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Photo story: Summer activities – Kolkata  riverside

The ghats of the Ganges provide a welcome relief during this period, with the gentle breeze bringing down the unease to some extent. People take
Summer activities Kolkata riverside, Photo story
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Kolkata starts experiencing the Summers from the end of March, which extends beyond June. With the rising temperatures and high humidity levels, there is a perceptible discomfort in people and animals alike.

The ghats of the Ganges provide a welcome relief during this period, with the gentle breeze bringing down the unease to some extent. People take dips in the water, pets take to the water for some fun time and little boys jump in too, showing off some acrobatics. After June, the water turns murky as monsoon sets in, ushering in the clouds to set the tone for the rainy season.

Siddhartha’s journey has by no means been smooth or easy, he is a common man with a routine job, who has struggled in his domestic life. What had begun as only the documentation of his avid travelling and wander lust, underwent many twists of life and fate to become the apex of street genre it is today. Diagnosed with severe eyesight issues and suspected eye cancer, almost put an end to his passion for photography leaving him physically and mentally broken, with no clear path to move ahead, this deep thinking and sensitive man did not stop embracing life with whatever little he had. Being forbidden to get out in bright sun, he continued to take pictures from within his room and in the evening. He fell in love with the old charms of the city anew. He fell in love with something so many of us take for granted, his eyesight.

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