Places  /  Published 07.09.22

Ambika Kalna: An ode to Bengal’s temple architecture

Besides these temples, one can also visit the Datan Kathi Tala Masjid, which is the oldest surviving mosque in Ambika Kalna. Travel details: There aren’t any express trains to Ambika Kalna, ...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 29.08.22

Pancha Rathas: Mahabalipuram’s monolithic temples beckon lovers of Indian architecture

The lion statue, located in front of the Draupadi Ratha, faces north. The elephant faces south and stands in front of the Arjuna Ratha. The seated bull structure is located east of the Draupadi and th...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 23.08.22

Seven exquisite temples from a bygone era near Asansol, revisited

A short drive from Cheliama and I was in a forested area full of palash trees. And in the middle of a cleared section of the forest stood another stone temple of the rekha deul structure. The temple i...
By Sourav Niyogi

World  /  Published 04.08.22

Pak: 1,200-year-old temple opened

A 1,200-year-old Hindu temple here in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province has been formally opened to the public after it was reclaimed from a Christian family following a lengthy court batt...
By PTI in Lahore

Places  /  Published 23.07.22

The Calcutta Jain Temple — an oasis of peace open to all

Temple details: Timings: 6am-11am and 3pm-7 pm  Photography is allowed on the premises, except for temple interiors  No entry fee Rangan Datta is a mathematics and management teacher ...
By Rangan Datta


Places  /  Published 15.07.22

Tracing heritage beyond Bishnupur in Bankura

Travel details:  Bishnupur is about 5 hours by road from Kolkata and well-connected by train.  All the towns are located within a 45-km radius of Bishnupur town and can be covered in one...
By Amitabha Gupta

India  /  Published 02.07.22

Ensure all temples are registered by Jul 15: Bihar govt

The Bihar government has asked the administrations of all 38 districts to ensure that the registration process of temples and mutts is completed by July 15. Law Minister Pramod Kumar told PTI on Satu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Patna

Places  /  Published 20.05.22

Kolkata’s Myanmar Buddhist Temple is a secluded oasis of peace

This was not established solely as a place of worship in the beginning, but as the Burma Buddhist Dharamsala by U San Min, who reportedly bought the building for Rs 47,000 in 1928. Now, the ground flo...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 16.05.22

On Buddha Jayanti, a tour of some of Kolkata’s Buddhist temples

Rangan Datta is a mathematics and management teacher by profession and a travel writer and photographer by passion. He has been addicted to discovering off-beat places since his undergraduate day...
By Rangan Datta

India  /  Published 29.03.22

BJP MLA protests Muslim bar

A senior BJP legislator has urged the Karnataka government to end its silence on Muslim vendors being prohibited from conducting business near temples during festivals. “What kind of madness is...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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