Places  /  Published 04.08.22

A heritage walk down Lower Chitpur Road

If one is hungry for more built heritage, one can cross Mahatma Gandhi Road and take a look at the Panchayati Jain Temple, which was once the house of Manilal Mallick, who formed the Sinduriapatty Bra...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 20.07.22

College Square — A witness to Kolkata’s historic moments

The Durga puja of College Square, which started in 1948, is one of the biggest crowd-pullers in the city. For well-known idol maker Ramesh Pal, this puja was where he got his recognition and he contin...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 14.07.22

The unique stories behind the names of Kolkata’s markets

The story of Jagubazar is more popular, and is a fun anecdote about the city. Bhowanipore area’s Jagu bazaar is known to almost all residents. But not many know that the original name of the mar...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

Places  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata’s khansamas — the journey from nawabi kitchens to street signs

Kolkata has never been conservative in appreciating the skills and mastery of people and artisans irrespective of their professions. Like the ‘khansama lanes’, there are quite a few lanes ...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

Places  /  Published 25.06.22

Behind the scenes at a star-struck Kumartuli lane during Karisma Kapoor’s shoot

The producer came once to brief the kakus before the camera began rolling. “Do not look into the camera. Keep doing what you’re doing, talk among yourselves, have tea, but do not look into...
By Vedant Karia


Places  /  Published 14.06.22

Returning to a neighbourless central Kolkata

As long as we lived there, Mission Row was heaven. We left one by one because we were defeated by an unusual problem — parking. Over the years, there was just no place to park on the sidewalks o...
By Mudar Patherya

People  /  Published 21.04.22

This spunky Bhowanipore lady teaches women how to ride a scooter

Bobby Didi’s Scooty Training classes take place every day from 7am-11am and 4pm-9pm in Rupchand Mukherjee Lane. One can sign up for a six-day course of 30 minutes daily for a fee of Rs 2,500. It...
By Karo Christine Kumar


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