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    The Avenue of Palaces

    Kolkata has long been considered to be a Mecca for lovers of fast food. From…

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    Vanishing Road

    With the rapidly improving surface condition of highways, long drives have become a weekend feature among motorists across the city. Kolaghat, lined…
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    Vanishing Parking

    Pradeep Gooptu American cars, manufactured primarily by three global giants Ford, General Motors and Chrysler as well as those of some smaller…
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    Farewell to Chevrolet & GM

    A growing population and an ever increasing concrete jungle are gradually eating away the green spaces in this city. In the name…
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    Stars on Wheels

    You have seen them on the streets controlling traffic or rushing in to maintain law and order but now you will find…
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    Tale of American Cars

    A cross between a cycle rickshaw and an auto rickshaw they have been around for quite some time now, noiselessly whizzing past…
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    Freedom blues

    Lofty walls studded with quotations from his literary works greet you as you walk past the amphitheatre and listen to Nazrulgeeti playing…
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    Rolls-Royce & Calcutta

    Temples in our country are usually dimly-lit, narrow and congested but the newly-built Swaminarayan Temple in the outskirts of the city is,…
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    Maharani at the Wheel

    Pradeep Gooptu The 20th century witnessed the amalgamation of engineering and art in all forms of transportation. Trains had leather seats and…
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    Travelling in luxury

    Pradeep Gooptu Tea and coffee estates conjure up images of beautifully tended, lush green landscapes with picture-perfect cottages tucked away in an…
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    Uniqueness & Luxury

    Pradeep Gooptu When Charles Stewart Rolls, met Frederick Henry Royce at new Midland Hotel in Manchester in May 1904, they formed a…
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    Car Tales From Darjeeling Hills

    Pradeep Gooptu Which car do you think  a doctor or a lawyer would prefer, and for that matter which set of wheels…
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    From Studebaker to Amby

    Pradeep Gooptu Ritwick Ghatak’s Ajantrik revolved around the lonely life of a man who loved his set of wheels more than anything…
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    Custom-built Cars

    Pradeep Gooptu The last article ‘Chariots of War’ had mentioned about the Calcutta Presidency Battalion Auxiliary Force and since then many of…
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    Legacy Grand Trunk Road

    Pradeep Gooptu It was around 1910, that cars came to be used by security forces around the world. The USA took the…
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    Car & Bridge

    Pradeep Gooptu In India, wedding is not only a grand celebration lasting over several days, for ages it has been also associated…
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    Local Ads for Global Brands

    The fantastic four of Ambedkar Museum - Ethnographic, Puppet, Kantha and Boat museums, in such an inconspicuous building at Kankurgachhi, not only…
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    Cute cars Mighty Deeds

    The perennially-congested Garden Reach area can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The newly-constructed 4-lane flyover at Garden Reach has come as…
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    Calcutta’s Once Thriving Car Market

    Pradeep Gooptu A Bugatti in Calcutta! When a friend from the USA conveyed this information, it was like a bolt from the…
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    Tales from tea gardens

    A mild fruity fragrance, brisk and flavourful tones, and a refreshing taste are what make Darjeeling Tea the delicate darling of tea…
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    The R-R Love affair

    Distance from Kolkata: 158 km Driving Time: 4 hours Road Trip: 1 day Weaving the tales most commonly heard in regular Bengali…
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    Cars & Their owners

    'Safe Drive Save Life': four omnipresent words in the state of West Bengal have for all practical purposes become traffic jargon in…
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    Luxury Cabs of Calcutta

    Decades ago, when I lived in Oxford, one of its civic amenities I most admired were the fine cast iron street signs…
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    Car-Battalion of Calcutta Police

    Pradeep Gooptu A man is known by the car he uses, goes a famous slogan. The legends of the cars used in…
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    Kolkata’s Chariots of War

    The Ambedkar Bhavan, standing inconspicuously at the Kankurgachi Morh on the busy CIT Road, houses four fascinating museums, graceful in contrast to…
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    Great Indian wedding car

    It is a therapeutic experience to walk around on cobbled garden walkways while admiring a thriving population of flora and fauna. Butterfly…
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    A Bugatti in Calcutta

    Summer is finally upon us and the sweltering heat can prove to be quite a buzzkill. But luckily for us, the ever-evolving…
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    Forgotten Legends

    Every day, it’s a relief to know that Howrah Bridge is always there to take us to and fro across Forever, any…
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    The Tagores

    Calcutta's early history is intimately related to the British East India Company and those who served here. Hence it is a matter…
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    Party Time – Lost Rhyme

    The nip is in the air and so is the festive…
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    A Road that Changed a City

    Kolkata Municipal Corporation has added a new 3.8 kilometre road connecting the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and the Prince Anwar Shah Road Connector…
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    Motoring and the Garages

    New Town is now a certified Gold-rated Green City, as adjudged by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), an institution of CII.…
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    India’s First Motor Garage

    Pradeep Gooptu The saga of motor cars in India started more than a century ago. As a tribute to this age-old legacy,…
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    Motoring in the 1900s: A car-lover’s tale

    Pradeep Gooptu This is about a man who resigned from a secure and plush job and invested all his life savings…
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    Kolkata’s Tyrst with Motor Racing

    Pradeep Gooptu The first automobile association in India which started in Calcutta in 1904, had multiple objectives including popularising the use of…
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    Growing Popularity of Cars

    Pradeep Gooptu By the turn of 20th Century a few cars had been imported to India but it was the tour of…
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    Car Humour in Print

    Pradeep Gooptu Ever since the first association of automobiles in the country was set up in Calcutta in 1904 to popularize motor…
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    Cars & Hunting

    Pradeep Gooptu One of the most memorable movies of all time was ‘Hatari’, a film on how animals were caught or handled…
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    City's First Bus Service

    Pradeep Gooptu The winter of 1905-06 saw a revolution on Indian roads; Calcutta witnessed the introduction of the first bus service in…
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    The first Car Club

    Pradeep Gooptu In November 1904, the Maidan was witness to a unique sight - an assembly of ten cars and four motorcycles…
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    THE FIRST CAR

    Pradeep Gooptu When did the first car arrive in India or for that matter come to Calcutta? There are varying accounts but…
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    Driving across continents

    Pradeep Gooptu In the early 19th century, bitten by the adventure bug, quite a few British men and women tried achieving the…
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