Melodies of the Past

The fifties and the sixties were truly the golden era of music in Bengal. Television was still some years away and musical…

Read More

Manna Dey City’s balladeer

In the past few decades Kolkata has changed beyond recognition. New glitzy coffee shops have sprung up in shopping malls and among…

Read More

Re-making Music

Purists often frown at the ongoing trend of “remake” and “remix” of original popular songs but its exponents are even tinkering with…

Read More

Tagore & Swamiji - A Bond Hitherto Unknown

The Dutta-household at Simla and Tagore's ancestral residence at Jorasanko were within a short distance but the two illustrious personalities – Rabindranath…

Read More

Tagore & the test of time

On 13 March Rabindranath wrote: "Aji hote satabarsha pore ke tumi poricho boshi mor kabitakhani koutuhal bhore (A hundred years hence, who…

Read More

Swami Vivekananda's Ties with Kolkata

Swami Vivekananda, another prodigious son of Kolkata spent his whole childhood and youth in the lanes and bylanes of this city which…

Read More

Festival of Colours in Colonial Calcutta

Holi or Dol is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun, going by the Bengali calendar. It assumed…

Read More

A Season for Music

Kolkata's winter cultural calendar is incomplete without nightlong Classical music conferences. The city does boast of a rich heritage as Calcutta was…

Read More

Body Building: a thing of past?

In one of the most remarkable scenes from Jai Baba Felunath by iconic director, Satyajit Ray, a body builder displayed his muscles…

Read More

Rodda Case - a Daring Robbery

Every day hundreds and thousands of people thronging Ganesh Chandra Avenue come across four half bust statues installed opposite Hind Cinema. But…

Read More

Poila Baisakh

Poila Baisakh is primarily a festivity once associated with the business class among the Bengalis. It was the benias of the foreign…

Read More

Kolkata On WHEELS Newsletter