The Story of CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY

The University of Calcutta is one of the first institutions in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular western style university and it often lures us to delve into its origins. Every nook and corner of the great institution is filled with nostalgia and memories of students and history of the institute’s inception….

The Great Eastern Hotel – From Origins to Present Day

In 1840, the flag of the East India Company fluttered over the Writers’ Building, the British gentry came to the Townhall in horse drawn carriages to attend concerts and Calcutta was among the frontline cities of the world, where fortune seekers and entrepreneurs, artists and artisans, men of letters and men with a vision came…

The Church Map of Kolkata

Numerous European Churches dot the map of Kolkata, thanks to its history full of British, French, Portuguese and Dutch cultures. After Kolkata became the erstwhile capital of British India, St John’s Church, on Council House Street was one of the earliest churches to be erected by the East India Company. The construction began in 1784…