Presidency’s Perestroika

Jaideep Mazumdar

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s proposal to turn this college into a university is being opposed, predictably, by Bengal’s communist ancien regime.

The Tank Tops

This water tank was commissioned in 1911, but the Kolkata Municipal Corporation went ahead and celebrated its centenary this year. Here’s why they could not wait for two more years

The Tao of Kali Worship

At a temple in Kolkata, Chinese expats appease the goddess with offerings of momos and noodles

Home away from Home

A peek into the storied 226-year-old mansion in central Calcutta that goes by Fairlawn Hotel.

You Can Check out, but Never Leave

This eccentric hotel in Kolkata brings its guests back again and again for the inimitable ‘Fairlawn experience’

Paradise Lost

Tagore did not want his Visva Bharati university to become an Oxford or Cambridge. Its administrators today are ensuring that it never will

Kolkata School of Fashion

Guess what defines the culture-proud Bengali bhadralok’s emergence on the fashion scene?

Striking Early Boundaries

Cricket, growing up, was cricket alright—plain and simple. Am not so sure now


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