The Telegraph
Since 1st March, 1999
Bandh, what bandh'
From huge crowds at railway stations to festival frenzy at cinemas, a holiday high at malls to 100 per cent attendance in school exams' Wednesday witnessed a number of firsts, as most of Calcutta stood up and said: 'We don't want no bandhs no more!'...  | Read.. 
The Grass hop
An evening of verse, an international panel discussion and an impromptu adda with college students mark the agenda of ...  | Read.. 
Salvation for sarengi
Yehudi Menuhin thought this instrument expresses the very soul of Indian feeling and thought. For the one instrument that mus...  | Read.. 
Mamata shade on jubilee bonanza
Delegates from 14 countries, across four continents. Gala celebration plans, including a toy bank for kids and lens implant f...  | Read.. 
15-hour fire guts godown
A fire that raged for over 15 hours from a little after Tuesday midnight reduced a sturdy, three-storeyed, red-brick warehous...  | Read.. 
Howrah hall in disrepair
It's almost a year since the roof of Howrah's Town Hall collapsed, but the authorities have yet to start repairs or take step...  | Read.. 
Hospitality rides a crest
Occupancy, banquet bills surge; star addresses eye winter of 2005 boom

House-full (well, almost) is the healthy sign hanging outside hospitality stops across town these days (or rather months). Wi ...  | Read.. 
Cops, all padded up for bandh duty, take a break at Esplanade on Wednesday. Picture by Pabitra Das
Hello, it's Thursday, November 18, 2004
Roads to avoid
True spirit
On stage
Understanding an epic
Michael Madhusudan Dutt's celebrated epic-narrative, Meghnadbadh Kabya, though revered ....  | Read.. 
 You share your birthday with...
Chloe SevignyYou are aggressive, brave and undaunted by opposition. You are a good judge o ...Read.. 
  Bluster against court, blame it on media
  No vacation for diseases
  Harmony hues
Park blueprint for Salt Lake facelift
The state government's development showpiece has long been associated with ...  | Read.. 

Rerun in cell store break-in
Robbers from Jharkhand seem particularly interested in cleaning out city s...  | Read.. 

Circle of confidence and communication
It's Wednesday morning. The classrooms are empty. Outside, students are sea...  | Read.. 

Meet the ants who take you to the movies
They are the only two people working simultaneously on Subhash Ghai's ...  | Read.. 

Open-air music mania
Children's Day turned the INOX multiplex at City Centre into an open-air di...  | Read.. 
Star strings
Masala chai is all she cares for. 'But not too black,' insists Anous...  | Read.. 
Beer binge for giddy guzzlers
The city got its first taste of the Oktoberfest recently, with the banqu...  | Read.. 
Detox diary
The festive fervour is finally over ' the eating-out spree during the Pujas...  | Read.. 
The City Diary More.. 
Matador mishap kills three
Chhat curb on trains
Cop sports
Victoria quarters
Woman suicide
Teacher run over
Screen On & Off
Caffeine connection
Style's the mantra
All in the game
Time to vote
Frying high
LO-CAL More.. 
by Derek O'Brien