A new book explores the lesser-known side of legendary composer-singer S.D. Burman 

⇒ He would not pay a fellow passenger’s cab fare.  ⇒ He would often keep his pair of shoes poles apart in the wake of them being stolen.  ⇒ He once kept a famous Bengali singer waiting at the Howrah Station promising him a career in Mumbai — that never happened. 
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

A tragi-comic hero walking the social tightrope

Jia Pingwa’s novel derives its freshness from the unfamiliar setting of the protagonist — a village boy’s adventures in the big city, his mistreatment by locals, the loss of a loved one, and the love for one not yet found — all of which is a story to sympathise with. 
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Ruskin Bond’s latest is a heartwarming tale of friendship

The Music Maker, follows nine-year-old Ranji who is bored out of his mind and trying to find something to do to entertain himself. He discovers his late grandfather’s stash of musical instruments — a flute, a trumpet and a drum — in his storeroom, and though he has no idea how, he starts to play them, hoping to bring himself and others joy. 
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

An evening of art at The Oberoi Grand. Only t2 was there

The Annual Show of Indian Art was back at The Oberoi Grand on July 12 and 13 and the exhibition had 65 paintings by around 35-40 artists on display at The Tea Lounge. The exclusive preview on July 12 saw guests appreciating the artworks over yummy bites and wine. 
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

A touch of the Pacific & NZ at Santa’s Fantasea

Santa’s Fantasea new menu  Where: BF 189 Salt Lake, Sector I (near Baisakhi island swimming pool) Timings: Noon-10.30pm Meal for two: Rs 500-plus
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Par-tee time with young turks at RCGC

Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) recently hosted the Milky Moo RCGC Challenge, organised by Tiger Sports and sponsored by Milk Mantra, which is the fourth leg of the 2018 season of the Indian Golf Union East Zone Feeder & Sub Junior Tour. An endeavour to encourage greater adolescent participation in the sport, the tournament for under-18 players consisted of five age groups each among boys and girls, ranging from A to E. Twenty-four players will be chosen from the eastern zone for the national final. t2 visited the course on the final day to catch up with the budding golfers.
Text: Vishwajeet Gain Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Snapshots from a melodious evening with Sonu Nigam in charge

July 4, a little past 10pm. Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town was buzzing with excitement. A curly-haired man clad in all black had just taken the stage. A man who used to set many a young girl’s pulse racing with his melodious voice back in the mid-90s. Well, we found out, he still does, what with both mothers and daughters cheering out loud at Sonu Nigam Live in Concert, partnered by t2.
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

High on hilsa at Oh! Calcutta

River Water Hilsa Festival Where: Oh! Calcutta, 3rd floor, Silver Spring Arcade and 4th floor, Forum mall Timings: Noon to 3.30pm and 7pm to 11pm Pocket pinch: Rs 1,600-plus for two
Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

English Vinglish

It is college admission time and except for those who have pre-decided on studying Medicine or Law or Engineering, most others find themselves in a quandary. There are a large number of students who, by reflex, take up English Honours. Of these, some have an interest in the subject but there is a large section that opts for it without a thought for career options, only a hope that the penny will drop somewhere along the way.
Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Engineering is not always conventional

Q I am a Class XI student and have taken Physics, Chemistry and Maths - with Statistics as my additional subject - for Plus Two. I love to learn new skills and would prefer an offbeat career rather than one in the corporate sector. Other than engineering, what careers can I opt for after the higher secondary exams and what scope do those fields have?
Shivani Manchanda Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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