I’m in love with Kolkata. It has that classic British charm with modern-day India vibes. The people, food, places – everything just comes together to make something great!
Having said that, Kolkata has a dark underbelly. It’s an unforgiving place, not kind to its poor. Beside five-star hotels and posh restaurants, you’ll find beggars subsisting on no more than rice and maybe a bit of daal if they’re lucky. People work day and night, never stopping, never resting.
I captured a couple of these people in moments of rare leisure. It represents a side of Kolkata that’s not seen often in media. Here’s hoping things change, for the better that is.