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Gods and ends

In some villages of Bengal’s Burdwan district, early summer is synonymous with Porabolan. This is when a...

Dude, listen to this food prude

This isn’t an ode to the brinjal, neither is it an ilish love song. Yet, it is about both, and things mu...
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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...

House-proud Calcuttans offer a glimpse into their space

Ritabhari Chakraborty is in a relationship with her house. ‘I am obsessed,” she laughs. Blessed wi...

A fair place to drop in

One of the pleasures of walking down Free School Street — or should we call it Mirza Ghalib Street? &mda...

Mystery of the missing link in our post offices

Exactly a week before the nationwide lockdown was announced, I received a message from the postmaster of the n...

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Travel  /  Published 12.09.20

The Sloanie life

A long soak in the bathtub with lovely Bamford bubble bath made me think of Daylesford, the super chic organic restaurant and shop in Pimlico, a 15-minute walk from the hotel. Daylesford’s found...
By Karen Anand in

Books  /  Published 12.09.20

Master of the Dahlniverse

The scariest villains Dahl’s superpowers and versatility in creating villainous characters have been discussed time and again. His villains aren’t always eerie monsters creeping out in th...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Auto  /  Published 12.09.20

Bruising for battle

Form: Front-engine, front-wheel drive compact SUV LxBxH (mm):  3,995 x 1,790 x 1,647 Engine: Petrol (P) 998cc, turbocharged; Diesel (D) 1,493cc, turbocharged Peak power: (P) 120ps @ 6,000r...
By Abhijit Mitra in

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

Commentaries on contemporary India

Edited by Saurabh Kirpal; Hachette India; Rs 699 There is a discernible amplification of feminist urban voices because of social media, fuelled by the need to learn and unlearn to be socially resp...
By Shrestha Saha in

People  /  Published 11.09.20

A modern farm life

We run a digital marketing agency which my parents started and this year we shifted the office inside Aura. So, now, we as a family don’t need to step out at all. Whatever I wear is hemp based ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Travel  /  Published 10.09.20

Two rejuvenating days at the Atmantan Wellness Centre

Where: Village Palse, Tamhini Ghat Road, Mulshi, Maharashtra Phone: +91 20 66766666 Email: reservations@atmantan.com ...
By Ushnota Paul in

Arts  /  Published 10.09.20

Better than music live streams

But does the concept of visuals take away attention from music? Shai believes the two complement each other and it is a story and/or journey. People won’t vibe to music that is not good but then...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Books  /  Published 10.09.20

Another nomination comes Prajwal Parajuly’s way

Good news continues to arrive for Calcutta-based Nepali Indian author Prajwal Parajuly. Two weeks after the French translation of his 2013 novel Land Where I Flee was longlisted for the Emile Guimet P...
By Shrestha Saha in

Heritage  /  Published 10.09.20

A royal tale of legacy and revival

A “history narrator”, her description of the Baroda jewels was jaw-dropping. “The Baroda pearl carpets have Basra pearls with over 2.2 million beads, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, 300-40...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Style  /  Published 10.09.20

Ode in khadi to Raja Ravi Varma

Favourite dyes to work with: Natural dyes. I love dabbling with new shades that will enrich my designs. Over the years, we have developed several new colour palettes, and will continue to create new...
By Anannya Sarkar in


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