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by Rajib Singha
The Hooghly (also known as the Ganga river) attracts thousands of people who use the waters to bathe and accomplish their daily chores. But among them all is a group of daredevil young kids who like to enthral people with their dives. Most of them are not professional swimmers but when it comes to variety and sheer guts they have no comparisons. They have modified their dives and given them special names: chil, chit, gitki, back-volley. They jumpfrom the ferries, jettes and ghats along the Ahiritola to Bagbazar route of the river.