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Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and Brazil

Jul 09, 2014

Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and Brazil

Once Kolkata was known for its grand passionate rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But this World Cup has seen that passion go international and the city is torn between Brazil and Argentina. But there are limits. #Brazil #John Abraham #football #Lionel Messi #Pele #Diego Maradona #Argentina #UrbanPostcard #Mohun Bagan #2014 Brazil World Cup #Chirag Paul
Aami tomaay bhalo bhashi: Narendra Modi wins over Kolkata

Feb 05, 2014

Aami tomaay bhalo bhashi: Narendra Modi wins over Kolkata

Narendra Modi's Kolkata rally is measured as all rallies in Kolkata are by the question - was it bigger than Mamata's? But one could also ask was it even more Bengali than Didi's rallies. #CultureDecoder #Mamata Banerjee #BJP #Narendra Modi #Bengal #Kolkata #UrbanPostcard
Aao ji badlo Dilli: Hope and hopelessness on Election Day

Dec 05, 2013

Aao ji badlo Dilli: Hope and hopelessness on Election Day

Election dat actually feels like a sudden hush after weeks of frenetic and raucous campaigning. And the media gets busy capturing the stock images of democracy in action. But some unexpected moments stand out. #UPA #Congress #BJP #Sheila Dikshit #Voter turnout #Arvind Kejriwal #UrbanPostcard #NDA #Aam Aadmi Party #Delhi gangrape #Munirka #Delhi Elections 2013 #Delhi Assembly Election 2013
Tale of two rallies: Kejriwals band baaja Vs Sheilas snooze fest

Nov 22, 2013

Tale of two rallies: Kejriwals band baaja Vs Sheilas snooze fest

Arvind Kejriwal has taken Sheila Dikshit head on. But their campaigns couldn't be more different. Dikshit climbs on a stage and reads a prepared speech. Kejriwal leads vehicle rallies through crowded markets complete with a marching band. #Congress #Sheila Dikshit #Arvind Kejriwal #UrbanPostcard #Aam Aadmi Party #Delhi Elections 2013
First Sachin, now the aloo in biryani. The world is ending.

Nov 07, 2013

First Sachin, now the aloo in biryani. The world is ending.

Some of us will remember this week as the week Sachin Tendulkar played his last test in Kolkata. And others will remember it as the week we lost the aloo in our biryani. Both threaten our very notion of civilization. #Mamata Banerjee #Sachin Tendulkar #Kolkata #UrbanPostcard #Potatoes #Eden Gardens #West Indies in India 2013 #Farewell Sachin