Events  /  Published 13.08.22

Ranabir Ray Choudhury's new book explains Lottery Committee's role in making of Kolkata

With the help of a presentation, Ray Choudhury emphasised the role of the Lottery Committee and explained how its impact is still being felt today. “I would like to thank my publishers. I studie...
By Subhadrika Sen

News  /  Published 12.08.22

Tree library spreads joy of reading in Alipurduar

Books placed on a tree in Alipurduar are not just driving out drug addicts from a 109-year-old club ground, but also spreading the joy of reading. Nimesh Lama, 25, an unemployed graduate from Kalchin...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

News  /  Published 10.08.22

Kolkata school opens its library to NGO kids

A city school has opened its libraries for children from underprivileged homes, many of whom have no access to books. Mahadevi Birla World Academy started the reading initiative about a month back an...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

People  /  Published 08.08.22

Remembering the last days of Rabindranath Tagore on Baishe Srabon

Now, more than a month after the poet’s death, the dark shadow of collective grief and mourning seemed to be fading – if ever so slightly. Perhaps this was linked to the change in seasons;...
By Swati Ganguly

People  /  Published 07.08.22

‘Khuddur Jatra’: Unravelling another facet of Abanindranath Tagore’s genius

When Bharat returns to Ayodhya with Ram’s paduka, an insertion of a Radu shoes advertisement from a newspaper is noted. When Ravan steals Sita, a poster of the Hindi movie Hind Kesari showing Ba...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty


News  /  Published 05.08.22

Kolkata school draws inspiration from book on climate change

A city school organised a day-long inter-school fest on climate change on Thursday.  The fest was based on Amitav Ghosh’s book The Living Mountain, which the author himself described as &l...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

People  /  Published 05.08.22

A dive into A Dalliance With Destiny with Aman Singh Maharaj

Born in 1973, Aman Singh Maharaj lives in Durban, South Africa. A traveller with an avid interest in anthropology, he never ceases “to be enthralled by the sheer kaleidoscope of cultures, divers...
By Sukanya Basu

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.08.22

‘Magajastra’ or Maganlal — What makes Feluda… Feluda?

Feluda may not be the boy-next-door but sleuths seldom are. Feluda was never written to be ideal — he makes oversights, he gets arrogant, he procrastinates and gets angry. But he is also an avid...
By Pooja Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 01.08.22

Scary schooling: Six novels to start your journey into dark academia

A campus novel steeped in gothic horror, this Adam Nevill title manages to bridge the gap between paranormal fiction and academia. If you’re looking for a dark, slow-burning supernatural horror,...
By Ujjainee Roy

Events  /  Published 30.07.22

Bliss for Kolkata bookworms: Load your boxes with bestsellers this weekend

“I wanted to add some classics and science fiction books to my reading list. I have already dropped A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens into my box. I also have GoldFinch by Donna Tartt and ...
By Subhadrika Sen


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