The Tharoorosaurus of things

You may or may not agree with his politics but you cannot discount Shashi Tharoor’s brand of multi-hyphe...

Piece by piece

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 ...

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? ...

People  /  Published 21.09.19

Viewing gallery of the pleasures of pain

Often at night, I comfort my body. With gentle words and caresses, I make it smile and put it to sleep. There are two of us in the room now, me and my body,” says Delhi-based artist Anjum Singh, who...
By Shikha Trivedy in

People  /  Published 11.05.20

A model, an emcee, and a school principal

A regular face on the Calcutta ramp for almost 15 years, Jessica Gomes Surana has transitioned beautifully into an academician in the role of the principal of Loreto Convent Entally. Teaching has alwa...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Food  /  Published 26.10.18

Brexit has put Chef Alfred Prasad’s dream on hold

Post-college Prasad joined the ITC group as part of their kitchen management training programme at New Delhi's Maurya Sheraton. It was here that the foundation for his cuisine was laid. He worked at B...
By Smita Tripathi in

Entertainment  /  Published 25.10.18

Boy zone: Indian pop-rock band Sanam

They have the ’90s boy-band vibe of Boyzone or Backstreet Boys as well as one closer in time — One Direction. t2 met the four-member Indian pop-rock band Sanam — comprising Sanam Puri (singer-pi...
By Ushnota Paul in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

Break rules, but don't hurt others: Preeti Shenoy

Her exploration of friendship, love and relationships has made Preeti Shenoy a best-selling writer, whose latest offering is a novel about a young woman’s struggle to strike out on her own. The Rule...
By Shrestha Saha in

Culture  /  Published 28.04.20

Of music and hope

With live music gigs down to zero because of Covid-19, many musicians have taken their talent online, to their balconies and to streaming services. And most are seeing this is as an opportunity to wor...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

People  /  Published 17.10.18

A guide to middle age for the modern woman

Midult mantras1. We didn’t come this far to only come this far.2. Life: Not for pussies.3. Onwards and sideways.4. She did it anyway…5. I am dynamic, I am invincible, I am exhausted.6. I took the ...
By Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan/ The Daily Telegraph in

People  /  Published 25.08.19

Mother Teresa: The tiny nun with a large heart

When I asked for her blessings in one of our meetings in 1994, Mother Teresa gave me a compassionate look and thrust a Rosary (a string of prayer beads) into my palms and said, “Pray for me and my w...
By J. Felix Raj, SJ in Calcutta

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


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