Monday, Nov 28, 2022



Explained: 'Calcutta does not have a birthday', but it has some markers of urbanisation

August 26, 2021 8:12 am

To claim that any city was “founded” on a specific day would mean dismissing early years of settlement. In the case of Calcutta, Charnock did not chance upon barren land because settlements predated his arrival.

From growing up in Shantiniketan to winning Nobel Prize: Amartya Sen looks back at his journey

June 05, 2021 7:53 pm

In an interview with The Harvard Gazette, the economist looked back at the last nine decades and what drove him to study the underlying mechanisms of poverty and gender inequity.

Streetwise Kolkata: Surya Sen Street, a 950-metre stretch that has no particular connection with the revolutionary

March 19, 2021 10:00 pm

The weight of the history of the institutions that call this street home are almost distracting, making it easy for pedestrians to miss its name while walking down this road.

Work at Calcutta HC, subordinate courts to remain suspended till April 30

April 09, 2020 3:06 pm

Apart from the high court and its circuit benches at Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Jalpaiguri, regular work will also remain suspended at the subordinate courts, the notification said.

For The Record: Preserving Calcutta for the future

May 09, 2015 12:00 am

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

January 02, 2014 2:52 am

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

October 04, 2013 2:41 am

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

Frozen Music

September 28, 2013 5:36 am

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

September 17, 2013 3:24 am

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

From Iktara to Mandola

September 06, 2013 2:16 am

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


New art exhibition explores Bengal in 1790s with rare etchings

July 29, 2021 7:11 pm

The first edition, containing 250 hand-coloured etchings, was published in Calcutta (Kolkata) between 1796 and 1799 by the European artist Baltazard Solvyns, which was was followed by a second, enlarged edition in Paris between 1808 and 1812

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

April 12, 2016 7:56 pm

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.