Folks, Makes a nice change to arrive in a city where the airport is not named after a dictator….but instead after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose ( ok ok we all know his anti-imperialist flirtations with dodgy types but…) Makes a change also to see the hammer and sickle here and there…well, ok…. everywhere. A wish for a better future if nothing else.  Yes this place has all the charm Dhaka should possess but does not. I speak of the charm a western eye finds in dilapidated colonial buildings and a street artery/architecture redolent of the roads/avenues of Europe. This place reeks of all the baggage we inherit when we encounter the romanticised Raj. Partly. And then there is Mamata Bannerjee . She is on a hunger strike here in the city, and what a show too. David Blane you are no match…
More on that later…..