Murshidabad: A regal retreat on the banks of river Bhagirathi

Travelling through the bylanes of an old Mughal town, the author steps in history to find the country’s gran...

Old wounds

Anya Theatre's 110-minute-long tour de force is among the best Calcutta has produced in recent years...

Curated city tours go virtual

Taking a walk through the lanes and bylanes of Calcutta, virtually. The Telegraph spoke to a bunch of people w...

Silence of the Lambretta

Many years ago, a scooter, a castaway of a Delhi family, arrived in a coalmine town in Bihar and was reborn a ...

Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

A portraiture of the recently departed Kaukab Quder, a man who lived his heritage, loved it, and never tried t...

Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

A steel city, the iron-curtain and the Russians within, a dancing girl, a truant boy and a broken betrothal...

Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Before the fall

What the Red Road used to be...
By Manasi Shah

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.20

The maker and the masks

A virus has come in between faith and a mass following ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 09.05.20

Ramayana and its many variants

The Ramayana and its variants found all over Southeast Asia...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Heritage  /  Published 02.05.20

The Sultan still swings

In Srirangapatna, history trumps Mysore pak...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The non-believer

PANJIKA PRIVÉ: The 'panjika' was and is a fascinating book, with a flimsy cover and chock-full of arcane information such as which vegetables to avoid during which months...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The time traveller

PANJIKA PRIVÉ: The 'panji' was a combination of the commercial and the cosmic; thick with advertisements, of gemstones, everyday products, and ointments that were panaceas...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

Fans have their reasons

PANJIKA PRIVÉ: In the new 'panjika', many gods have acquired gloss and colour; advertisements of astrologers and self-proclaimed godmen have crept in...
By Swachchhasila Basu

Heritage  /  Published 28.03.20

Boston Ice Party

Two hundred years ago, after 20 failed attempts, the first consignment of ice arrived in Calcutta from Massachusetts...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 21.03.20

Empire Theatre now dead

Born Empire Theatre. Died a single-screen cinema in the time of multiplexes. In between, a siren song ...
By Paromita Kar

Culture  /  Published 17.03.20

The first Australia Day celebration

A highlight of the evening was Australian cuisine served for dinner, which many tasted for the first time — and loved...
By Sudeshna Banerjee


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