As the day went on, and
sat through another bandh (after very
long, though), I fell back into my thoughts. I have been brought up in Calcutta . I have always considered
Calcutta to be
my hometown. I love this city and would have happily spent all my life here.
Until recently! Calcutta
Yet somehow over the past few months, I’ve been feeling detached from the city. People are getting frustrated, mindless quarrels are waiting to happen at every corner, the youth is going away, the industries don’t even think of coming here.
’s been in the news for all the wrong
reasons, of late! And our new CM seems to be making matters worse. Today, she
declared another rape case as an attempt to malign the Government. Excuse me?
Malign the Government? How exactly? More importantly, why exactly? Calcutta
All those crib deaths happening in
Bengal for the past year
have been labeled as the Opposition’s conspiracy! The lady’s comments defy all
logic! Basically, the Left didn’t do anything in their 34-year rule and now
they are the ones who are doing everything wrong!
Every morning the papers bring news of another murder, theft, sexual assault or suicide!
It’s depressing to see that a city I once found to be so safe is now turning into a dangerous den of criminals!
I can only wish that Job Charnock’s City of
regains it’s allure and charisma before it’s too late... Joy