Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay (Arko)
The Cathedral of the Most Holy Rosary...
The city of Joy had witnessed history over a huge period of time dating back to1686 when it was established as a British colony, and named by Job Charnock. The Calcutta High Court ruled in 2003. that Job Charnock, generally believed to be the founder of the Calcutta, is not the founder of the city and that hence Kolkata has no birthday. According to the Court, the city has its genesis in the Maurya and Gupta period and it was an established trading post long before the Slave Dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, the Portuguese, the French or the East India Company established a modern township there. Before the establishment of the city, it was a piece of marshy land owned by Zamindars at that time and was divided into three villages namely Gobindapur in the east, Sutanati in the north and Kalikata in the south.
The Giu Monastery and the story of a 500-year-old Mummy
How often do you hear people mentioning the word mummy in reference to India? I think the possibility is zero percentage. The reason behind this is the fact that very few of us know that there is a monastery high up in the mountains of Ladakh, more precisely in the Spiti Valley called the Giu Monastery where a naturally preserved mummy has been kept for five hundred years.