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Gods and ends

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Dude, listen to this food prude

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Good Bye, Bad Bye

A funeral has always been a community thing. Rows of people in white standing around, family members meeting a...

Culture  /  Published 02.03.21

Sunita Bhuyan gives a stellar performance

When it comes to children’s growth, do you feel that there should be a balance between studying and learning? You’ve struck a very soft spot in me. If I had the authority, I would have ba...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Culture  /  Published 28.02.21

Her very alone highness

In normal times, on this day, a van loaded with huge deghs or large containers filled with bhog set out from the mandir, stopping before each house in Debinibash — more than a 100 of them, many ...
By Paromita Sen in

Culture  /  Published 28.02.21

My family And Bother Animals

Over the last painfully long year, I’ve found pleasure in many such goings-on. Not all can be said to be commonplace though, considering we live in a city. Looking out of the window, I once caug...
By Paromita Kar in

Culture  /  Published 28.02.21


By Ashoke Viswanathan in

Culture  /  Published 23.02.21

Cultural connect for the Indian diaspora

“These are the kind of things that give us an immense amount of joy because you are helping somebody who would perhaps never dream of going to London or Europe with his craft,” added Niyog...
By Shrestha Saha in

Culture  /  Published 22.02.21

Adopt your best friend, don’t shop

Wonderful companions Indie dogs have a long history of human companionship. Our mythological stories describe their faithful and devoted nature. Indie dogs are very social animals, love to live in pa...
By Titas Mukherjee in

Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

Learning’s Labyrinth

By Upala Sen and Subhendu Chaki in

Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

From her mouth, to your ears

Myth 3: Children learn from adults. We were almost at our destination, Bhagabatipur, near Polerhat, where a primary school called Khela Ghar was celebrating its golden jubilee. The founder, Shourabh ...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Culture  /  Published 14.02.21

To Akhtar Sir, With love

By Elora Sen in

Culture  /  Published 07.02.21

So, see you on the other side, eh?

A cemetery is not a cheery place to be in, more so in these despairing times. But that is exactly where I landed up on a cold and windy December morning, a friend in tow. The friend was excited; as a...
By Swachchhasila Basu in


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