West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.19

Mother. Mati. Mughlai

The lone tangerine wall of Raj Spanish Cafe is scribbled over with messages from customers in different world languages. As the gaze travels through a jungle of strange words, smileys, hearts and stic...
By Manasi Shah

Food  /  Published 20.04.19

Adda is the secret ingredient at a Bengali potluck

It is “a truth universally acknowledged” that the most invigorating and splendid conversations take place while we have a plateful of food in front of us. Food and conversations have always gone h...
By Anjan Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

When the music is disconcerting

A famous Bengali restaurant in the city serves excellent food. The staff greet you warmly. The portions are generous. The menu is diverse. Only one problem persists: the music is Tagore on guitar. Alw...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Entertainment  /  Published 18.02.20

Tapas Paul passes away, Twitter pays tribute

Veteran Bengali actor Tapas Paul died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai early on Tuesday morning, ANI reported. The former Trinamul Congress MP was 61 years old....
By Our bureau and agencies

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.20

Guess who came after dinner

There is a saying in Bengali that goes — Churi bidya mahabidya, jodi na poro dhora. Meaning: thieving is high art, provided you are not caught in the act. Of course, mahabidya, as purists understand...
By Bitan Sikdar and Upala Sen


North East  /  Published 27.09.19

Bengali group sees saviour in Himanta

 The All Assam Bengali Youth Students’ Federation on Friday demanded that state finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma be made the chief minister of Assam because he would be able to protect the ...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.19

Festive feast

Holiday InnWhere: New TownDuration: Sashthi to Dashami, time 12.30 to 3.30pm, 7 to 11pmPocket pinch:Rs 1,050 for buffetTaste case: The buffet is elaborate with dishes like Bori Diye Thor Chhechki, Dha...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

Panjikanama: tale of a totem

Freshly harvested grains of paddy, crisp cotton clothes, ritual feasts, haal khata, or traders’ new ledger books, and a print-fresh panjika,or almanac, constitute the ideal Poila Baisakh or Bengali ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.20

Lockdown noose on tying the knot

“Jab miyan-biwi raazi toh kya karega kaazi (when the groom and bride are willing, what can the priest do)?” — what the anonymous creator of the popular adage didn’t foresee is that even if pri...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

World  /  Published 03.08.19

Bengali wins UK beauty contest

It is not just in the cabinet that Indians are making their mark but in the beauty business, too, as demonstrated by 23-year-old Bhasha Mukherjee who started work as a junior doctor on Friday hours af...
By Amit Roy in London


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