News  /  Published 04.04.22

Authors of two books decode democracy, Kashmir at Kolkata Press Club

Between Saturday night and Sunday morning, a giant crane erected 10 girders that will form the base of the Majerhat Metro station of the Joka-Esplanade corridor. The station is being built above the ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.03.22

Inaction over apex court ruling on Esplanade bus terminus surprises HC

A division bench of Calcutta High Court, headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava, expressed surprise on Tuesday after it was informed that an order passed by the Supreme Court in 2011 is yet to be ...
By Our Legal Reporter, Our Bureau

Places  /  Published 08.02.22

G.C. Laha: The Esplanade store Satyajit Ray trusted for his Staedtler pencils

“G.C. Laha also had a very quaint and special connection with Baba’s directorial masterpiece, (Pather Panchali). The storyboard of the film, which is the graphic representation of the scre...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.02.22

Esplanade to Shyambazar: A tram ride capturing the spirit of ‘old Calcutta’

One gaze captured the beauty of Kolkata’s diverse population. As the tram continued to rattle on, I had the unique opportunity of experiencing the spirit of Kolkata. Turns out, my grandfather&r...
By Lygeia Gomes


Places  /  Published 26.01.22

History lessons and hidden gems on a walking tour around Esplanade

There are many landmarks and hidden gems along this route that traces the diverse and multilayered history of the city. Details: Break Free Trails conducts a Dharmatala Street trail. To book a city w...
By Amitabha Gupta

News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

State-run Volvo buses will now connect Purulia, Jhargram, Farakka and Asansol to Kolkata with most of the buses travelling overnight. Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 17.11.21

McDonnell Fountain at Dalhousie Square: A gem gathering dust

An ugly construction built the behind of the fountain is a latrine, and that has killed the visual appeal by a great extent. No one can see the rear of the fountain and the land around is covered in w...
By Somen Sengupta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.05.21

Crowd at bus stands keeps growing

Starting Friday, Metro Railway will run 192 trains every day from Monday to Saturday, instead of 216. The first trains will leave the terminal stations at 8am. The last trains will leave Dum Dum and ...
By Pradip Sanyal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.02.21

‘Vivek Yatra’ starts from February 28

A visit to Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Calcutta on a tram followed by a trip to Belur Math on a launch and back — this is how you can spend your Sunday, starting February ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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