Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

The news of the death of Prince Kaukab Quder Sajjad Ali Meerza, great-grandson of the last Nawab of Awadh, Waj...

Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

When Russia announced that it had named the coronavirus vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Research ...

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 ...

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...

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

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

World  /  Published 19.01.20

Fighting to preserve Lower Fifth Avenue magic

“While our building, like other new towers currently planned and under construction in the neighborhood, will impact some view corridors, we are sensitive to our neighbors and have purposefully scal...
By AP in

Heritage  /  Published 21.11.19

Science dances to Longfellow’s tune

Scientists have provided the strongest evidence yet for what American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had declared 184 years ago — that “music is the universal language of mankind”. ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 01.02.20

The Sheherwalis of Murshidabad

Sheherwali means city-dweller. The term “sheherwali” was used to refer to the Oswal Jains who travelled from small towns of Rajasthan in search of business opportunities 300 years ago and finally ...
By Manasi Shah in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 29.06.19

The Englishmen behind Howrah's botanical garden

The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden in Howrah does not have the clinicality one associates with any address of science. Some things have been allowed to grow wild, and then there a...
By Paromita Sen in


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