Allenby Road, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

It's amazing how life not only spills on to the streets of Kolkata, but happens almost entirely on the footpaths. Every act of existence happens 24 hours a day for thousands of mostly men who appear to live with no roof over their heads. The city has water fountains and tubewells flowing with water 24 hours a day for them and most of the life revolves around it. The taxis and the hand rickshaws are their beds.

I'm from Mumbai and I'm no stranger to such sights but here in Kolkata it takes on a whole new rhythm that is worth observing.


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