Food for all

True to the principle of Gandhi’s “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, the Ann Bandhu Foundation has launched…

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Nurseries on E. M. Bypass

From adding colour to our dull offices or a touch of Zen to our homes, plants are an integral part of urban…

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Dakshineswar Skywalk

In November 2018, Kolkata Municipal Development Authority (KMDA) successfully completed a mammoth project by unveiling the ‘futuristic’ Dakshineswar Rani Rashmoni Skywalk. The…

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Misti Hub - Sweet Stopover

Newtown throws in another new offering to draw the attention of the people of Kolkata with the opening of Misti Hub. Eco…
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Gateways of Kolkata

Gone are the days of dingy gates and crummy entrances. The recent developmental drive at Kolkata has seen some splendid gates…

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Puja Getaways

Durga Pujas in erstwhile Zemindari families in rural Bengal have a charm of their own. Steeped in tradition, these pujas are held…
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Eco Urban Village

Rustic Heart of Newtown The term 'urban village' does sound paradoxical yet the new Eco Urban Village at Newtown Rajarhat, the latest…
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Kolkata’s Yellow Taxi Fading into Oblivion

In the eighties when Kolkata was still Calcutta, long rows of yellow ambassador cabs in front of Hotel Oberoi Grand at Esplanade…
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KMDA Gifts a New Park Bana Benu Chaya

A growing population and an ever increasing concrete jungle are gradually eating away the green spaces in this city. In the name…
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Kolkata Police Standing guard to city’s heritage

You have seen them on the streets controlling traffic or rushing in to maintain law and order but now you will find…
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Go Green with Toto

A cross between a cycle rickshaw and an auto rickshaw they have been around for quite some time now, noiselessly whizzing past…
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Nazrul Tirtha

Lofty walls studded with quotations from his literary works greet you as you walk past the amphitheatre and listen to Nazrulgeeti playing…
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Swaminarayan Temple - City’s New Attraction

Temples in our country are usually dimly-lit, narrow and congested but the newly-built Swaminarayan Temple in the outskirts of the city is,…
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Garden Reach Flyover

The perennially-congested Garden Reach area can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The newly-constructed 4-lane flyover at Garden Reach has come as…
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Butterfly Garden

It is a therapeutic experience to walk around on cobbled garden walkways while admiring a thriving population of flora and fauna. Butterfly…
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Floating Market at Patuli

The term ‘Floating Market’ immediately brings to our mind the image of Dal Lake of Kashmir with its beautiful ‘shikaras’ or even…
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Light & Sound Show at Eco Park Sculpture Garden

Replete with various anecdotes that has helped shape the history of Bengal; the newly opened sculpture garden at Eco Tourism Park in…
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New EM Bypass – Basanti Highway Connector, Kalikapur-Anandapur-Chowbaga Road

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has added a new 3.8 kilometre road connecting the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the Prince Anwar Shah Road Connector…
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A New Wave of Performances

The continuous evolution of popular culture has brought us ever so close to our icons. Maybe not through direct communication but definitely…
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New Town introduces Electric buses

New Town is now a certified Gold-rated Green City, as adjudged by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), an institution of CII.…
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Kolkata Gets a New Open Air Theatre

Evolving from Greek architecture, open air theatres have become a typical feature of the urban landscape. It is always charming to visit…
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Food Trucks: A Growing Trend

Ever wondered what it takes to build a food truck? Each time we spot a food truck on the roads of Kolkata,…
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Seven Wonders of the World at Eco-Park

A first of its kind in the city, Kolkatans can now get a glimpse of the Seven Wonders of the World at…
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Uniform Speed Limit on City Flyovers

In a bid to bring in uniformity in speed for each and every category of vehicle plying on city flyovers, a uniform…
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A Slice of Japan In Eco Park

Eco Tourism Park is already a huge hit among visitors and with its newest addition, a Japanese Forest, it is bound to…
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Kolkata Crematoriums Get a Makeover

Happy hunting grounds of vultures and other scavenging animals, strewn with pieces of bones, skulls and remnants of half-lit pyres, the description…
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Kolkata Gets Bike Taxi Service

At a time when convenience is the buzzword, app based cab services have become quite popular in the city. But with road…
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Congestion-free

The dreaded traffic congestion at Posta in Burrabazar due to its narrow roads, further constricted by parking of large number of goods…
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Art But on a Different Canvas

Kolkata has enjoyed its share of brilliance in art. Right from Abanindranath Tagore to Bikash Bhattacharjee and Jogen Chowdhury, there has been…
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Get Inked

Though once regarded as a lesser art, tattoo has increasingly come to be associated with the expression of one's identity. And Kolkata…
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Christmas Spirit at Bow Barracks

Christmas is more than elaborate meals, store-bought plum cakes, and exchange of expensive gifts or formal parties. The true spirit of Christmas…
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Beautifying Kolkata

As the second city of the British Empire, Kolkata, then Calcutta, had earned the sobriquet “City of Palaces” before partition happened and…
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Pandals on Sale

Recycling is the buzzword for an environmentally conscious world and nobody knows it better than us. The concept of use and throw…
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Durga Puja: A Corporate Battleground

Durga Puja reminds us of many things - the sweet fragrance of shiuli, the vast stretches of kashphool gently swaying in the…
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Visit the Bheris of Kolkata

The East Kolkata Wetlands, considered to be the 'kidneys' of the city has been home to a number of bheris or fish…
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Ferry Services in Kolkata and Howrah

How many times you have been stuck in a traffic jam while approaching Howrah Bridge? Or almost missed your train because of…
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Buses With Bio–toilets

Inadequate or complete absence of restrooms on national highways have been long pending complaint for travellers on roads in our country. Even…
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Changing Times for Theatre

Theatre is a mirror through which art reflects life and like everything else, theatre in Kolkata, too, has undergone stages of metamorphosis…
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Bishwa Baangla Haat

When Kakali, who has made London her home for the past two decades, decided to get some nolen gur while returning from…
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Kolkata’s Own Wax Museum

Kolkatans, gear up for the ultimate celebrity experience! You can actually cozy up to them without being elbowed by security personnel and…
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