Devastating fires, floods, competition from newer markets and swanky malls, Sir Stuart Hogg’s Market located in the very heart of old colonial Calcutta, has seen off every challenge with a stoic shrug. This old symbol of the Raj, ironically referred to as New Market by Calcuttans, has on offer something for each of the senses. From food and beverage items to clothing, old antiques and curious to the latest digital curiosities, the market tells it own story that has lasted a good century and a half. From the happy sanyasin to the ecstatic shopper none can ignore its red brick charm.

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