Salons: getting back to business

Priscilla Corner, beauty pro When did you first visit your salon after the lockdown eased? I visited the sal...

Afghanistan: A filmmaker emerges

Roya Sadat grew up in an Afghanistan where women were barred from attending school or going outdoors if not ac...

Neil O'Brien: A son's heartfelt tribute

It was on this day four years ago that my father, Neil O’Brien, left for the Big Library in the Sky. As ...

Devdutt Pattanaik: The master story teller

It is heartening to hear the concern in Devdutt Pattanaik’s voice as he asks me about our well-being, before...

New FICCI FLO chairperson: Sunira Chamaria

As the new FICCI FLO chairperson, what is your theme this year?I have actively been with FLO for many years no...

Mute master, technically challenged or the screamer

With most of us working from home and staying in during the current pandemic situation, video calling has been...

People  /  Published 06.07.20

'Everyone does everything here'

This is what he said: “No one here does only one job. That’s why you do not see any slums or poverty. We’re a hard-working people.” That was Suresh Bhaskar, a tourist guide in ...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

People  /  Published 03.07.20

Salons: getting back to business

Rohan Arora, footwear designer You were among the first ones to open up in Calcutta... I opened up with a 50 per cent sale on our footwear... on May 21. We were also getting a lot of enquiries duri...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

People  /  Published 02.07.20

Afghanistan: A filmmaker emerges

By 1996, the Taliban had assumed complete control of Afghanistan. Now that they were in power, they went to every extent possible to enforce their interpretation of the Sharia or Islamic law. With the...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

People  /  Published 28.06.20

A chat with British culinary king Brian Turner

You have been awarded with a CBE title — the highest ranking Order of the British Empire. Can you please decode that for us?What we have is a system, where the monarchy on her birthday, gives awards...
By Nandini Ganguly in

Entertainment  /  Published 28.06.20

#LockDownTales by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana

Also, there’s a book on the way…Yay! It’s called The 12 Commandments of Being a Woman and it’s a fresh take on the idiosyncrasies of being a woman. Women have a lot of stories to tell and they...
By Priyanka Roy in

People  /  Published 27.06.20

Neil O'Brien: A son's heartfelt tribute

It was on this day four years ago that my father, Neil O’Brien, left for the Big Library in the Sky. As a man always surrounded by books – as an author, a publisher, an educationist, an un...
By Derek O’Brien in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

We, the people

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By Paromita Kar, Prasun Chaudhuri, Manasi Shah and Moumita Chaudhuri in

Entertainment  /  Published 27.06.20

A chat with conservationist Ivan Carter

You grew up in the bushes. How was your childhood? How did you get addicted to the animals in the wild?For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by wildlife and wild places. As a child, I ...
By PTI in

People  /  Published 09.06.20

Meet The new LSG President — Diya Jaiswal

You are taking over at a difficult time... what are some of your immediate plans?These are very difficult and unprecedented times and there is no roadmap for a clear path. As a practising life coach, ...
By Anannya Sarkar in

People  /  Published 08.06.20

Vikas Khanna on his quest to #FeedIndia

I gave up on April 11 — we had promised people that ration was on its way but due to many variables involved, we could not keep that promise… I called Ma to inform her about this… she said that ...
By Anannya Sarkar in


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