Virat Kohli’s Calcutta connect

When t2 pushed open the tall door at One8 Commune Kolkata on Monday afternoon, last-minute preparations were o...

Calcutta artistes remember Bob Dylan

An ambient setting, intimate seating and city-based artistes made up a musical evening at Wisdom Tree cafe on ...

Nirupama Rao on hope through harmony, with LSG

Nirupama Rao has a number of firsts to her name and going with the theme of “adaptability” for the...

Pet parents on their adopted furry friends

All I was supposed to do was go out, get a vaccine and come back home for lunch. Until my sister stumbled acro...

Ninad Samaddar’s tryst with theatre

For Calcutta boy Ninad Samaddar, theatre happened by chance. The La Martiniere for Boys alum went to Drama Cen...

Meet Shrivats Bagaria the man behind Shree Farms

Imagine having a steady supply of fresh vegetables that are not only grown bang in the middle of the city but ...

Culture  /  Published 18.07.21

Gaon Games

By Prasun Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 18.07.21

Hum, Drum, How Rum

After Chameli Basu’s death, her daughter, academic-turned-politician Malini Bhattacharya, came across a stack of illustrated postcards in her mother’s almirah. They were from the artist Na...
By Anasuya Basu

Culture  /  Published 16.07.21

‘Celebrating different cultures’

Do you think you’ve pushed your boundaries collectively with this track? Rishi: Yes, I think the beauty about this record is that we’re all in different parts of the world and it’s ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 11.07.21

Sambit on setting up @gearthirsty

Who have you collaborated with? There’s a young drummer called Thea Mathias in Mangalore. She sent me a mail saying that she would be interested in working with me. So she is handling the page ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 11.07.21


By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 11.07.21

Hem and awe

For the longest time, Hindu widows were not allowed any stitched garments but borderless white saris or thaans. So far as sartorial cues go, the missing paar further reminded that these women had fall...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 09.07.21

Zaeden on becoming a singer & more

When city owls hear that Zaeden is about to perform at a club, you are assured of a packed turnout. This was the case when he was DJ Zaeden and the only thing that has changed — and yes, it&rsqu...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 08.07.21

All about Calcutta’s louvered windows

Khorkhori. The name of the movable louvered windows of Bengal was inspired by the sound “khad khad” when they were opened. The wooden rod on the inside of the window, attached to all the l...
By Swati Gautam

Culture  /  Published 08.07.21

Staying connected through WhatsApp

In a way to keep members engaged, especially during the pandemic, the city chapter of Ficci Flo came up with the idea of starting interest-based micro groups within their bigger group and then id...
By Anannya Sarkar

Culture  /  Published 07.07.21

Pamper yourself on World Chocolate Day

For those interested in a pre- or post-workout chocolate snack, a dark chocolate and hazelnut spread on bread goes a long way in helping you stick to your healthy plan but with a sinful twist. &ldquo...
By Hia Datta (t2 intern)


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