Kolkata - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

It is not big. Kolkata doesn’t have a large expat presence and it is rare to see foreigners out and about. Overall morale is not great right now with the pandemic, but may be slightly better when restrictions ease. There’s little to do in and around Kolkata. Once you do the tour of the city and see the highlights, it’s better to fly to Thailand or just somewhere else to decompress and get back into the right headspace. - Aug 2021

Pretty small, there are other consulates in the city and they have monthly consular corps lunches. The same dip crowd and local movers and shakers crowd appear at all events. Small city in this regard. - Dec 2020

Small. Morale is generally good. - Sep 2015

Very small. - Dec 2010

Surprisingly not big. - Jun 2009

Not large. - Mar 2009

Very small, though it is growing. - May 2008

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