Tram Travellers of Kolkata

Tram Travellers of Kolkata
Photo Credit: Nabarupa Bhattacharjee

An evocative photo series captures nostalgia of Kolkata's trams

Nabarupa Bhattacharjee
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The tram has been a part of Kolkata's cityscape for over a century. In this photo feature, photographer Nabarupa Bhattacharjee tries to show a picture where trams depict the motion of the city. The nostalgia connected with the tram and how it still remains a part of public transportation can be seen in these beautiful photos of tram and its travellers.

Young lads from the streets often make guest appearances in vacant trams
The atmosphere inside the tram is almost poetic
The tram is perhaps the cheapest form of transport in modern Kolkata
The Kolkata tram whizzing past

Glimpses of the city can be seen through the window
For some passengers, riding the tram is more of a habit than a need
A typical middle-class Bengali man on his way to work
A young girl gazes into the camera through the tram's window
The ting-a-ling sound of the conductor's string remains an integral part of the city's tune

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