While living in exile in Metiabruz, Wajid Ali Shah re-created a cultural and built environment that we have read as … More
The Founding of Calcutta Polo Club At 156 years old, the Calcutta Polo Club is the oldest polo club in … More
On 13th March 1856, Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last ruler of the state of Awadh, left Lucknow for Calcutta … More
1686 was a turbulent year for the English East India Company (henceforth EIC) in Bengal. The Governor of the Company’s … More
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.
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