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  • City’s tourist spots feel coronavirus heat

    City’s tourist spots feel coronavirus heat

    “Around two-third of the visitors enter the Memorial's museum,” informed an official of Victoria Memorial.

    March 16, 2020
  • People flock to tourist hotspots on year’s last weekend

    People flock to tourist hotspots on year’s last weekend

    As people geared up to cheer and make merry, the city seemed keen to catch the festive air on a blustery Sunday morning.

    December 30, 2019
  • Silent screams of nostalgia

    Silent screams of nostalgia

    An exhibition of sketches on Kolkata by illustrator-sculptor Jacques Servières invokes emotions for the city dwellers and provides a glimpse to the foreigners

    July 20, 2019
  • Wounds that will never heal

    Wounds that will never heal

    As old buildings are razed to ground overnight, they disappear into rubble and with it a piece of the city’s history, culture and way of life too vanishes. In a documentary titled Khawto (The Wound) lensman Bijoy Chowdhury captures the demolition of one nondescript old house to tell a story of a city losing its identity.

    December 30, 2018
  • Dodgy over Konarak

    Dodgy over Konarak

    It is deeply unfortunate in terms of cultural history that Odisha’s Konarak Sun Temple, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, should now be at the centre of an unseemly controversy. Central to the discord between the state government on the one hand and the Centre’s Department of Culture and the Archaeological Survey of …

    November 17, 2018
  • Making her life more accessible

    Making her life more accessible

    It’s the season of Kolkata’s annual tryst with books and ideas. Venues across the city are brimming with words as literary festivals draw a steady stream of eager attendees and interesting speakers. Devapriya Roy and Priya Kurian launched the cover of their graphic biography on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, which will be out next …

    February 11, 2018
  • CISF to take over security of Victoria Memorial from mid January

    CISF to take over security of Victoria Memorial from mid January

    The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is likely to take over the security of Victoria Memorial from January 15 and deploy over a 100 personnel for its round the clock surveillance, an official said on Sunday. “CISF will take charge of the security from January 15 and we are constructing a barrack for the CISF …

    January 8, 2018
  • Glimpses of heritage

    Glimpses of heritage

    The Victoria Memorial celebrated the World Heritage Week from recently in November 2016 with a colourful and interesting line-up of events. The five days culminated into some remarkable moments for the audience who were dazzled with the glimpses of culture reflecting the rich treasury of heritage that the city could afford along with global glimpses …

    January 4, 2017
  • Glimpses of heritage

    Glimpses of heritage

    The Victoria Memorial celebrated the World Heritage Week from recently in November 2016 with a colourful and interesting line-up of events. The five days culminated into some remarkable moments for the audience who were dazzled with the glimpses of culture reflecting the rich treasury of heritage that the city could afford along with global glimpses …

    January 4, 2017