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...

Heritage  /  Published 29.02.20

The Last Post

Meine herzensgute liebe Mutti... My dear dear Mother, begins the letter from a German soldier posted in Stalingrad in the winter of 1943. It continues, “On your birthday I wish you my dearest loveli...
By Upala Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.20

Once upon a home

There is a house that oftentimes appears in my dreams. And no, it is not called Manderley. In fact, it is not a house at all, but an apartment building of the old fashioned sort. And most likely it ne...
By Upala Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.20

The Parsi Babu who loved Calcutta

This is the story of “intrepid men who had left settled homes in the west to journey to Calcutta to start a new life” two centuries ago. Some of them went on to make “millions and lost it all an...
By Prochy N. Mehta in

Heritage  /  Published 20.02.20

Chinese New Year celebrations at DI

As history would have it, there is an undeniable imprint of China in Calcutta, be it the food or the famous China Town area that visitors flock to or the Chinese festivals that are celebrated with gre...
By Shreya Basu Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.20

Radiant roses and more

The Agri Horticultural Society of India celebrated its 200th anniversary with a spectacular flower show at its gardens. The Bicentenary Flower Show & World Regional Rose Convention 2020 in associa...
By Kasturi Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.20

Regarding relics

There was a small school that my father went to in our old town. The school continues to exist and so does its old building. It gives us a sense of continuity,” said the tall frail man. Thomson Maye...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 03.02.20

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

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Museums at five heritage sites

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed the setting up of an Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation with the status of a deemed university under the ministry of culture while presenting th...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

Culture rebrand as veiled threat

By Soumitra Das in

India  /  Published 26.01.20

Rafale, 'back to village' programme in Repbulic Day tableaux

Goa's 'save the frog' campaign, Jammu and Kashmir's 'back to village' programme, scaled down model of Rafale aircraft besides others in Indian Air Force's tableau were among themes of the 22 tableaux ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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