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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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Empire Theatre now dead

I’ve never done this beforeBut this is such a special nightAnd you are such a great audience!And… And I ju...

New utilities for the Chandernagore Strand

This spring, people of Chandernagore are enjoying their riverbank more, thanks to a week’s collaborative int...

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

Meine herzensgute liebe Mutti... My dear dear Mother, begins the letter from a German soldier posted in Stalin...

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Culture  /  Published 03.11.18

Birds disappear at India's first floating market

In January this year, Patuli in south Calcutta made headlines for its floating market. When we visit it, the canal along the Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass, stretching for 500 metres, is heavy with ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Messbaris inspired Byomkesh Bakshi's quarters

Let’s begin with a riddle. Which is the first messbari of Calcutta? No? Try the second one then. Here are clues aplenty — it is over two centuries old, located in the heart of the city, has a 128-...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Culture  /  Published 22.06.19

Driving from Prague to Calcutta eighty-five years ago

Eighty-five years ago, in the month of May, four vehicles of the Czech marque Škoda, set out on a journey from an automobile club in Prague to Calcutta in India. “It was on May 25, 1934, to be prec...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 21.03.20

Empire Theatre now dead

I’ve never done this beforeBut this is such a special nightAnd you are such a great audience!And… And I just... really feel like I can talkto you, why ’know?So, forget what you’ve read in the ...
By Paromita Kar in

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.19

A museum whose survival is a miracle

Gurusaday Dutt was a member of the colonial Indian Civil Service and, in the course of his extensive travels in undivided Bengal as an administrator, he had amassed a priceless collection of folk and ...
By Soumitra Das in

Heritage  /  Published 08.06.19

Ever thought of visiting a broom museum?

On the eve of World Museum Day — May 18 — in the midst of much heat and dust and a feverish general elections, the first project director of the museum of brooms arrives in Calcutta. In the course...
By Anasuya Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.19

French restoration mission makes a start in Chandernagore

A French team visited Chandernagore on Friday to set in motion the process of restoration and reuse of the registry office, a former French courthouse that stands in dilapidated condition at an end of...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Chandernagore

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.19

Wall of Carey cemetery intact

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By Subhankar Chowdhury in Serampore(Hooghly)

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

Heritage  /  Published 04.12.18

Conserving 'Little Europe' on the banks of the Hoogly

Four centuries ago, the shores of the river Hugli (or, Hooghly, as it is called now), a branch of the mighty Ganges, had turned into “Little Europe”, attracting maritime traders from as many as fi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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