Lifestyle  /  Published 03.02.22

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

Silhouettes, cityscapes, Kolkata’s ‘grey town’ and ‘quiet’ tranquillity — all on a 45-minute, seven-rupee tram ride ...
By Lygeia Gomes

Places  /  Published 26.01.22

History lessons and hidden gems on a walking tour around Esplanade

A saunter through this area uncovers the multi-layered history of Kolkata ...
By Amitabha Gupta

News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation said the buses will be especially helpful for people coming to Kolkata for work...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 17.11.21

McDonnell Fountain at Dalhousie Square: A gem gathering dust

Built in 1894, this defunct fountain is a reminder of our inability to protect Kolkata’s heritage...
By Somen Sengupta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.05.21

Crowd at bus stands keeps growing

The number of buses was much less than usual and people jostled for space as one turned up, flouting social distancing norms...
By Pradip Sanyal in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 28.02.21

‘Vivek Yatra’ starts from February 28

It will begin at the Esplanade tram depot at 11am and end at the Millennium Park jetty around 7pm...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Protest songs, short plays on New Year’s Eve

The stage near Hogg Market will aim to make revellers aware of the 'perils' of the new citizenship regime and farm laws...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.10.20

Tyre artwork park in Esplanade

The West Bengal Transport Corporation has decided to convert dumped tyres into art installations using bright paint and innovative design...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.03.20

Queue for long-distance buses

Passengers walked from Howrah and Sealdah stations to Esplanade to catch the few long-distance buses that were plying...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.20

Kidderpore site for terminus

All necessary documentation for transfer of the land to the state government is complete...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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