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Places  /  Published 08.09.22

Unearthing history: Excavations in Moghalmari and a 7th-century Buddhist Vihar

Those who wish to visit Moghalmari can take the Kolkata-Bhubaneswar highway. After passing the Nekurseni Station, look out for a road sign put up by West Bengal State Archaeology that suggests a right...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 29.08.22

Pancha Rathas: Mahabalipuram’s monolithic temples beckon lovers of Indian architecture

The lion statue, located in front of the Draupadi Ratha, faces north. The elephant faces south and stands in front of the Arjuna Ratha. The seated bull structure is located east of the Draupadi and th...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 24.08.22

The ruins of Gour: a glimpse into Bengal during the Sultanate

A little away from Malda Town, the historic city of Gour is a gateway to Bengal’s days of glory from the 12th century...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 22.08.22

Vijaydurg Fort is a sentinel with stories of Maratha warfare and resilience

While returning from a tour of Vijaydurg, sometimes a golden sunset over the Arabian Sea reminds one of the fire that engulfed the entire Maratha fleet, leading to the fall of the fort. As neglect and...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 11.08.22

The World War story of this most familiar of Kolkata memorials

Its location on the sprawling Maidan, and proximity to the football ground meant that there were times — until the mid-1960s — when ticketless spectators used to climb it to watch the matc...
By Somen Sengupta

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Places  /  Published 05.08.22

The story of Mumbai’s Zero Point

Travel details: St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Mumbai, is an active place of worship with regular prayer service held every Sunday morning. The church remains open every day from 7am to 6pm and photogr...
By Rangan Datta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Revival deal for French Registry Building

The government, she said, wanted to turn the structure into a boutique hotel and cultural centre with a library. While the funds — pegged at Rs 3 crore — are being provided by the state g...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 22.11.20

A doff to Duff

Bang opposite Duff College is the smart red-and-cream building where Suresh Chandra Chaudhuri had founded the East Bengal Club on August 1, 1920. Rajesh Chaudhuri, 52, who had come from Delhi for the ...
By Soumitra Das

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Virtual tour of Victoria Memorial

A virtual tour of the Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) garden, accompanied by notes on the various landmarks within the precincts, is available at the Google Arts and Culture website. Titled The Taj of t...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.12.18

A 'quiet' erasure of heritage

Some Indians like the hammer. Its popularity is particularly noticeable in West Bengal, especially in Calcutta, where debates over the uncertain fate of built heritage have been growing in stridency. ...
By The Editorial Board


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