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...

Culture  /  Published 15.04.20

Abhishek Dutta draws up a fun lockdown manual

The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely brought our lives to a standstill but that doesn’t mean you stop living. This lockdown period is the perfect time to regenerate your creative instincts, which wi...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 11.04.20

No fault in those stars

Had this been a year like any other, Dipankar Dey and gang of Calcutta’s Sky Watchers’ Association would have been busy organising one observation event after another for schoolchildren on a summe...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Entertainment  /  Published 08.04.20

Duo launch their first podcast, Uncle, Please Sit!

Both have a background in comedy and now both have turned podcasters. A few weeks ago Tushar Abhichandani and Joel Pereira launched their first podcast, Uncle, Please Sit!, with the help of IVM Podcas...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

People  /  Published 07.04.20

Leading from front, in US and India

What links Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and three-term New York state governor Andrew Cuomo? In ordinary times, it would be tough to find two more dissimilar politicians. They come from very...
By Paran Balakrishnan in

People  /  Published 04.04.20

Shashi Tharoor on being a man of letters above everything else

Out of the barrage of blistering Tweets that Shashi Tharoor encounters on a daily basis, his son Ishaan calling him out “in front of the world” for being a “lackadaisical boomer” (in a Tweet d...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta

People  /  Published 04.04.20

Waltz of the Flower

She is called Flower but there is nothing seemingly fragile about the 90-year-old woman. She is tall with broad shoulders. Her skin is smooth and barely lined. “I have seen a lot of history — 70 y...
By Manasi Shah in

People  /  Published 01.04.20

Bhasha yearns to be on the front line of healthcare

She speaks with conviction. What, however, bowls us over about Bhasha Mukherjee is her tremendous clarity of thought. A junior doctor and the reigning Miss England, all of 24, thinks like a soldier, r...
By PTI in

Calcutta  /  Published 28.03.20

Eyeless in water

The documentary being screened at Calcutta’s Max Mueller Bhavan that day is called Swimming Through The Darkness. It is based on the life and achievements of swimmer Kanai Lal Chakraborty. One of th...
By Manasi Shah in

People  /  Published 28.03.20

Kidnapped: A man who could never get over a film

There is an old saying that goes: If you want to reach Jaisalmer, you must have a wooden horse, legs of stone and a heart of steel. The point of it is to underline the inaccessibility of the Rajasthan...
By Bitan Sikdar in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.20

A fighter to the end

The family of Pradip Kumar Banerjee, PK to the footballing world, wants to build a website where people would be able to share their memories of the icon. The GD Block resident of 28 years passed away...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in


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