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Exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall

On December 19, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Exhibition at Victoria Memorial Hall

Open now from the 19th to 31st December, all 20 of the Silk River scrolls will be on display in the spectacular Central Hall at the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.

Closing Speech from Ali Pretty

On December 18, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Closing Speech from Ali Pretty

Ali Pretty delivered the following address at the Silk River Closing Ceremony at Victoria Hall Memorial on Sat 16th Dec

Thank you!

On December 17, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Thank you!

Ruchira Das delivered the Vote of Thanks at the Silk River Closing Ceremony on Sat 16th Dec. Here is the transcript for all those not able to be present.

Silk River – Final Day – Final Thoughts

On December 16, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Silk River – Final Day – Final Thoughts

After four weeks of travel and years of planning, the Silk River has reached the end of its journey with the closing ceremony today at Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial.

Silk River Closing Ceremony

On December 16, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Silk River Closing Ceremony

Where the Thames and Hooghly meet: Journey of surprises ends with a spectacular finale at Victoria Memorial Hall

India Day 10 – Part Two: Batanagar

On December 16, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on India Day 10 – Part Two: Batanagar

You would think the Kidderpore tour was enough for one day, but our Silk River journey included one more wonderful and interesting visit, to Batanagar.

India Day 10 – Part One: Kidderpore

On December 16, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on India Day 10 – Part One: Kidderpore

“Heritage isn’t only about buildings” says Rishika Mukhopadhyay who has joined us for today’s walk, “it’s about the intangible too, culture and memories, the things we can’t see.”

India Day 10 – Topsy Turvy

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on India Day 10 – Topsy Turvy

There is something going on with the geography of Calcutta that I don’t understand. It ought to be simple.

India Day 9 – Knots

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on India Day 9 – Knots

Ask any British person where in the world they would like to go, at least once in their life, and I’ll bet that a visit to India would be at the top of the list. And if there was one experience that such potential visitors would specify, it would be a journey on Indian railways.

India Day 8 – Trades

On December 13, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on India Day 8 – Trades

It’s our last day on the river today. We leave at seven in a fast-running tide that’s carrying rafts of water hyacinth along, some of them inhabited by pond herons.