Zakaria Street
Places  /  Published 26.04.22

Kolkata Night Bazaar outside New Market… if only we had one!

Iftekhar Ahsan is a Calcutta tragic; hopelessly in love with this metropolis, warts and all. He is also the founder of Calcutta Walks and Calcutta Bungalow ...
By Iftekhar Ahsan

Places  /  Published 26.04.22

A stroll down Zakaria Street for some Ramzan feasting

Our last stop was at Dilli 6. A modern-looking shop but nevertheless crowded. I was wondering why Amir has got me here after taking me to some historical places. We settled down on a couple of plastic...
By Zeba Akhtar Ali

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Ramazan mirrors friendly spirit of Kolkata in face of divisiveness

The imam of Nakhoda mosque, Shafique Qasmi, said the message of Ramazan, universal brotherhood, was the need of the hour in India and all over the world. “The spirit of Zakaria Street or Kolkat...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.21

Crutch clue leads to accused

A man in his 30s was found throttled to death at the crossing of Zakaria Street and Balai Dutta Lane, in the heart of central Calcutta, on Sunday night. Police said CCTV footage obtained from near th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jorasanko

Calcutta  /  Published 09.06.21

App cab driver held for harassment

An app cab driver was arrested on charges of sexual harassment of a passenger after an altercation between them over fare. The incident happened on Central Avenue and Zakaria Street crossing on Monda...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jorasanko


Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.21

'One of the happiest days of my life'

Celebrations look different in times of Covid. Zakaria Street was celebrating nonetheless on Sunday evening after a long day glued to TV screens.  The familiar celebratory Ramazan market on Zaka...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.04.21

On Zakaria Street, insecurity

By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

Call for sync and symphony on Zakaria Street

A deafening roar of Jai Hind rang through Zakaria Street, the road in front of Nakhoda Mosque, around 6.45pm on Wednesday, followed by an encore.The chant came from a few hundred people, mostly Musli...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Testing time for small traders

Mohammad Johar Ali would sell garments during Ramazan every year.The money Johar earned, along with a friend, from a makeshift stall they put up on Market Street was enough for the family’s Id shopp...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.19

Shopping reaches peak on Id-eve

Nabeel Rashid arrived in the city from Chennai on Monday. From 11am on Wednesday, the 28-year-old was out with his family at Esplanade and New Market, shopping for Id. They were not done yet when The ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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