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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

translating ethical research into immersive experiences

We are an award-winning academic-run, research-oriented company that provides in-person and virtual experiences of Kolkata and beyond to enable them to experience the city in a new way and connect with diverse local communities. We also organize workshops for children and adults that teach certain skills that are not otherwise available and that make them aware and responsible stakeholders for sustainable maintenance of our collective urban heritage in a time of rapid urban expansion. A part of the revenue we generate is channelled into various independent and collaborative documentation and conservation projects. 

Upcoming Experiences

  • Kidderpore Virtual Trail with Rangan Datta
    Virtual Trail
    09 May, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT+5:30
    Virtual Trail
    This is Khidirpur and Garden Reach, two of Calcutta’s least explored territories. The port and river makes these two south Calcutta neighborhoods an interesting area with a series of known and unknown stories.
  • Virtual Walk: Victorian Calcutta
    Online walk
    15 May, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    Come with us to explore a maze of alleyways in the Bowbazar area of Calcutta, where we will discover places associated with artistic innovations, scientific advocacy, argumentative newspapers, true crime writing, and early Nationalist organization.
  • Virtual Walk: India's Oldest Chinatown
    Online walk
    16 May, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    In this walk, we will explore what remains of this Old Chinatown of Kolkata. We will visit 5 Chinese temples, learn about the Chinese culture and traditions unique to the Kolkata Chinese, and explore their connections with the Indian freedom movement as well as the Chinese revolution of 1911-12.
  • Virtual Walk: Chowringhee Architecture Trail
    Online walk
    22 May, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    On this walk we explore the area which grew from a village on the outskirts into an entertainment and recreational hub of the city, giving Calcutta its moniker the “City of Palaces” - Chowringhee.
  • Virtual Walk: Bengal Rising Trail
    Online walk
    23 May, 18:00 – 20:30 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    We will take some short detours to explore the back alleys of Cornwallis Street (Bidhan Sarani) to see the places associated with landmark events and personalities associated with the Bengal Renaissance and later the beginnings of the armed Freedom Movement.
  • Virtual Walk: Dalhousie Square
    Online walk
    29 May, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    The British Empire was built on blood, sweat and money of the colonies. Nowhere is this story more prominent than at the centre of it all- Kolkata's Dalhousie Square.
  • Virtual Walk: Calcutta in World War 2
    Online walk
    30 May, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT+5:30
    Online walk
    The “Inbound areas” in wartime Calcutta were designated as “Safe Zones” for the Commonwealth and US forces that started pouring into the city to deliver Singapore and Manchuria from Japanese occupation. The walk will explore this “inbound” space through eyewitness accounts and forgotten tales.
 

The Culture Box

Unique handicraft items from rural India ethically curated in collaboration with the master artisans.

Shipping starts 25th April. Reserve your Culture Box now!