The Jews of Kolkata

From the early 19th century the Jews settled in the capital of British India in successive waves of migration. Kolkata, or Calcutta…

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Kolkata: The Armenian Capital of India

Kolkata's connection with the Armenians dates back to days even before Job Charnock, the British trader set his foot in Calcutta and…
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Anglo-Indians: Lending An Urbane Touch

The Anglo-Indian community denotes a small English speaking minority which boasts of a mixed ancestry of both British and Indian. An Anglo-Indian's…
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The Chinese way of Life

The term Chinese does not mean only food. Rather it is a way of life. Chinese values remain an enigma to most…
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Kabuliwalas of Kolkata

Gone are the days when pathans crossed the desert in camels and came down to Kolkata to trade in horses. Today most…
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Parsees: Keystone of our cultural fabric

Kolkata has been the home of many communities though some of them have been moving away from the city in recent years.…
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A silent fabric of Kolkata

Several communities make up for the beautiful collage that we call Kolkata. Sadly, many of these communities are dwindling in number and…
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Crossing the line

Leila and Bano have been on the dance floor for the last couple of hours, dressed in ghagra choli and salwar kameez…
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