It is also the alma mater of Sunrita Sen, a journalist now in Delhi, but with strong links to her home city.
“I love the bearers with their chappals (open slippers) and fancy white turbans, the high roof with suspended ceiling fans, the chatter from the tables and constant hail-fellow-well-met,” says Sunrita.
“It’s a place that doesn’t change over ages, an adda place for students from the two universities across the road, writers, poets and ordinary folk, all of whom want to spend their time doing what Bengalis do best: discuss and argue things to death.
The Presidency University is Kolkata’s apogee of learning and contributes to the name of this street along with the nearby University of Calcutta.
Presidency was founded in 1817 by Raja Ram Mohan Roy and David Hare among others, and has the likes of Swami Vivekananda, Subhash Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray and Amartya Sen in its alumni.
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