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  • CIMA Gallery Sunny Towers (2nd Floor), 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata – 700 019
  • Studio 21 17L, Dover Terrace, Kolkata – 700019
  • Gem Cinema 159/8, A.J.C. Bose Road, Entally, Kolkata – 700014

CIMA Award show 2019

The CIMA Award: ₹ 5,00,000, a trophy and a certificate, and given a solo show at CIMA gallery with a catalogue

Godrej First Runner-up Award: ₹ 3,00,000, a trophy and a certificate

PareshMaity Second Runner-up Award : ₹ 2,00,000, a trophy and a certificate

KCT Jury Award: ₹ 1,00,000, a trophy and a certificate

Jury Award: ₹ 1,00,000, a trophy and a certificate

Infosys Special Mention Award: ₹ 50,000, a trophy and a certificate

Four Infosys Merit Awards: ₹ 25,000 and a certificate each as

Ten Infosys Special Awards: ₹ 15,000 and a certificate each as

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Rakhi Sarkar announces second edition of CIMA Awards

Organised by city-based CIMA art gallery, the festival, beginning from February 4, 2017, will have multiple components including the biennial CIMA Awards function and a series of exhibitions on multidisciplinary projects, workshops and seminars.

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Presented by

Ashoka University, Haryana
Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi

5 & 6 February, 2019
India International Centre, New Delhi

“Creativity is the power to reject the past, to change the status quo, and to seek new potential. Simply put, aside from using one's imagination - perhaps more importantly creativity is the power toact.” Ai Weiwei, Chinese Artist

Théophile Gautier (1811–1872) in the nineteenth century first coined the term “l'art pour l'art", or art for art's sake, in his 1835 book titled Mademoiselle de Maupin. “l'art pour l'art” expresses the philosophy that the intrinsic value of art, and that only "true" art, is divorced from any didactic, moral, or utilitarian function. Little did he know then that the slogan would not be an easy journey for art practitioners, no matter its credibility.

It therefore becomes increasingly important to take a deep breath, exhale and take stock of the situation. Artists, thinkers, academics, designers and innovators need to regroup and work as incubators for fashioning and reimagining yet another world order of inclusiveness. It is time again for dialogue and discussions, for debates and discourses to sow seeds of a new knowledge for peace, stability and a new system of sustainability.
At the backdrop of this polarised climate CIMA, Kolkata, and Ashok University, Kundli, Haryana, have collaborated together to address the vital and significant issues of Creativity and Freedom. Not just limited to Fine Arts but spanning across Visual Arts , Cinema, Literature, Design   and Popular Culture, Gautier’s punch line of art for the sake of art takes on a more powerful trajectory. The interdisciplinary approach, and lateral thinking, as in the Natyashastra, the 4th century text on Indian dramaturgy by Bharat, or the rhizomic thinking of the post structuralists like the French philosopher Felix Deleuze and the French psychoanalyst Gilles Guattari, are two faces of free will and thinking. The teaching of design and fine arts in a liberal arts program within a finely specialised technological institute helps scientists, engineers and designers to think differently. Often it has been artists who have created programming fortechnology.

Keeping these aspects of Cartesian thinking and Indic wisdom, the seminar on Creativity and Freedom aspires to initiate dialogues and ideas to create new systems of knowledge which enrich a civil society, and examine issues of governance and polity . The idea is to sensitise students, professionals- both artists and technocrats- to look at different ways of thinking and joining hands to bring fresh initiatives ofexpression.

The two day conference will take place at the India International Centre New Delhi on the 5th and 6th of February 2019 . Across eight panels over two days, the speakers will address concerns in Art History, Fine Art Practice, Music, Theatre, Design, Literature, and Cultural Studies,including popular culture, Architecture, Film and the increasing concern with ‘wellness’, both physical and mental. Through the conference, which has been simply titled ‘”Çreativity and Freedom”, we hope to identify some vital keys to unlock the closed door we face today. The title is deliberately wide and encompassing. Under this wide umbrella, unlike the shade of the banyan tree under which nothing grows, we hope to have a multitude of ideas bloom. The conference has eight segments, each with a specific focus, but all segments can be strung into a comprehensive garland of ideas, which can further be organically strung together to create a sustainable coherent environment of détente, harmony andbalance. Other leading knowledge partners of the symposium are:

IIT Kharagpur
Aga Khan Foundation
Alliance Français
Cafa Museum, Beijing
and many others.

The audience would consist of a wide cross section of people from different walks of life. The symposium would be open to the public.

Dr. Alka Pande
Director of the Conference.

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preliminary jury for CIMA AWARDS show

  • Sanat Kar

  • Ajit Seal

  • Lalu Prosad Shaw

  • Aveek Mukherjee

  • N.N.Rimzon

  • Paresh Maity

  • Samir Aich

  • Veena Bhargava

  • Prasanta Sahu

  • Pankaj Panwar

  • Shreyasi Chatterjee

    Li Europan lingues es membres del sam familie. Lor separat existentie es un myth. Por scientie, musica, sport etc, litot Europa usa li sam vocabular. Li lingues differe solmen in li grammatica, li pronunciation e li plu commun vocabules. Omnicos directe al desirabilite de un nov lingua franca: On refusa continuar payar custosi traductores. At solmen va esser necessi far uniform grammatica, pronunciation e plu sommun paroles. Ma quande lingues coalesce, li grammatica del resultant lingue es plu simplic e regulari quam ti del coalescent lingues. Li nov lingua franca va esser plu simplic e regulari quam li existent Europan lingues.

  • Sushen Ghosh

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  • 02 Feb, 2019 – 23 Feb, 2019

    A CIMA Art Awards Collateral Event at Pavlov Hospital Kolkata

    Hidden away from the main streets and across the railway lines, the residents of Kolkata's Pavlov Hospital association with mental health and human rights organisation Anjali, have collaborated with artist Srikanta Paul assisted by Ruma Choudhury and Tanmay Chakraborty to create an immersive artwork that expresses their dreams and aspirations. The hospital, currently a site under construction, is a home of sorts to people overcoming mental health issues, as well as people who are left without a home even after recovery. The experience of living within its guarded walls leads to conflicting and often unresolved ideas about self, identity, home and community. This artwork is an attempt to give shape to these ideas, and briefly occupy the space with the voices of those living in the hospital.

    Dates: 2nd Feb to 23rd Feb

    Timing: 11 AM to 5 PM

    Location: Calcutta Pavlov Hospital, 18 Gobra Road.

    Artist Interactions: 2nd, 3rd and 9th Feb (11 AM - 12 noon, 2 PM - 3 PM, 3 PM - 4 PM, 5 PM - 6 PM)

    The Team:

    Artist: Srikanta Paul

    Assistant Artists: Ruma Choudhury, Tanmay Chakraborty

    Assisted by Sanju Basak, Biswajit Prasad, Bodhisattva Maity, Akhilesh

    Additional support from the Anjali Team

    Curated by Sumona Chakraborty, Devanshi Rungta, Laily Thompson

    Photography & Video by: Ruma Choudhury

    Video editing & Sound scape by: Debraj Chakraborty


    Amit Halder, Anamika Karmakar, Ananya Sarkar, Anup Bose, Ario Nandy, Ashok Mandal, Ashok Nandy, Biblab Roy, Bula Sengupta, Chaitali Singh, Dumri Jhumri, Guriya Biswakarma, Jayanta ray, Jhuma Sapui, Krishna Manna, Milan Pal, Minakshi Debi, Mou kundu, Mousumi Ghosh, Mousumi Mukherjee, Nanigopal Rajbongshi, Narayan Das, Payel, Ratan Ray Nandy, Sahana Khatun, Sarbani Chanda, Siddhartha Sankar Ghosh, Sima rani Kounoj, Sita Maity, Subir Bhattyacharya, Sujay Banerjee, Swapna Ghosh, Tapan das, Tapati Ghoroi, Tapati Majumder and Tukai Sadhukhan.

    This project has been possible thanks to the contributions by:

    Gautam Mridha, Saurabh Dutta Chowdhury, Tom Roy, Sanjay Raj Aggarwal, Sanjay Issar, Ed Thompson, Aleya and Asia Thompson, Gargi Bhattacharya, Sanchari Roy Mukherjee, Mamata Deb, Smita Pachisia, Jogindar Raj Aggarwal, Sabina Aggarwal, Shoma Basu and others.

  • 05 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    Several leading schools in Kolkata undertaking a project ‘Connecting Histories-Kolkata and the world’ – coordinated by ICC Cal Foundation.

    Gem Cinema

    Chitrabani (School for multimedia studies).

    IIT Kharagpur.

    Rabindra Sarobar.


    Goethe - Institut Kolkata,Max Mueller Bhavan.

    Gurusaday Museum.

    Ensemble Theatre group.

    Calcutta School of Music.

    Galerie 88.

    Experimenter Gallery.

    Ganges Gallery.

    Society of Contemporary Artists Gallery

    Oindrilla Dutt

    A.M. (Art Multi disciplines)

    Akar Prakar

    The Harrington Street Arts Centre

  • 02 Mar, 2017 – 02 Mar, 2017

    Event: The Award Ceremony for the Kolkata Art Festival 2017 contest for Schools

    Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017

    Venue: 3 Dover Park,Kolkata 700019

    Time: 4 pm.

  • 30 Jan, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    Exhibition of works by Shyamal Roy and Sougata Das

    Date: Starting 30th January,2017

    Venue: Taj Bengal, Kolkata

  • 25 Feb, 2017 – 25 Feb, 2017

    'Bedon Hotey Bedoney" a collage of Rabindra Sangeet and poems on baswonto.

    Presented by: Rahul Mitra, Jayashree Dasgupta and Joy Goswami

    Date: 25th February,2017

    Time: 6.30p.m.

    Venue: 3, Dover Park, Kolkata - 700 019

  • 05 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    An exhibition of works by: Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Sumitro Basak, Veena Bhargava, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Prasanta Sahu & Kingshuk Sarkar - curated by CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.

    Timings: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Daily)

    Venue: Gem Cinema, 159/8, A.J.C.Bose Road, Entally, Kolkata - 700014

  • 04 Feb, 2017 – 12 Feb, 2017

    An exhibition of works by: Madhuja Mukherjee, Sukanta Majumder, Utsab Chatterjee, Sumantyra Mukherjee, Ankur Das, Debasish Barui, Taxi Art Collective & Paul Holmes

    Timings: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.(Daily)

    Venue: Gem Cinema, 159/8, A.J.C.Bose Road, Entally, Kolkata - 700014

  • 21 Jan, 2017 – 27 Feb, 2017

    Title of the exhibition: Making Visible - Ayesha Sultana (Solo)

    Duration of the exhibition: 21 Jan - 27 Feb 2017

    Venue: Experimenter

    Timings: 11 am - 7pm (Mon - Sat) Sunday closed

  • 05 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017





    TIME: 3-7 PM DAILY (Sundays and holidays closed)

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  • 19 Jan, 2017 – 25 Feb, 2017

    Curated by Ram Rahman

    19 Jan,2017 - 25 February 2017

    Venue: Galerie88

  • 15 Feb, 2017 – 10 Mar, 2017

    Opening 15th February,2017

    Time: 11 a.m - 7 p.m.

    Venue: Ganges Art Gallery, 33 A, Jatin Das Road, Kolkata - 700 029

  • 23 Jan, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    Ganesh Pyne-Mandar Studio, Cornwallis Street.

  • 06 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    A.M (Art Multi-disciplines), Kolkata will host a printmaking exhibition EXORDIUM, A Project on Printmaking as part of CIMA awards show collateral events. The main intent behind the project is to trace the journey of printmaking from its establishment as a regular art practice in Bengal in the 1960’s to the present day from the perspective of three artists - namely Suhas Roy, Atin Basak and Srikanta Pal.

  • 04 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    An exhibition of Kalighat Painting curated by Dr.Bijan Kumar Mondal

  • 11 Feb, 2017 – 11 Feb, 2017

    Performance by ENSEMBLE Theatre Group

    Time: 7 p.m.

    Venue: Academy of Fine Arts.

  • 07 Feb, 2017 – 14 Feb, 2017

    Title: Popular Old Bengal Prints (Collection of Sanjeet Chowdhury)

    Preview date: 6th February, 2017

    Preview Timings: 6:30pm onwards

    Opening Date: 7th February, 2017

    Closing Date: 14th February, 2017

    Venue: The Harrington Street Arts Centre. 8, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. Harrington Mansions. Flat No.5&25B. 2nd Floor. Kolkata - 71

    RSVP: Mondira Verma. Ph No - 9674139860

  • 03 Mar, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    The Symposium “Connecting Histories : Shifting Cultures and Shrinking Collections” is scheduled to be held in Kolkata, on 3rd & 4th March, 2017.

    This symposium is a part of the Kolkata Art Festival 2017 a biennial event, brainchild of CIMA Kolkata, which has been designed to push the search for country wide talent in visual arts. The talk segment, within the boundaries of the Art Festival, will have seminars, keynote addresses, conversations, multidisciplinary discussions and presentations by leading experts from the field of visual arts, cinema, architecture, design, literature and liberal arts throughout the month of February 2017 in various landmark sites across the city of Kolkata, India.

    Keynotes by noted international architects will be be anticipated closely by the architecture and real estate fraternity of the city as well as students and culture enthusiasts alike.

    The Symposium within the thematic bracket of “Connecting Histories : Shifting Cultures and Shrinking Collections” will seek to present polemic voices spreading across nations and nationalities and shall certainly be of great value in this context. Supported by CREDAI Bengal, the apex body representing India’s real estate developers, this international symposium, through the gracious presence of renowned architects will highlight the interconnectedness between local, regional, national and transnational commitment and the greater role of architecture in this sphere.

    PROGRAMME Day 1 - 3rd March, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 - Inaugural Session 11:00 - 11:20 - Theme Overview by Sonia Gupta SESSION 1 Humanizing Heritage: restoration, conservation, adaptive reuse, heritage responsive planning Situating heritage within the current climate of developmental pressures, this session challenges the widespread notion of perceiving built heritage assets as static resources to be conserved in materiality and in exclusion from its context – social, cultural, political or economic - and establish it instead as drivers of sustainable development that can address aspirations of contiguous communities. Through a dialogue involving both theory and praxis, this session seeks to revolutionize approaches to heritage conservation and management – encompassing both nature and culture, tangible as well as intangible - in order to bridge between the past and the future through conservation, restoration, adaptive re-use, technological innovations, rights based approaches, heritage responsive infrastructure development and integrated planning strategies, all achieved through participatory processes, towards creating a culturally democratic and inclusive environment. Moderator: Manish Chakraborty 11:20 - 11:30 - Introduction 11:30 - 12:00 - Sugato Basu 12:00 - 12:30 - Joy Sen 12:30 - 13:15 - George Fergusson (Key note address) LUNCH - 13:30 - 14:30 SESSION 2 Design Dialect: craft to contemporary This session explores how the vocabulary of architecture adapts itself to its context to successfully navigate ground realities and also transcend the banal to communicate larger theoretical underpinnings. In a scenario where buildings are expected to be self-explanatory physical forms summarizing the conceptual and epistemological parameters of their design intent, this session investigates how their development process confronts the dilemma of ancient craft traditions, colonial legacies of syncretism, and post-colonial indecision between Modernism and Revival. Examining the merits of transformation and transfer, this session discusses the philosophies that can both delineate the method and define the output of design and technological hybridization towards building autonomous design identities. Moderator: Abin Chaudhuri 14:30 - 14:40 - Introduction 14:40 - 15:25 - Kazuyo Sejima (Key note address) 15:30 - 16:00 - Palinda Kannangara 16:00 - 16:30 - Gurjit Singh Matharoo Interactive Session led by Manish Chakraborty and Abin Chaudhuri Day 2 - 4th March, 2017 SESSION 3 Where the City Sleeps: housing and living At a time of rapid urbanization, mass metropolitan migration, and mounting pressures on the cities’ infrastructure systems, this session explores in particular the aspect of an escalating housing deficit. Understanding the scenario in the light of neoliberal concepts of urbanism and social injustice, the session revisits people's aspiration and participation as a dichotomy of quantity and quality in housings against a backdrop of affordability. Thus, this session aims to encapsulate issues varying both in scale (from sanitation to waste management in the macro scale, and spatial character to flexible incrementatlity in the micro scale), as well as character (physicality in conjunction with polity, accessibility, financial viability, security, and human dignity). Moderator: Dibyendu Chakravorty 10:30 - 10:40 - Introduction 10:40 - 11:10 - Kaiwan Mehta 11:10 - 11:40 - Biju Kuriakose 11:40 - 12:10 - Sameep Padora 12:10 - 12:55 - Alejandro Echeverri (Key note address) LUNCH - 13:30 - 14:30 SESSION 4 Grand Moves: urban direction and movement With rising populations, demographic shifts, climatic changes, smarter technology and faster transit, it is critical that the design and engineering of urbanity too be radically shifted to suit altering human needs, and holistic approaches to sustainable urban development and planning be adopted, integrating multidisciplinary socio-cultural and economic processes with physical infrastructure. In a quest for high performing and equal-opportunity cities, this session investigates the DNA of the city as the route to make it livable, sustainable, and resilient through aspects such as waterways and waterfront development, public space-making, social infrastructure improvement and revitalization of the city's network of cultural institutions. Moderator: Ayan Sen 14:30 - 14:40 - Introduction 14:40 - 15:25 - Juergen Mayer (Key note address) 15:30 - 16:00 - Pratap Talwar 16:00 - 16:30 - Madhav Joshi 16:30 - 17:30 - Leila Araghian Interactive Session led by Dibyendu Chakravorty and Ayan Sen Summary and theoretical closure of the Convention by Ashish Acharjee

  • 05 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    inspired by Founder-Director Father Gaston Roberge S.J., headed by Father P.J. Joseph S.J., Director Chitrabani & Festival Director; The Chitrabani Chapter designed by Madhusree Mukherjee, PRO Chitrabani and Festival Coordinator.Partnered by Centre for People’s Photography headed by Aroop Datta and People Of India (POI Studio) headed by Ilmaz Syed. Research input by Anshuman Chakraborty.



    5th February to 4th March / Venues across the city

    CINE-MUZ A Quiz on film and music

    25th and 26th February / G.D.Birla sabhaghar



    14th February to 20th February / Bengal Art Gallery ICCR

    ART PHOTOGRAPHY, Conventional

    7th February to 11th February


    18th February to 22nd February

    DESTINATION LADAKH – through the lens…on wheels…

    In collaboration with Calcutta Tramways Company (presently WBTC)

    19th February to 24th February

    IN SEARCH OF NIRVANA – scaling the heights with Debasish Biswas

    5th February to 26th February /Venues across the city

    DELVING INTO THE DEEP – From the Chitrabani Archive

    5th February to 4th March / Chitrabani


    5th February to 4th March / Sudder Street open spaces

    BIRD’S EYE-VIEW - a life-time collection of Aroop Datta

    27th February to 4th March


    26th February to 4th March / Chitrabani



    5th February to 4th March / Chitrabani


    28TH February / Chitrabani

    MAGIC MOMENTS – A Closing Ceremony

    2nd March / Prabhu Jishu Girja


    Chitrabani, ICCR Calcutta, Nandan IV, G.D.Birla Sabhaghar, Sudder Street, Basusree Cinema, The Calcutta Heritage Trams, Prabhu Jishu Girja and the City of Calcutta.


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  • 04 Feb, 2017 – 28 Feb, 2017

    Following schools of Kolkata are undertaking a project ‘Connecting Histories – Kolkata and the world’. Coordinated by ICC Calcutta Foundation at ICC Kolkata.

    List of Participating Schools

    1. Mahadevi Birla Sishu Vihar 2. Mahadevi Birla World Academy 3. Shri Shikshayatan School 4. Chowringhee High School 5. St Thomas’ Boys School 6. La Martiniere for Boys 7. DPS Newtown 8. The Future Foundation School 9. Apeejay School, Park Street 10. Apeejay School, Salt Lake 11. Sushila Birla Girls High School 12. Birla High School 13. Modern High School for Girls 14. The Heritage School 15. BGES School 16. Aksher School 17. WWA Cossipore English School 18. AIWC Buniyadi Bidyapith For Girls High School

  • 04 Feb, 2017 – 04 Mar, 2017

    "ART SPACE GERMANY: REVISITED” in Kolkata in February 2017. The exhibition is about Germany as a 'space of art', and how the country’s open federal policies have greatly influenced the shaping and evolving such a space in Germany. The exhibition is the first of its kind, put together in the transnational form, based on foreign cultural policies of the European Union. Transcending the borders put up by categories of art forms, groups of works by Armando, Candice Breitz, Tony Cragg, Marianne Eigenheer, Ayse Erkmen, Christine Hill, Magdalena Jetelová, Per Kirkeby, Joseph Kosuth, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Nam June Paik, Giuseppe Spagnulo and Herman de vries stand for the myriad artistic variety to be seen in transcultural unity. By presenting the exemplary positions of the last thirty years, the exhibition follows the meaning and the influence that the men and women artists, living here and known internationally, have had on themes, media and forms of expression in the art discourse of today.

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  • Calcutta High Court

    Location: 3, Esplanade Row West, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
  • Fort William

    Location: On then east bank of the river Hooghly.  
  • Indian Museum

    Location: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016  
  • Marble Palace

    Location: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Kolkata.  
  • Shahid Minar :

    Location:  Dufferin Rd, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069.
  • Howrah Bridge

    Location: Across the river Hooghly, linking Kolkata and Howrah station.  
  • Town Hall

    Location: 4,Esplanade Row West (near Calcutta High Court)
  • Victoria Memorial

    Location: 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071  
  • Vidyasagar Setu

    Location: Hooghly River, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
  • Armenian Church

    Location:  2, Armenian Street, B B D Bagh, B B D Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
  • Belur Math

    Location:  Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202
  • Birla Mandir

    Location: 29, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata 700 019.
  • Dakhsineshwar Temple

    Location: Dakshineswar, Kolkata -700 076
  • St.Paul’s Cathedral

    Location: 1A,Cathedral Road, Kolkata - 700 071
  • Academy Of Fine Arts

    Location: 2, Cathedral Road, Kolkata 700 020
  • Birla Planeterium:

    Location: 96, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata.
  • National Library

    Location: Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata 700 027
  • Indian Botanical Gardens

    Location: Shibpur, Howrah – 711 103
  • Nicco Park

    Location: Jheel Meel, Sector IV, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 106
  • Science City

    Location: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
  • Zoological Gardens

    Location: No. 2, Alipore Road, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027
  • More Information @

    Kewpie’s Kitchen
    Address: No. 2, Elgin Lane,
    Off Heysham Road & Behind NetajiBhavan,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700020
    Phone:+9133 2486 1600
    One of the first, exclusive Bengali cuisine restaurants to open in the city. Located in a small lane of a typical, Bengali residential neighborhood.

    6Ballygunge Place
    Address: 6, Ballygunge Place,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
    Phone:+9133 2460 3922
    Its name is its address. Located in BallygungePlace which is a neighborhood with a few quaint and charming old houses.

    Bhojohari Manna
    Address: 18/1A, Hindusthan Rd,
    Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
    Phone:+9133 2466 3941

    Address: 9/18, Shatadeep Shopping Complex,
    268, Gariahat Rd, Near Gariahat Junction,
    Ekdalia, Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
    Phone: +9133 2440 1933

    Address: 23A PriyanathMullick Road,
    Hazra, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026
    Phone:+9133 2454 5922
    This chain has three locations. Its name is from a character in a popular, Bengali nonsense verse.

    Oh Calcutta! Address: No.10/3, 4th Floor, Forum Shopping Mall,
    Elgin Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020
    Phone: +9133 2283 7161
    Located in a shopping mall and this serves Bengali comfort foods in a trendy restaurant.

    Bohemian Address: 32/4, Old Ballygunge 1st Lane,
    Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
    Phone: +9133 6460 1002
    Located opposite a temple of a goddess who protects against the diseases of spring/summer like chicken pox. Bohemian serves inventive and creative Bengali food.


    South Indian Club Canteen
    Address: 70 B, Hindustan Park Road, Gariahat,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
    Phone: +9133 2464 0927
    Oldest South Indian Club in the state. It is more like a canteen although there is table service. Only vegetarian food. Located in a charming area with small shops and old houses.

    Address: 22/1C, ManoharPukur Road, Kalighat,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
    Phone: +9133 3221 6769
    Food of Kerala is served at this restaurant. This small restaurant is owned and managed by a lady who is originally from Kerala serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

    Raj Restaurant
    Address: 10/2, ManoharPukur Road,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700026
    Phone: +9133 2419 2155
    A canteen with table service food from different areas of South India is available here.

    Address: 3a /1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
    Phone: +9133 2282 9791
    A South Indian fast food canteen, located next door to the US Consulate.


    The only Chinatown in India.

    Golden Joy Restaurant
    Address: 50/1, MatherswarTala Road, GovindaKhatick Road,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
    Phone:+9198301 65168
    Large and bustling Chinese restaurant. It has a separate men only seating for unaccompanied males or large groups of only men! Food is still cooked by the ladies of the owner family.

    Kafulok Restaurant
    Address: 47, South Tangra Road, GobindaKhatik Road,
    South Tangra Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
    Phone: +9197664 22035
    A popular restaurant

    Kim Fa
    Address: 47, South Tangra Road,
    Near State Bank Of India, Tangra, Kolkata 700046, India
    Phone: +91 33 23252895
    A small, family run restaurant

    Mainland China
    Address: Shop No. 313, 3rd Floor South City Mall,
    375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Jadavpur,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700068
    Phone: +9133 6457 8361
    Chinese food outside Tangra. Opened by a Bengali man, the restaurant is popular with working people and families.

    Address: 17-B, Park Street,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
    Phone: +9133 2229 7825
    Calcutta’s oldest tavern, it started in the early 1960s. Trincas was known not only for its continental food but more for its live music. The menu now includes Chinese and other cuisines and still worth a visit.


    There are few interesting cafes around the city. Bengalis have a wonderful habit of adda (a verbal, argumentative, group dialogue around a table, with a cup of tea and finger foods).

    India Coffee House
    Address: 15, BankimChatterjee Street,
    Near Presidency College, College Street,
    Kolkata, India
    Phone: +91 33 22414869
    An old café which played a significant part during the Naxal movement and other student protest movements. There are many traditional book stores in that area.

    Address: 49/1 Hindustan Park,
    Gariahat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
    Phone:+9133 4065 8123
    A new boutique café which has become very popular with the working millenials – Food here is world cuisine and eclectic.

    Address: 58B, Hindustan Park Road,
    Hindustan Park, Kolkata
    Phone:+9133 24198727 / 24198728
    A Bengali-ish café, with Bengali style fish and chips and mutten cutlets. Located in a charming old Calcutta neighborhood.

    Paris Café
    Address: 1/1, AshutoshChowdhury Avenue,
    Opposite Ice Skating Rink, Ballygunge,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
    Phone: +91 99039 20380
    The cuisine is eclectic, mainly Breads, Bakery and Desserts.

    Allen’s Kitchen
    Address: 40/ 1, Jatindra Mohan Ave Rd, Girish park,
    Shyambazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006
    Phone: +9199030 98700
    Famous for its Prawn Cutlets. It was founded in the late nineteenth century by a Bengali chef.

    Das Cabin (Dhakuria)
    Address: 17, Ballygunge Gardens, Below Gariahat Flyover,
    Ballygunge, Kolkata, India
    Phone : +91 9163905045
    Has a legendary cabin culture, known for its Kabiraji Cutlet and MoghlaiParathas. One goes there for the nostalgia.

    Café Coffee Day
    Address: 81 B,Sarat Bose Road,
    Opp Bharat Petrol Pump, At Landsdown Crossing
    Phone : +91 74393 72335
    A popular and recent chain of cafes.


    Address: 25B, Park Street,
    Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
    Phone: 033 2229 0095


    Laxmi Narayan Mandir Society
    Address: 42, Sarat Bose Road,
    Opp. Samilton Hotel,Kolkata – 700020
    Phone:+9133-24865811 / 32524588

    Shree Calcutta Gujarati Samaj
    Address: No.14, MadhabChatterjeeLane, Paddapukur,
    Bhawanipur, Kolkata - 700080
    Phone:+9133 2476 7104


    The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
    Address: 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata - 700013
    Phone:+91 33 2249 2323
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    Taj Bengal
    Address: 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata - 700027
    Phone: +91 33 2223 3939

    Hotel Hindusthan International
    Address: 235/1, AJC Bose Rd, Kolkata -700020
    Phone:+91 33 4001 8000

    Hyatt Regency Kolkata
    Address: Salt Lake City, JA Block, Sector III, Kolkata - 700098
    Phone: +91 33 2335 1234

    Swissotel Kolkata
    Address: City Centre 2, Biswa Bangla Rd, Kolkata - 700157
    Phone: +91 33 6626 6666

    Park Plaza
    Address: 17 Garcha, 1st Lane, Ballygunge, Kolkata West Bengal 700019
    Phone: +91 33 40409999


    Hotel 233 Park Street
    Address: P - 233, Park Street, Kolkata - 700017
    Phone:+91 33 2287 0300


    Bodhi Tree
    Address: 48/44, Beside State Bank of India ATM, Swiss Park, Kolkata - 700033
    Phone: +91 33 2424 6534

    Tatvam Residency
    Address: 171/1/M Picnic Garden Road, Off E.M. Bypass, Near V.I.P Bazar,Kolkata - 700039
    Phone: +91 33 2345 2743 / +91 33 2345 0064 / +91 9830137515 / +91 98742 05345/
    +91 8335050713

    The Corner Courtyard
    Address: 92 B Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700026, West Bengal
    Phone: +91 9903999567