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...

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...

Heritage  /  Published 29.09.18

Mahatma Gandhi doesn’t live here anymore

In the book, The Oxford India Gandhi, there is a reference to how erstwhile Bengal chief minister, the late Jyoti Basu, came calling on the Mahatma here. The excerpt reads: “...We said we were Commu...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 29.09.18

Long Shot: Cameraman who worked with Ghatak, Ray

Somewhere near the beginning of our conversation, it becomes evident that our man has planned out his entire narration. At point X, a tea and samosa break. At point Y, he will bring out the cameraman...
By Upala Sen in

Culture  /  Published 29.09.18

Settings: The track my grandfather built

It also meant stopping at railway retiring rooms during break-journeys and a wealth of stories. About how railway children went to school on trains and trolleys, those umbrellaed platforms that were p...
By Paromita Sen in

Heritage  /  Published 26.08.18

Beef was an offering in Vedic age

By Bitan Sikdar in

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.18

The death of a beloved cinema hall

Didi, kothaay? asked the taxi driver. “Jyoti Cinema,” I answered. I was quite sure there wasn’t a taxi, bus or tram driver who didn’t know where Jyoti Cinema was. From the time my mother broug...
By Asha Gangoli in

Culture  /  Published 11.08.18

Aurangzeb's villainisation is bad history

By Upala Sen in

People  /  Published 10.08.18

MP Karma Topden shared deep bond with Sikkim's last king

By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Culture  /  Published 13.08.18

'We have lost about 70 per cent of our films'

By Jaybrota Das in

Heritage  /  Published 11.08.18

In another eye, another place

By Anasuya Basu in

World  /  Published 04.09.18

Fire tears through Rio museum

By TT Bureau in


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