The Telegraph
Friday , July 17 , 2015


Monsoons are a real test for municipal bodies as heavy downpours regularly inundate roads and lanes of urban cities. Howrah has so long taken the brunt of the monsoons with choked drains, clogged...   | Read..

Waiting for his show

Ashis Pal’s house on the bank of the Hooghly in Sarenga, Sankrail, facing the river, could have been an artist’s studio, had he been able to pursue a career as an artist....   | Read..

Homage to artist

The large gathering at Bholagiri Kalamandir was unexpected, but it spoke volumes on what Rabi Ghosh meant to the theatre groups. Theatre artistes who would queue up to get...   | Read..

Combatting TB

Monika Naik has newfound energy and enthusiasm. The social worker who has spent the better part of her life looking after tuberculosis patients at Bantra St Thomas Home...   | Read..

Tribute through dance

Srijani Sagar Dance Centre commemorated their tenth year by paying tributes to Rabindra Nath Thakur, Suchitra Sen, Manna De and RD Burman by dancing to their songs on July...   | Read..

A folk fest

Baul, jhumur, bhatiali and the sounds of other forms of folk music from Bengal reverberated in the small hall of Bholagiri Kalamandir through the four-day folk festival...   | Read..

Civic body renovates crematoriums

Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) has renovated the three crematoriums and their surrounding areas, meeting a longstanding demand of the local people. There are three...   | Read..

Dirt roads traded for smooth concrete in Salap

Uttar Nibra under Salap Gram Panchayat II is getting a much-needed facelift. Although the area was, at one time, wilderness with little human habitation, in the past few...   | Read..

The five white temples of Uluberia

While travelling by boat on the Hooghly, one will come across a temple complex comprising five white temples near a ghat in Uluberia. The tallest one among these has nine...   | Read..
Commuters queue in the rain at a ferry ghat in Howrah. Picture by Anup Bhattacharya