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Lifestyle  /  Published 23.06.22

Onir pens a poignant memoir — I Am Onir and I Am Gay

Indian film director Onir’s memoir I Am Onir and I am Gay, co-written with his sister Irene Dhar Malik is being published on June 28  by Penguin India ...
By Onir

Lifestyle  /  Published 13.06.22

The excursion within our own selves

Set Up a Time for Solitude When we talk of solitude, it conjectures for many people images of going on a solo trek for a fortnight, and shutting oneself off in a cabin for a month, or moving into a m...
By Swami Mukundananda

Lifestyle  /  Published 27.05.22

An excerpt from ‘Charu Majumdar – The Dreamer Rebel’

At college, Charu found an interesting milieu of a group of young students who believed in communism and dreamt of a peasant uprising against landlords and an egalitarian society. Defying the governme...
By Ramona Sen

Lifestyle  /  Published 19.05.22

Ruskin Bond's latest release, Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure

Finally, you buy a ticket to Kintbury, a village in Berkshire, where Vu and her friends are spending their holidays working for a farm. You get off the train at Kintbury. No one else gets off; it&rsq...
By Ruskin Bond

People  /  Published 09.05.22

Long before Greta Thunberg, Kolkata school kids hit the streets for green rights

At the point of action on the street students were armed with large but light-weight flex placards printed on both sides with the standard “No Horn” symbol used by the Kolkata Police with ...
By Bonani Kakkar and Pradeep Kakkar

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Lifestyle  /  Published 09.05.22

An exclusive excerpt from ‘Glimpses of Bengal: Select Letters 1885-1895’

Glimpses of Bengal: Select Letters 1885-1895 by Rabindranath Tagore has been published by Niyogi Books. Read more about the book here.   ...
By Upasya Bhowal

Lifestyle  /  Published 07.05.22

Once a mother, forever a mother. You can never be free again: Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Antara 2  I have a picture postcard Stuck on my kitchen wall Spreading out slender wire branches Across a bright blue sky And setting four tiny wire birds upon them Mr Paul Klee has created a fu...
By Nabaneeta Dev Sen

People  /  Published 05.05.22

Like Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi too regarded Pranab Mukherjee as a living encyclopaedia

He was also Sonia Gandhi’s closest advisor when Sharad Pawar, P.A. Sangma and Tariq Anwar revolted against her on the ground of her foreign origins. It is believed that the drafts of all letters...
By RASHEED KIDWAI

Lifestyle  /  Published 26.04.22

Why historic blunder? Because history does not give such opportunity: Jyoti Basu

In May 2004, Basu would explain why he had called his party’s decision a historic blunder. “Yes, I still think it was a historic blunder,” he said while speaking to Shekhar Gupta, th...
By RASHEED KIDWAI

Lifestyle  /  Published 20.04.22

An exclusive excerpt from Vauhini Vara’s novel The Immortal King Rao

Your great-grandfather was building a whole damn house when he died, baby-love!” my father liked to remind me. “Raos never rest!” Being a Rao, my father felt, was the one monumental...
By Vauhini Vara


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