Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Our apathy towards our intangible heritage

René Goscinny, the witty comic book writer who created Asterix along with the illustrator, Albert Uderzo, was wrong. The Gauls are not crazy; but visitors to Gaul can be loony. Maurice, a cockerel, w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Van brings books and smiles to kids

She studies in Class III and dreams of being a teacher. She loves reading, especially comics with funny illustrations. But getting her hands on a book isn’t easy for this eight-year-old daughter of ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.04.20

Resistance with the help of brush and pen

Asterix and the Great Divide, the 25th adventure in the life of that inimitable Gaul, arguably, represents a watershed moment for the comic series. Albert Uderzo, who died last week, had, for the firs...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

India  /  Published 16.03.19

Fighting to remove anti-thesis of the idea of India: Mahua Moitra

The out-of-a-catalogue living room of the south Calcutta apartment seems to be holding its breath. Aquamarine sofas, carpets, runners, wood and silver and glass, porcelain white roses at attention, no...
By Upala Sen in Calcutta

World  /  Published 24.03.20

Asterix illustrator Uderzo dead

Albert Uderzo, illustrator and co-creator of famous comic series Asterix and Obelix, died on Tuesday, aged 92, his family said. Uderzo “died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly (western Paris), afte...
By AFP in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 27.10.19

An Adrenaline rush that's not enough

The village of the indomitable Gauls — by Toutatis! — is under attack. But it is not cunning Caesar and his legionnaires who are rampaging across the village. Lo and behold, it is a woman, who, ru...
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