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

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


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