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Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmeti...

Boston Ice Party

This was not very long ago, but a period that may well now be time stamped as BC or Before Corona. The ex...
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Empire Theatre now dead

I’ve never done this beforeBut this is such a special nightAnd you are such a great audience!And… And I ju...

New utilities for the Chandernagore Strand

This spring, people of Chandernagore are enjoying their riverbank more, thanks to a week’s collaborative int...

India's first municipal archive

Calcutta’s East-West Metro line, the same that will connect Howrah and Dalhousie Square, was conceived nearl...

The Last Post

Meine herzensgute liebe Mutti... My dear dear Mother, begins the letter from a German soldier posted in Stalin...

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Heritage  /  Published 04.07.20

Stone hinge: Calcutta as witness to removal of statues

Those whose statues have been recently targeted Christopher Columbus Hailed as the discoverer of the New World and considered by many to have spurred genocide against indigenous Americans Minnesota t...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Heritage  /  Published 28.06.20

Science dances to Longfellow’s tune

Scientists have provided the strongest evidence yet for what American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had declared 184 years ago — that “music is the universal language of mankind”. ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 27.06.20

After Auschwitz, survivors still bear witness

At age 98, Leon Schwarzbaum, a retired art dealer, still lives on his own in his Berlin apartment, the walls covered with paintings and old back-and-white pictures of his 35 relatives who perished in ...
By AP in

Heritage  /  Published 13.06.20

Everything is different

Burrabazar is one of the largest wholesale markets of eastern India — textiles, medicines, garments, cosmetics, you name it, you will get it here at bargain prices. Every day, more than 30,000 trade...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 06.06.20

A few good men

During the first few days of the lockdown, Raghbir Singh and some others served 500 meals in and around south Calcutta. Thereafter, they lost count and it was never the point in any case.The 30-year-o...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Revealing some Pankaj Mullick legacy gems

In 1922, a 17-year-old set to tune Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Shesh Kheya. He sang it at college functions and other cultural events. When word reached Jorasanko, the Tagore family abode in north Ca...
By Anasuya Basu in

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Before the fall

The Red Road is actually grey. It begins where it does, at the Raj Bhavan in Dalhousie, and runs for two kilometres or so, slicing through heaps of scenic green till Fort William looms into view.Some ...
By Manasi Shah in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.20

The maker and the masks

Ping. Ping. Ping. A slew of images land in my WhatsApp chat from an unknown number. Images of deserted lanes. A straw-and-bamboo frame of a donkey. Headless clay idols, about two dozen of them, herded...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 12.05.20

Ramayana and its many variants

When Anita Bose first arrived in Thailand she was surprised to see how integral to its culture the Ramayana was. Buddhism is followed by 95 per cent of the population and yet it was, and still is, com...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Culture  /  Published 09.05.20

Empire Theatre now dead

I’ve never done this beforeBut this is such a special nightAnd you are such a great audience!And… And I just... really feel like I can talkto you, why ’know?So, forget what you’ve read in the ...
By Paromita Kar in


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