Kishore Singh

I knew Kolkata, when it was nonetheless Calcutta, or no less than the components that mattered most, moderately nicely — although that was ages in the past. Intermittent work journeys over the a long time made no allowance for nostalgia.

No jaunts to New Market, pre- or publish the fireplace, or to Nahoum for plum cake and stick-jaws; no scrounging for second-hand books on Free School Street, or searching for out antiques on the Russell Exchange; no making an attempt on handcrafted sneakers on the Chinese shoe outlets on Park Street; no responsible pleasures in a “family room” in a Chinese dive with a girlfriend. Recent journeys have …

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