Calcutta Unfurled India’s First Flag

Not many of us are aware that the very first unofficial flag of India was hoisted at Calcutta. At the height of the Swadeshi Movement launched in protest against Curzon’s decision to partition Bengal, a band of young r


Simlapara: Chequered Past

Simla or Shimulia was an ancient village, primarily inhabited by weavers and widely acclaimed for its fine cotton dhotis. It is one of the few neighbourhoods of old Calcutta which has retained its ancient name in the roa


Lal Dighi: Reflections of the Raj

Lal Dighi was once an old tank within the premises of zemindar's old cutcherry belonging to Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. The pool of water adjoining the temple of ‘Shyam Roy’ - the family deity of the zemindar, turn


Maidan: A People’s Park

Fondly termed as the 'lungs of Calcutta' Maidan, standing on no less than 1283 acres of vast open space, can lay claim to be in the same league as London's Hyde Park, New York's Central Park, Paris' Bois de Boulogne and

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