Victoria Memorial
Calcutta  /  Published 08.11.20

Museum and Victoria set to reopen

As part of the SOP, the government has advised advanced booking of time slots and recording the contact details of all visitors to help in contact tracing in case of positive cases in museums and gall...
By Anasuya Basu in Chowringhee

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Virtual tour of Victoria Memorial

The marble monument and the garden have been off limits to visitors since March 15 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. On March 15, the most visited museum in the country had recorded a footfall of 11,0...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.20

Enduring echoes: the universal truth of Art

By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Calcutta’s ageing gentlemen

Last month’s super cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction that is not likely to be forgotten in a long time. Nature’s fury went wreaking wrath everywhere, slamming, strangling, decimat...
By Paromita Kar in Una

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

Scientifically accurate and exquisitely beautiful

What can art have to do with science? For most people, the essence of science lies in objective, rational analysis of dispassionately recorded data, whereas art is about creativity, imagination and id...
By Nandini Chatterjee in

Culture  /  Published 06.04.19

Heritage feritage: Calcutta wakes up

Sometimes a hashtag is all it takes to wake up slumbering beauties. Who knows when Calcutta had receded from India’s heritage map. Visitors to the city would salute the Victoria Memorial, the Howrah...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

The man at the heart of UK's medical research

Calcutta on culture vultures' mapMost tours of India tend to give Calcutta a miss, but I am pleased to report that when the curator Sundaram Tagore leads a group of 18 foreign culture vultures on a 16...
By Amit Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Cracker rerun drags down air quality in parts of Calcutta

Air quality in parts of the city at the stroke of midnight on Friday rivalled the toxicity of Diwali as defiance of firecracker norms returned with a bang during Kali Puja immersion.The air quality in...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.19

Bolt strikes Victoria Memorial, kills visitor

A Dum Dum resident died of suspected electrocution after lightning struck the south gate of Victoria Memorial where he had gone to celebrate his wife’s birthday on Friday afternoon. The couple’s d...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.20

Virus scare shuts Victoria, museum

Victoria Memorial and Indian Museum will remain closed to public from Sunday to March 31 because of the coronavirus scare. Both places attract a heavy footfall at weekends. While the museum has a foot...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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