How Kolkata Has Changed Dramatically in the Last 11 Years

The changes and non-changes I observed

Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
In Living Color
Published in
7 min readMar 18, 2024

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Interior courtyard of the Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata, India
The interior courtyard of the Oberoi Grand Hotel, established in 1888 (credit: Monica Ray)

As Kolkata came into view from the airplane, it brought back a smorgasbord of memories. My last visit was 11 years ago when we stopped over for a few days on our way to Hong Kong.

I lived here as a child from the ages of 6 until a young teen. During this time, life was largely…

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Monica Ray, M.Ed, MS
In Living Color

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