News  /  Published 11.07.22

Kolkatans call for longer park hours, question afternoon and early evening closure

Urban designers, too, feel keeping parks closed for so many hours means excluding a large population from them. “Closing a park by 7pm means a large number of office-goers are excluded from the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata’s khansamas — the journey from nawabi kitchens to street signs

Kolkata has never been conservative in appreciating the skills and mastery of people and artisans irrespective of their professions. Like the ‘khansama lanes’, there are quite a few lanes ...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

Places  /  Published 16.06.22

Day trip: Village and temple-hopping in Amta, Howrah

Travel details: Amta is about 50km/2hr from Kolkata by road. You can also take the train to Amta from Howrah, and then hire a car or a toto from the station to tour the villages. Driving from Kolka...
By Amitabha Gupta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.06.22

Nepal’s ‘walking stick’ reaches Darjeeling

The “walking stick” election symbol has travelled from Nepal to Darjeeling ahead of GTA Sabha polls. Sources said Independents in 18 of 45 GTA constituencies chose the “walking stic...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Move  /  Published 27.05.22

Why’s everyone talking about the Hot Girl Walk?

We’re all for workout trends that balance wellness and self-love but the Internet’s newest obsession has us curious. The viral Hot Girl Walk, redefined by TikTok user named Mia Lind, who g...


Places  /  Published 06.04.22

In pictures: Early morning sights, smells and sounds of Shakespeare Sarani

Stop by the parks, meditate at Aurobindo Bhavan or indulge in club kachori from Arun Tea Stall...
By Karo Christine Kumar

Health  /  Published 24.03.22

Curb carbs or burn fat?

Take in fewer calories than you burn, which will lead your body to burn fat as a fuel source Both. When at rest or engaged with everyday activities, fat contributes around 80 per cent of the body&rsq...
By The Telegraph

People  /  Published 03.03.22

Art blog Calcuttascapes’ Tuhina Chatterjee revels in city’s old-world charm

Chatterjee’s artworks, in the form of digital postcards, can be availed here.  ...
By Lygeia Gomes

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Judo and wrestling tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Burrabazar

Gandhi often walked 18km a day, and enough over 35 years to circle the earth twice, had unusually high blood pressure in old age but was otherwise in good health, according to a report published by th...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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


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