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Sixth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk

May 31, 2017 3 comments

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata VI

Sixth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 29 January 2017

Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks

Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like workshops and photowalks.

Group Photo, Sixth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, (Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons)

Group Photo, Sixth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, (Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons)

The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.

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Bengali Literary Heritage Bus Tour, Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav 2016

October 21, 2016 1 comment

Bengali Literary Heritage Bus Tour

Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) 2016

The second edition of the Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsav (ABSU) kicked off with the Bengali Literary Heritage Bus Tour, held on 16 Oct. 2016.

Eminent writer and columnist Ranjan Bandhopadhyay (center), Swagat Sengupta, CEO Oxford Book Stores (left) and Tridip Chatterjee of Patra Bharati (right) at Kolkata Police Museum

Eminent writer and columnist Ranjan Bandhopadhyay (center), Swagat Sengupta, CEO Oxford Book Stores (left) and Tridip Chatterjee of Patra Bharati (right) at Kolkata Police Museum

I was privileged enough to lead a group of about 60 eminent Kolkatans, including eminent writer and columnist Ranjan Bandhopadhyay, through the winding streets of north Kolkata past the houses of stalwarts of Bengali literature.

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In the footsteps of Wajid Ali Shah, Walking tour of Metiabruz

May 11, 2016 19 comments

In the footsteps of Wajid Ali Shah

Walking tour of Metiabruz, an initiative of ITC Sonar, Kolkata

See also: Metiabruz Dawat, ITC Sonar, Kolkata

On 13 May 1856 a steamer, name McLeod, docked at the Bichali Ghat in Metibruz, in the southern fringes of Calcutta (now Kolkata). On board was the disposed king of Oudh (or Awadh) Wajid Ali Shah.

Group shot at the grand staircase of the Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) Office, headquarters of South Eastern Railway (SER), Garden Reach, Kolkata

Group shot at the grand staircase of the Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) Office, headquarters of South Eastern Railway (SER), Garden Reach, Kolkata

Little did he know that he would never return to his capital Lucknow and it started the beginning of a home in exile.

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Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk

February 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata V

Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 24 January 2016

Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks

Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like workshops and photowalks.

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Group Photo (not the whole group), Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, (Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons)

The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.

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Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk

September 9, 2015 5 comments

Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk

Confluence of Culture

After the grand success of Happy Street, the Calcutta Times of The Times of India started their next project of Passion Clubs.

Group Photo, Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk of Confluence of Cultures.

Group Photo, Calcutta Times, Passion Club, Heritage Walk of Confluence of Cultures.

The Heritage, Photography and Food Passion Clubs were formed and the activities started soon after, with the objective of making the Calcuttans aware of their own heritage.

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Chitpur Local Photowalk

April 8, 2015 24 comments

Chitpur Local

A Photowalk along Chitpur Road, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Bonga Local, Gede Local, Rangahat Local are all local trains originating from the Sealdah Station in Kolkata (Calcutta). There is no Chitpur Local and it is quiet obvious as Chitpur is a neighborhood located within Kolkata (Calcutta).

Chitpur Local (reviving of Chitpur, Calcutta's oldest neighborhood)

Chitpur Local (reviving of Chitpur, Calcutta’s oldest neighborhood)

Chitpur Local is a name of a project aimed at reviving the Chitpur area, which is considered as the one oldest neighborhood of Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk

January 8, 2015 12 comments

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata IV

Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 14 December 2014

Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks

Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like Wikiacademy and photowalks.

Group Photo (not the whole group), Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photo Walk. Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons

Group Photo (not the whole group), Fourth Wikipedia Kolkata Photo Walk. Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons

The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.

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Third Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk

February 26, 2014 24 comments

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata III

Third Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 23 February 2014

Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks

Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like Wikiacademy and photowalks.

Third Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, Group Photo (Not the whole group)

Third Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, Group Photo (Not the whole group)

The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.

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Walkability Study of Calcutta Maidan

December 11, 2013 5 comments

Walkability Study of Calcutta Maidan

A Jane’s Walk initiative supported by Calcutta Walks

Also see: Jane’s Walk 2013, Calcutta

“The tiger-haunted jungle which cut off the village of Chowringhee from the river was cleared, and gave way to the wide grassy stretch of the Maidan of which Calcutta is so proud.”

Calcutta Old and New, H E A Cotton

Green and Red Frames. Left: Green for the endless stretch of Maidan. Right: Red for horse dung

Green & Red Frames. L: Green for the endless stretch of Maidan. R: Red for horse dung

It was a story of red and green frames, green was for thumbs up or like while red was for thumbs down or dislike. Sounds easy, not exactly!!!

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Scott Kelby Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

October 9, 2013 2 comments

Scott Kelby’s Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Along the Hooghly (Nimtala Ghat – Bagbazar Ghat)

Also see: My blog post on Scott Kelby’s Photowalk 2012, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Its the first Saturday of October and its time for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk.  Scott Kelby, photographer and photo editor, have been organizing photowalks worldwide since 2008. Held on the the first Saturday of October Scott Kelby’s photowalk is organized in all the major cities of the world and attracts thousands of photo enthusiast. The 2013 version of Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk consisted of 1238 walk with 28648 participants.

Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata)

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2013, Calcutta (Kolkata) (Photo: Manjit Singh Hoonjan)

Since the last year Calcutta (Kolkata) has been on the Scott Kelby’ Worlwide Photowalk map and 2013 saw two separate walks in Calcutta (Kolkata). I decided to join the walk in North Calcutta (Kolkata) lead by Manjit Singh Hoonjan.

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