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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...
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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? ...

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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

Sports  /  Published 20.03.20

Maidan lore: Never another PK

PK’s credentials remain unmatched: two Olympics (Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960), three Asian Games (58, 62, 66), gold medal winner as a player and a bronze medal recipient as a coach (1970 Bangkok).PK w...
By PTI in Kolkata

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

Books  /  Published 19.03.20

An evening with Ruskin Bond

If you have grown up as an ardent reader, you’ve more than likely been a Ruskin Bond fan as well. Perhaps India’s most-loved children’s author, Bond was at the Storyteller Bookstore, VIP Bazaar,...
By Vedant Karia in

People  /  Published 05.06.19

Remembering Jiggs Kalra: Tastemaker to the nation

His opening line never varied. Every time he saw me or spoke to me on the phone, he’d exhort, “Anoothi, kyon roothi!” (Why is Anoothi miffed!) and chuckle. That was his standard greeting, always...
By Anoothi Vishal in

Science  /  Published 15.03.20

Now, Vera Rubin has her own telescope

Vera Rubin, a young astronomer at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, US, was on the run in the 1970s when she overturned the universe.Seeking refuge from the controversies and ego-bashing of cos...
By NYTNS in

People  /  Published 03.06.19

Deepika & Sabyasachi in conversation

What’s the code name Sabyasachi had for Deepika while working on her wedding wardrobe? Why did Deepika and Ranveer keep their wedding announcement last-minute? What are Sabya’s three-stage global ...
By Smita Roy Chowdhury in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.19

Meet Australian consul general Andrew Ford

Welcome to Calcutta. It’s been a month that you have been here. What were your earlier postings?I have come directly from a south Pacific island country called Tonga. I was there for three years. Pr...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

A Tagore brother that time forgot

The poet’s fortnight, or kabi paksha, marking Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday on May 7 in 1861, is still celebrated with an outpouring of song, dance, recitation and plays. Perhaps not all the sing...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Entertainment  /  Published 07.03.20

Boss Bose: Tribute to a director and legend

What should the nature of cinema be? At a discussion at the first International Film Festival of India in 1952, Italian-American filmmaker Frank Capra had said, “Cinema is something that through ent...
By Paromita Kar in


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