The best street tea in India: Kolkata’s chai

Kolkata is the tea capital of India and the stalls on Elgin Road sell the finest brews in the city: sugary, spicy chai in sustainable clay cups

‘It’s soulful … and the friendliest city in India’: Fiona Caulfield’s Kolkata

‘Strangers will invite you for a chai just to talk and exchange ideas.’ The guidebook writer says the West Bengal capital is very different from its City of Joy image

The Writers’ Building, Kolkata: a history of cities in 50 buildings

While the skeleton of the original remains, the building’s external structures have been extended and remodelled with the changing intentions of the city’s rulers for more than 230 years