Kolkata or Calcutta, the city of joy is the capital of West Bengal. It is also known as cultural capital of India. The city of joy Kolkata is also the centre of commercial, cultural and educational activities in East India. Kolkata is known for its rich literature, art and revolutionary heritage. It can truly be called as the city of talent and passion. People of Kolkata are full of enthusiasm and they live life to the fullest. Kolkata is the house of communities like Kulin, Kolkata Bengali, Brahmin Bengali, kayastha, Mahishya, Baishya, Baidya, Marwadis, Parsis, Anglo Indians, Jews, Bengali Sunnis, and the joyous people of China town.
Matrimony in Kolkata includes many rituals and ceremonies which are celebrated for several days. They are colorful in the terms of traditional practices. However, Muslims and Hindus marriages have different rituals but there are many common rituals in weddings across West Bengal. Three-fourth of the population of Kolkata is made up of Hindus. People of Kolkata prefer marrying people from West Bengal itself; therefore marriages are filled of Bengali cultural practices and rituals. All the traditional marriage rituals of a Bengali marriage are quite meaningful. Bright saree and heavy jewelry is worn by the bride, generally of gold. Grooms are dressed up in traditional Indian Dhoti Kurta .
Kolkata has seventeen public universities and autonomous institutions that award their own degrees and diplomas. Two of India‘s oldest engineering namely Jadavpur University and Bengal Engineering and Science University are located in Kolkata. Therefore, it would not wrong to say that not only for its values Kolkata has also gained its name in the field of education.