The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

City's favourite places

Here is a look at the top 20 favourite places of Kolkatans as revealed by a poll in an Orkut community:

1. Outram Ghat
2. College Street
3. Nandan complex
4. Park Street (Especially pre-office hours and evening)
5. Maidan (Especially early morning)
6. Riverside (In the morning)
7. Swabhumi
8. Gol Park
9. Dakshinapan
10. Gariahat
11. City Centre
12. Millennium Park
13. Princep Ghat
14. Coffee House (College St.)
15. Dhakuria Lake
16. Tala Park
17. New Market
18. Eden Gardens
19. Jadavpur University
20. St. Xaviers College

The list is not in order of no. of votes the places has received, Park Street wins hands down, with more than 11 out of close to 70 votes. Second position is shared with each place getting not even half the votes Park Street got.

This is just a casual listing. Not much to be read into it. Without getting into the question of positions, I myself can vouch for the fact that all these are the places where Kolkatans love to hang out.

Some members refused to list one favourite place, as that seemed apparently impossible. They listed different places to suit different moods and needs. But lets keep more of that insight for the future.

I value readers' remarks. I am eagerly looking forward to that in the comments section and the guestbook at right.