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Legend of The Lost
2680    Dibyendu Banerjee    02/12/2019
It was the dawn of a new era, when on 29th January 1780, Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, the first newspaper in Asia, was published for the first time
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December, 2019
1779    Dibyendu Banerjee    17/11/2019
Almost parallel to Old Court House Street, there is a stretch of road, known as Council House Street that connects the southwest portion of the Government H ...
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November, 2019
2809    Dibyendu Banerjee    03/11/2019
Once upon a time there was an Ice house in Calcutta, built exclusively to store ice for the consumption of the European community of the city.
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November, 2019
2624    Dibyendu Banerjee    22/10/2019
Built in 1917, the College Street Market, supposed to be the third oldest market in the city, has become the victim of modrenisation. There are many markets ...
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October, 2019
4473    Dibyendu Banerjee    08/10/2019
Located on Lindsay Street, opposite to the entrance of New Market, Globe Cinema Hall was originally a wooden opera House, known as the Old Opera House.
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October, 2019
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4002    Dibyendu Banerjee    24/09/2019
Situated on 2 Humayun Place, on the western side of the Hogg Market alias New Market, the Lighthouse Cinema Hall was established in 1934
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September, 2019
1851    Dibyendu Banerjee    11/09/2019
Located at 5 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, next to the palatial Metropolitan Building, Metro Cinema Hall was opened by Metro Goldwyn-Mayer, an American Production ...
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September, 2019
3050    Dibyendu Banerjee    28/08/2019
The building of the Chaplin Cinema hall was completely demolished and erased from the face of Calcutta in 2003.
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August, 2019
3478    Dibyendu Banerjee    14/08/2019
Hamilton and Co is the name of a famous jewellery and silversmithing shop, which once had a roaring business in the Colonial City of Calcutta.
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August, 2019
2882    Dibyendu Banerjee    01/08/2019
The first Indian Army & Navy Stores was opened in Bombay in 1891, while the Calcutta branch was ceremoniously opened ten years later, in 1901.
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August, 2019
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3194    Dibyendu Banerjee    17/07/2019
Hall and Anderson Store, known as the 1st department store in Calcutta, was established by, William Anderson and PN Hall, in a shop in Esplanade East.
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July, 2019
6171    Dibyendu Banerjee    06/07/2019
Built in 1903, the gracefully dignified Metropolitan Building stands proudly at the busy intersection of the Jawaharlal Nehru Road and SN Banerjee Road.
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July, 2019
3738    Dibyendu Banerjee    23/06/2019
The Calcutta station of IBC was subsequently shifted from Temple Chamber to a building located on no 1 Garstin Place. All India Radio used to broadcast news ...
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June, 2019
2474    Dibyendu Banerjee    09/06/2019
The burnt and decayed structure of Bourne and Shepherd, that still stands almost unnoticed like a beggar next to the glamorous Metropolitan Building on S N ...
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June, 2019
6980    Dibyendu Banerjee    28/05/2019
Dacca Bank, established as early as 1846. It was merged with the Bank of Calcutta and on 2 January 1809, the amalgamated bank was renamed as the Bank of Bengal.
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May, 2019
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2214    Dibyendu Banerjee    14/05/2019
An Institution named, The Sailors Home made these arrangements for the officers and crew members, specifically for the benefit of the British Merchant Marine.
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May, 2019
5276    Dibyendu Banerjee    02/05/2019
In the later part of February 2018, a demolition brigade hammered down the terrace of the Old Kenilworth Hotel, a heritage hotel in the heart of the Calcutta.
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May, 2019
3186    Dibyendu Banerjee    23/04/2019
The Auckland Hotel was established in Calcutta by David Wilson in November 1840. Before the opening of the hotel, he was doing a separate business of bakery.
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April, 2019
14753    Dibyendu Banerjee    14/04/2019
The Firpo's Restaurant was the place where royalty once dined. It was the place where once white men and women used to be involved in merrymaking.
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April, 2019
5151    Dibyendu Banerjee    03/04/2019
The Spences Hotel, that once stood very near to the north gate of the Rah Bhawan, had its glorious days as well. due to its non-descriptive look.
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April, 2019
4095    Dibyendu Banerjee    22/03/2019
Opened in 1881 at Government Place in Dalhousie area, Pelitis Restaurant was once a popular eatery and a preferred meeting place of the high society British ...
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March, 2019
3675    Dibyendu Banerjee    08/03/2019
One of such lost majestic buildings is the ‘Dalhousie Institute’, which once proudly stood on the north-west corner of the Tank Square calcutta.
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March, 2019
2448    Dibyendu Banerjee    26/02/2019
Born on 29 January 1803 in Derbyshire, James Outram was the son of Benjamin Outram, a civil engineer. In 1854 he was appointed Resident at Lucknow.
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February, 2019
5761    Dibyendu Banerjee    12/02/2019
Most of the present generation of Calcutta, especially those who born after 1960s, is unfortunate to miss the beauty and elegance of the imposing building o ...
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February, 2019
4221    Dibyendu Banerjee    27/01/2019
The Bengal National College & School was founded as the outcome of the mass protest against the autocratic rule imposed by the British.
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January, 2019
10288    Dibyendu Banerjee    08/01/2019
The Fort Williams College, called the College of Fort William and named after King William III, the then Governor General of British India, on July 10, 1800.
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January, 2019
4046    Dibyendu Banerjee    22/12/2018
During the early days of the British East India Company in Calcutta, St Anne church was the only available place of worship for the English people.
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December, 2018
3252    Dibyendu Banerjee    01/12/2018
The nine-turreted Nabaratna temple of the Hindu Goddess Kali, built in 1731 on the Chitpore Road, was called the Black Pagoda by the Europeans.
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December, 2018
2708    Dibyendu Banerjee    18/11/2018
Later, Sans Souci would be shifted to the new building at 10 Park Street, where St. Xaviers College stands today. Sans Souci Theatre shifted there permanently.
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November, 2018
2798    Dibyendu Banerjee    30/10/2018
the first crossing was with Theatre Road and at that corner stood the imposing building of the Chowringhee Theatre of Calcutta from 1813 to 1839.
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October, 2018
3040    Dibyendu Banerjee    11/10/2018
It is likely that, though it was built by voluntary, the Play House was patronised by the British India Company. It ceased to exist sometime between Oct.178 ...
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October, 2018
3226    Dibyendu Banerjee    20/09/2018
John Palmer was the son of William Palmer, who joined the East India Company in 1766 and rose to the position of military secretary to Governor General Warr ...
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September, 2018
2527    Dibyendu Banerjee    07/09/2018
Most of the people of Calcutta are well aware of a great stretch of road, known as Old Court House Street, which as an extension of Red Road.
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September, 2018
3129    Dibyendu Banerjee    20/08/2018
North Park Street Cemetery was also closed and the abandoned cemeteries became place of the anti-socials. This Street was obliterated from the heart of Calc ...
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August, 2018
3570    Dibyendu Banerjee    11/08/2018
Once upon a time there was a French Cemetery in Calcutta, known as Tiretta's Cemetery. It was located diagonally opposite to the South Park Street Cemetery.
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August, 2018
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