Calcutta News

For The Record: Preserving Calcutta for the future

A letter to the chief minister of West Bengal on safeguarding and restoring the city’s architectural heritage.

123 properties in prime locations in Delhi may go to Wakf Board

Proposal has,however,split ministry; urban development secretary is learnt to be against it.


Bengal’s seat of administration moves for first time in its history

It was in 1911 that the capital of India was shifted from Calcutta to Delhi.

Frozen Music

Reviving a cross-cultural genre called Hindoostani Airs,Pandit Ravi Shankar’s student,Barry Phillips spearheads a new music album where East and West meet

MBA programmes: IIMC 19th in world

The premier B-School had participated in the FT Global Rankings survey for the first time this year.

From Iktara to Mandola

Musician Tapas Roy is Bollywood’s go-to guy for all string instruments


Raining Ragas

Raga and time and raga and seasons,how can there possibly be a link?

'I had travelled alone to many places,but I never felt unsafe. Till I came to India'

A woman from Philippines recounts the horror of being a solo traveller in India.

Proved my Principal wrong by topping in studies: Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal said he proved his Principal wrong when he topped Saint Xavier's College.

My Experiments with Third-Class Travel

How Mahatma Gandhi’s rail journeys led to the birth of a nation.

Calcutta Photos

Rare photos of Calcutta in the 1940s: A foodie's diary

Calcutta’s preeminence as the Mecca of Indian street food has a lot to do with it being the former capital of the Raj, and the cosmopolitanism it foisted upon the city. The visual documentation of those eventful times by Glenn S Hensley, photography technician with the US Army Airforce, in the summer of 1944, bears testimony to that.