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The British era complex is an iconic building of Kolkata.Once it housed Chief minister office but now many offices moved out.It is a ‘drive by ‘ attraction and can be skipped if short of time.It is remembered as ‘impressive first colonial building in Kolkata.
On 8th December 1930 freedom fighters Benoy Basu, Badal Gupta and Dinesh Gupta dressed in European outfits shot dead the notorious Inspector General of Police, Colonel N.S. Simpson, infamous for his brutal oppression of the prisoners in the jail, in this Writers' Building. Now Dalhousie...More
I visited it once for an official purpose with documents. It is the worst place to be. It is crowded, dusty and dirty. But the worst thing is the amount of papers they keep inside. Guys, that is astounding! Papers stuck in huge piles reacher...More
It used to be the seat of power till the current Chief Minister shifted the main offices to the other side of thy. From the time of the British to that of the Left front, it was from this place that all major decisions took...More
After buying tickets from Fairlie place, this place is at a walking distance of a minute. Previously used as a British servants' dorm, this is now used as police HQ of Kolkata police as far I heard. So didn't enter the building.Just took some front...More
The building got its name as the office of the administrative staff of the East India Company. After independence it accommodated some departments of the West Bengal government. The inside of the building is undergoing extensive renovation. You can admire the facade, next to the...More
After the fall of the Red Bastion Kolkata got a change of colour..everything that was red was turned to blue: buildings, street lights etc save a few and the Writers happens to be one of them. Actually this building was supposed to be used by...More