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deepanjan ghosh
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Foodie, musicaholic, podcast addict
Foodie, musicaholic, podcast addict

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Tonight, the night of Ashura, the 10th day of the month of Muharram, as the Shia mourn their beloved Husayn, I tell you about one of Kolkata's best kept secrets. When you say Imambara, the average Kolkata resident thinks of the Hooghly Imambara, or at most the Nizamat Imambara of Murshidabad. But what few people know is that there are more than a dozen Imambaras right here in the city, and some of them are extremely beautiful. Presenting, the imambaras of Kolkata...

#Islam   #ShiaIslam   #Muharram   #Imambara   #Ashura  
The Imambaras of Kolkata
The Imambaras of Kolkata
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The mosque that he built was never completed. The palace where he lived has disappeared. Hidden deep inside the lanes of Murshidabad, his grave has been forgotten. In my latest blog post, I tell you about Sarfaraz Khan, Murshidabad's forgotten Nawab.

#BeautifulBengal   #IncredibleIndia   #Murshidabad  
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A 100-year-old hotel in Kalimpong that has hosted Jawaharlal Nehru, Richard Gere and several missions to conquer Mount Everest, now restored and being promoted as a heritage hotel. In my latest blog post, I tell you the story of the Macdonald family, and the Himalayan Hotel

#BeautifulBengal   #IncredibleIndia  
Weekend at the Himalayan Hotel
Weekend at the Himalayan Hotel
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On Eid, I do not have a message of peace and love for you. What I do have is a warning from history, about the disastrous consequences of mixing politics and religion. In Beliaghata in Kolkata, there exists an abandoned mosque. Hiding behind it, is the story of Calcutta's darkest hour.

#Islam   #Mosque   #AbandonedSpaces  
The Abandoned Mosque of Beliaghata
The Abandoned Mosque of Beliaghata
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In Kolkata when one says "museum", one means the Indian Museum. But there are dozens of smaller museums spread across the city that receive few visitors all year. I cover 13 such museums in this post, on World Museum Day
The Lesser-Known Museums of Kolkata
The Lesser-Known Museums of Kolkata
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It took 3 years to transform a dilapidated North Calcutta home into a Bed & Breakfast that is now the talk of the town. 3 years ago I had shot the house before repairs began. 3 years later, I took the same photos again, to show you how dramatic this transformation has been.

#Calcutta   #Kolkata   #Heritage   #Architecture   #Restoration  
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The only surviving monument from the once flourishing port and mint town of Saptagram, once capital of southern Bengal, and a fantastic example of the terracotta mosques of Bengal. On the blog this week, I tell you about Sayed Jamaluddin's Mosque

#Mosque   #Islam   #BeautifulBengal   #IncredibleIndia   #Terracotta  
Sayed Jamaluddin's Mosque, Saptagram
Sayed Jamaluddin's Mosque, Saptagram
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How do you photograph one of the world's most photographed monuments? In my latest blog, I share my experience of shooting the Taj Mahal, along with my recommendations, tips and suggestions about how to get the best possible photos of one of the world's 7 wonders.

#IncredibleIndia   #TajMahal  
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Hidden away in Achipur, 33 km to the south of Kolkata is a forgotten gunpowder magazine, and with it hides a unique story of colonial shipping. I dive into history this week on my blog.

#IncredibleIndia   #BeautifulBengal  
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Part historical, part personal memoir, here is my report on the re-opening of the Danish Tavern in Serampore. I offer an overview of the Danish presence in India as well as the history of the tavern and the story of its restoration.

#IncredibleIndia   #Serampore   #Denmark   #SeramporeInitiative  
Serampore's Danish Tavern Re-opens
Serampore's Danish Tavern Re-opens
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