Let Sleeping Kolkata Canines Lie

Kolkata canines asleep on the sidewalk.
Kolkata canines asleep on the sidewalk.

KOLKATA, India — Depite ingesting an accidental mouthful of tap water, I decided there was little I could do but check out the bustling city of Kolkata, come what may.

Already familiar was the nonstop cacophony of Ambassador taxicabs, overloaded scooters, hulking Tata buses and waves of locals on the sidewalk.

Yet amid the chaos, I came across four sleeping dogs, positioned like jigsaw-puzzle pieces on the pavement. The sight provided an inexplicable sense of calm. I sensed everything would be all right. And so I proceeded to seek out the first stop on my haphazard list of destinations: The Marble Palace.

A goat sits on a Kolkata sidewalk. Photo by Bruno J. Navarro.
A goat sits on a Kolkata sidewalk.
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