Keo Karpin To Trams On Howrah Bridge, Harsh Goenka Shares Memories Of Growing Up In Kolkata

by Tooba Shaikh
Keo Karpin To Trams On Howrah Bridge, Harsh Goenka Shares Memories Of Growing Up In Kolkata

To quote a wise man, “Nostalgia is the greatest human weakness, second only to the neck” – Dwight Schrute. Truly, nostalgia is a uniquely human phenomenon. A wistful amalgamation of sad and happy emotions that almost every human on earth has felt. Even the billionaire Harsh Goenka isn’t immune from this very human feeling. He recently took to Twitter and shared a video that, if you, too, grew up in Kolkata, is bound to make you feel some type of way.

Harsh Goenka Shares Memories Of Growing Up In Kolkata

Sure, money can buy you a lot of things. You could even argue that money can even buy happiness if you know how and where to spend it. But one of the things that money definitely cannot get you is the good ol’ days of the past.

Billionaire and Chairperson of RPG conglomerate, Harsh Goenka recently posted a video that recapped all that made up a unique childhood experience for those who grew up in Kolkata. This particular video, which is basically a compilation of relics of a bygone era, takes you on a journey to old Kolkata.

For those of you who have grown up in Kolkata, this video might seem like a wave of memories. But for those of you who have not grown up there, many of the pictures might not seem familiar or relatable. So here are some of the things we recognised in the video and their unique Kolkatan significance.

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Some Things We Spotted In The Video

The video is 2 minutes and 33 seconds long and there are a lot of items and places shown. Below mentioned, in no particular order, are some of the things we recognised: –

  1. Victoria Memorial and Maidan from where you can see it (opening shot).
  2. Calcutta Trams on Howrah Bridge which have been discontinued now.
  3. Old Taxis which used to be black and yellow instead of just yellow.
  4. Christmas at park street
  5. The famous Kathi Roll of Kolkata.
  6. Hand-pulled rickshaws few of which are still used in north and central Kolkata.
  7. Idols for Durga Puja in the making.
  8. Various musical items like gramophones, VCRs, Vinyl records, and Murphy radios.
  9. Phantom lights, Vicco Vajradanti, and old ads of Nirma and some beauty products.
  10. Legendary figures like Swami Vivekanand, Soumitra Chatterjee, Uttam Kumar, and Satyajit Ray.

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What items did you spot that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!

Cover Image Credits: @harshgoenka/Instagram & Canva Images