A photowalk in the city of dreams

One of our readers went out on a walk through Mumbai and this is what he found… Mumbai is a city of restraint and excesses. It is a city of dreams and of nightmares, of truth and of dare. Every nook and corner of the city tells a hundred stories.   The Hutatma Chowk derives…

Bombay Gymkhana: Connecting with cricket

One of the city’s most elite clubs, the 140-year-old Bombay Gymkhana, has been instrumental in shaping many an Indian cricketer’s future. Formed in 1875 exclusively for the elite Europeans, it remained that way well into the 20th century – even Ranji was refused admission. The only Indians allowed into the club were servants, although this…

A Varanasi ghat through a reader’s lens

Soumyodeep Sett Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is the holy city of India situated on the banks of river Ganges. Known for its temples, Benaras is not only religious but also pisturesque. Globetrotter Sumyodeep Sett wanted to share a few clicks by him on the Dashashwamedh Ghat and here they are: In every ghat of…

On Eid, prayers for peace

The festival of Eid was observed in a big way at Nakhoda Mosque and Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata and other mosques and different eidghas in the districts. People were seen exchanging greetings and gifts and giving alms to the needy who had gathered around the mosques and eidgahs. Markets in various Muslim-dominated areas in…

Chronicles of a forgotten past

Today’s New Town is a concrete urban jungle in the heart of Kolkata. What used to be a fertile alluvial plain is now central New Town area and the amazing nature-gazing fields where one could bird-watch for hours, hear the tweets of such innumerable flying beauties and view the bountiful landscape is an emerging nerve…