Calcuttees and Hon Bongs

In his quest for a label for the people of Calcutta, Jug Suraiya says that while all honorary Bengalis are Calcuttees at heart, all Calcuttans are not necessarily hon Bongs.

What do you call someone who is from Calcutta? This question was posed to me by a former editor of The Statesman several years ago when I was working for that paper and handling "Calcutta Notebook".

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