Visiting cities like Kolkata, feels like entering a time-machine.
Michele Obama’s recent words ring in my mind, when I come across monuments like these.
“Built by slaves.”
As awe inspiring is their magnificence, so heart wrenching are the foundations of power and subjugation on which they stand.
A constant reminder of what we were, what we became, what we are now and how we have transformed as a people and as a nation.