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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

The Life and Times of the Maidan Market

A Kolkata sport-goods bazaar like no other As a peal of thunder erupted overhead, reverberating through the thin walls of the ramshackle one-storey structure on...

Do not play with our kids future

As school education makes a comeback on the public debate agenda for all the wrong reasons, and none but the Islamic fundamentalists have come...

9 Stages of a Bengali’s life in Bangalore

  Stage 1 – Getting ready – A month to launch date You just scored that dream job in Bangalore. Your proud parents have booked your...

A Serving of the real Siam

It is definitely the sign of the times we live in that when anyone declares that they are off on a vacation to Thailand-...

The Global Route

Day before yesterday, I came to New York from Delhi. Surprisingly, I feel more at home in New York than in Delhi although it...

Language across Time

Calcutta Walks thrives upon ongoing conversations with all cultures, and seeks to enrich the experience of being human, by facilitating meaningful exchanges. Language may...

Bangladesh: Do not legitimize Paedophilia

There is no room for argument, that the child marriage epidemic in Bangladesh is a concern for a leader as ambitious as Seikh Hasina,...

Music makers of my City

Everyone living in this city has a similar memory I believe- a humid summer afternoon, languor hanging heavy in the air, suddenly disrupted by the...

A violation of child rights

Like every other Bangladeshi kid, I also had to study Islamic religion throughout my high school years while my Hindu friends were studying Hindu...

Thrifty eating in the City- An eat-all-you-can date!

Two doctors and a psychologist- what does this equation add up to? Well, in any other part of the world, under any other circumstances,...

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Women’s rights is not a pity party

Just a day after being inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Donald J Trump and his band of right-wing fascists were...

Language across Time

Calcutta Walks thrives upon ongoing conversations with all cultures, and seeks to enrich the experience of being human, by facilitating meaningful exchanges. Language may...

~Wildlife~ “Sundarbans Trip”

"One ☝ of the best #Nature retreat I have endeavoured so far". That was in October 2015 and I had a dream to visit "Sunderbans"which...