Kolkata by the Hooghly river

The Hooghly flows slowly by the shores of Kolkata (Calcutta) and Howrah. It carries the life of its inhabitants along with it. Boats, steamers, buoys.The remains of dilapidated old mills on the banks of Howrah. The crumbling warehouses of Strand Road. The beautiful parks that have come up on the Kolkata side of the river.

Between the Howrah bridge and the Second Hooghly Bridge ( Vidyasagar Setu) , the stretch of the Hooghly carries with it a virtual floatsam of humanity, from revellers, lovers to boatmen. The sparkling waters of the Hooghly at Sunset provide  relief to the eyes, tired by urban chaos and the struggle for survival.

In the backdrop of the Second Hooghly Bridge , the sun sets slowly behind the horizon. And as the river flows slowly yet steadily, it envelopes the life of all who come into contact with it. True to the spirit of holy rivers, it cleanses and purifies the life of all who come into contact with it.

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 Three  boatmen

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 Boatman on the Ganges

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 A flotilla of colourful boats

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 Docked

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 A couple of boats

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 Lone boatman

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 Boatman on the Ganges

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 Boatman on the Ganges

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 Across the setting sun

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 Glittering bridge

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 A couple of boats

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 Man- o – war

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Flights of fancy

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 Lazy steamer on the Ganges

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Troika of boats

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