There is one experience shared by everybody who has grown up in Kolkata. Waiting by the tracks, watching the tram chug-chug its way in front of you, hearing the unforgettable ding-ding and climbing onto the footboard that you were – “by law” – not allowed to stand on while the tram is in motion. Trams are the vehicular representation of the slow-paced life of old Kolkata. And Tram Tales allows you to familiarise yourself with this fascinating machine.
Situated inside Gariahat tram depot, this event gives you an opportunity to freely explore an area which is generally restricted. Some trams have been converted into cozy movie and play theatres while others have been revamped with lights, art installations, photographs, graffiti and sound. There are live bands performing so while you are lost in the maze or the daze, you can always find your way back with music. There are even a couple of tram cafes to satisfy your hunger. You can walk into the trams, and explore them in the way you want. Wanna go sit in the front seat and stare out while your mind remembers tram tales from younger days? Go ahead. Wanna walk into the driver’s booth and check out the levers and knobs? You are free to pursue your desires.
Tram tales is innovation, nostalgia, culture and enjoyment. And, honestly, with only one more day left to check it out (8th May), I don’t see a good enough reason to miss it.
Jump over tracks, grease and gaps. Walk in and out of trams. Smile, linger and remember…..
>> Moments from Tram Tales <<
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