We took a ferry ride across the river and did a tour of the slum areas of Calcutta. The river is an important part of the cultural celebrations in India.
After the ceremonies are over the debris is left at the river's edge.
People of Calcutta live in many types of homes or houses. The slum areas are in contrast to the city buildings. Those living in the streets literally live on the streets. They do everything from bathing to cooking to sleeping to doing their bathroom duties all on the streets.