On a positive note

I’m Gonna Be Okay: General Zooz (Reggae Rajahs) featuring Sukanya ...

And then there were None

He had adopted them around October last year, about eight of them, all strapping roosters. By February they we...

Imran Zaki on spreading the spirit of Id

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolis...

Coping after divorce

MacKenzie Scott | Married to Jeff Bezos from 1993 to 2019 The manner in which the marriage of Jeff Bezos and ...

Single mom: getting a passport for a child is much easier now

“Hey Captain, how’s it going?” In our sweet home, there has been a life-affirming hum of th...

‘Songs of love are conversations to a beloved’

Bickram Ghosh and Hariharan’s romantic album Ishq shines a light on the many hues of love. The six songs...

Culture  /  Published 28.03.21

Pandemic chitra

His creations from lockdown time show how people were punished for not wearing masks, how truck drivers bribed police officers with bottles of sanitiser instead of cash, how a beleaguered people praye...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 28.03.21

French Press (not coffee)

I first heard of Le Petit Bengali from Sharbatanu Chatterjee, a neuroscience researcher, based in Paris for now. Le Petit Bengali is the name of a French newspaper published from Chandernagore in the ...
By Upala Sen in

Culture  /  Published 28.03.21

Chronicles of time

How did you feel about the movie adaptation of your work Victoria And Abdul? I have only had that one book made into a movie and it was huge. So, no complaints there! I had six Hollywood studios pitc...
By Shrestha Saha in

Culture  /  Published 26.03.21

How to have a Holi, ‘phoolon wali’

Monika Poddar owns plant boutique Chlorofyl. Reach her on @ChlorofylKol (FB) and @chlorofyl_giftinggreens (IG) ...
By Monika Poddar in

Culture  /  Published 26.03.21

How to organize an intimate holi party

Invites This Holi season, you might want to keep your guest list small and intimate to minimise the number of people gathering in one space, but who said that’s a bad thing? A couple of old fri...
By Pramita Ghosh and Faiza Hazarika (t2 intern) in

Culture  /  Published 21.03.21

Mother Love to Allay Posto

This April my baby girl, Posto, will turn four, and Ma Me will turn a year older. You see, I gave birth to her all right, but it wasn’t until the pandemic year that I learnt to be a proper mothe...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 21.03.21

The Telegraph She Awards 2021 was a celebration of the human spirit

It was my honour to be part of the She Awards jury this year and I would like to thank The Telegraph for asking me to participate. It was a very inspirational experience to read about all of the nomin...
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Culture  /  Published 21.03.21

The Telegraph She Awards 2021 saw women achievers being feted

Entrepreneur: Supriya Roy Her story: Her journey started in 1990, when she opened a small shop called The Sugarr & Spice. Married off early, she found her mentors in her parents, her father-in-la...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 16.03.21

Diving into the underground music scene

The night before I left I wanted one more night of banging music and word was out that Soro on Vagator was having a good scene… and off I went. After wrapping up my five days in Goa it was gre...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Culture  /  Published 14.03.21

The keen student

The temple had been built originally with very little mortar and on the perfect setting of stones. Any major restoration work needs a resetting, which is what is happening now. The dismantled pieces h...
By Bitan Sikdar in


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