INDIA
2001


"In the Python's Grip"

Kolkata, West Bengal State

We had a day off in Kolkata (I went book shopping as usual and picked up a dog-eared copy of Malcolm Smith's 1943 Reptiles of British India Vol.3 Serpentes.

The next day we went to Howrah station and boarded the Howrah-Mumbai sleeper mail train to travel first class to Bilspur in Chhattisgarh state, a very Orient Express journey, during which time the director and crew occupied themselves getting traveling shots and filming me reading and researching and looking out of the window as India whizzed past.

 

Boarding the mail train at Howrah station
Very Orient Express