|The decorative entrance to a mosque in the city of Calcutta|
|The still waters of a pool reflect the white marble Victoria Memorial in Calcutta. The building commemorates Queen Victoria who ruled India from 1876 to 1901. India.|
|Pedestrians, trams, and automobiles clog a street near the Park Circus in Calcutta. West Bengal, India.|
|Statue of Gandhi in Calcutta, India|
|Young men watch a cricket match in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial in Calcutta|
|right:Paired columns punctuate the facade of the Paresnath Jain Temple, in Calcutta. The Digambara temple was built by a jeweler in 1867, and dedicated to Sheetalnathji, the 10th tirthankara (Jain teacher).|
|left: The Holi festival, also called the Festival of Color, celebrates the start of spring. Hindus cover themselves in colorfully dyed water and colored powder called gullal. The festival is associated with the Hindu god Krishna|
|A front view of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India|
|Calcutta is the original "City of joy"with a population of over
100 million people,it`s called cultural capital of India.It was the
capital of British Raj era before our independence.
It`s based on the bank of Hoogly River and has the world`s largest river delta known as "sunderban"- the home of magnificent Royal Bengal Tigers.
|Deepawali-the festival of lights,symbolic of Lord Rama return to his home after an exile of 14 years,all the houses are given a fresh coat of paints,whole India will be decorated with Lights of various hues and colour,people will celeberate by wearing new clothes,bursting crackers and distributing sweets among all Holi:- It`s a festival of colours,people will apply colours to each other`s face,sing and dance|
|In Calcutta, the three main languages are Hindi, Bangla, and English. The religions that are practiced here are Hiduism, Islam, christianity, and Budhism.
For fun, people typically Sing, dance, play games, meet people, travel, hike,ride etc...
|Some ofour favourite traditional dishes include: rice,fish espacially-tiger rawns,lobster|
|The most popularsport here is Cricket It's so popular because we have won the world cup in the past and we are one of the best cricket team in the world!|
|I think that people have some incorrect conceptions of Calcutta and India. 98 out of 100 are wrong to perceive it as a third world country where people die of hunger,there is nothing like that we are throwing millions of tons of grains in the sea coz it`s getting rotten without any
takers,we are the I.T.brains of the world I am proud of our achievements in the field of I.T., of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Terressa, the achievements after independence in 1947, our self reliance, the Indian military, our Democracy since 1947, our Freedom of expression, the Tajmahal, our Free press and Religious harmony .
It is the religious harmony and respect for each other`s religion among all the world`s greatest religion that reside in India viz- Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Budhism, Jainism, Judaism, sikhism, and lots of others.
India also has the second largest population and is the largest consistent democracy of the world. I am very proud of my country!
by Saurabh Kumar