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Cradle of the dying

Bani adam a’za-ye yekdigar-and/ke dar afarin-aš zeyek gowhar-and. All human beings are members of...

A royal tale of legacy and revival

She stays in India’s “largest private residence”, the Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Baroda. He is a ...
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Dreams die first

On Republic Day this year, a second-year undergraduate student of history at Visva-Bharati was expelled from t...

Fever Sutra: The Much-Feared Jwara

They chanted to keep the jwara at bay — Nah samvidvan pari vrimddhi takmana. Meaning, O fever, listen to...

Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmeti...

Boston Ice Party

This was not very long ago, but a period that may well now be time stamped as BC or Before Corona. The ex...

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Heritage  /  Published 12.09.20

Cradle of the dying

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By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 10.09.20

A royal tale of legacy and revival

A “history narrator”, her description of the Baroda jewels was jaw-dropping. “The Baroda pearl carpets have Basra pearls with over 2.2 million beads, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, 300-40...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Heritage  /  Published 29.08.20

Dreams die first

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By Moumita Chaudhuri, Upala Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 22.08.20

Fever Sutra: The Much-Feared Jwara

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By Bitan Sikdar in

Culture  /  Published 06.06.20

A few good men

During the first few days of the lockdown, Raghbir Singh and some others served 500 meals in and around south Calcutta. Thereafter, they lost count and it was never the point in any case.The 30-year-o...
By Manasi Shah in

World  /  Published 04.08.18

Battle to save India Club may not be over

The battle to save the India Club, an historic venue in London with links to V.K. Krishna Menon, the India League and the fight for Indian independence, may not be quite over.This is because Marston P...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.18

Art strewn about for a dekko

Waking up on a Sunday morning to headlines of Mumbai's Victorian and Art Deco precinct being recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site was a euphoric moment, as I had spent some of my most memorab...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

Heritage  /  Published 31.10.18

The past preserved in a Marble Palace

In the heart of Calcutta lies a quaint time-bubble, the Marble Palace. I walked in to see and feel what the walls, pillars and statues of the Marble Palace had seen through the many generations they h...
By Saurajit Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

Broadway Hotel: Old-world hotel that still stands tall

As the metal clinks against the glass, and the buzz mixed with laughter rises from the low tables covered in maroon or yellow tablecloths, and the shaded lamps throw light on black- and-white old Calc...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Food  /  Published 13.09.19

Anjan Chatterjee reflects on what makes up the taste of Calcutta during Durga Puja

Since time immemorial when man hunted for his food, it has been an irredeemable fact that people have to eat to live. However, this same adage does not hold true for all Bengalis who live to eat! Whet...
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