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...

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...

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

Yogi's Gorakhpur has become a cow sanctuary

Not long ago, a special ambulance service was launched by the state government for injured cows. But a senior official at the local Baba Raghav Das Medical College tells me that most of the trauma pat...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 25.10.18

Empire an awkward topic for jokes: Andy Zaltzman

Critically acclaimed British satirist, host of the international hit podcast The Bugle, cricket commentator and broadcaster Andy Zaltzman was at CC&FC last month for a live recording for the ...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.18

Ahmedabad and Gandhi: It's complicated

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque — jaaliwali masjid to the aam Amdavaadi — is one of Ahmedabad’s many attractions. Visitors to the city may not be aware that the equally ornate mansion — a Baroque beau...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

There's more to celebrate than Dussehra, Diwali

DreeAlthough Dree is the festival of the Apatani tribe, it has gained popularity amongst other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. The two-day festival celebrated in April is meant to ensure a good harvest. ...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

The Downton Abbeys of Dhanyakuria

By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

The dying pulse of single-screen cinemas

Two decades ago, a kilometre-long stretch of north Calcutta — Bidhan Sarani, formerly Cornwallis Street — had as many as 10 cinemas. Uttara, Sree, Rupbani, Radha, Purnasree, Bidhusree, Mitra, Mina...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Heritage  /  Published 17.10.18

This village can’t watch Raavan burn

'The large effigies have six major sections -- the crown, the face, the torso, the skirt, the feet and the footwear,' explains Ramit Mitra, co-founder of Delhi By Foot, a company that organises cultur...
By Smita Tripathi in

Culture  /  Published 06.10.18

Worship Gandhi's pragmatism, not his godliness

By Saurabh Jha in

Heritage  /  Published 06.10.18

Restoration of Indian vintage comes of global age

Let them inGhosh’s workshop in Calcutta looks straight out of a YouTube ‘barn find’ video. Here, a whole clutch of rusty post-war American cars sit cheek-by-jowl. They have been bought at an auc...
By Abhijit Mitra in

Heritage  /  Published 06.10.18

Restoring a piece of history

In July 2015, Eden Hindu Hostel for male students of Calcutta’s Presidency University, Maulana Azad College, Sanskrit College and Goenka College of Commerce and Business was vacated for repair work....
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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