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Kolkata : 5 reasons why you’ll love the City Of Joy

There are some places you like.
There are some places you love.
And then.
There’s the City of Joy.

For those of us who have lived in Kolkata for some time at any point of time, we’ve all felt the charm of this city somehow envelop us despite its open garbage dumps and gutters and traffic and pollution and all those things that make you want to pack your bag and run away.

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Matthew Desmond (2016) Evicted. Poverty and Profit in the American City.

The blurb on the cover by Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks reads: ‘A masterpiece. Beautiful, harrowing and deeply human’. You may remember that Rebecca Skloot immersed herself in the story of how a poor black woman, daughter of tobacco farmer, contracted a virulent cancer that killed her, but her cells were taken without her or her family’s knowledge and literally spawned a billion-dollar industry while those left behind, her ancestors, remained in poverty. 1,374 more words


Well, I am that kind of person who believe in special power, not that i am follower of a single sect, I am not a theist but not an atheist too. 330 more words


Spring fest of literature in the City of Joy

Shuvam Basu
The City of Joy hosted the Kolkata Literary Meet this year from the 21st of January to the 26th of January. This event is an initiative by the Ministry of Culture under the Government of India. 536 more words


24 Hours in the City of Joy - Kolkata

Today is Monday, and I just realized that this Kolkata video does not exist on my channel! Hence, I am re-sharing this 2 minute travel video on Kolkata, but this time it is up on my… 45 more words


10 Absolute reasons why you must visit “The City of Joy”

Dominique Lapierre in his book City of Joy, first named Kolkata as the City of Joy, and since then it has been known by this nickname. 1,335 more words

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