News  /  Published 18.07.22

Kolkatans demand resumption of trams from Belgachhia

A group of Kolkatans demonstrated outside the Belgachhia tram depot on Sunday demanding the state government reopen the tram routes from the depot once the Tallah bridge is ready. They said they fear...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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

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

People  /  Published 20.04.22

Something special is going on in Kolkata’s dance scene: Kylie Walters

Segueing from something as moving as war is never easy, but Kylie was quick to diffuse the tension and start talking about her hobbies outside the world of performance. “I love song-writing and ...
By Priyam Marik

Places  /  Published 28.02.22

Quality milk and sugar: Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar’s simple recipe for sweet success

Madhuporko is available in vanilla, elaichi, chocolate and orange flavours. While all of them have their fans, and a distinct taste, the vanilla is a must-try. Priced at Rs 30, the dessert is best enj...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty


Lifestyle  /  Published 03.02.22

Esplanade to Shyambazar: A tram ride capturing the spirit of ‘old Calcutta’

One gaze captured the beauty of Kolkata’s diverse population. As the tram continued to rattle on, I had the unique opportunity of experiencing the spirit of Kolkata. Turns out, my grandfather&r...
By Lygeia Gomes

Places  /  Published 26.11.21

Back to Shyambazar, hungry for Golbari and much more

“My mother, who has practically lived her entire life in Shyambazar often remarks on the comforting and reassuring power of spaces in this area of the city,” continues Chakrabarti. Like he...
By Priyam Marik

Places  /  Published 13.11.21

North Kolkata: Where adda is the oxygen and the glue

‘Aami jeta mone kori… as families have evolved from the joint to the nuclear and what was once a large number of people within one household is now limited to less than the fingers on one...
By Mudar Patherya in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 25.10.21

Five Point Something: Welcome to Shyambazar!

Shyampukur Police Station: 033 2555 7585 KMC office (for Borough no. II): 033 2555 9081/ 9111 CESC — North Regional Office: 1860 500 1912 ...
By Priyam Marik


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