Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

Chowringhee: decay and suspicion take root

Dora Smith, where fashionable women and actresses like Kanan Debi once shopped for party wear, was located at 1A SN Banerjee Road. This building used to house Keventer’s and Livewire Cleaning, ...
By Soumitra Das in Chowringhee

Calcutta  /  Published 20.09.20

School responds to blood crisis

A school in central Calcutta responded to the crisis of blood in the city during the pandemic and organised a blood donation camp on Sunday. More than 50 people turned up at Chowringhee High School t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.19

Roof collapse after Chowringhee fire

A portion of the roof of a four-storey building at the crossing of Asutosh Mukherjee Road and Bishop Lefroy Road caved in after a fire broke out at a fashion designing institute on the top floor on Fr...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 28.04.19

The story of the fifth Bishop of Calcutta

Sometime ago it was reported that the coffin of Daniel Wilson was found in a vault under the main altar of Calcutta’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Wilson was the fifth Bishop of Calcutta and founder of S...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.19

Safety measures: fire alarms & nothing else

The owners of Mookherjee Estates Private Limited, a Kidderpore-based real estate company, had bought the four-storey building, where fire broke out on Friday, in 1941 and has been maintaining it since...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.19

Cracks in fire-ravaged walls

Deep cracks have emerged in the walls of the four-storey building at 60A Chowringhee Road and engineers said it could take several days to figure out the extent of damage Friday’s four-hour-long fir...
By TT Bureau in Chowringhee

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.19

75-year-old recounts escape after Chowringhee fire

Sarla Khanna, a 75-year-old retired Hindi teacher of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School, was serving lunch to her nephew in their fourth-floor apartment on Friday morning when the building’s fire alar...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Lucknow's Hazratganj struggles to keep pace

Legend has it that the pride of Lucknow — Hazratganj — was inspired by Calcutta’s Chowringhee. Saadat Ali Khan, who was the half-brother of the nawab of Awadh, had fled to the city on the banks ...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

Ex-students chip in

By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.19

Changemakers who beat the If

A photographer spoke about finding a subject and audience beyond the four walls of art galleries. A soft skill trainer talked about how he overcame suicidal tendencies as a teenager. A leadership coac...
By Debraj Mitra in


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