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A visit to Nathu La in Sikkim three years ago did it. Poet-artist Sufia Khatoon says she was captivated by the...

Zen positive (and the art of staying)

Haemin Sunim, the monk who went online, lives with the singular motto of helping people around the world with ...
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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’

A star chef and an entrepreneur with a vast business empire, Sanjeev Kapoor is in no mood to stop growing and ...

This shed of sheds

Who is to say what made Suresh Shah fall in love with central Calcutta’s Jogodyan Lane one day in 1965? ...

No full stops

“Amma then spent decades on the fringe, a renegade lobbing hand grenades at the establishment that exclu...

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West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.19

Calcutta teen champions arts in US

A teenager with roots in the city is changing mindsets among students in Dallas, Texas, where she lives now. Kaushiki Roy, 17, believes in giving children a choice in education. A former student of C...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

World  /  Published 09.10.18

Deported parents may lose kids to adoption: AP probe

As the deportees were led off the plane onto the steamy San Salvador tarmac, an anguished Araceli Ramos Bonilla burst into tears, her face contorted with pain: 'They want to steal my daughter!'It had ...
By AP in

Entertainment  /  Published 15.08.19

Elvis Presley ‘left the building’ on August 16, 1977 but his music keeps marching on

Giving Las Vegas a rebootJennifer Lopez has done it. Britney Spears has done it. And Celine Dion has become a fixture. Las Vegas and residencies have been going hand in hand for decades but had it not...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 21.04.20

Artist Biraaj Dodiya’s Debut Solo Show at Experimenter

I came across this poem (The Laid Out Body, a part of the poem Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca) in which the poet was commemorating a friend’s death but there...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Entertainment  /  Published 06.10.18

Krishna Raj Kapoor was no whining matriarch

An everlasting visual will be of Krishna Raj Kapoor pointing to her wheelchair and asking me, “Is this any life to lead?” We were at the prayer meeting for Shashi Kapoor, where she was quite distr...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan in

People  /  Published 06.10.18

Ananya Birla on livin’ her life

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By Mathures Paul in

Technology  /  Published 18.04.20

15 sec to stardom

Shivani Kapila...
By Mathures Paul in

Culture  /  Published 27.07.19

Girish Karnad lives on

Braving torrential rain and traffic snarls, a group of theatre addicts makes it to the top floor of a commercial complex in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala area where Tamaasha Theatre has organised, over two c...
By Alpana Chowdhury 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

People  /  Published 13.07.19

We used to be so poor that rice was a luxury: Nalini Bera

Nalini Bera was awarded the Ananda Purashkar in 2019 for his novel, Subarnarenu Subarnarekha. The work is important for two reasons. First, it tells the stories of the most backward people of Bengal ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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