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Shashi Ghosh

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Shashi Ghosh is a Kolkata-based photographer with The Indian Express

How sex workers of Sonagachi survived brutal Covid pandemic waves
Fri, Jan 21, 2022

Till early 2020, Chittaranjan Avenue was busier than any other street in Kolkata. Glances of interested customers, sex workers soliciting them. Narrow alleys. Dark staircases leading up to dimly-lit rooms. However, everything has changed since the pandemic.

Ahead of Diwali, artisans of Bengal’s pottery village battle Covid curbs, rising fuel prices
Fri, Oct 29, 2021

While pottery makers are spread across the state, a majority of them hail from the 60-odd families of Chaltaberia in Dattapukur, situated a few kilometres from Kolkata

The silver lining: Cyclone and lockdown help Bengal village become new tourist magnet
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Bortir Bill, a vast wetland surrounded by farmlands in 24 Parganas (North), located between Barasat and Barrackpore, has seen a huge influx of visitors in the recent past.

Local cops remember the forgotten, with a daily lunch van
Thu, May 14, 2020

For little Tanima, seeing a whole egg on the plate, just for her, is something very special. She looks around to check if there has been some mistake. “Go on, it’s all yours,” the police personnel serving the hot rice and egg curry assures the 11-year-old.

Tiger widows of Sunderbans: In the shadow of mangroves, tale of courage and hope
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The West Bengal government claims that since 2009, 100,000 women are being trained to be independent through vocations such as embroidery, bee-keeping, tailoring, etc.

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