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Murshidabad: A regal retreat on the banks of river Bhagirathi

When you travel 235km by car on a crisp, sunny winter morning along a national highway, get ferried across the...

Old wounds

With the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident round the corner, here is a remarkable Bengali theatre produc...
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The city of joy is sprinkled with stories all around. Not all of those make it to the pages of a book. While s...

Silence of the Lambretta

A hot May afternoon in the early 1980s. Mr Chakrabarti had only just brought home his wife and the new-born ba...

Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

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Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

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Places  /  Published 02.03.22

Murshidabad: A regal retreat on the banks of river Bhagirathi

The last leg and another very interesting adventure awaited us — a trip to the taanti para, or weavers’ neighbourhood. Our Toto driver served as our guide. This is a cluster of villages co...
By Somini Sen Dua

Heritage  /  Published 29.01.22

Old wounds

With the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident round the corner, here is a remarkable Bengali theatre production that goes deep into the incident and its aftereffects. Anya Theatre premiered Dh...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Culture  /  Published 09.01.22

Many splendoured is my provenance

Only 260 years ago I was part of Gobindopur, a village interspersed with forested marshland by the Hooghly river . It was one of the three villages founded as Calcutta — the trading port of the ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 09.01.22

Calcutta: The story of an ageing city

When a city grows, its denizens seldom have reason to cheer. Because cities seldom grow. Leaning on actual and amplified demand, cheered on by corporators, administrators and ambassadors, cities overv...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 24.10.21

Under My Wings, A Wind

I wrote to the Cheltenham Local History Society hoping to get more details about the brief to Clark, perhaps his jottings. Jill Waller replied saying, “Sadly almost all the records of H.H. Marty...
By Upala Sen

Heritage  /  Published 25.04.21

Flavours of Bengal: Garad

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By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Heritage  /  Published 21.04.21

Flavours of Bengal: Tangail sari

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By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Heritage  /  Published 28.02.21

JC Bose’s legacy to be restored

Confirming the communication was Prof. Gaurab Gangopadhyay of the Bose Institute, Calcutta. He said, “A team from Giridih had come to meet us. We discussed several things, like how the memorial ...
By Shabina Akhtar in Calcutta, Giridih

Heritage  /  Published 24.01.21

When the books left the building

At 8 o’clock on a pre-Covid Sunday morning, I walked into the National Library in Alipore in Calcutta. The reading room of the 180-year-old building was open to members although it was a holiday...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Heritage  /  Published 17.01.21

Mir of the Metaphor

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By Moumita Chaudhuri


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