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Places  /  Published 10.08.22

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

Though not a single revolutionary was killed during this heist, nor a single bullet fired, this robbery played a crucial role in India’s struggle for Independence. From Rash Behari Bose to Bagha...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 29.07.22

The maharaja statue at Dalhousie Square: A harbinger of royal dignity

Though a significant part of the city’s history, there’s been no limelight on this statute. Finding it is difficult, as it stands in a corner now overgrown with trees and discarded things....
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 27.07.22

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

Given its prime real-estate location, the crematorium is surrounded by buildings that have come up within inches of the complex. Perhaps renewing the operations of this colonial building is out of que...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 26.07.22

How Kumartuli’s antique radio shop is slipping into oblivion

Since the introduction of colour television in the 1990s, Karmakar’s work has decreased considerably. Standing in 2022, his shop is gradually slipping into oblivion, with the exception of the Ma...
By Avidha Raha

Food  /  Published 14.06.22

Sei Vui restaurant: A hidden gem in Kolkata's Tiretta Bazar

Housed in a century-old building tucked away in the old China Town, the restaurant offers a range of delectables ...
By Rohan Datta

Lifestyle  /  Published 27.01.22

The little Tangra eatery serving Kolkata’s famous shingara chow

A stream of loyal patrons aside, the little joint’s finest moment, according to Li Kit Sen, came last year when, “Sourav Ganguly reserved a table for his family. He pre-ordered our shingar...
By Lygeia Gomes


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