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Curated city tours go virtual

The city of joy is sprinkled with stories all around. Not all of those make it to the pages of a book. While s...

Silence of the Lambretta

A hot May afternoon in the early 1980s. Mr Chakrabarti had only just brought home his wife and the new-born ba...
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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 ...

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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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Tome tour of Raj Bhavans of Bengal

Governor Viren Shah had commissioned the book Raj Bhavan of Kolkata. Sixteen years on, the current occupant of the country’s most magnificent gubernatorial address, governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, h...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 19.09.18

Puja waste chokes 90-year-old pond

Plastic packets, thermocol waste and puja paraphernalia have choked the already dirty Tar Company Talab near Telco, making a mockery of the two-week long nationwide swachh campaign that kicked off fro...
By Animesh Bisoee

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

The Downton Abbeys of Dhanyakuria

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By Prasun Chaudhuri

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

Heritage  /  Published 10.11.18

Have you been listening for the pedlar's cries?

Let me count the ways in which the pheriwala calls out. Yes, in this good old new city of Calcutta, where malls, coffee shops, nail salons threaten to beat down all oddities into a global sameness, th...
By Upala Sen

Heritage  /  Published 10.11.18

Currency Building hasn't run out of currency

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By Moumita Chaudhuri

Entertainment  /  Published 02.09.18

R K Studio closes, another chapter will open

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By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Heritage  /  Published 11.08.18

In another eye, another place

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By Anasuya Basu


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