Clock Tower the Pillar that Tells Time

Considered to be a beautiful weekend destination, Chandannager, along the banks of Hoogly, is situated just thirty-five kilometers away from north Calcutta. It is said that the French people once resided there and thus Chandannagar is also an old French Colony. Among many tourist destinations of Chandannagar, Clock Tower is quite famous. In a dilapidated […]

Indian Museum- The Museum that Began An Era

Every room hides a million tales. Every brick smells of a history, made immortal. Such is the magnificence of the Indian Museum. When one decides to go on a city tour in Kolkata, he is inevitably escorted to the Indian Museum to see its rare collections of antiques, armour, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. Built […]

Victoria Memorial “White Beauty”

White Marble palaces, kingly grandeur and royal histories have always been a subject of fascination.And why not? Dont we all love to devour ourselves in ancient culture and stories of Royal families? The Victoria Memorial palace surrounded by the acres of green gardens has always been a great contributor to our culture and history and […]

College Street- The Road to Knowledge

If you asked someone staying in Kolkata, where could you buy a very old book currently unavailable in the Oxfords and the Starmarks and the so called sophisticated book stores of the city, you’ll be guided to the College Street. It indeed is true that there hardly exists a book which has not seen the […]

Metiabruz and the Homesick Nawab

It was the May of 1856. The dejected Nawab heaved a sigh of sorrow as he stepped down the McLeod. The steamer had just docked at the Bichali Ghat in the southern fringes of erstwhile Calcutta. He had travelled till Varanasi on a palanquin and then boarded the McLeod Steamer, leaving behind his favourite Zurd […]

B.B.D Bagh- Road that means business

A shove here. A push there. A multitude of people busily walking across. The hustle and bustle of this place can easily help it win the title of the busiest areasin Kolkata. Such is the feel of B.B.D Bagh. When the East Indian Company landed in Kolkata, they built a square in the western part […]

Princep Ghat – The Memory Forever

I am not just a ghat, not just a famous place of Kolkata. It’s contribution to this city goes back to the time when it was sutanoti. From travellers to business, to fishing, to bathing, I have seen it all. I have seen the flourishing business of the British era. I have seen the changing times, the […]

Dakshineswar -A Dream

It was just the night before my pilgrimage to Banaras was about to begin. Yes I could clearly remember that dream; only it was not a dream. It was real. The divine goddess was real. Her instructions were real. Calcutta is my beautiful city. And with a river that flows with pride and people who […]

Jorasanko Thakurbari Walls Engraved with Liberty

The ancestral home of noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Joransanko Thakurbari, contributes an immense amount to the rich culture of Kolkata involving the Bengal Renaissance and Brahmo Samaj. The stories surrounding the red brick mansion can be dated back to 18th century when it was built by Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, Kobigurus grandfather. Jorasanko Thakurbari Museum is […]

Life by The Ganges at Konnangar

A small and peaceful suburb on the banks of River Hooghly, Konnagar is a top pick for anyone looking to experience the warmth of Bengali culture minus the disadvantages that uncontrolled development brings. Just a few miles from Kolkata and easily accessible by road and rail networks, its a heaven if you are looking to […]