Road History

Bow Street



There are some assignments which you just have to do.
There are some which you like to do. And then, there are some which you fall in love with. Exploring Bow Street definitely falls in the last category.
My happiness knew no bounds when we decided to do a story on Bow Street for the December issue of ....

Elgin Road



What do you think of when you talk of Elgin Road? Forum, Crosswords, Bhawanipore College…correct! But there is much more than what meets the eye. The stretch is a treasure trove of stories waiting to be retold. ....

Mirza Ghalib Street



Mirza Ghalib Street stretches from Park Street in the south to Surendranath Banerjee Road in the north. It was formerly known as Free School Street. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation at its meeting held on March 31, 1969, decided to rename Free School Street as Mirza Ghalib Street in the memory of the renowned classica....

Pataldanga



Pataldanga, a prominent neighbourhood in old Calcutta figured in the earliest maps of the colonial city. It was surrounded by Mechuabazar, Boubazar, Lalbazar and Baithakkhana and located south of Mirzapur with Thanthan-e at its north. It was named so, probably because of its fertile soil which allowed huge production o....

Rabindra Sarani



The famous globetrotter Gary Moore had once said, “A journey is not so much about changing landscapes as about seeing them with new eyes.” We pass through so many different roads and streets everyday, without even pausing for a brief moment to behold their beauty, analyse their character, to hear their tales. One a....