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    Trams Reconsidered

    Pradeep Gooptu In the 1970s, the Government of India nationalised the petroleum sector and set the ball rolling for a long and…
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    To Be Assured

    Entrepreneur and vintage car connoisseur Gulam Momen shares the tale of his 1938 Bentley 3½ Litre Tourer. How did you develop a…
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    A Towering Personality

    Entrepreneur and connoisseur, Rishi Kumar has always been fascinated by small cars. He owns an impressive collection of 45 small pedal cars…
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    Signs of Identity Indicators of Heritage

    Back in my days as a ‘driveway mechanic’, without benefit of a nice warm shop, equipped with lifts, plenty of space, and…
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    The Soulful Lanes of Kankurgachi

    I’ve never driven in Calcutta. You know, being at the controls of a set of wheels. Never, when within these city limits,…
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    Independent-Minded

    Pradeep Gooptu The Tagore family, leaders of Bengal’s intelligentsia and high society, was one of the pioneers of new age technology, which…
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    Mastering A Mint

    A Belgian culinary delight, waffles have taken over the world with its sheer mouth-watering taste. Made from leavened dough cooked in between…
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    A Very High Standard

    Distance from Kolkata: 178 km Driving Time: 4 hours Road Trip: 2-3 days Digha – the name that brings to mind, images…
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    Junkyard Alley

    You must have recently noticed some unfamiliar numbers while driving along the National Highways in India. The numbers actually refer to route…
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    The Bridge Across Forever - Part II

    Replete with various anecdotes that has helped shape the history of Bengal; the newly opened sculpture garden at Eco Tourism Park in…
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    The Bridge Across Forever

    Distance from Kolkata: 660 km Driving Time: 15.5 hours  Road Trip: 6.7 days Tea tourism is India's answer to what is known…
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    By Way of a Fast-Track Introduction

    History The nomenclature of Middleton Street, running from Chowringhee Road and ending on Camac Street, has left historians and chroniclers of Kolkata…
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    The Pleasure of Festal Remains

    Quite a few years ago, I was intrigued with, though I couldn’t afford, a lavish coffee-table book titled ‘Pleasure of Ruins’ by…
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    The Pleasure of Festal Remains

    In a bid to bring in uniformity in speed for each and every category of vehicle plying on city flyovers, a uniform…
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    Chambers Of Intrigue

    Durga Puja reminds us of many things - the sweet fragrance of shiuli, the vast stretches of kashphool gently swaying in the…
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    Fonts, Scripts, and Styles

    A giant wooden table where he used to keep all his belongings, always arranged meticulously; lots of tiny bottles of globules and…
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