want to live in Kolkata; I don't want to live in Europe - I can't write there. I write in Bengali, and I need to be surrounded by the Bengali language and culture. — Taslima Nasrin

Kolkata Quotes By Sanjay Dutt

Kolkata is a great city, has great food and great people. We had some problems finding the kind of old buildings we were looking for, and even handling the crowds, but on the whole it was fun shooting there. — Sanjay Dutt

Kolkata Quotes By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I grew up in Kolkata in a traditional family. We had friends who lived in mansions just like the one in 'Oleander Girl.' Growing up, I was fascinated by the old house and the old Bengal lifestyle. — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Kolkata Quotes By Arvind Kejriwal

Gandhiji used to say, 'True democracy is not run by twenty people sitting in Delhi. The power centres now are in capital cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. I would like to distribute these power centres in seven lakh villages of India. — Arvind Kejriwal

Kolkata Quotes By Sukhwinder Singh

Kolkata is a musical city. What I like about people here is the lack of diplomacy. Some of the best Indian classical musicians belong to this place. Kolkatans do not go by fashion, but by passion. — Sukhwinder Singh

Kolkata Quotes By Ashwin Sanghi

In Kolkata is a temple where the deity worshipped is Amitabh Bachchan. The daily aarti is performed to the chanting of the Amitabh Chaleesa. And people still ask, 'Could our mythological heroes be based on actual people who once lived?' — Ashwin Sanghi

Kolkata Quotes By Rajmohan Gandhi

Many of today's youngsters are unaware that in their grandparents' time Kolkata, Dhaka and Chittagong were part of a single entity, and Lahore, Rawalpindi, Amritsar and Jalandhar likewise. And they are unaware of what it means for a nation to find freedom. — Rajmohan Gandhi

Kolkata Quotes By Sri Aurobindo

I spent quite sometime just watching enthralled, the gnarled hands of Mother Teresa in a portrait because those hands are associated with bringing comfort to the aged and abandoned in Kolkata's streets. So they are beautiful. — Sri Aurobindo

Kolkata Quotes By Sanjay Dutt

Kolkata is the relatively unexplored part of India as far as Hindi films are concerned. — Sanjay Dutt

Kolkata Quotes By Sukanta Bhattacharya

I did love Kolkata as a mysterious woman, the beloved, my mother ... I dont the outside world, my world is Kolkata ... I do want to live, but Im certain that the death of Kolkata will bring my end — Sukanta Bhattacharya

Kolkata Quotes By Jhumpa Lahiri

My parents' relationship with Kolkata is so strong. Growing up, the absence of Kolkata was always present in our lives. — Jhumpa Lahiri

Kolkata Quotes By Barack Obama

We believe that no matter where you live - whether a village in Punjab or the bylanes of Chandni Chowk ... an old section of Kolkata or a new high-rise in Bangalore - every person deserves the same chance to live in security and dignity, to get an education, to find work, and to give their children a better future. — Barack Obama

Kolkata Quotes By Nita Ambani

My grandfather was a French professor in Kolkata, though I never met him. — Nita Ambani

Kolkata Quotes By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Asif Ali maneuvers the gleaming Mercedes down the labyrinthine lanes of Old Kolkata with consummate skill, but his passengers do not notice how smoothly he avoids potholes, cows and beggars, how skilfully he sails through aging yellow lights to get the Bose family to their destination on time. This disappoints Asif only a little. In his six years of chauffeuring the rich and callous, he has realized that, to them, servants are invisible. — Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni