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Every time we go to India, we visit our ancestral home in Kalighat. Our house in Kalighat is an important part of our family.

My grandfather grew up in that house. Kalighat is famous for Kali Temple. It is a very densely populated area in South Kolkata. Kalighat is home to my “mishtikaka” (my uncle), my “misthi dadai” (misthi dadai means younger brother of my grandfather) and his “misthi tai, his wife. I like to going to Kalighat. Although there are lot of stray dogs and cats near our house there, Kalighat is a really nice place, and I really want to keep up the family tradition of visiting every year. It makes me realise the importance of our family.

By Rudra Chakrabarti

I am a writer, illustrator and a reviewer of children's books. I have collaborated with my dad to write/illustrate books. We also run a YouTube channel together. :D