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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
Interface
On stage
 
Timeout
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.. 
Letters
  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