PARIS OF EAST
“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?