History Revisited: Swami Vivekananda’s house

No matter how hip Kolkata tends to become with every passing day, the heritage houses of the city never get withered of…
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What a Marvel!

Kolkata has always been known as the 'City of Palaces' and a recent visit to Marble Palace, located at Muktaram Babu Street…
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Past Perfect

We Kolkatans take pride in our culture, tradition, history, people, food and our rich heritage and rightly so. Kolkata has always been…
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Samriddhi Bhavan: History of Indian banking

Samriddhi Bhavan, the headquarters of State Bank of India is much more than just a building. Housing the archives and a museum…
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Relics of Calcutta’s History

The onset of autumn signifies the homecoming of the Goddess Durga with her four children. And as the Sanskrit chants fill up…
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Esplanade Mansions: The Grand Palace of the City

If Calcutta was once called the city of palaces, it is more likely it owed its name to stately buildings like Esplanade…
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The Old Mint: A Heritage Treasure

Siraj-ud-Doulah, the Nawab of Bengal captured Fort William on June 20, 1756 and renamed Calcutta as Alinagar. But after the Battle of…
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A House No More

Calcutta University, established in the year 1857, marked the fruition of the deep yearning for Western education that had surged through Bengal…
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Sanskrit College

The Ionian pillars of Sanskrit College today appear to be highly incongruous considering that the institution was set up to teach Indian…
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