Chaotic and confronting, the city on the Hooghly can justly claim to be the country's cultural capital, writes Leisa Tyler.
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.
Anthony Dennis learns to expect the unexpected in the complex, confounding city of Kolkata.
Natacha Butler samples the soul food of Kolkata and takes away sweet memories of a centuries-old tradition.