Defining Kolkata

Puchka. Churmur. Jhal Muri. Egg Roll. Chicken Roll. Egg-Chicken Roll. Double Egg-Double Chicken Roll. Machher Jhol. Maangsho. Mini Bus. Auto – rickshaws with 7 people. Ambassador Taxis. Metro. Pariborto station… Hand-pulled Rickshaw. Tram. Dada. Go. Aaste Ladies, Pore Baachha. Bo Di. Kali Ma. Durga Ma. Park Street. Burra Bazaar. Howrah. Bridge. 2nd Howrah Bridge. Sector 5. Chowranghi. New Market. Sri Leather. AC Market. Adda. Pada. Mastaan. Chicken Chaamp. Mutton Chaamp. Chow. Egg Chow. Chicken Chow. Egg-chicken chow. Tangra. Mohun Bagan. Pada Football. Daab. CPI(M). Jyoti Babu. Buddho Babu. Mamta Di. Cholbey Na. Maidan. Victoria Memorial. Indian Museum. Nicco Park. Sona Ghachi. By-pass. Cha. Ki Ashobyo! Rabindra Sangeet. Nandan. Kala Mandir. Sandesh. Rossogulla. Someplace Else. Tantra. Greg-bashing. Sourav praising. 12 hour Bandh. 24 hour bandh. Singhara. Coochie-coo in Nalban. Oori Baba. Tai to. Moori Ghanta. Chingri Maach. Abar Khabo. Baapi. Mamuni. Morning Walk followed by Tea/Singhara/Kachouri at Gurudwara. Sugar in Chicken Curry. Butter Chicken with White Gravy. Chatterjee Mansion. Exide. Filter Wills. Flake. Bodo Gold flake. Choto Gold Flake. Henpecked husbands. Dominating Wives. No Co-Education. Tolly Club. CCFC. Mithun Da. Koto Baaje Dada? Suarer Baccha. Mere Falbo. Dhoor Baanda! Calcuttaahh!

P.S. – This list of words/phrases is really not definitive and conclusive because it is simply impossible to describe a city as wonderful as Calcutta in a few words. Please feel free to add to this list in the comments section.



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