Places  /  Published 26.01.22

History lessons and hidden gems on a walking tour around Esplanade

There are many landmarks and hidden gems along this route that traces the diverse and multilayered history of the city. Details: Break Free Trails conducts a Dharmatala Street trail. To book a city w...
By Amitabha Gupta

Lifestyle  /  Published 23.01.22

Go South, young man!

What about your team, were Dean and you on your own, or did you have a back-up team? There were six of us in all. There were two people to shoot the content, two of us from Royal Enfield, and two guy...
By Abhijit Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

Toy train service resumes in Darjeeling, woos tourists

The toy train service of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) between New Jalpaiguri (NJP) and Darjeeling that had been suspended for three months following a landslide between Tindharia and Mahanad...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.22

New airport at Bhangar?

The Mamata Banerjee government has identified Bhangar 2 block in South 24-Parganas as the location to set up the second airport of Calcutta after the Centre rejected the state’s proposal to decl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 18.01.22

Air India wakes up to ‘pass the buck’ over lack of communication on cancellations

“The communication was sent to sales agents across our network. The idea is to sensitise the agents about providing contact details of passengers while booking tickets. There are many passengers...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


Lifestyle  /  Published 16.01.22

Grape escape

Smoked Vine has excellent Lebanese mezze, European roasts, North Indian curries and kababs, Asian wok and great desserts. The off-the-lobby Cafe Le Bistro serves excellent patisserie and Pondicherry-i...
By Karen Anand

Places  /  Published 15.01.22

Exploring Burdwan’s Dariyapur Dokra village

Before you go Dariyapur is about 45 km from Kolkata and can be an ideal day-trip  The nearest railway station to Dariyapur is Guskara, 4 km away Burdwan town is an hour’s drive away an...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 15.01.22

‘Conflicting information, no intimation’: Young Kolkatan’s Air India ordeal

We called a travel executive and he told us the flight wasn’t reflecting on his system. Thus began our series of frantic calls to the AI call centre, each lasting at least an hour, with another ...
By My Kolkata in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.01.22

Air India cancellations, lack of communication harass Kolkata fliers

“The flight was cancelled but there was no communication from Air India. Luckily, my travel agent in Kolkata, who was checking the flight status, informed us that the flight was cancelled. He re...
By Sanjay Mandal, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.01.22

Flier count in and out of Kolkata airport dips by half in a week

The airlines and tour operators have been hit by the third wave of Covid. SpiceJet sources said the airline had about 30 per cent of the bookings in and out of Kolkata cancelled in the past week. To ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


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