Why Calcutta sucks…

Contrary to popular belief, I don’t find Calcutta the city of joy.. Following are the reasons why:-

  1. The whole city is depressing. As soon as I set foot in the city, a feeling of depression fills me.
  2. The climate sucks. It’s 90% or more humidity 12 months of the year. You sweat almost constantly as long as you are out of an Air-Conditioned room.
  3. City is overcrowded. Too many people and too less space. Poverty is among the highest in India. Again, gives a feeling of depression.
  4. People have a myth that living is cheap in Calcutta. Wake up guys, that was long time ago. A packet of branded detergent costs the same in Calcutta as in Delhi.
  5. People have named it Kolkata. Seriously this name sucks even more than the last one.
  6. Strikes almost everyday. People here just don’t want to work. And no, these strikes are not for serious issues. A rule for registering your pet at the municipal office does not call for 2 days of strikes, burning of banners and breaking of shop windows.
  7. People here have a belief that this is the best city in India when most of them haven’t even set foot outside West Bengal.
  8. Too many intellectuals. People here like to sit at a coffe shop, and talk away for hours deciding on how to improve the country. It would be more productive if they worked somewhere for that much time.
  9. Think people from other places are idiots.
  10. Roads are too crowded. No traffic discipline. To use the public transport system, you have to either be a black belt in some Martial arts or prepare to be hustled around.

That’s about all I can think for now. If I remember anything more, I will put the points in the comments area.

14 thoughts on “Why Calcutta sucks…”

  1. Yeah.. And I remember there was a few days strike for that too.. Also a few broken windows and a few nurnt effigies.

  2. http://thestrategy.blogspot.com/Dude, well, want me to speak on punjab…._TROUBLE WITH PUNJAB_Jats and sardars , everyone else is supposed to be a looser …If you have trouble speaking Punjabi, You’re a looser.If you are able , you’re a looser ..If you ho hand in hand with a guy (Read Gay tendencies), you’re kewl.If you have a sardarni Girlfriend, you’ve conquered the world.

  3. The city of Mumbai is almost the same.Minus the intellectuals there are more Ghatis here.Oh I forgot Mumbai is in their state.Dadar is the ghati heartland of Mumbai,and that is where my college is unfortunately.May be Ill make a post on this.

  4. o hullo!population xplosion and poverty are characteristics of india at large..its NOT exclusive to kolkata anyway..this a beautiful city n i can safely vouch for that ..been living here all my freaking life!jus for the record..kolkata is the only city in india with the heritage of regualr concerts by international jazz musicians since late `60s..yet we`v come up with ppl who`ve been to GIR! i agree with the stuff uv pointed out in ur blog..but i guess u cant ignore the other side of the coin..?!

  5. Maybe I haven’t seen the other side of the coin.. HAve been stayin there for just a year or so.. DOn’t even know many people there..

  6. OMG……..may b u look 2 negatively..at things.look at d brighter side……..calcutta…has lotsa BONGSHELL’S……;-)

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  9. Yes. It really does. I have lived in more than 10 cities in India and going through the worst phase of my life in Kolkata. People here behave as if they are angry dead bodies. All they can do is shouting unnecessarily. No sense of professionalism. Here the service provider behaves as if he is the customer. The local shopkeeper, internet service provider etc do almost everything to avoid customers. This is insane. Even representatives and correspondents of companies and service providers like airtel, Spencers, big bazaar etc are also very very unprofessional. You check the price of a thing twice with a shopkeeper and his voice pitch will start going up. I don’t know why they start a business in the first place when all they want to do is nothing. Even good networks like Airtel also don’t work here properly. I hope I could get rid of this shitty place as soon as possible.

  10. I am from Kolkata. Was born there, had my schooling at that city and my parents still live there and I can sum it up perfectly – Kolkata is the worst City on this planet – dirty, no jobs, overcrowded, hot, smelly and horribly lazy people involved on small talk and refuse to accept reality.
    And people who claimed the rich cultural heritage of Kolkata, kiss my arse – what’s culture if you don’t have enough capital for a decent share of capital?

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