Culture of Kolkata

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Kolkata

CalcuttaCalcutta, IndiaKolkata, India
Kolkata has been the pioneering city in Indian renaissance. As the former capital of India, and now known as the "Cultural Capital of India", not only Kolkata, but Bengal was the birthplace of modern Indian literary, artistic and scholastic thought.
Kolkata culture features idiosyncrasies that include distinctively close-knit neighbourhoods (paras) and freestyle intellectual exchanges (adda). West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India.

Satyajit Ray

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Stalwarts like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen are the pride of Kolkata. The biggest event of Indian cinema was the release of Pather Panchali in 1955 made by Satyajit Ray based on a novel of Bibhutibhusan Banerjee.
Kolkata culture

India

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As the former capital of India, and now known as the "Cultural Capital of India", not only Kolkata, but Bengal was the birthplace of modern Indian literary, artistic and scholastic thought.

Para (Bengali)

paraclose-knit neighbourhoodsParas
Paras in Kolkata signify a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and are usually sharply defined on the basis of loyalties (like which households contribute economically to which public or "barowari" puja).

Barowari

Paras in Kolkata signify a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and are usually sharply defined on the basis of loyalties (like which households contribute economically to which public or "barowari" puja).

Puja (Hinduism)

pujapoojapujas
Paras in Kolkata signify a neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and are usually sharply defined on the basis of loyalties (like which households contribute economically to which public or "barowari" puja).

Ghoti people

Ghotighotis
Paras culture typically segregate Kolkata communities on the basis of origin (West Bengal origin "ghotis" versus East Bengal origin "bangals" – there are paras which have names like "prothom bangal para" (first bangal para)), occupation and socio-economic status (paras have names like "kumorpara" (potter para)), and sometimes even politics and religion.

Bangal

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Paras culture typically segregate Kolkata communities on the basis of origin (West Bengal origin "ghotis" versus East Bengal origin "bangals" – there are paras which have names like "prothom bangal para" (first bangal para)), occupation and socio-economic status (paras have names like "kumorpara" (potter para)), and sometimes even politics and religion.

Adda (South Asian)

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People of a para habitually indulge in adda or leisurely chat in "rock"s or "rowacks" (porches) and teashops in the evenings after work.

Cricket

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Sports (cricket, football, badminton) and indoor games (carrom) tournaments are regularly organised on an inter-para basis.

Association football

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Sports (cricket, football, badminton) and indoor games (carrom) tournaments are regularly organised on an inter-para basis.

Carrom

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Sports (cricket, football, badminton) and indoor games (carrom) tournaments are regularly organised on an inter-para basis.

Calcutta High Court

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However, such acts being clear cases of defacing private property, the Calcutta High Court ruled to ban political graffiti from private properties without express consent of the property owner.

Kolkata Metro

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The local and suburban rails and buses, as well as the underground Kolkata Metro railway are usually packed during office hours.

Share taxi

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Share taxis are a common occurrence for travel to and from railway stations and such.

Carpool

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The practice of car pools is also growing after the construction of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the emergence of the CBD in Bidhan Nagar.

Eastern Metropolitan Bypass

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The practice of car pools is also growing after the construction of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the emergence of the CBD in Bidhan Nagar.

Bidhannagar

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The practice of car pools is also growing after the construction of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the emergence of the CBD in Bidhan Nagar.

Mumbai

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While Mumbai is the capital of commercial cinemas in India, Kolkata is the house of art-films.

Ritwik Ghatak

Ritwik Ghatak-directedRitwik Kumar Ghatak
Stalwarts like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen are the pride of Kolkata.

Mrinal Sen

Stalwarts like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Mrinal Sen are the pride of Kolkata.

Pather Panchali

film of the same nameSong of the Road
The biggest event of Indian cinema was the release of Pather Panchali in 1955 made by Satyajit Ray based on a novel of Bibhutibhusan Banerjee.

Aparna Sen

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Presently, Aparna Sen, Budhdhadeb Dasgupta, Gautam Ghose, Rituparno Ghosh are bearing the mantle of the great tradition.

Buddhadeb Dasgupta

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Presently, Aparna Sen, Budhdhadeb Dasgupta, Gautam Ghose, Rituparno Ghosh are bearing the mantle of the great tradition.

Goutam Ghose

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Presently, Aparna Sen, Budhdhadeb Dasgupta, Gautam Ghose, Rituparno Ghosh are bearing the mantle of the great tradition.