Murshidabad: A regal retreat on the banks of river Bhagirathi

When you travel 235km by car on a crisp, sunny winter morning along a national highway, get ferried across the...

Old wounds

With the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident round the corner, here is a remarkable Bengali theatre produc...

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...

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 ...

Heritage  /  Published 13.09.20

Cradle of the dying

By Prasun Chaudhuri

Heritage  /  Published 10.09.20

A royal tale of legacy and revival

A “history narrator”, her description of the Baroda jewels was jaw-dropping. “The Baroda pearl carpets have Basra pearls with over 2.2 million beads, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, 300-40...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Heritage  /  Published 30.08.20

Dreams die first

By Moumita Chaudhuri, Upala Sen

Heritage  /  Published 23.08.20

Fever Sutra: The Much-Feared Jwara

By Bitan Sikdar

Culture  /  Published 22.10.19

Boycotting Muslims: Who’d you rather listen to, Gods or bigots?

The eighteenth century mystic poet Lalon Fakir, whose songs and compositions had a crumbling impact on caste and religious orthodoxy, sang “Barir pashe archi nagor, shetha parshi bashot kore/ Ami ek...
By Abhirup Dam

Culture  /  Published 20.08.19

Rise and fall of the Brahmo Samaj

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The Sadharan Brahmo Samaj was denied the status of a minority religion in an order issued by the West Bengal Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department in ...
By Abhirup Dam

People  /  Published 10.08.18

MP Karma Topden shared deep bond with Sikkim's last king

By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

Heritage  /  Published 18.12.18

Chandernagore is a hidden gem with a French past

Some members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is working to secure the history and revive the cultural heritage of Chandernagore are launching a tour to give visitors a feel of the town w...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 22.02.19

Nizam's jewellery worth billions on display

By Smita Tripathi in New Delhi

Heritage  /  Published 18.01.20

Sufi performance stopped, govt denies charge

Noted Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi has claimed that her 'Qawwali' performance organised by the Uttar Pradesh government at a private hotel here was 'deliberately stopped'.The Culture Department of...
By PTI in Lucknow


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