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After completing his MBA from the Birla Institute of Management Technology in Noida, Anish A. got three interview calls. None of them got him a job offer but his fourth interview was a different story - it was a video interview.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Stay alert, be safe

Joining college is pretty exciting and life on campus can be quite fun. This is also the time you will be forging friendships that may last for life. But this is also the time you may be moving to a new city and will definitely be meeting a whole new set of people, not all of who may be nice. Therefore, it is best you take a few precautions to stay safe.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Landslide forecast

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi in Himachal Pradesh has successfully developed a low-cost monitoring and warning system against landslides - a common problem in the Himalayan mountain belt. Each year, on an average about 200 lives are lost due to landslides and Rs 550 crore spent to cover damages. The problem is complicated by the fact that existing landslide warning technologies cost crores of rupees, making deployment over a wide geographical area impractical.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Handmade ensembles and artisans as models — t2 turns to nature for a shoot in Santiniketan 

Bengalis love their adda. With or without endless cups of chai. So what was supposed to be a friendly “hello” outside one such quaint chai-shai corner in the city — Deshaj Store and Cafe (32 Old Ballygunge First Lane) — with the owners, husband-wife duo Sonali Chakraborty and Gopal Poddar, gave way to a 45-minute adda one summer evening. Sonali and Gopal are founder-members of AIM (Art Illuminates Mankind), “a social welfare organisation” they formed 15 years back and Deshaj is the brand initiative of AIM. They work with artisans from all over India and also with the backward communities.
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengali and Chinese bites at this fuss-free qsr

Ong Bong Chong Where: 23/51, Gariahat Road, Golpark, next to South City College Timings: 11am to 10.30pm Meal for two: Rs 300 
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Nyonya cuisine comes to The Wall

Nyonya festival
Where: The Wall, Dr Sarat Banerjee Road (off Southern Avenue) and Ecosuite Business Park, New Town, Rajarhat
On till: September 2
Timings: 12.30pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 10.30pm
Meal for two: Rs 1,200-plus
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

A bollywood binge at a casual dining den

Friday Release Where: DD-24A, 2nd floor, Salt Lake, Sector I When: Noon to 11pm Cost for two: Rs 700 (inclusive of taxes and excluding alcohol)
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Glimpses from Clad in Clay — a fashion and art installation show by Amalin Datta

Dressing forms from cultures around the world over the ages have found representation in designer Amalin Datta’s latest collection. Only, instead of creations in fabrics, the designer chose to express these influences in clay. Clad in Clay, a fashion and art installation show by the designer, presented by ITC WelcomArt Gallery and Sharbari Studio, on August 1, showcased 10 sculptures by Amalin, each of which has been drawn from one particular dressing style, shaped by the designer’s imagination. 
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Anupam Roy and Amyt Datta strum some new vibes

Guitar guru Amyt Datta is the go-to guy for many musicians in the city. Singer-songwriter Anupam Roy had also gone to him to learn the guitar around three years ago. He discontinued after two months but they kept in touch. Now, Amyt and Anupam have got together to strum up some cool melodies and lyrics in English. While Anupam has written, composed and sung the songs, Amyt has played guitar and arranged them. A t2 chat in Anupam’s Lake Gardens home...
Arindam Chatterjee Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Actress Madhabi Mukherjee curates a hilsa feast for the Gateway Hotel

The hilsa season is on in full swing and almost every dine den in the city is making the most of the silver catch. The Gateway Hotel on EM Bypass is hosting Rupoli Itikotha, a hilsa festival with a difference where the menu has been curated by Tollywood yesteryear actress Madhabi Mukherjee. Delving deep into her kitchen, the actress has come up with some unique and some popular recipes using every part of the fish, to create a set menu that will have you drooling. 
Aug 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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