Bengali New Year
Culture  /  Published 13.06.21

Interpreters of Maladies

Sukanya Ghosh’s The Calcutta Care Package Calendar, created “hurriedly this January”, was not designed for Poila Baisakh, the Bengali New Year. But with a page each on a dozen legacy...
By Upala Sen

Food  /  Published 02.05.21

Dishes that make a Bengali meal special

Satnam Singh Ahluwalia is the food curator of Options Unlimited, Calcutta. He can be reached at ...
By Satnam Singh Ahluwalia

Books  /  Published 22.04.21

Evening tales with Sabarna Roy

Evening Tales with Sabarna Roy in association with The Telegraph at JW Marriott Kolkata on April 14 was an interactive session that opened a few windows for the readers to the otherwise reticent autho...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern)

Calcutta  /  Published 16.04.21

Assertion of Bengal's culture

In Bengal, the word Ram first brings to one’s mind Rammohan and not Lord Ram. The “Ishwar” people of Bengal are familiar with is Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. The Sonar Bangla that peopl...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.21

'Hindu' New Year rears its head

By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


Entertainment  /  Published 15.04.21

On Poila Baisakh, three film-makers talk about the opening day

Do you have a must-do thing that you have to do on the first day of shoot? Not really. But I almost always end up shooting some of the most complicated scenes on the first day of shoot. I have heard ...
By Arindam Chatterjee in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 13.04.21

Shaan on his Poila Baisakh release

How was it working with Rajib and Mehul Gadani, who made the video? This is my fourth song as a composer with Rajib. Kuashaa and Joy dugga bol released through Asha Audio. China and now Mon dubey jaa...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 13.04.21

Top 11 reads for your little ones

7 Prince with a Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma by Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan (Red Panda; Rs 250) To be launched in April, this book brings alive the stellar artworks of famed painter Raja Ra...
By Shrestha Saha

Calcutta  /  Published 09.04.21

Feast with a twist

This is a light summer drink that can serve best as an appetiser. Ingredients ⦿ Gur (jaggery)- 150g ⦿ Lemon- 1 ⦿ Ginger (crushed)- ½ inch ⦿ Fennel seeds (crushed)-1/2 tsp ⦿ Blac...
By Athrayee Das in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 09.04.21

Baisakh on Plate

Poila Baisakh Culinary Extravaganza Where: X-Spicy, Indismart Hotel, Sector V When: April 15, lunch from noon to 4pm and dinner from 7 to 11pm Pocket pinch: Rs 999, including two pegs of IMFL drink...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake


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