1686 was a turbulent year for the English East India Company (henceforth EIC) in Bengal. The Governor of the Company’s … More
This is part of a series of short pieces from our London correspondent Sarbajit Mitra. While pursuing a PhD at … More
Within the premises of the Panihati Balika Vidyalaya, tucked to one side, is the tomb of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, a … More
He is dead of having desired to live too fast. The burial lasted the whole day: The Queen and the Cabinet had sent carriages. All the high class in its entirety was there, and to each participant were donated veils of black silk which they retained.
waterlogging continues to affect in the older quarters in the north, central and south Kolkata. I wanted to explore the root of this by traveling back in time and tracing the history of drainage in the Second City of the (British) Empire.
Arriving in Kolkata after a few days of introduction to India in Chennai, you expect some noise and traffic, and … More
I was Born in South Calcutta and did my schooling and college from Park Circus and Park Street and that … More
Introduction The Last Supper painted by German neoclassical painter Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) remains one of the most famous colonial era … More
Early sources of drinking water From the standpoint of health, sanitation and drinking water, Calcutta was a poor choice for … More
Introduction Christmas, New Year’s Day, and the birthday of the King of England were the three major festivals celebrated by … More
Purulia is largely avoided by the tourists because of its recent tryst with the Maoists. Beyond this recent image lay … More