Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

A grammar horror story for Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th and I want to talk about a spine-chilling experience. A chain of circumstances led me to spending a night in the company of a Bengali grammar book, with no one around but a lo...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

Amazon fire and Bolsonaro's refusal to see it

Burn noticeSir — It is most unfortunate that the far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, refuses to understand the gravity of the situation involving the Amazon forest fires. After the French...
By The Telegraph

Food  /  Published 25.05.19

Gondhoraj: The king of limes

By Anjan Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

A Tagore brother that time forgot

The poet’s fortnight, or kabi paksha, marking Rabindranath Tagore’s birthday on May 7 in 1861, is still celebrated with an outpouring of song, dance, recitation and plays. Perhaps not all the sing...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Food  /  Published 14.01.20

The sweet taste of Bengal

Who would dare to introduce a new brand of sweet shops in Calcutta — a city that boasts of sweetmeat shops that are sometimes more than 150 years old? A city where every lane and by-lane has its own...
By Nandini Ganguly


Opinion  /  Published 08.03.19

Indian cinema after the 1970s

Dhritiman Chaterji and Raju Raman discuss the directions in which cinema has gone after the 1970sRaju Raman: Maybe in the 1970s, the distinction between ‘commercial cinema’, looked down upon by in...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Tagore song trivia between covers

Eye surgeon Purnendu Bikash Sarkar, a resident of Purbachal Housing Estate, has completed another seminal work of research on Rabindranath Tagore. He has compiled a wealth of information on songs comp...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Food  /  Published 16.11.19

The inglorious mustard

I was travelling to Dubai to attend a wedding of a very dear friend’s son. For obvious reasons I was carrying a few boxes of assorted Bengali sweets from our confectionery, Sweet Bengal. But, to my ...
By Anjan Chatterjee

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Festival platform for district theatre groups

Indraranga, a city-based theatre group, is organising what it called a first-of-its-kind competition-cum-festival of productions by groups from districts across Bengal.The initiative is billed as an a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

CPI(M) election plank? English pronunciation

One of the greatest achievements of the English letter ‘r’ is to have led the word ‘red’. For red is the colour of the flag of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and people should vote wi...
By The Editorial Board


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