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Mohammed Salim, born in 1904 in Kolkata, is celebrated as the first Indian footballer to play overseas. His journey from the bustling streets of Kolkata to the grandeur of European football is nothing short of inspirational. Early Life and Local Success Salim grew up in a family of modest means in the then Calcutta (now Kolkata). Football quickly became his passion,...
Nestled in a by-lane of Kidderpore, Kolkata, the rust-red door of Young Bengal Hotel leads you into a modest interior. With its simple tables and benches, it feels like a journey back in time, offering a glimpse into a century-old tradition of wholesome meals at a ‘pice hotel’. The term 'pice hotel' might be unfamiliar today. 'Pice' was a currency...

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