• Short Summary

    Calcutta--the Commonwealth's second largest city is today perhaps the world's most crowded city. Its streets?

  • Description

    Top GV a busy Calcutta street, zoom open heavy multiple traffic almost permanent jam.
    0-26 ft

    Eye level shots of busy street life, traffic of all sorts tram cars, motor cars, rickshaws pulled by men etc.
    27-49 ft

    Street vendors selling saris, trousers, sugar cane juice and other things
    50-110 ft

    More shots of heavy traffic, a lost traffic constable in the middle of the street. Fruit sellers etc.
    111-140 ft

    Quenching thirst on the roadside with green coconut milk..vendor cuts coconut and hands it over to customer who drink.
    141-175 ft

    Rickshaws, pulled by men. Street vendors protecting themselves with umbrellas etc.
    176 ft


    Note: A story on portrait of Calcutta needs far more than snatch time from other work and I should have taken a much smaller unobtrusive camera than CP 16!

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Calcutta--the Commonwealth's second largest city is today perhaps the world's most crowded city. Its streets already seems to burst at seams! They are in a state of permanent traffic jam during the day. And traffic of all sorts..rickshaws pulled by men, centre of the street occupied by trams moving at snails speed, heavy trucks, overloaded passenger buses and all. In the midst of all this are the street vendors doing brisk business offering 'oriental' bargains to the shoppers. Everything sells...saris in six yard length, ready to wear trousers and other consumer articles. And for energy nature's own energy from sugar cane juice..crushed fresh in your presence. On the footpaths the vendors sell fruit from all parts of India. The traffic constable seems lost in the middle of the road as traffic somehow finds its way to move. And vendors protect themselves from the Eastern sun with umbrellas. And to quench the thirst for busy walkers the green coconut milk is handy and you get for eight NP.

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