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Prove You're Really From Kolkata By Getting Above 30 On This Checklist

Ei! Why don’t you be a bhodrolok and take this quiz?

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  1. Check off the statements that are true for you.

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    1. You have been turned down by a yellow taxi.
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    2. You have told your driver things like “Apnar meter kharap”.
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    3. You’ve heard drivers tell you things like “Sergeant case diye debe”.
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    4. You have entered a one-way lane at the wrong time.
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    5. You have referred to a speeding bus driver as ‘bokachoda’.
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    6. You have been called a ‘bokachoda’ by a bus driver.
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    7. You have been stuck in traffic because of a rally.
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    8. You have asked someone in the bus or the auto, “Chepe boshun”.
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    9. You’ve heard the bus conductor say “Aaste ladies pete kole baachcha”.
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    10. You have feared for your life on a hand-pulled rickshaw.
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    11. You do not understand the concept of metered, non-sharing autos.
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    12. You have complained about the parking fee being way too high.
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    13. You have complained about the traffic.
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    14. You have complained about the gorom.
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    15. You have complained about the sheeth.
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    16. You have complained about your biryani not having enough aloo and mangsho.
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    17. You have complained about Didi.
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    18. You have complained about how Kolkata just does not have enough places to chill.
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    19. You have asked a random kaku for ‘khuchro’.
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    20. You have excused yourself by saying, “Ektu dekhi”.
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    21. You have stepped out in a "manki tupi" when it was 20 degrees outside.
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    22. You have asked the puchka wala for more jhaal.
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    23. And you have asked him for a "fau" puchka with extra lonka.
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    24. You have had a holiday from school/college/work because of a Bengal Bandh.
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    25. You have seen floating (and probably dead) cockroaches and rats on a waterlogged street.
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    26. You have lost at least one of your "chotis" in a waterlogged street.
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    27. You have ruined at least one your "chotis" by stepping into the "kada" caused by rains.
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    28. ‘Ei’ is your preferred way of referring to people.
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    29. You have a favorite kathi roll shop and you defend it aggressively.
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    30. You have a go-to shondesh shop in your para.
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    31. And the shop is either called “Maa Tara” or “Dinobondhu”.
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    32. Your kaajer maashi beats Gossip Girl any given day.
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    33. For you, Gariahat Market has all the awesome bargains.
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    34. And you visit South City and Quest only in order to escape the heat.
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    35. You read The Telegraph at home.
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    36. Your daily struggle is to decide whether to carry a chhata for the rodh or for the brishti.
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    37. And that chhata is almost always black and from Mohendra Lal Dutt.
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    38. You have wondered if the ghost from Writer’s Building is actually Mamata Didi.
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    39. You have at least one friend from South Point.
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    40. You celebrate two Valentine’s Days – one on actual Valentine’s Day and the other during Saraswati Pujo.
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    41. You miss Music World every time you see Au Bon Pain.
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    42. You are expected to bring roshogulla, shondesh, Flurys and Nahoum's for your friends, every time you travel.
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    43. You think Kolkata Metro is still the best.
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    44. You think Indian Coffee House could give Starbucks a run for its money.
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    45. You have still not come to terms with Dada leaving KKR.
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    46. You think of trying out the new cool cafes but somehow always end up in Park Street.
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    47. Regardless of your background, you know that Christmas time in Kolkata is where it's at.
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    48. According to you, a rain soaked maidan is the most beautiful sight in the world.
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    49. You’ve gone out of your way to throw shade at someone who has mocked Kolkata.
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    50. And for you, Calcutta always trumps Kolkata.
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