West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.19

Ire on Bengal poet in Assam

A pro-Hindu group stormed an event in Assam’s Silchar town where Calcutta-based poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay was chief guest on Saturday evening and later threw stones from the outside, causing police...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.19

Last journey respects filmmaker Mrinal Sen’s wish

Kunal Sen bid his final farewell to an old “friend” on Tuesday.“I called him Bondhu (Friend) but he was so much more,” said filmmaker Mrinal Sen’s son as the cortege made its way through Ras...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.18

The ‘snow leopard’ I could open my heart to

I first met Mrinal Sen at 21, working as a journalist and directing a Jean-Paul Sartre play in Bengali. I had gone over to the director of Alliance Francaise for funding. Mrinal Sen had come to discus...
By Anjan Dutt

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.19

Uncle Gone’s Cabin

Partially hidden behind one of the exits of central Calcutta’s Chandni Chowk Metro station is a biggish wooden door with red signage that says — Chung Wah. Push the door open and you will find you...
By Manasi Shah

North East  /  Published 24.01.20

Sabha, Ajmal prod on Assamese

The Asam Sahitya Sabha and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) on Friday jointly urged the people, especially Muslims living in sar areas, to mention Assamese as their mother tongue in the 2...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati


India  /  Published 15.06.19

When in Bengal, speak Bangla- People react to the CM's remark

Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that those living in Bengal must learn to speak Bengali, intensifying her movement against the BJP which she accuses of trying to defame Bengal and its cul...
in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 18.04.20

Celina's Journey

How many people do you know who are up in the Alps during this lockdown? A fair-skinned, light-eyed former beauty queen-turned-Hindi film actor called me from Austria the other day. She’s recouping ...

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.19

Films based on Bengali classics shown in english-medium schools

 Five young Avengers fans are drawing up a list of all the Bengali classics they must watch. Students of more than 20 English-medium schools in the city were shown Bengali films in class as part ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.19

Dishing out diversity

Sir — It has become commonplace for the Bengali bhadralok to express a virulent distaste for anything vegetarian. Yet Bengal has a rich tradition of serving a variety of such dishes; items like fish...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Re-imagining home as contented city

A French friend of mine has just sold her apartment in one of the most central and ‘happening’ areas of Paris and moved to the smaller city of Lyon in the centre of France. Within an hour’s driv...
By Ruchir Joshi


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