Arts  /  Published 17.04.20

In the corridors of the past: Belvedere House

A Hungarian girl dreamt of a figure holding a light approaching her. The light grew brighter and she saw the face behind it. When she told her mother about her dream, the elder woman exclaimed, “You...
By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.19

National Library skids on colour

One of the two stairways of National Library’s Belvedere has been covered with an anti-skid mat and painted deep red-and-yellow that conservation architects said was incompatible with the heritage s...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.20

Museum of the Word

On January 11, 2020, Narendra Modi, during his Calcutta visit, announced plans to establish new museums in the city’s heritage buildings. One of these was the Museum of the Word in Belvedere House, ...
By Soumitra Das in


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