t2 brings you the first look of the revamped Dalhousie Institute
In its 150th year, the Dalhousie Institute is reinventing itself, drawing on its tradition but with its sights set on the future. First it became the only club in Calcutta to host three live music nights. Then it started a Monday Members night where members of other clubs could come to DI and hang out. Now it has revamped Indoor@DI and got a completely new look. Done in wood, the warm tones add style to the place without making it either too sleek or too ancient. The building has been dedicated to all 2,801 members of the club, with their names printed on the panel of the brand-new badminton court. The dining room, the family room, the library and the card room have also got a facelift with this multi-crore makeover, which took a year to complete.
“My family have been members here for 50 years. Calcutta knows that DI has always had a truly unique cosmopolitan membership profile. Now, add that trait to this spanking new infrastructure. Result: it’s not hyperbole, DI is now one of Asia’s best,” said Derek O’Brien, the honorary secretary of DI. Indoor@DI opened on May 11, with an evening function.
Text: Chandreyee Chatterjee
Pictures: Pabitra Das