Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.20

A framer on how a lot can happen on margins

The margins do a lot. They can define the centre. Sameer Sen, the framer who has worked with the stalwarts of the art world, has made this the foundation of his work. Sameer, 62, runs Tara Glass Synd...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

2 new moons in Ashwin, Puja 2020 a month after Mahalaya

Next year, Goddess Durga will be worshipped more than a month after Mahalaya. The usual gap between Mahalaya and Mahasashthi, which marks the start of Durga Puja, is six days.While Mahalaya next year ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.18

Temple tourist with Kali at heart

Salt Lake recently had a visitor from the US who went — not shopping or sight-seeing but — visiting as many temples as she could.Deonnie Moodie is a pass-out from Harvard Graduate School of Arts a...
By Brinda Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.18

In Calcutta, gold offering to station ‘deity’

Every Kali Puja, unknown to less observant commuters, a portion of the Kalighat Metro station turns into an impromptu shrine where many people stop to pray and make offerings that over the years have ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.19

Skywalk plan for Kalighat devotees

Project reportEstimated cost: Rs 72 croreTotal length: 430 metresWidth: 10.5 metresGround clearance: 6 metresDeadline: 18 months...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.06.20

Suggestion to raze Kalighat bridge

The Kalighat bridge that connects Alipore and Kalighat over the Tolly’s Nullah has to be demolished, a government-appointed committee running a health check on bridges and flyovers has recommended.T...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.18

Shops along Kalighat temple boundary wall to be relocated

As many as 87 shops lining the boundary wall of the Kalighat temple will be relocated from Monday as part of a project to expand and enhance the immediate surroundings of one of India’s most revered...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.19

Advice for new Kalighat bridge

A bridge that connects Alipore with Kalighat over Tolly’s Nullah has come under the scanner for poor health. Engineers, who conducted a health study of Kalighat bridge, have concluded that replacing...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.19

Wanted: A buyer who would reuse a 90-year home

A 90-year-old house in Kalighat is up for sale because of the dwindling number of residents and the ever-rising cost of upkeep. But the owners want to sell the property to a buyer who will reuse the h...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.19

Sovan gets back guards

The Bengal government has reinstated Y-category security for former Calcutta mayor Sovan Chatterjee who had switched to the BJP on August 14.The change has came after he visited chief minister Mamata ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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