Walking in Kolkata ( Calcutta)

Walking in Kolkata ( Calcutta)


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Kolkata known historically in English as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. />



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Gourav Vlogs
I live n the US and these videos are like pulling me back to my roots.
Tom K
My Doctor told me to take a 1 to 2 hour walk everyday, these videos of yours sure make it a lot easier.
Sasza60
India is dirty, poor, overcrowded and I can't find anythiing good about it. But for some strange reason I am attracted to this country and I would like to visit it one day.
JaiSriLaxmi
If Indian cities didn't have the car horns, they'd be far more amazing. I like the chaos, but the horns really detract from everything. Plus, noise pollution is proven to have disastrous effects on mental health.
Jim Ausili
I watched your video from beginning to end. Thank you for your work. I feel as if I were walking with you. Great job, Kees!
Tony Harvell
Ohhhh, this life, this is just real, real life, mannnn.  You, the cameraman gave the vision to the viewer.  You made the viewer of the video think he's the one walking along and being there.  The noises, sights are awesome.  I'm walking right in the street, the roadway.  People overtaking the cameraman make this film so dynamic and attractive and interesting to watch.  Everyone is going about their business, and what things we see them doing.  Everything is here, mannn.  Like a feature film.
mark jervis
Amazing footage of Calcutta, my birthplace. It's the next best thing to actually being there. This video means so much to me as I left Cal over 40 years ago. However, the fond memories still linger in my heart and mind. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. On another note, I was quite impressed by the clarity and excellent image stabilization of your camera. If you don't mind, would you please name the make and model of the video equipment used. Thanks again for doing such a fine job.
Srijit Mukherjee
I spent the first 16 years of my life in Kolkata. Right now I am sittng in Deutschland and missing everybit of this walk. No matter how improvished or dirty this city might be, no matter how much people from other upcoming cities of India quote it to be backward and poor, this city will always welcome me with open arms and I will always go on to call it my mystical home. I was born in Kolkata and yes the streets, the alleys, the humid weather, the ever jolly people and the lovely cuisine will always keep Kolkata on the top spot. I wish, I can go back to Kolkata, make a difference there and celebrating its charm manage to bring a change in the city. A city which is pricelessly floating in time but being insidously chewed up by political goons. Thanks kees for the video. I was in Holland last week. My experience at Amsterdam and Rotterdam was more than enjoyable. I loved the free spirit and the attitude that people carry there !! Kudos :) I will definitely subscribe to your channel :)
natasha italy
omg so dirty ... danger
gone forever
Fascinating, but also very depressing.
Guillermo Durán
This is better than a travel guide book... Thanks Kees!
Zuabir Baryar
poorest country
Diego Desiderio
car horns multiple by a thousand
miguel rodriguez
oh my god what a ugly place
susique333
I'm out of breath and exhausted from watching this exciting video. And I thought United States shopping malls were crowded. Wow!
Richard Boudville
So crowded the streets are. What's it going to be in say the next 50 years. Gridlock?
Giga Gerard
I love the casual way a passerby prevents an accident with a cyclist and an old man crossing the street, he embraces him and then lets go in one flowing movement, at t=1h18m30s (ik blijf lekker thuis voor je videos Kees! ik vind het knap gedaan dat je zo weinig opgemerkt wordt, mooi naturel zo)
Patrick Storey
nobody appears to smoke cigarettes in any of the indian videos...interesting
SOMOSARGENTINALBDT
India is a dump
Jesusistheonlysavior
chaos chaos but in harmony, every thing is working well, people walking, selling, eating, cars moving, animals crossing, all go around each other in a normal smooth way .amazing .
CoUdErMaNn
Hey friend you are very brave to pass in those dangerous streets, do not you afraid?
Meng Niuhk
Dear Sir: I do not have to describe your perfect video documentary and you had took me into your journey. thanks for such a real travel of the world with no loss of detail and feeling ONLY second to "personally there". Your video setting is perfect!
Peter Hockley
I love India! This brings back so many memories of my travels in Andhra Pradesh back in 2013. All those horns! It was strange coming back to England and such quiet roads. Going back there next year and I can't wait. Great video!
phoeniximperator
all the places I'll never visit .......... God I wish I could travel the world
Aliki Island
What happen to all the women ? Thousands of men but hardly no women.
Asia Travel Routes
To many people
Javed Akhtar Arain
............. I Love To t Travel with you Keez.....:)
bengtig77
Very nice video....you should go to Bangladesh and do some videos like this !
Bob Mullins
This was the Calcutta I knew in 1970, I lived in Beniapukur Road & worked in Dharamtala St. by the Salvation Army. and this video walked through many of the places i knew. the unrelenting crowds of people, the smells, yet did you notice curiosity, interest, but almost no hostility.... it definitely hasn't Changed. when i Got home to the UK after nearly three years in india at village level i knocked on my mums front door. She didn't recognise me! I looked like an Anglo-Indian...and sounded like one too. I still drop into it sometimes even now, especially when talking with indian friends. Mostly good memories.
Luccas Calmon
how can this country became a superpower by the year 2050? doesn´t make any sense, it is even worse then my own country
drdragan7
chaos ... :)
hoodlum1955
BeeP beep BEEBB PEEPPP BeeP Pep Pep Pep BEp BEP
Shirley Mason
Is that what one always must ho through in order to buy food? YEESH!
faisalch
Unlike most places every frame of this video tells a story. Thanks for the upload and the hard work. Kolkata is a place to visit and to the western eyes it might be overwhelming and yet if you go there it will grow on you.
Charming Farming
absolute hell on earth !
Jim Jones
I notice 90% Men? Do they still kill girl babies at birth over there?
CopperColoredLifestyle94
what's with all the negative comments??? this place looks fine. no different than NYC, a bit more dirt and it holds its original tropical landscape. but of course
Kay Nandlall
I want to sell noise makers in India!
wu xiansheng
欢迎楼主先生能有机会到中国来。中国地方很大,中国东南西北各地方各具特色。目前在中国国内的网络,YouTube因为有政治内容原因,目前在中国国内网络还不能正常访问YouTube,但可以用代理软件访问YouTube,我现在用的是天行浏览器访问的YouTube。我喜欢看你拍的视频,我现在还是个穷人,想出去旅游走走看看,但我没有钱。通过网络能满足我的很多兴趣。感谢大家!(Welcome Mr Host a chance to come to China. China's local is very big, the southeast northwest China each place has its own characteristics. At present in China's domestic network, YouTube because of political content, the current domestic network can't normal access YouTube in China, but can use proxy software visit YouTube, I now have day browser to access YouTube. I like to see you shoot video, I'm still a poor now, want to go out to travel going and looking around, but I have no money. Through the network can meet many of my interest. Thank you all!)
Márcia Lúcia Albuquerque
very passionate about this film, despite the noise on the streets, the lack of organization in traffic, even so, I have the great dream of visiting India fascinates me the culture of this place, I live in Brazil and I love Indian culture Congratulations to you who recorded the video. Thanks
stan crouch
they really like the vehicle horns don't they?
jedmln
1:18:34 Nice save guy!!
lex farco
HORNY CITY
Hovardov
Rly looks like China, only with dark skin people.
Ken Fritz
I have never seen a place with so much life !    The noise,  the chaos..... wow!!    I like this video the best , of all the places you have shot footage.   I would give anything to travel the world, and experience the different cities.   You are very lucky to be able to do this.    Please keep the most excellent life footage available for the rest of the world to see, that are not able to !!
Sami Oueslati Vidal
Great video Kees! How do you keep the camera stable? I believe you're using a GoPro..Is it attached to your chest?
Mohit Dawar
A super virtual tour, had this feeling as I was right there.
Rokhim Muhammad
first time i looks your videos is very boring becauce your are walking for one hour but know your videos is very interest for me . We can see really condition and activity people in a country/city with your videos... well done
Don Hamilton
Another great video.  I am really enjoying the experience of visiting all of these countries which I will never be able to do in real time.  To sit back in my lounge chair, and watching my 65-inch HD TV is almost like being there myself.  Fantastic.
A
What a freaking sh!thole. I'm never gonna visit India.
Somenath Sen
To People commenting who are making negative comments...please never judge this city without ever staying here.
Julius Vinh
OMG , hectic , inexplicable , like a dream , but really fascinating , and the people seemed very nice , I have seen scenes like this , but never this nonstop of all things mixed ..., would love to go there to experience it once in a life time !
HOÀNG Hoa Thám
This is a thrilling city yet . Colijn is a very brave man !!!
Hunain Shamsi
HI! Nice Video! Can I use this clip for my production, a short film ? I would mention you ofcourse. Thanks
Susan Abraham
So much bustling vibrance and colour to a highly professional video. Fantastic! I'm thinking you'd love the stylish, winding streets of Georgetown in old Penang with its distinctive character. Do go sometime if you can! Malaysian currency is just a quarter of the euro!
Suryanarayanan Ramachandran
chaotic
VidaZ
total chaos
ka k
i'm 68,,this the best video ive ever seen. it's perfect. great work
Taleshia McCray
l've love this video in lndia walk.
Ing. Max Koschuh
excellent video, true calcutta
TMTCoffeShop
its crazy how there are way more man on the streets than women
nilsaggu
Mr. Colijn... First part of the video was great but later half was a bit frustrating - I wish that you had not walked so much behind those workers carrying boxes/etc on their head as it distorted the anti-shaking software in your camera. Another suggestion - would have been great if once in a while we could see street addresses (I had google map next to me, trying to follow where you were going!) which was possible in the first half but not later on. Anyway, thank you for the video!!
101curlywurly
HAHAHAHAHAaaa that Zebra crossing at 21.30....... hahahahahahahahahahahaha bloody hell, taking your life in your hands when you cross the road....what madness and mayhem the entire way.  Such chaos and utter lawlessness is there here.  Are there any rules at all????????????????????? Everyone for himself and just plunder along!!! Such fascinating stuff.  No wonder these people have such a hard time assimilating into countries where there are laws, rules, cleanliness, order, manners, courtesy, compromise, safety, pride and just basic, normal everyday sensibility.  None of this here.  WOW!
dddphilosophy
My wife hails from Kolkata and I'm her Saheb husband from USA, and this video makes us both homesick to go back. Great job!
susique333
At 14:12 was that a police officer walking into the ATM with a rifle?
Carlos Harry Monzon Rojas
Pesadilla.
Crystal Fusion
Yeeees suuuper films Kees! This is real life. Great channel!
kosamui
I second all of johns questions. Also, I didn't see one smile or hear any laughter, just the sounds of struggle. How bad was the smell?
Nazrul Islam
can I see you camera
Celismar Silva
1:18:31 that old man was saved by that guy.
Alvin Koh
Messy and dirty city. Unique but nothing spectacular.
love
so much beauty in chaos
stan crouch
I'm stunned at the density of people.  Really enjoying the walk. thanks
mitramoso
Well done videography. Moving though this kind of crowd is so difficult but you did it. Thank you for the tour.
Wayward Analysis
I look forward to bad weather so I can watch your videos while working out...your videos are like human battery, I can go on and on with my workout...with endless energy. Visions like yours are what makes YouTube so special for people like me.
Les gibson
you couldn't make it up!
Salim Hasan
এত ঠিক খুলনার মত,সেই একইরকম রাস্তা,মানুষ, দোকান রাস্তার উপর বাজার, তবে রিক্সা গুলো অন্যরকম,আর খুলনায় ট্যাক্সি নাই এই যা।
Victor Diaz
Against all reasoning, I want to visit Calcutta or India in general.
Pierre Joseph
This is Crazy.......I wouldn't make it .....
Sergei Lobov
A nice place,Super Dreamland.
Srijit Mukherjee
I did notice a lot of hate in the comments. To be noted - the area of the city where Kees has been roaming around is the archaic old and unplanned part of the town. Kolkata had three districts back during the British raj - a) The White Town - The erstwhile British bastion - Included the Maidan, Chowringhee, Esplanade and the so called adjoining areas. Still green and pretty clean. b) The old black town - Mostly the outskirts of the white town. Grew chaotically as Kolkata grew in prominence. This is the majority of the region where the walk has been centered around. The is is the true Kolkata - hot humid and filthy. Yet economically, the most robust. Most small scale businesses are still situated here. The city took in millions of refugees from Bangladesh after the 1971 Bangladeshi war, the Noakhali riots and neighboring states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Most people were as poor as anyone could think of - Kolkata opened her arms for the ailing ! c) The Zamindari North Kolkata : The rich and highly born noble Indians lived in their magnificent bunglows here. Now in a present state of dismay and dilapidation. Yet, culturally the strongest hub of Kolkata with areas like College Street ! Later parts of Kolkata included areas beyond Bhawanipore - mostly in the 1950s. Today's South Kolkata - most people here are rich and educated and is a cleaner and a developed area. But, what fun is it to roam around a city that has only residential areas ? Why would I as a traveller from a different culture go to experience residential buildings ?? The Newer Kolkata - North eastern fringes - Probably the best part of Kolkata. Clean, wide roads, fancy tall skyscrapers - Salt Lake is a posh neighborhood with elegant villas and rich people. New Town is a swanky place with multi-story buildings and expressways. In all - Kolkata has it all. Kees as a traveller, showed you the parts she/he (sorry, I do not know your gender !) found the most fascinating. If people want to see better and unsurreal places where the common average Kolkattan lives - go for videos like Kolkata Skyline and stuff if you want to see the developed side of India. And many people are talking about women not on streets. The part of Kolkata showed by Kees, is again a part that hosts raw businesses, small scale business, hard labor and the manufacturing and wholesale dens of Kolkata. Kolkata, in fact is one of the safest cities in India. If you were short dresses in Delhi - you might be ogled at lecherously - In kolkata people are way more cool with stuff. You might definitely get a stare, yet no one will lecherously stare at you or give you judgemental looks ! For a city with a population of 15 million including its suburbs - Kolkata has to offer a lot !
Rohit Gulati
Love your videos...I having a penchant for doing what you do when I go to a new city. I love to walk and see the sights and sounds.  That said, you save me the 17 hour flight to India, the visa hassle and the cost...thank you for uploading.  I really enjoy your work (and walks).
Abulita Rayo
I am sorry but I really suffered this video, and I am from Mexico, but this... you are so brave I was worried.
Skywatcher 44
Thanks Kees, great work again. Not much room to breath near the end and no loose cows spotted in Calcutta.. Take care.
RADO STAJNKO
famous country !!!
Andrew Watson
One of the most fascinating cities in the world and despite the poverty and dirt also very safe for visitors. Great to visit but also to leave in a way-always seems to draw you back some day later though becuase of the timeless character of the place.
Gairat Matkarimov
and they say there is god
dddphilosophy
I married a lady from Kolkata a long time ago.Every so many years we go back to visit. I love to walk these streets. Each time the vendors where I have shopped still remember me. A wonderful people.
40 Vandeventer Place ,St Louis, Mo.
Funny, at 21.50 , there is a sign on the center divider that said " Stop Honking" !!! Ha ha ha :-)
DBM
almost 2 hours and never saw a good looking woman.
soumyac
Very nice. What camera are you using?
Soumik Banerjee
I wonder why mostly the impoverished and narrowest streets are filmed in video. I know that it might be the so called of "essence" of a any Indian city, but one also needs to focused on the developed areas like the southern and central part of the city. Trust me,I love in a way more posh area and its nothing like the backward areas shown in this video. India isn't all about poverty and unkempt people. You people need to change your perception. This is the 2010s for God's sake, not the 1980s.
xxxfromoutterspace
HARDCORE! Toller Film, vor allem die Besetzung, ich habe 372.512 Akteure gezählt. Kann das wer bestätigen, oder sollte ich mich etwa verzählt haben?😉 Pedestrian Suizid Commando 😧
Ashfaque Ahmed
please Come to Pakistan...
Jack Chen
Nice anti-shake
REPublishingCorp
Always good to see another city, thanks for the walking tour !
CHAMPEEZzz
its fun for visit one day. but i don't want to live there
Abhyuday Tewari
You should have looked left and right as well. It would give a better experience and also help to identify the location.
Martina Georgieva
OMG
liamardo007
is that their mayfair?