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Drive Out To Mukutmanipur

by Piu Sur

We were looking for a short weekend trip close to Kolkata. That is how we found Mukutmanipur in Bankura. It took us about 5 hours to drive the distance of 216 kms at a ...

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Murshidabad Can Teach The Rest Of India How To Restore Heritage And Market The Past

by Jael Silliman

A few families have got together to revive the region’s glory through restoration, conservation and tourism. In the eighteenth ...

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Short Film Festival, Baul Music And Travel Experiencing Bengal

by Piu Sur

Nandan. Kolkata Short Film Festival. Chitrabani. Sahaj Manush. They are like rivers from different directions meeting at Nandan a...

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Must Visit Places In Kolkata

by WOT

From Calcutta to Kolkata.... or is it the Bengali’s Kolkata to the anglophiles’ Calcutta, as named by the British. The old struggles with the new h...

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ALSO WORTH VISITING IN WEST BENGAL

by Rajen Bali

Bandel (43 kms): The main attractions here are the Church of our Lady of Bandel and the Monastery. This is the oldest Portuguese church in this part of the world. Bande...

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Murshidabad- A Weekend Visit!

by Arup Chanda

“I will get the best chicken sandwiches from Coffee House in College Street,” Rajesh Dutt of the famous family of Bholanath Dutt and Sons, paper Merchants in Kolkat...

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An Inexpensive Weekend Getaway To Taki At The Indo-Bangladesh Border

by Arup Chanda

“Take the 9.28 am Hasnabad local and get down at Taki railway station,” said Subed Ali Gazi when I telephoned him and informed him of wanting to get away from the s...

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Delightful Darjeeling – Part 1

by Rajen Bali

“The one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once – by even a glimpse – would not give that glimpse for the shows of the rest of the world co...

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In Search Of A Maharani Amongst Darjeeling Schools

by Rita Bhimani

Destination Darjeeling: to seek out a Maharani. The fabled queen of hill stations has some crowning assets that continue to contribute to its heritage. The toy train, u...

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Rabindra Tirtha

by Piu Sur

Spring time brings in one-of-the best festival of the season − Basanrta Utsav popularly known as Holi. Waking up to prabhat pheri in the morning wat...

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THIS-'N-THAT FROM HERE-'N-THERE

by Rajen Bali

Plassey, West Bengal. The Battle of Plassey, on 23 June 1757, changed the course of Indian history. The British East India Company forces, under Robert...

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Basanta Utsav @ Shantiniketan

by Piu Sur

Colors, Rabindrasangeet and dance all merged together with the surrounding Palash Trees in full blossom to complement the beaut...

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