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Ganesh Pyne - Mandar Studio, Cornwallis St - 23rd Jan to 4th Mar

Mon 12:00

akar prakar

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akar prakar

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THE HOUR GLASS SALE @FORUMCOURTYARD

Mon 22:30

forum courtyard

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Forum

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Meditate and read a book

Wed 10:45

awareness india

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Mrs Ritu Jajodia's Residence

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Ciné club - Monsieur Klein

Wed 18:00

alliance francaise du bengale

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Alliance Francaise du Bengale

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Sundarbans Wildlife Tour 26-29th Jan17 with Mumbai Travellers

Thu 05:00

mumbai travellers club - go travellism

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Sundarbans

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National Achiever's Workshop

Thu 08:30

ims kolkata

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IMS KOLKATA

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IIT - MIT Practicum

Fri 10:00

u.s. consulate general kolkata

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U.S. Consulate General Kolkata

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Art village trail

Fri 14:00

izifiso

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Izifiso

in 4d 18h

Murshidabad Heritage Festival 2017

Sat 00:00

murshidabad heritage development society

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Murshidabad Heritage Development Society

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Murshidabad Heritage Festival 2017

Sat 13:00

murshidabad heritage development society

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Murshidabad Heritage Development Society

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DI Sports Awards Night

Sat 18:00

the dalhousie institute

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The Dalhousie Institute

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The Annual DI Picnic

Sun 07:30

the dalhousie institute

2.9 km

The Dalhousie Institute

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Day Tour to Ambika Kalna (Burdwan)

Sun 07:30

let us go

5.9 km

Let Us Go

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First Mile to CAT

Sun 08:00

ims kolkata

1.9 km

IMS KOLKATA

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IMS Mega Event - B School & U

Sun 11:00

ims kolkata

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IMS KOLKATA

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Mega Career Counselling Event by IMS

Sun 15:00

ims kolkata

1.9 km

IMS KOLKATA


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Quick Infos on Kolkata

Kolkata /koʊlˈkɑːtɑː/, formerly Calcutta /kælˈkʌtə/, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly river, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port as well as its sole major riverine port. As of 2011, the city had 4.5 million residents; the urban agglomeration, which comprises the city and its suburbs, was home to approximately 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. As of 2008, its gross domestic product (adjusted for purchasing power parity) was estimated to be US$104 billion, which would be third highest among Indian cities, behind Mumbai and Delhi. As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Kolkata confronts substantial urban pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, overpopulation, and other logistic and socioeconomic problems.

In the late 17th century, the three villages that predated Kolkata were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal suzerainty. After the Nawab granted the East India Company a trading license in 1690, the area was developed by the Company into an increasingly fortified mercantile base. Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah retook Kolkata in 1756 after the Company started evading taxes and due to increasing militarization of the fort. The East India Company retook it in the following year and in 1793 assumed full sovereignty after Mughal governorship (Nizamat) was abolished. Under the East India Company and later under the British Raj, Kolkata served as the capital of British held territories in India until 1911, when its perceived geographical disadvantages, combined with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi. The city was the centre of the Indian independence movement; it remains a hotbed of contemporary state politics. Following Indian independence in 1947, Kolkata—which was once the centre of modern Indian education, science, culture, and politics—witnessed several decades of relative economic stagnation. Since the early 2000s, an economic rejuvenation has led to accelerated growth.

As a nucleus of the 19th- and early 20th-century Bengal Renaissance and a religiously and ethnically diverse centre of culture in Bengal and India, Kolkata has established local traditions in drama, art, film, theatre, and literature that have gained wide audiences. Many people from Kolkata—among them several Nobel laureates—have contributed to the arts, the sciences, and other areas, while Kolkata culture features idiosyncrasies that include distinctively close-knit neighbourhoods (paras) and freestyle intellectual exchanges (adda). West Bengal's share of the Bengali film industry is based in the city, which also hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance, such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India. Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association. Though home to major cricketing venues and franchises, Kolkata differs from other Indian cities by giving importance to association football and other sports.

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata

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