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A modern farm life

From a two-floor house to a 4,000sq ft home and a property spread over three acres, in Chandigarh. That’...

Sanjeev Kapoor on ‘Verbalisation of Visualisation’

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This shed of sheds

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Cooking up a storm

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People  /  Published 02.08.19

Remembering modernist sculptor Ramkinkar Baij

Ramkinkar Baij (1906–80) was the vanguard of modern Indian sculpture along with Sankho Chaudhuri, D.P. Roy Chowdhury and Prodosh Das Gupta. Known for his larger-than-life outdoor concrete statues, B...
By Shatadeep Maitra in

People  /  Published 27.07.19

A man who made a trophy of being a Calcuttan

Mr Gulab by any other name would be just as well-known in the city of his birth, that is for sure. Long before I knew of him, I heard his name. Uttered over Darjeeling and mismatched pieces of bone ch...
By Upala Sen 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

Sports  /  Published 11.07.19

Sanya Vats: The rising star of squash

Sorted. Sure. And enviably in control for an 18-year-old. Sanya Vats, No. 1 in the Girls Under-19 category in the Asian Junior Ranking and the national champion in the U-19 category. The young star wa...
By Kanjyik Ghosh in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.20

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

Entertainment  /  Published 25.06.19

Ronjini Chakraborty on her journey from Tumbbad to Simmba to Article 15

She did her schooling from La Martiniere for Girls and studied history honours from Lady Brabourne College, all the while doing plays with theatre group Theatrician. She went on to study the performin...
By Priyanka Roy in

Culture  /  Published 15.06.19

Stories of the Santhals, by the Santhals

The painting on the wall shows two ebony male figures with bows and arrows. “Sidhu and Kanhu,” says Ruby Hembrom, by way of introduction. “They are very important for us, the Santhals. This pain...
By Manasi Shah in

People  /  Published 15.06.19

Comedy is when you hit back with wit at the oppressor: Varun Grover

The day I meet Varun Grover, almost everyone in the media is agog with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Kedarnath shrine and the visuals circulating. It is as though a new film has been r...
By Paromita Kar in


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