It was a non eventful flight and then a 40 min journey in an old bright yellow taxi to our hotel in Kolkata.
With Paul still quite ill we needed some non spicy food and a few provisions so set off to a nearby supermarket. Turns out even KFC in India is spicy and the supermarket was more like a black Friday sale, with hordes of people jostling to buy multipacks of Oreos and shouts of 'buy one, get one' down every isle. We escaped and found another place to buy fruit and toilet roll.
Getting a taxi nearly resulted in a fight as a local guy decided that the taxi was charging way to much and we should not go with him but get the bus instead. Harsh words flew and fists were waved before we managed to explain that because we were in a rush we didn't mind the slight over charge (about £1.12). It was very sweet and in any other situation I would have agreed not to pay.
Then whilst we were having a sit down an airport official demands Paul follow him as they have found a battery pack in his luggage! Turns out it was his electronic cigarette but they refused to believe it wasn't a lithium one so he had to unpack it and bring it back in hand luggage. Eventually we got on our plane and set off for Bangkok.