Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah and Mosque – Complete Guide


Have you seen the entire complex? Have been to the back of the Mazar? The man constantly followed us while we were busy trying to photograph each and every section of the mausoleum. At one point the man assertively pointed out to the various Hindu mythological characters still very much visually present. He then smiled … Continue reading Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah and Mosque – Complete Guide

Reserve Bank of India Museum Kolkata


When we were young my grandmother used to keep telling us about how her father that is my great grandfather had lost quite a significant amount of money due to a bank run. I was too young to understand the meaning of a bank run and was assuming that the owner of the bank had … Continue reading Reserve Bank of India Museum Kolkata

Thomas Fanshawe Middleton Last Resting Place


So where was Thomas Fanshawe Middleton the first Bishop of Calcutta buried? This question had always intrigued me for long, as there were no official document to backup. Many books, gazettes, and repots have mentioned him being buried at the altar of St. Jonh’s Church and the marble plaque at the altar of the church … Continue reading Thomas Fanshawe Middleton Last Resting Place

Metcalfe Hall Kolkata


If you talk about book and libraries in Kolkata people always think about the National Library. It is indeed one of the biggest libraries in the country with a collection, which cannot be measured in money. I have myself got many information verified for my blogs through the large collection of old newspapers that it … Continue reading Metcalfe Hall Kolkata

Freemasons Hall Kolkata


The year was 1990 and Bangalore then was still a small sleepy town. The city had very few cinema theatres and the number of them showing English movies were even less. Most of the theatres showing English movies were located on M. G. Road and Plaza was one of them. My introduction and in future … Continue reading Freemasons Hall Kolkata

Armistice Centenary Commemoration in Kolkata


I have blogged extensively about Christian Cemeteries in Kolkata as well as covered a lot of topic on First World War and Second World War so it is not uncommon for me to receive emails from the families of WWI and WWII veterans thanking me for my effort. Usually, as a courtesy, I send them … Continue reading Armistice Centenary Commemoration in Kolkata