Birth Anniversary
West Bengal  /  Published 08.05.20

Rabindranath Tagore sketch

Rakesh Kumar, a hearing-impaired youth, shows a drawing of Rabindranath Tagore on the bard’s 159th birth anniversary on Friday. The 24-year-old has been a boarder at Bodhana, a home for special chil...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 25.02.20

By George, a walk to sing his songs

To mark George Harrison’s 77th birth anniversary, the Liverpool City Council has announced plans to build a 12-acre George Harrison Woodland Walk as a tribute to the lead guitarist of 'The Fab 4', r...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.20

Let us regain our Anthem: Krishna

The words “Jana Gana Mana” have to be “regained and recaptured from those who are twisting” them, Carnatic classical musician, writer and social activist T.M. Krishna said on Thursday on the s...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 23.01.20

Congress invokes Netaji’s ideal of secularism

The Opposition Congress in Assam invoked Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to convey the message of secularism in the time of “growing communalism” in the country.PCC general secretary Durga Das Boro, wh...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Letters invoke Bapu ideals

The rotunda of the General Post Office resembled an examination hall on Tuesday with rows of heads bent over benches, hands busy writing letters. All the letters were addressed to Mahatma Gandhi. “D...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 06.12.19

Follow Mahatma: Sonowal to leaders

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday exhorted all people’s representatives to uphold the teachings and philosophy of non-violence, honesty, cleanliness and service to the masses to ensu...
By PTI in Guwahati

India  /  Published 05.12.19

Sheikh’s kin kept away from grave on birthday

 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s elder daughter Khalida Shah is distraught at not being allowed to go to her father’s mausoleum on his birth anniversary on Thursday, the first time she could not v...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Books  /  Published 05.12.19

Shirley Jackson: Bringing fiction to life

When The New Yorker published The Lottery — Shirley Jackson’s bone-chilling tale about a murderous ritual in a New England village — in 1948, it received the kind of fan mail that no fictional w...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

India  /  Published 26.10.19

Tipu Sultan contradictions within BJP surface

Tipu Sultan and his birth anniversary celebrations have found rare support from within the BJP, which abhors the 18th-century Mysore ruler and scrapped the state-funded Tipu Jayanti events within days...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.10.19

Hazaribagh link to Google’s doodle tribute

On Saturday, when the ubiquitous search engine Google gave a doodle tribute for its Indian users to poet, educator and feminist Kamini Roy on her 155th birth anniversary, few realised her Jharkhand co...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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