PARIS OF EAST

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

“If Kolkata could be­come an­other Lon­don, why not Paris?” said French Con­sul Gen­eral in Kolkata JeanLouis Rysto af­ter meet­ing West Bengal Chief Sec­re­tary Sa­mar Ghosh to dis­cuss beau­ti­fi­ca­tion of the 321-year-old City of Joy.“paris and Kolkata are very sim­i­lar as Ben­galis and the French are cul­tur­ally ori­ented races,” he said. The good diplo­mat got it a bit wrong, though. One step at a time: could Kolkata try and be­come a Delhi be­fore it as­pires to be­come Lon­don or Paris? N’est-cepas?

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