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Everything is different

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

Boston Ice Party

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Empire Theatre now dead

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New utilities for the Chandernagore Strand

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India's first municipal archive

Calcutta’s East-West Metro line, the same that will connect Howrah and Dalhousie Square, was conceived nearl...

The Last Post

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Heritage  /  Published 02.05.20

The Sultan still swings

I have a friend who, as it turns out, is a mystic. She named her cat Tipu Sultan. It was only upon visiting Srirangapatna a few months ago, about half-an-hour away from Mysore, that I realised that T...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The non-believer

I had a registered marriage. That wasn’t unexpected — I had declared I would never take seven rounds around a fire ever since I was old enough to understand, and object to, the mantras used. But t...
By Paromita Sen in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The time traveller

The Bisuddha Siddhanta Panjika, or panji, would rest at the head of my grandfather’s bed, which was where he’d meet his visitors. He was a Sanskrit scholar and a purohit, and he would get a stream...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

Fans have their reasons

My childhood lives in a steel township in erstwhile Bihar. A time when our family comprised the parents, my paternal grandmother whom I called Thama and Thama’s pink book that was the panjika. And t...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Heritage  /  Published 04.04.20

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 exhibits at the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre in south Calcutta were arranged i...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 17.03.20

The first Australia Day celebration

The Australian consulate general celebrated its first year in Calcutta by hosting Australia Day. Though the official date is January 26, the celebration at the Oberoi Grand was held in February, as th...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Heritage  /  Published 15.03.20

New utilities for the Chandernagore Strand

This spring, people of Chandernagore are enjoying their riverbank more, thanks to a week’s collaborative intervention by design students of India and France, facilitated by the consulate general of ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.20

India's first municipal archive

Calcutta’s East-West Metro line, the same that will connect Howrah and Dalhousie Square, was conceived nearly a hundred years ago by the British. “An expert had come down from London in 1924,” i...
By Upala Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.20

Blot on British rule in focus at Raj memorial

A monument to the Raj is hosting an exhibition on one of its worst atrocities. The exhibition titled Ways of Remembering Jallianwala Bagh and Rabindranath Tagore’s Response to the Massacre is being ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 29.02.20

Termites & Proof

His first attempt at heritage preservation was a disaster. An oil painting in the family had been ravaged by termites. It was the 1960s, the hand-held pesticide spray gun was still a novelty. The teen...
By Bitan Sikdar in


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