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Events  /  Published 08.03.22

The International Kolkata Book Fair through the eyes of Suman Ghosh

Which of his Book Fair buys does Ghosh intend to begin first? “Initially, I was thinking of going with Borges’s The Aleph, but I think it’ll be Nehru: The Debates that Defined India...
By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 07.03.22

A handy guide to the Kolkata Book Fair

The most important thing to remember is: enjoy yourself. Fill your bag with an assortment of published works, meet fellow book lovers, snack on some treats, and maybe even take a selfie or two. Don&rs...
By Shayeree Ghosh

Events  /  Published 05.03.22

In pictures: A tour of the International Kolkata Book Fair with Suman Ghosh

The National Award-winning director walks My Kolkata through the largest non-trade book fair on the planet...
By Priyam Marik

Places  /  Published 05.02.22

Make a day-long date with Burdwan’s Kalikapur

If you reach late in the day and the gate to Kalikapur Rajbari is closed, look for the priest of the temple, who stays nearby. He is an amicable person, who, usually upon polite request, opens the g...
By Amitabha Gupta

World  /  Published 30.01.22

Bridge falls before Biden visit

In the City of Bridges, it was not a standout. The bridge, four lanes of Forbes Avenue raised on a steel frame over a picturesque wooded ravine, carried traffic to and from the neighbourhoods on the c...
By Campbell Robertson and Sophie Kasakove in Pittsburgh

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Places  /  Published 11.01.22

Kidderpore’s historic Bhukailash Temple: Hidden in plain sight

Although the temple is rarely visited by people from other parts of Kolkata, it attracts a lot of local residents. In the mornings and evenings, local kids play cricket and badminton in the complex. T...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 25.12.21

Churches of Bengal: Roman Catholic Diocese of Krishnagar

Though the old church opens sporadically to the public, the new structure welcomes tourists on all working days. It is especially popular during the Christmas–New Year week, when tourists and lo...
By Somen Sengupta

News  /  Published 24.12.21

Salt Lake: Places to visit this year-end week

When: December 24 - January 2, 7pm onwards Where: The VIP Road service lane from Golaghata to the Sreebhumi clock tower What to expect: The carnival will have around 70 stalls, including from Aminia...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 23.12.21

Churches of Bengal: Union Church of Kharagpur

Though unplanned urbanisation has marred the beauty of Kharagpur town, some places, especially those inside the railway colonies — like this church — still exude colonial charm.  ...
By Somen Sengupta

Places  /  Published 21.12.21

Churches of Bengal: Christ Church of Burdwan

It is important to note that though Curzon Gate is the most well-known landmark of Burdwan city, Christ Church is of a much older colonial heritage. The church is located just off GT Road in Pakmara ...
By Somen Sengupta


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