Local Geography | The taming of Tiljala
Once shunned as a Muslim ghetto, this ethnically diverse pocket gets a ‘flat life’
“Enter your details with the security staff at the gate and they will show you to my flat,” I say. By the time they reach my home, past rows of debdaru and palm trees, a park with children playing —they forget the question.
The children here perform at cultural events round the year. Those not busy singing, dancing or play-acting, play gully cricket. Watch out for them at the next Purba Abasan Premier League.
Anuradha Sharma is a Kolkata-based freelance journalist.
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