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...

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Revealing some Pankaj Mullick legacy gems

In 1922, a 17-year-old set to tune Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Shesh Kheya. He sang it at college functions and other cultural events. When word reached Jorasanko, the Tagore family abode in north Ca...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 22.10.19

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

The hashtag #मुस्लिमो_का_संपूर्ण_बहिष्कार (total boycott of Muslims) started trending on Twitter on the evening of 20 October 2019. A large number of ...
By in

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Before the fall

The Red Road is actually grey. It begins where it does, at the Raj Bhavan in Dalhousie, and runs for two kilometres or so, slicing through heaps of scenic green till Fort William looms into view.Some ...
By Manasi Shah in

Heritage  /  Published 13.06.20

Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmetics, you name it, you will get it here at bargain prices. Every day, more than 30,000 trade...
By Manasi Shah in

Heritage  /  Published 07.02.19

French heritage seal on Chandernagore buildings

French ambassador Alexandre Ziegler unveiled plaques declaring three buildings in Chandernagore heritage structures on Wednesday. He was accompanied by members of the West Bengal Heritage Commission. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Chandernagore

Culture  /  Published 05.01.19

Hot on the trail of the Dundee cake

By Bitan Sikdar in

Heritage  /  Published 15.12.18

The tradition of Dasara dolls is no idle worship

Golu, kolu or Dasara gombe (Dasara dolls) or gombe habba, as it is called in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, is a tradition that rolls from generation to generation.It is basically a display...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Heritage  /  Published 29.12.18

Back then, at the burra bungalows of tea estates

A committee was formed and from a long list of 400 bungalows in Assam, 150 were selected on the basis of their heritage value and carefully documented. The research yielded the book, Burra Bungalows a...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 21.01.20

Action from the Bengal British Heritage Cup

The Mohun Bagan football ground hosted a cricket match after years with the Bengal Heritage Foundation (BHF) team, comprising NRIs mostly from Britain, facing a combined team from the British Deputy H...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Heritage  /  Published 28.03.20

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 exhibits at the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre in south Calcutta were arranged i...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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