Kolkata car stories

Cars & Hunting



One of the most memorable movies of all time was 'Hatari', a film on how animals were caught or handled in Africa in the past with vehicles like jeeps and mini trucks. Sadly, no such movie was made on India, which had a great tradition of using cars in the countryside for outdoor activities like hunting and picnics. If....

Cars & Their Owners



Which car do you think a doctor or a lawyer would prefer, and for that matter which set of wheels would suit a businessman? In the past each car brand had a distinctive image. This was at a time when Kolkata was one of the greatest car markets in the world, both in terms of brands on offer and the wide choice of mode....

City's First Bus Service



The winter of 1905-06 saw a revolution on Indian roads; Calcutta witnessed the introduction of the first bus service in the world outside Western Europe and USA, a development that led to public acceptance of motorised transport once and for all.

Remember, this happened at a time when most parts of t....

Driving across continents



In the early 19th century, bitten by the adventure bug, quite a few British men and women tried achieving the impossible- climbing Mount Everest and perishing in the attempt or driving across continents, from UK to India.

They drove across continents, through mountain passes and riverbeds between 1905 ....

Great Indian wedding car



n India, wedding is not only a grand celebration lasting over several days, for ages it has been also associated with romantic images of a groom on horseback (preferably a white one), whisking the bride away to a long and happy future. From ancient myths and legends to the poetic fancies penned by Abanindranath Tagore,....