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Kolkata With Sue Perkins 2015

  • 2016-10-26T21:00:00+01:00s at 2016-10-26T21:00:00+01:00 on BBC One
  • 2015-09-01T17:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 1 hour, 0 mins
  • Documentary
ue Perkins immerses herself in the complexities of life in the West Bengal state capital, formerly known as Calcutta, to detail how the city once known for its notorious `black hole' dungeon and impoverished street people has transformed into a diverse, 21st-century megacity with a booming property market and a reputation for tolerance. She meets some of Kolkata's 250,000 `street kids', who spend their time hustling for a living, and the wealthy young entrepreneurs who race their high-performance cars down the streets of New Town. She also navigates the city's narrow lanes with rickshaw wallahs, and descends into Kolkata's Victorian-era sewers as part of a large-scale clean-up project.

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