Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

Belong where we do

Bansberia and Adisaptagram. The first is a town in West Bengal, 60 kilometres north of Calcutta, and the second is a village adjoining it. Between the two they have 10 edifices that are a combination ...
By Anasuya Basu

Culture  /  Published 05.12.21

A geography with history’s criss-cross

For a moment, it appeared as if a few more ancient bricks of the Purana Qila would come loose. A low, mysterious rumble — the sound was similar to a sonic boom being emitted by heavy, muscled, t...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Places  /  Published 23.11.21

Day trip: Tracing history in Burdwan

Once the private rose garden of the kings of Burdwan, the Golap Bagh or Golapbag hold pride of place within the campus of the University of Burdwan. The university campus was originally the property o...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 18.11.21

Experience a touch of Odisha near Contai

By Road: Drive to Contai via Uluberia, Bagnan, Kolaghat, Nandakumar, Bajkul, Henria and Nachinda. Marishda Bazar is just 2.5 km from Nachinda. Bahiri is 4 km from Marishda. One has to take the ...
By Amitabha Gupta

Career  /  Published 13.11.21

How to get a degree in Architecture: Entrance exams and job prospects

At least 50% aggregate is required in your Class XII board exams with Maths as a compulsory subject if you want to pursue Architecture ...
By Shreya Bose


Opinion  /  Published 17.09.21

Learning difficulty: NEP and NDEAR

Endear (verb): cause to be loved or liked. Now switch to NDEAR or the National Digital Education Architecture launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Addressing the inaugural conclave of t...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Revival deal for French Registry Building

The government, she said, wanted to turn the structure into a boutique hotel and cultural centre with a library. While the funds — pegged at Rs 3 crore — are being provided by the state g...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 30.04.21

Written in blood and stone

In 1764, when Horace Walpole wrote The Castle of Otranto, little did he know that his novel would birth a literary genre that, as the poet, Thomas Gray, observed, “makes some of us cry a li...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Calcutta  /  Published 01.11.20

Chitpur out of the Box

Cholera introduced city grids and underground sewerage systems that dictated streets above them be straight and wide. The third plague changed door systems and threshold heights. The aesthetics of mod...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

By The Editorial Board


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