Festival Chhath Puja.

24 hours in Kolkata

Chaotic and confronting, the city on the Hooghly can justly claim to be the country's cultural capital, writes Leisa Tyler.

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Where the shopping comes to you

NOTHING to read, no crosswords to solve, no iPod to play with and I've got six hours on a train ahead of me with nothing to do, or eat. As far as journeys go, this is shaping up to be a long ride.

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Larger than life

Anthony Dennis learns to expect the unexpected in the complex, confounding city of Kolkata.

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Land of milk and sugar

Natacha Butler samples the soul food of Kolkata and takes away sweet memories of a centuries-old tradition.

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