As the city of joy is silent and waits for the time when it can feel its usual humdrum, the carefree physical mobility of its residents, we have shared some of the interesting facts about it. #8 Spooky Rabindra Sarobar Metro While metros are under construction in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, Kolkata metro dates back to 1984. It is, in fact, the oldest … Continue reading Interesting Facts About Kolkata – Our City Of Joy
Princep Ghat or Prinsep Ghat, call what you may, is one of the iconic hangout places in Kolkata. The white porch from where you can catch a glimpse of Howrah Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu (2nd Hooghly Bridge) and a clear blue sky on looking above has been a popular day out destination among the Kolkatans. Amidst the Coronavirus situation in Kolkata, where we all are searching … Continue reading Princep Ghat of Kolkata – Where History Stands Still
Come winter, almost all the sweetshops of Kolkata, especially, gets flooded with the ‘Joynagarer Moa.’ Well, a few of us are closely acquainted with the production timeline and taste of the original ‘Joynagarer Moa,’ therefore, doubt the authenticity of those flooding ones. However, the ‘Narkel Sondesh’ is something Kolkata and other parts of Bengal still do not know much about. Made exclusively in Dakshin Barasat, … Continue reading The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 3: Sweets from the South 24 Parganas district
It’s quite natural for a few people to feel claustrophobic during this pandemic time as we are following lockdown, social distancing to fight COVID-19. Amidst such a crisis, the news of Eco Park Kolkata opening after lockdown is a real breather. Those who are really looking forward to breathing fresh air by escaping to greenery with kids and families for a while can take a … Continue reading A Day Out in Eco Park Kolkata
In this series ‘The Sweetmeats of Bengal’ we will be attempting to bring forth the variety of sweets that originated in different districts of Bengal. Each of our post will be about the famous desserts that have achieved iconic status in Bengal as well as the whole world. A short history of sugar in Bengal: A part of Bengal was known as ‘Gaudabanga’ (northern districts … Continue reading The Sweetmeats of Bengal -1: Sweets from the Bardhaman district.
Those of us who have studied in the Convent schools, Christmas celebrations means different to us. We feel Christmas isn’t about loud celebrations but toned down, more of being at home with our near and dear ones, with sharing food and season’s best wishes. And Bow Barracks forever upholds this soothing essence of Christmas! Away from the shining lights and blaring music from the loudspeakers … Continue reading Christmas Celebrations at Bow Barracks forever reminds of the traditional British celebrations in Kolkata
Come the post monsoon season, the footfalls still increase in the entire stretch of Bidhan Sarani, erstwhile Cornwallis Street, in search of new saree designs or new dresses. Still now, in many Bengali households, Pujor Bajar start from and end in Hatibagan. Hatibagan still stands in testimony to the bygone time when people flocked in crowds to buy ‘Alpin to Elephant’ here after watching their … Continue reading Hatibagan – The Heritage Market Area which had a Cinema Para now lost in the sands of time.
Dokra or Dhokra is an ancient craft which uses lost-wax casting technique to create artefacts from non-ferrous metals like bronze and copper-based alloys. The ancient Mohenjo Daro figurine of the dancing girl art is one of the testimonials of this form of art which dates back to about 5000 years. One of the famous folklores of Chhattisgarh, the epicentre of the Dokra craft technique, says … Continue reading Dariyapur – Uphelding the heritage of Dokra Art in Bengal and India
D U R G A P U R…as I speak out this name, a collage of a few images becomes alive in my mind – the wide roads, the residential quarters, the daily markets, large playgrounds, the hand drawn hopscotch courts, the treasured markers of the same game, the impromptu cycling races, school premises, school functions, the journey to the intermediate college, and the neighbours … Continue reading Durgapur – Not just an industrial city
If you ever happen to be in Asansol in the winters, instead of visiting the Galaxy malls and other upcoming malls, take a walk through the city. Visit the schools which the Brothers have moulded with their patience and care. Visit the coal mines, which forms the backbone of not just this city but our West Bengal. Continue reading Asansol- From A Different Angle