The Telegraph
Friday , July 3 , 2015


What humans can do, sometimes a puppet can do better. This belief led to the birth of a toy that could entertain as well as educate common people. India is said to be the birthplace of puppetry,...   | Read..

An Urdu poet and translator

His poetry is about life, society, relationships and his experiences. Those who read him feel that he evokes sentiments that are lost in everyday life. Qaiser Shameem...   | Read..

Towards a drug-free world

Howrah City Police organised an awareness programme at Avani Riverside Mall to observe International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26. Popular...   | Read..

A beehive for a club

The name sounds unusual for a club, but the founders of Mouchak wanted the club to run exactly like a beehive, where the Queen bee orders around and the servants follow the...   | Read..

In hour of need, one can bank on them

They act as saviours for the needy and the helpless of Chatterjeehat and surrounding areas. In case of emergencies in the dead of night, one can bank on the youths from...   | Read..

Where children are jewels

When children are living under tremendous pressure to perform and excel in their studies and co-curricular activities, it is places like Manimela that give them space to...   | Read..

Help for the needy

Six-year old Joydeep Karuli, a resident of Arupara, was diagnosed with blood cancer some months back. The young boy’s father, Bikash Karuli is a day labourer who can...   | Read..

The god of death worshipped in a backyard

A nondescript house that stands dark and invisible behind the cramped row of flower and fruit stalls at Shibpur Dharmatala More houses the Dharmaraj temple. It is hard to...   | Read..

A classical odyssey

Strains of Bharatnatyam recitals filtered through the Satyajit Ray auditorium at Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as Anneshan’s two students Parama...   | Read..

Digging up before the rains

The Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has made a park and named it after actor Tulsi Chakraborty in central Howrah. The park will have a small open-air stage at one end....   | Read..
Dark rain clouds gather over Vidyasagar Setu. Picture by Anup Bhattacharya