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Kolkata Monuments
Places  /  Published 13.08.22

Saluting the long-forgotten lascars

My friend, Leading Seaman Nayak, opened for me the cage-like door to the monument’s interior. We stepped into a square room which smelt of the acidic odour of pigeon droppings, with their fallen...
By Adil Ahmad

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

Places  /  Published 23.02.22

Gwalior Monument: Kolkata’s little-known colonial landmark

Like many older monuments around the country, the Gwalior Monument is in need of some care. A plethora of flower pots cover the open sides of the pavilion hiding the sarcophagus from view, and ev...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 04.12.21

On National Navy Day, a look back at Lascar Memorial and its significance

In recent years, the memorial complex has been used as a venue for several cultural events. It also serves as the venue for the naval concert, which generally coincides with the National Navy Day on D...
By Rangan Datta


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