Places  /  Published 29.06.22

Tales of a palace: Exploring the built heritage of Hetampur

Post independence and the abolition of the zamindari system, it was impossible to maintain the palatial property. The meagre government stipend could not match costs and Ranjan Prasad was rented to th...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 17.05.22

Day trip: The Bridgerton-esque estates of North 24 Parganas' Dhanyakuria village

Buses going from Ultadanga to Basirhat via Barasat and Berachampa can take you to Dhanyakuria The nearest railhead is Kankra Mirzanagar on the Sealdah – Hasnabad line. Local conveyances are a...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 10.05.22

Nimasarai Minar: Watching over history in Malda

At Nimasarai, the top section of the red-brick watchtower has long collapsed and the elephant tusks replaced with wooden spikes. Only the two lower storeys still stand, rising to a height of 18 metres...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 30.03.22

Exploring Rabdentse and the ruins of a former kingdom’s capital

Rabdentse is very close to Pelling town, about four and half hours by road from Gangtok, and about three hours from Darjeeling  The best option to stay when visiting is in Pelling, which has m...
By Rangan Datta

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.03.22

The story of a ninth-century Buddhist ‘vihara’ in Malda

As of February 2022, restoration work is underway at the site, including the construction of two on-site museums that will house some of the artefacts found here. Witnessing the layer of lime and bric...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 22.02.22

Exploring an ancient smart city in Odisha

How to go: Sisupalgarh is about 5km southeast of Bhubaneswar, 30km south of Cuttack, 55km north of Puri and about 450km south of Kolkata. The nearest airport and railway station is Bhubaneswar. Rent...
By Rangan Datta

North East  /  Published 18.02.19

Assam's Kachari kingdom ruins unearthed

The recovery of the ruins of the Kachari kingdom of Assam dating back to the 7th to 8th century AD at Barpathar in Golaghat district of Upper Assam’s Golaghat district has created sensation among hi...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat


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