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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My Doctor told me to take a 1 to 2 hour walk everyday, these videos of yours sure make it a lot easier.
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.
What a freaking sh!thole. I'm never gonna visit India.
Aliki Island
What happen to all the women ? Thousands of men but hardly no women.
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.
miguel rodriguez
oh my god what a ugly place
Charming Farming
absolute hell on earth !
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 :)
Alvin Koh
Messy and dirty city. Unique but nothing spectacular.
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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 !!
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 .
Morris Starkey
I gotta go take a shower after watching this...gives me the crawlies.. Mother Teresa WAS a saint.
India is a dump
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.
Patrick Storey
nobody appears to smoke cigarettes in any of the indian videos...interesting
Dwaipayan Dutta
The city is dirty , lots of poverty and malnourished people, highly populated . But at the end of the day it's my city. My Kolkata. My home
India is one of few places in the world, where you have human traffic jams.
Guillermo Durán
This is better than a travel guide book... Thanks Kees!
Summer 1983
Fascinating, but also very depressing.
Zuabir Baryar
poorest country
I'm out of breath and exhausted from watching this exciting video. And I thought United States shopping malls were crowded. Wow!
natasha italy
omg so dirty ... danger
Richard Boudville
So crowded the streets are. What's it going to be in say the next 50 years. Gridlock?
Jim Jones
I notice 90% Men? Do they still kill girl babies at birth over there?
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)
florian topala
i wonder, where is human civilization?
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!
Jeez, what a dump
Gourav Vlogs
I live n the US and these videos are like pulling me back to my roots.
Hein S
Looks DIRTY. LOL!!!!
Diego Desiderio
car horns multiple by a thousand
nasip kismet
01:18:33 Get this man to the top office in India.
all the places I'll never visit .......... God I wish I could travel the world
1:18:33 Amazing moment.
Hurtadogemelas Teresa y Fernanda
Muchísimas gracias por estos vídeos reportajes que usted hace. Nos encanta los reportajes de la India, se mete usted por sitios interesantísimos, lo hace usted muy bien, muy bien. Ahora solo nos gustan sus reportajes, donde se mete, los sitios “ peligrosos” que parecen peligrosos pero que con usted son súper interesantes. Muchísimas gracias. Poco a poco veremos TODOS los reportajes de sus viajes. Gracias, muchísimas gracias por descubrirnos como viven en los países que usted filma. En hora buena. Un saludo desde Madrid, España 🇪🇸 love for ever❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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
ado fonconi
Damn, there are only men in the streets! I don't think I'll ever go there...LOL BTW guys making hash joints at 26:08 LOL
Valentina Russo
What an amazing walk! Most of us would never get the chance to do this....I feel like I have been walking with you. There is so much to see and take in! Thank you!
lex farco
Hey friend you are very brave to pass in those dangerous streets, do not you afraid?
Lucky Explorer The Sifar
My City lovely City,👌
Kay Nandlall
I want to sell noise makers in India!
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.
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.
chaos ... :)
Man watching this after watching Walking in Tokyo was not a good idea. The madness. The constant noise of drivers honking the horns. What kind of ambient is that? Why on Earth are they honking the horns so much. I can see that traffic is shit but how is that freaking sound helping? YOU ARE HONKING AT THE VOID MORONS! STOP IT! There should be a limit to 3 honks a month. You really don't need to honk THAT often.
Usman Zahid
Instead of making weapons of distractions and remains a constant source of threat, the Indian government should invest in her people. Spend money to eradicate extreme poverty from India. Really sad to watch this video. After all we all are human being. No matter I am from Pakistan and you are Indians
Takes a lot of determination and spirit of adventure to do this one, salute! The human scale can be intimidating, but there seems to be some kind of order amid the chaos and overcrowding, and people are mostly patient and peaceful.
Speeding Pontiac SLE
I think India should fix their public infrastructures first before venturing into space programs.
Leo Stark
Paris and London should look at this shithole closer to understand what could happen to their cities if they continue current mess.
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!
Forget everything else, this honking would drive me insane if I lived in this crazy place.
Celismar Silva
1:18:31 that old man was saved by that guy.
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Flash Gordon
To the contrary I  think that  India is a beautiful place and like any other city in the world has its nice and ugly places.    I remember Calcuta 25 years ago , but definitely has change in a lot of ways, even though use to be one of the poorest cities in the world.        I feel so happy and so proud of the people of India that are becoming prosperous little by little in many ways.  I"m  also proud of this people for the richness in their culture for so many centuries .   I wish that i can go there one day and walk on those pretty streets.   God Bless You people.
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 !
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 !
Very nice video....you should go to Bangladesh and do some videos like this !
Well done videography. Moving though this kind of crowd is so difficult but you did it. Thank you for the tour.
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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.
Ralf Roovers
Smells like shit having been there
Hurtadogemelas Teresa y Fernanda
Thank you very much for these videos that you do. We love the reports from India, you go through interesting sites, you do it very well, very well. Now we only like his reports, where he gets, the "dangerous" sites that seem dangerous but that are super interesting with you. Many thanks. Little by little we will see ALL the reports of your trips. Thank you, thank you very much for discovering us how they live in the countries that you film. Congratulations. Greetings from Madrid, Spain 🇪🇸 love for ever❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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!
Shirley Mason
Is that what one always must ho through in order to buy food? YEESH!
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?
Chen Carr
I can smell it from here
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.
almost 2 hours and never saw a good looking woman.
Javed Akhtar Arain
............. I Love To t Travel with you Keez.....:)
Smelly and dirty
Jonathan Sakks
Butthole of the world
India the land of poor caos and rape ha ha
Mohit Dawar
A super virtual tour, had this feeling as I was right there.
Amazing... Of all the streets you could've started your walk on, it passes the hotel I stayed at (Ho(s)tel Diplomat) 1:12 , a bargain for about $5/night. Great video and much easier to sit and watch here in comfort; what a crazy city - In just 2 days I managed to get lost more times then I have anywhere else, oppressive heat, noise and giardia everywhere. But it's a city that stays in your memory that's for sure.
Vomit inducing....errgghhh
Jack Chen
Nice anti-shake
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!)
Rly looks like China, only with dark skin people.
its crazy how there are way more man on the streets than women
total chaos
Ralf Roovers
very smelly city
1:18:34 Nice save guy!!
Sam B
@13:24 a man is seen carrying a child who is fast asleep....I find it amazing how all the noise and din is not waking up the child
Lil, Charmander
1:18:32. What a hero 😌😊
You see old men (bare footed) pulling rickshaws. I once saw an old rickshawala pull two passengers. During the rainy season the roads get flooded. The old man stepped on a broken glass that gashed his under sole. He stopped the rickshaw pulled the glass out and carried; all awhile the trail of blood smeared the muddy water. When the water level rises the govt. public works personnel will lift open the manholes. Every once a while an aging rickshawala is sucked it. Life goes on unnoticed.
stan crouch
they really like the vehicle horns don't they?
Rogelio Munoz
kudos to the Videographer........so real , so natural, so active and so natural, so vibrant , so lively with similiraties in some parts of Manila...esp with traffik chaos? people and cars, all sorts...plss more on these type of video live footages in diff sectors of the city..
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
Zaidi Azhar
Very nice city,walk,people and hard workers nice places specially Markets and Person who made this movie I love his or her hard work from Karachi Pakistan
LinhBao Vo
Everybody hone too much.
amal varma
what people including the video maker should know is this is the area where the world best quality leather is produced and imported ,all the leather good that people buy from oxford street stores in London is made here.
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
HOÀNG Hoa Thám
This is a thrilling city yet . Colijn is a very brave man !!!
Taleshia McCray
l've love this video in lndia walk.
Love you intelligent Kolkata. Jungle growing from your buildings. You will always be a great part of my heart.
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!
Seth Dominick
I'll be visiting Kolkata in January. Do you remember what the name of the area in the final half of this was? The really crowded narrow lanes? Thanks, I love this video and your other India ones!
Amanda Schmidt
You would think the city could hire some of these people to keep the streets clean !