Photographer and Writer Sandipa Malakar  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this  photo essay.  From the series ‘Coffee house in light and shadow’ To see Sandipa’s body of work, click on any image.





A winter afternoon, setting sunlight, hot coffee cups and like minded people around a table called “adda” in Bengali culture .

The smell of coffee can beckon each other around a table with thoughts of current political scenario, culture, sports and art.
Coffee house is such a place for bengali “adda”




Coffee House, Kolkata,previously named as Albert Hall, founded in April 1876
It has been for a long time a regular hang out and a renowned meeting place (adda) for intellectuals and students of adjacent colleges and other institutions in College Street. It has played an important part in Calcutta’s cultural history and known as the hub of intellectual debates.Obviously we spent here a lot of priceless time of our college life. This place is somehow a place of memories to me.





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By Sandipa Malakar