At Kolkata Red Light District, Lots Of Bhalobasha for Team Brazil

At Kolkata Red Light District, Lots Of Bhalobasha for Team Brazil

Football

Video Editor: Vishal Kumar

Sonagachi is still spoken about in whispers in Kolkata, but this football season it has attracted crowds for reasons barring the usual. Kolkata’s largest red light district has decked up in green to support team Brazil this World Cup.

Now, anyone living in Kolkata will tell you that the city bleeds for two teams every World Cup – Argentina and Brazil. With Argentina making an early (and unexpected) exit this time around, all hopes rest on the latter.

An initiative of a local club, the walls of every house in Fakir Chand Street sports the colours of the Brazilian flag. Neymar and Coutinho, however, remain favourites!

Meanwhile, the sex workers in the area say that business slumps during important matches. But the plus side? They get to watch the matches too!

Aage badho, Team Brazil! Here’s Kolkata sending loads of prayers and bhalobasha for you!

(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.)

Football
Subscribe to
The Daily Newsletter
News and Other Updates