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News  /  Published 08.08.22

Parsi flavours rising above the city din in Kyd Street

When she had begun to work at a very young age, never had Supriya Mancherji, then Supriya Dattagupta, ever thought that she would be running a Parsi eatery. But that is what she does now. Her bustling...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 25.07.22

Scion of century-old Burrabazar tea trading company aims online global networks

As a child, Sudipto Saha did not feel any different from other children, except for one or two things. One of those was the mode of transport he used for school. “I used to go to school in a mi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 11.07.22

Panchu Babur Dokan - A conversation corner and the frying of the fish in Kidderpore

So the people kept coming. There was no place to sit, except when perhaps a bench was caught hold of or even balconies in neighbouring houses or just the pavement, which was always called “footp...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.06.22

How Moulali bus stop led to the development of a gallery of art for everyone

“Our first office was at the Moulali bus stop,” laughs Debojyoti Mukhopadhyay, who, with his friend Saurav Dey, runs Debovasha, an art gallery and book store in Fern Road in south Kolkata&...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.06.22

The force that drives the flower

Arun Ganguly has been photographing his garden for some time. These are lush images of plants and flowers, captioned meticulously, sent to his friends and acquantances. Ganguly, 83, has been well-kno...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

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People  /  Published 02.06.22

The inside story of Kolkata’s tram drivers and conductors

Binod Jha, one of Thakur’s fellow drivers on the Ballygunge-Tollygunge route, was in agreement on the greater convenience of driving in the past. “Previously, we could complete a trip from...
By Priyam Marik, Samriddha Dutta

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Ganguly Paper Centre - The order of paint, paper and pens

Stationery promises order. Buying pens, paper or notebooks makes you feel it is possible to organise your dispersed thoughts, your scattered life. Files, clips or glue can suggest that it is possible ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

People  /  Published 09.05.22

Say it With Flowers: Single mother on a long, lone journey

Putul Das, 35, is seen every day at a prominent spot in Hindustan Park in south Kolkata’s Gariahat area selling flowers. On Sunday, Mother’s Day, she had to make a second trip to Mull...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 25.04.22

All about Painter Soumitra Kar, his terrain of dolls, forms of faith

Painter Soumitra Kar is sitting in the small room that is his studio at his family home in Betor, Howrah. A large painting rests on the floor. But all around him are shelves overrun by small dolls (pu...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.04.22

Sound of silence and art of seeing — Malvika Periwal triumphs life challenges

Where the fuchsia sky meets the zardosi pink and the twilight catches fire from the diamonds on the women’s necks, and music and dance are whipping up the air, and the young couple steps out of ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata


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