St. Stephen’s Church, Kidderpore, Kolkata
Church with a Rocket like Steeple
Also see: My compilation of Calcutta (Kolkata) Churches
The St. Stephen’s Church, located on the Diamond Harbour Road, and next to the St. Thomas School, it is best observed from the bridge over Adi Ganga (Tolly Nala) in Kiddrpore.
With its unique rocket like steeple the St. Stephen’s Church attracts the attention of even the casual passerby. Strangely the steeple was not meant to be designed like a rocket, in fact it was designed as a ship’s lantern.
Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, Kolkata
Japanese Buddhist Temple, Kolkata
Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, has always been a melting pot of people of different religion and ethnicity. As the different religious group settled in a new city they set up there own place of worship.
The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel
The crocodile bread, cream roll and the amazing aroma of baked goodies are all that remains of the my fond memory of The Great Eastern Hotel.
I was at the bakery of The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, narrating my fond memories of the good old days of Great Eastern Hotel to Madhumita Bose, Manager PR & Macrom.
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.
Little did he know that he would never return to his capital Lucknow and it started the beginning of a home in exile.
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.
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.
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2016
Literary Heritage Walk organized by Streets of Calcutta (SOC)
The 7th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest (AKLF) kicked off with a Literary Heritage Walk of College Street area on 10 Jan. 2016.
The walk was organized by the Streets of Calcutta (SOC) and I was privileged enough to lead this walk.
Plaque of the last legal Sati (Suttee) of Bengal
Assembly Hall, Scottish Church College, Kolkata
“In 1829 he lighted the one pyre of his dead father and living mother, the last legal suttee of Bengal.”
The plaque in memory of The Rev. Bipro Charan Chuckerbutty, who lighted the pyre of the last legal sati of Bengal, stands on the walls of the Assembly Hall of Scottish Church College, in North Kolkata.