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Pratyay Nath
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Calcutta State Transport Corporation


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The Jews: From Aleppo to Calcutta
[This piece was originally published in www.cafedissensusblog.com on 13 January 2015. Here is the link to the original post. This is a repost] By   Mohsin Maqbool Elahi With the opening of the telegraph in 1853 and a railway network in India, Calcutta soon ...

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Calcutta That Was: Paintings from 1792-1837


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Calcutta, c. 1945: Photographs taken by a G.I.
In the mid-1940s, Calcutta swarmed with American G.I.s, on duty on the eastern front against a possible Japanese invasion. For most of these soldiers, the city -- with its imperious colonial architecture, the simultaneity of splendour and poverty, and seemi...

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[The following photo-essay of the ongoing Jadavpur University student movement by Ronny Sen was originally published in bbc.com. This is a repost. For the original, see  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29322789 ] Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur Uni...

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#hokkolorob: A Photostory of the Ongoing Movement in Jadavpur University
[September 2014 saw the dramatic escalation of a localised student movement in Jadavpur University in South Calcutta demanding a fair investigation into an incident of molestation of a girl in campus to a huge movement of students, intellectuals and citizen...

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Prose of Power and the Poetry of Protest – An Outsider’s Attempt to Make Sense of the ‘Kolorob’ in Kolkata: Uditi Sen
[Following an incident of molestation of a female student in the Jadavpur University campus in South Calcutta, an investigation committee was set up by the administration to look into the matter and track down the guilty. Demanding fairness in investigation...
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