Photo feature: Unusual Kolkata

Published in Dhaka Live in October 2011

Dhaka Live’s Jessica Mudditt recently visited the bustling city of Kolkata.  With a population of almost 16 million people, it is slightly larger than Dhaka.  These pictures depict its inhabitants going about their daily lives: for some it is tougher than others.

My favourite place for breakfast
A friendly wave and a beautiful specimen
Taking rest
Repairing an Ambassador taxi
Kolkata Traffic Police
Reading forms
Cinderella coach ride - with a Kolkatan twist
Lassi love

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Jessica Mudditt is an Australian freelance journalist whose articles have been published by The Economist, BBC, CNN, Marie Claire, GQ and Australian Geographic.

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“I squeezed Sherpa’s hand one last time before reluctantly letting go. Our eyes locked for a second and we mouthed a quick “I love you” – the most affection it was appropriate to show in the conservative Buddhist country. I wanted to run a hand through his mop of curly black hair but he was already walking away from me.”