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Billed as the first floating market of India, Kolkata now has a slice of little Thailand in a 400 metre long and 60 metre wide water body in the city's southeastern fringe. TWF-IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh does a reality check more
On the Spanish trail

Women travel writers, even in the West with more mobility and liberal social ambiance, are fewer in number than men. In a list of “Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer” ...

Paulo Coelho's nine top travel tips

The best possible way to quench your wanderlust is to pack your bag and set out, travel. While travelling as a hobby has grown exponentially, one still tries to figure out the best possible ...

What is AC First on Indian Railways about?

What is it about travelling AC First on Indian Railways? I mean, how different was it from say, 2AC (I had travelled 2AC)? That's one thing I had always wondered about. So, when I realised I ...

No Wall Too High

In a peaceful revolution in 1989, the people of two Germany dismantled the Berlin Wall. Sujoy Dhar walks past the remains of the structure that divided a people for decades

New York 9/11 Site: The Last Column

September 2001, Kolkata: I was working at the copy desk of United News of India (UNI) in 2001 September when the twin towers of World Trade Center were brought down by the terrorists.

Cafes are dime a dozen in every neighbourhood of Kolkata now, competing with the big brands like CCD or the newly opened Starbucks. But how about visiting several destinations of the world at one stop? With the launch of Travelistan cafe ahead of the Bengali new year in Golf Green, Kolkatans can now go places with their favourite cuppa.


Much before the cineplexes became a rage in Kolkata, discerning cine-goers sold on Rituparno Ghosh and Sandip Ray's Feluda would queue up for a magic lantern experience in Priya Cinema at Deshapriya Park as they started returning to the big screen.


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