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  1. Laxman G
    March 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    I read with interest your article on Vizag. The reading tempted me to visit Vizag. I had never imagined Vizag to be such a woonderful destination. The pictures were also very inviting and attractive.Thanks.All the best
    Laxman G

  2. August 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    Mr. Rangan Datta Please visit site on Toong Oon Church for your kind support

  3. adele duru
    January 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    have you done any articles on anglo indians, i live in australia and would love to read a bit more on life in india for my parents…

  4. March 13, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    It is a nice blog. Thanks for giving this much important information to all.But I’m seeking permission to use some of your pics in my webpage ( if u don’t have any problem, please reply me. and if possible please visit

    Thanks a lot.

    • March 13, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Hi, you to have a beautiful blog, although I am yet to go through it in details. Yes you can use my photos provided you give proper reference and links to my blog.

      By the way can I know your name.

      Also let me know where you are using my photos.


      • March 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        Thanks Rangan. I want to use your pics in my blog, also i’ll give a link back to you.

        Thanks again for your time.


  5. John Gonsalves
    May 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Dear Mr. Datta my name is John Gonsalves and am trying to get the Email No of Cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holy Rosary 15 Portugese St. Murghihata Kolkata Or St. Thomas’s Catholic Church Middleton Row Kolkata where I believe my Grandparents were Baptised. Mr Norman Joseph Gonsalves Born around 1870/75 and Jessie Margaret Thomson born about 1880/85.I would most obligued for the information. John

  6. Maodhóg
    October 7, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Hello Rangan, my name Maodhóg and I recently sent an email to you. Could you reply to me as soon as possible? I would appreciate it 🙂

  7. October 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    ভারত-বর্ষের প্রথম তথ্য-প্রযুক্তি বিষয়ক বাংলা ব্লগ টেক-বেঙ্গল (।
    টেক-বেঙ্গল একটি বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তিধর্মী ওয়েবসাইট। প্রযুক্তিকে সবার মাঝে ছড়িয়ে দিতে এ এক ক্ষুদ্র প্রয়াস।
    নিত্য নতুন প্রযুক্তিকে সবার সাথে পরিচয় করিয়ে দিতে এটি একটি সামান্য উদ্যেগ মাত্র। ওয়েবসাইটটিতে একাধিক বিভাগে প্রযুক্তির একাধিক বিষয়ের ওপর আলোকপাত করা হয়েছে। মাতৃভাষার মাধ্যমে প্রযুক্তিকে তুলে ধরাই আমাদের প্রধান লক্ষ্য ও উদ্দেশ্য। আপনিও হতে পারেন আমাদের পথচলার অংশীদার। আপনার মূল্যবান জ্ঞান আমাদের সাথে ভাগাভাগি করে হতে পারেন আমাদের টেক-বাঙালী। যা কিছু জানেন তা অন্যদের জানান, এতে আপনার জ্ঞান আরো তুখড় হবে কারণ জ্ঞান আপনি যত বিতরণ করবেন তত বাড়বে। প্রযুক্তিকে বাংলা ভাষাভাষীদের মাঝে ব্যপকভাবে ছড়িয়ে দিতে ও বাঙালীদেরকে ইন্টারনেটের মাধ্যমে প্রযুক্তি মনস্ক করে তুলতে এগিয়ে আসুন আপনিও।


  8. Bhaskar Majumdar
    January 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Dear Rangan, thank you very much for your kind advice and guidance. I visited St. John’s Church (Kolkata) on 11-01-2014. The place is wonderful, history everywhere. Fabulous old pipe organ. Also had the privilage of meeting Mr. Johnny Purty, the organ player himself. What do the paintings of coats of arms on the walls (each with a skull painted underneath) signify? Bhaskar Majumdar

  9. Pijush Sarkar
    March 21, 2014 at 1:01 AM

    Mr. Rangan Datta
    I, Pijush Sarkar, an independent film maker am desirous to make documentary on Terracotta Art in Bishnupur, WB. Interpretation of Terracotta art is most wanted documents to me. I want your advice and guidance.
    Pijush Sarkar

  10. Sourav Das
    May 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    hi I’m Sourav Das. I’m independent film maker. Ami shatabi prachin mandirer upor r anami mandirer upor documentary banachi, apni jadi kichu purono shatabdi prachin mandirer list & segulor samparke amake help koren tahole ami amar kajta agiye niye jete parbo. Rajbalhat mandirgulor samparke aro kichu bolen toh khub bhalo hoy.

  11. Willi Suter
    August 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Dear Mr, Rangan Datta!

    My name is Willi Suter. (my e-mail is I live in Switzerland and have visited India several times before. Now I want to see more of West Bengal.

    Congratulations to your highly interesting and beautifully illustrated brick temple reports. I intend to visit some of the places you presented in your travel logue in November.

    Maybe you can help me to optimize my trip. Is it possible to see all the temples in Bishnupur in one day or should I reserve more time. I want to take many photographs, which takes time as you know.

    How can I reserve a car in Rampurhat to visit Maluti, in Bishnupur to visit the temples in the surrounding sites and, if possible in Katwa to visit Sribati. Are there enough taxis that would be willing to take me on a one-day trip? Do you have any addresses I could use (telephone is possibly difficult, because I do not speak Bengali)?

  12. August 11, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Mr. Rangan, could you kindly help me find PL Roy’s current family address? It is urgent

  13. August 23, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    I came across your website while searching for few contacts, and I was inspired by your interview to telegraph. I wish to follow a similar path myself, I love traveling and recently I have started writing my own blog, photography is my passion so I use my own pictures to tell a story, I know you are busy but I was hoping we could chat, I would love to hear your stories and get some expert tips. Although I know that no number of tips can make a traveler if it’s not within, still i would be honord if you consider my plea for an one on one talk. this is the link to my blog

    Thank you

    Aditya Biswas

  14. September 9, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    sir.. is there any post on bhangarh palace, alwar, rajasthan.. ? if no, I would like to request you to visit that place.. and write about that.

  15. Rahul Maitra
    October 4, 2014 at 12:02 PM

    Dear Mr.Datta,

    The article about making a fanush was quite interesting would be kind enough to share the details where some one can teach me making the same, might be a dying art can be dragged for some more years.

  16. Tim
    December 20, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    So much fascinating heritage in Kolkata, but would you know the exact location of Fairley Hall in Dum Dum also sometimes called Fairy Hall I believe? I’ve tried old and new maps and searches without success. Lots of references but no precise location. Can you help please?

    • Ashoke Sett
      January 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM

      Thanks for your description about antpur. i am living near dunlop . so iam getting no timing of buses from espla nade to antpur . Thanks,

  17. Taddanpally Krishna Mohan
    May 27, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Mr. Rangan Datta,
    I want to work as part time tourist guide.
    I want to earn some extra bugs for my family can you help me.
    I born and bought in hyderabad old city. I have rich experience of tourist place in hyderabad.
    Contact No 9966703468

  18. Shyamal Kr. Basu
    September 18, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    We are travel planners and do organize weekend tours in and around West Bengal and holiday trips across India. Also into passport services. Its nice that Rangan has come up with such a good blog sites with best of the information.

  19. March 23, 2016 at 12:50 PM

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  20. Khalid Rashid
    June 12, 2016 at 3:23 PM


    Am keenly interested in paranormial study and activity, I wish to be a part of any activity regarding same in Kolkata.


    Khalid Rashid

  21. Gautam Majumdar
    June 19, 2016 at 12:09 AM

    Thank you for all information about various places. One request – why do you put your email address covering the pictures. How can people frame the pictures, if they want to do so? Please consider this.

    Gautam Majumdar

  22. Ashit Basu
    October 18, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Hi one of my bengali friend going to get married to a french guy who’s jewish, can you suggest of which synagauge can help me out to find a rabbi ( if it is not wrongly written). Its very urgent.

    • October 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM

      Dear Mr Basu, as per my knowledge, there is no Rabbi in any of the synagogues in Kolkata. Ms Cohen ( can help you out. You can give my reference.

      Also if the marriage ceremony happens in the Synagogue, please inform me. I have plans of photo documenting the event. Please keep me updated on my mail

  23. Sumit Dasgupta
    November 5, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Phanus maker Ajay Dutta- contact ta petey pari?
    Sumit Dasgupta 9830080841.

  24. Trisit Podder
    January 2, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Sir I’m a sincere follower and admirer of your articles. These help many nomad-souls like me, really. Thanks for being so helpful. One personal query I have. I’m looking for Tibetan Language Study Centre in Kolkata, can you help me out in this matter? I searched it thoroughly in Google, and also by visiting many places.

  25. January 15, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    sir I have a travel related group with 12000+ members and a travel related page with 4500+ likes. but I don’t have time to make any posts I want you to use these two to promote your posts .I don’t expect any money in exchange ,just want my page and group to be active. thanks ,hoping a reply

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  27. Sanjeev Panthi
    May 16, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    For the first time, I am going through some of the wonderful articles posted in your blog. It’s indeed wonderful and rich in all respect.

  28. January 28, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    You might be interested to visit Dhanyakuria (

  29. Christopher Ali
    February 8, 2018 at 6:44 AM

    Hello i am from Bow Barracks, Calcutta now residing in Australia. Wondering if there is a way i can find out how old Bow Barracks is and if it can be heritage listed and what are the PROS & CONS of doing the same if eligible.

    • March 24, 2018 at 9:57 AM

      Thanks Christopher. The barracks came up during the WWI (1914 – 18) and was built for American solders.

      Presently it is under Kolkata Improvement Trust and probably under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Heritage list.

      The heritage laws in our country is very complicated and frnakly apeaking I do have no idea about the PROS & CONS of a heritage property.

  30. Sana Siddiqui
    October 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM

    Hii, your blogs are really amazing. Even I want to learn how to write blogs please help me out. I m student of EMPI and I came to know about you by my teacher Dr. Premashish Roy . He said that you are the right person who can help me. So please do reply sir.

    • November 2, 2018 at 9:01 PM

      Dear Sana, please forward my Diwali Greetings to Premashish sir.

      It is very easy to start a blog, you need to register with blogspot or wordpress (I would prefer wordpress). It is just like opening a FB account and then you have to start writing.

      Although it is very easy to open a blog with it is extremely difficult maintaining it. Creating interesting and unique content on a regular basis is not an easy task.

      So before you start identify your areas of interest and your strong points. Set yourself a target like one post a week or one post in two weeks, Before you start keep some article ready.

      Any more quarries do sent me a mail at

  31. Lorraine Gonsalves
    March 12, 2019 at 12:45 AM

    Hi my Name is Lorraine I live in Canada . before I left India I went to .visit the Carmelite Nuns on Outram St which I go there all time. so please help me to get the address to the
    Carmelite Nuns,

    Thank you

    Lorraine Gonsalves

  32. Lorraine Gonsalves
    April 3, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    Hi My Name is Lorraine I Live in Toronto Canada. can you please give me the address
    of the Carmelite Nun on Outram street as I would like to get the telephone number
    please can you help me

    thank you

    Lorraine Gonsalves

  33. Anirban
    July 20, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Sir, just wanted to let you know I am a big fan of your work.
    I have a small Youtube channel – Adriv Wanderlust. I intend to make videos on certain lost places of West Bengal you have covered. Hats off to you Sir!

  34. Abhi
    January 17, 2021 at 9:53 PM

    Hi Rangan,

    I absolutely love your work. It is inspiring to see such a comprehensive coverage of historic Chinese temples that are on the brink of obscurity. Hope I still have the chance to get a glimpse of it before these places crumble away into the abyss of time. I love the detail on the Toong On Church which you gave as the years passed by… A small little observational story of its own 🙂 Fantastic blog that I wish I’d have found years ago. Will make sure to go through your whole blog.

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Lots of admiration and respect…

  35. January 16, 2022 at 11:22 PM

    Thank you for a most interesting blog on the military semaphore towers in Bengal. I saw no mention of the sepaphore tower in the grounds of Flagstaff House, Barrackpore, West Bengal which I visited three years ago. Is there any reason for not including it? I would like to hear from you in this regard. Best regards, Peter R. Moore

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