Falta Dutch Fort


“Ekhane bagher khancha chilo. Jara bodmasi korto tader ei bagher khachey fele dawa hoto” (There used to be a tiger cage right here and people who used to do bad things would be thrown inside the cage) muttered the boy of around ten years of age as he explained the functionality of the old structures … Continue reading Falta Dutch Fort

Moyapur Achipur Barood Ghar Magazine


“What is in a name”? Everything actually when it comes to history and heritage. Around two years back I had visited a group of abandoned brick buildings that were almost in ruins while on a trip to Achipur. The locals refer to this place as a “Barood Ghar” but no such references exist in any … Continue reading Moyapur Achipur Barood Ghar Magazine

Locating Baigachi RAF Airfield


While writing the blog about the places bombed by Japanese in Calcutta one name that often crept up was “Baigachi RAF Airfield”. For some time I was not being able to locate its exact position since the name of the locality has changed and has nothing to do with an airfield anymore. The one reference … Continue reading Locating Baigachi RAF Airfield

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