In Kolkata, an unusually high number of people have been declared ‘insolvent’ so they don’t have to repay their debts.
Traffic blockades in Kolkata are part and parcel of the city’s daily routine. If there’s a cause, you can be sure there’ll be a holdup.
Few other streets in the world house the variegated pageant of life Park Street does. And perhaps fewer still have changed character as dramatically over time as this 250 years old Kolkata landmark.
Kolkata’s Park Street is the most iconic road in India. Bridging the gap between Warren Hastings and Buddhadeb, it is a celebration, and, alas, a tragedy.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s proposal to turn this college into a university is being opposed, predictably, by Bengal’s communist ancien regime.
At a temple in Kolkata, Chinese expats appease the goddess with offerings of momos and noodles
A peek into the storied 226-year-old mansion in central Calcutta that goes by Fairlawn Hotel.