Middleton Street: Bustling with life

History The nomenclature of Middleton Street, running from Chowringhee Road and ending on Camac Street, has left historians and chroniclers of Kolkata…

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Maidan: A People’s Park

Fondly termed as the 'lungs of Calcutta' Maidan, standing on no less than 1283 acres of vast open space, can lay claim…

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Simlapara: Chequered Past

Simla or Shimulia was an ancient village, primarily inhabited by weavers and widely acclaimed for its fine cotton dhotis. It is one…
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Elliot Road: Reminiscent of a Colonial Man

Calcutta's early history is intimately related to the British East India Company and those who served here. Hence it is a matter…
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Harish Mukherjee Road: Remembering a Scribe

Harish Mukherjee Road stretches from Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road (formerly Lower Circular Road) in the north to Hazra Road in the…
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Red Road: The Road Royale

1943: The participation of Japan in the Second World War and its advancement into South East Asia had created an atmosphere of…
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Hardware Bazaar at Chandni Chowk

Harrods, the famous upmarket departmental store in London once boasted that they sell everything from “pin to elephant,” but the more humble…
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Chowringhee Road

The famous author David William Martin once remarked, “Nostalgic Londoners like to regard Piccadilly as the centre of the universe”. We Kolkatans…
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South DhobiKhana: City’s Laundry Service

Beyond the posh neighbourhood of Maddox Square, a wooden board leads you to rows of washing blocks where numerous bare-chested washermen pound…
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Radha Bazaar Lane: Sands of Time

A giant wooden table where he used to keep all his belongings, always arranged meticulously; lots of tiny bottles of globules and…
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Lal Dighi: Reflections of the Raj

Lal Dighi was once an old tank within the premises of zemindar's old cutcherry belonging to Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. The pool…

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Chhagalpatti: City's Goat Market

As you queue up every Sunday in front of the local mutton shop, have you ever consider where he gets the goat…

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Calcutta Unfurled India’s First Flag

Not many of us are aware that the very first unofficial flag of India was hoisted at Calcutta. At the height of…

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