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People  /  Published 06.06.20

Eye on the storm

Every cyclone has its own symphony. Akul Biswas, a resident of Jharkhali gram panchayat in the Sunderbans, knows this eerie music by heart. Biswas is blind: glaucoma took his vision years ago. His ear...
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Books  /  Published 06.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

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People  /  Published 03.06.20

Couture jeweller Raj Mahtani on his book of poems

More than three decades after being a couture jeweller, Raj Mahtani’s heart is looking for a slice of the old-new. He is rekindling his old passions to connect in a newer avatar. And his first attem...
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Culture  /  Published 03.06.20

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 I can launch into my questions for him, two days after cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in Be...
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People  /  Published 03.06.20

Tête-à-tête with Bollywood lyricist Irshad Kamil

Tetevitae1971: Kamil is born into a Punjabi Muslim family in Malerkotla, PunjabStudies journalism at Panjab University, followed by postgraduate and PhD degrees in HindiStarts career as a journalist w...
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People  /  Published 03.06.20

Barkha Dutt on the road

Barkha Dutt’s been living dangerously during the last 74 days. She’s leapt into trucks crammed with scores of migrant labourers hitching a lift back to their villages. She’s jumped onto a train ...
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Culture  /  Published 23.05.20

Revealing some Pankaj Mullick legacy gems

In 1922, a 17-year-old set to tune Rabindranath Tagore’s poem Shesh Kheya. He sang it at college functions and other cultural events. When word reached Jorasanko, the Tagore family abode in north Ca...
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People  /  Published 20.05.20

New FICCI FLO chairperson: Sunira Chamaria

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Entertainment  /  Published 17.05.20

Malaika Arora on living life on her own terms

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People  /  Published 16.05.20

Sheikh’s sphere

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