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Colonial History
Places  /  Published 11.08.22

The World War story of this most familiar of Kolkata memorials

The iconic cenotaph in the Maidan is a war memorial and was also a monument stamping British colonial might...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 10.08.22

Rodda Arms Heist: The brazen Bengal robbery that shook the Raj

History suggests that the looted pistols were used by Bhagat Singh and Chandrasekhar Azad and aided Indian rebels during the Ghadar Movement...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 05.08.22

The story of Mumbai’s Zero Point

Do you know the history behind the name 'Churchgate' and its cathedral?...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

Kamala Nehru Ridge, a green zone in the capital city, has many Mughal and British-era treasures tucked away...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 27.07.22

There's more to this church-like building in Park Circus than meets the eye

The abandoned British-era building was instrumental for the final journey home for many...
By Rangan Datta

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Places  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata’s khansamas — the journey from nawabi kitchens to street signs

Did you know these old city lanes were named after the jewels of British and Mughal Bengal’s culinary crown?...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

Places  /  Published 23.06.22

Stories in stone: Chinsurah’s Dutch cemetery

The 18th-century, ASI-protected site gives a glimpse into the history of colonial Bengal beyond the British...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 15.06.22

Tranquebar — A piece of Denmark on the coast of the Bay of Bengal

The small town on the Coromandel Coast has all the vibes of a European coastal town, and is a repository of history...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 26.05.22

BNR headquarters in Garden Reach: Colonial glory by the Hooghly

The South Eastern Railway complex has many elegant buildings predating the main edifice, and several historical figures as past residents ...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 17.05.22

Day trip: The Bridgerton-esque estates of North 24 Parganas' Dhanyakuria village

Close to Kolkata is a ‘village of palaces’ that showcases an affluent era of zamindars through their European style mansions...
By Amitabha Gupta


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