For all we know, Kolkata is a pale shadow of its former self. Once it was a formidable city with a vibrant, throbbing life, the best destination east of Suez.
Now, with myriad problems choking its soul, aided and abetted by the callous powers-that-be, the city is hardly the destination of people with brains.
That the city’s landmark icons have more or less remained the same over the past several decades is a roundabout indication of the city’s decay that amounts to its failure to build new.
Yet, those who love the city cannot but feel nostalgic when they happen to see some of these landmarks in images as they dot the virtual world.
Here are a few of them collected from the Wikipedia as I sit gloomily, staring out at the running of clouds in the distant sky on this windy, rainy Saturday.