Bollywood films that inspire us to visit Kolkata

Bollywood films that inspire us to visit Kolkata

Kolkata - the city of joy - has off late become filmmakers' hot favourite. Credits to the eternal artistic beauty, pre-independent India's colonial infrastructure, the magnetic charm and the divinely aura of Mother Goddesses Durga and Kali are an absolute visual delight.

Flash mob dancers at Howrah bridge to mark its 72nd birthday

Surprising daily commuters, a group of 50 dancers today brought out a flash mob on the iconic Howrah bridge to mark its 72nd birthday.

'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' celebrates Howrah Bridge's birthday

'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' celebrates Howrah Bridge's birthday

Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge, which was commissioned 72 years ago Feb 3, witnessed a unique tribute on its birthday Tuesday with a flash mob act by 50 dancers on a ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ (DBB) soundtrack.

Amitabh Bachchan, 'Piku' team shoot at iconic Howrah Bridge

Amitabh Bachchan, 'Piku' team shoot at iconic Howrah Bridge

Ringed by a circle of admirers at the crack of dawn Friday, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan shot for ‘Piku’ at the British-era Howrah Bridge here and thanked the local police for its efficient management.

A fresh coat of paint for Howrah Bridge

The British-era Howrah Bridge, Kolkata`s iconic landmark that serves as a crucial gateway for the eastern metropolis and ferries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day, is getting a fresh coat of paint after eight years.

Girl jumps before train as lover commits suicide

A girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Metro Railway here on Thursday after hearing the news that her lover had jumped from the Howrah Bridge, the police said.

Only in India - Gutkha sputum corrodes Howrah Bridge!

The base of the pillars of the landmark Howrah bridge, used by 1.2 lakh vehicles and 5 lakh pedestrians daily, have been encased in fibreglass casings after severe damage was caused to them by gutkha-laced sputum.

Fire engulfs clothes godown in Kolkata’s Barabazaar

In an untoward incident a major fire broke out at a clothes godown at Barabazaar in Kolkata on Thursday.

Gutka, paan stains turn Howrah Bridge into spittoon

Kolkata`s famous landmark Howrah Bridge, regarded as one of the world`s most busiest, would soon undergo a makeover to protect its pillars from being used as spittoons by pedestrians.

Bomb scare on Howrah bridge

Howrah Bridge, now called Rabindra Setu, is the link between Howrah station and Kolkata metropolis.