Murshidabad: A regal retreat on the banks of river Bhagirathi

When you travel 235km by car on a crisp, sunny winter morning along a national highway, get ferried across the...

Old wounds

With the centenary of the Chauri Chaura incident round the corner, here is a remarkable Bengali theatre produc...

Curated city tours go virtual

The city of joy is sprinkled with stories all around. Not all of those make it to the pages of a book. While s...

Silence of the Lambretta

A hot May afternoon in the early 1980s. Mr Chakrabarti had only just brought home his wife and the new-born ba...

Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

The news of the death of Prince Kaukab Quder Sajjad Ali Meerza, great-grandson of the last Nawab of Awadh, Waj...

Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

When Russia announced that it had named the coronavirus vaccine developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Research ...

North East  /  Published 22.12.19

Amid unrest, Yuletide spirit in Mizoram

While protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, are engulfing the country, Mizoram soaked in the Yuletide spirit to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Mizoram celebrated the centenary of the ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Heritage  /  Published 16.03.19

New strain on ancient post of village headman

Gopal Nagar Dakshin Palli in Bengal’s Birbhum district is a tribal village. The drive from Bolpur town to the house of Nilu Mardi, the village headman, takes all of half an hour. The reason behind t...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.20

Culture rebrand as veiled threat

By Soumitra Das

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.20

Blot on British rule in focus at Raj memorial

A monument to the Raj is hosting an exhibition on one of its worst atrocities. The exhibition titled Ways of Remembering Jallianwala Bagh and Rabindranath Tagore’s Response to the Massacre is being ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 11.08.18

Aurangzeb's villainisation is bad history

By Upala Sen

Culture  /  Published 22.01.20

Inspired India Concert pays tribute to Gandhi

A blend of multiple cultural genres marked Sourendro-Soumyojit’s Inspired India Concert 2020, presented by Ambuja Neotia and supported by Senco Gold, in association with The Telegraph, at Courtyard ...
By Aniruddha Biswas

World  /  Published 21.01.20

Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

More than 1.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis and their henchmen in Auschwitz. Most who were killed were Jews, but the victims also included Poles, Roma, Soviet prisoners of war, and others....

India  /  Published 02.01.11

At 200, Chowringhee cousin let down by Lucknow

By Tapas Chakraborty

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

On the zero line between Tripura and Bangladesh

Food and culture, people and gods, history and heritage, there is more than one thing enforcing the India-Bangladesh connect in general and the Tripura-Bangladesh connect in particular. In fact, so cl...
By Sonia Sarkar

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

The Royal Bengal Lion-tamer

In 1970, a comic strip was published in the annual issue of a Bengali children’s magazine called Manihar. The hero of the strip, Bangadesher Ranga, was a fearless Bengali animal trainer living in Br...
By Paromita Sen


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