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Books  /  Published 03.06.20

Lusty blows from the hammer of morality

In 1954, the American psychiatrist, Fredric Wertham, emerged as a mighty adversary to the comic book industry with the publication of Seduction of the Innocent. As strange as it may seem today to fans...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The non-believer

I had a registered marriage. That wasn’t unexpected — I had declared I would never take seven rounds around a fire ever since I was old enough to understand, and object to, the mantras used. But t...
By Paromita Sen in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

The time traveller

The Bisuddha Siddhanta Panjika, or panji, would rest at the head of my grandfather’s bed, which was where he’d meet his visitors. He was a Sanskrit scholar and a purohit, and he would get a stream...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Culture  /  Published 18.04.20

Fans have their reasons

My childhood lives in a steel township in erstwhile Bihar. A time when our family comprised the parents, my paternal grandmother whom I called Thama and Thama’s pink book that was the panjika. And t...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Books  /  Published 17.04.20

Kids home? These writers offer help

Susan TanThe “Authors Everywhere!” YouTube channel, started by Susan Tan, who wrote the Cilla Lee-Jenkins series for middle-grade readers, includes activities, writing workshops and readings from ...
By New York Times News Service in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.20

E-books for students at Krishnagar school

A CBSE-affiliated school in Krishnagar, which launched online classes for students from Class I to Class XII on March 25 because of the lockdown, has been supplying e-books to its students to make it ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

New Town Library opens up ebooks

The Hidco-run New Town Library has opened up its digital section for free download of e-books in English and Bengali to help beat lockdown blues.Booklovers can log onto www.newtownlibrary.in and clic...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

People  /  Published 04.04.20

Shashi Tharoor on being a man of letters above everything else

Out of the barrage of blistering Tweets that Shashi Tharoor encounters on a daily basis, his son Ishaan calling him out “in front of the world” for being a “lackadaisical boomer” (in a Tweet d...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta

Hollywood  /  Published 25.03.20

Woody releases memoir

In his new memoir, director Woody Allen has accused former partner Mia Farrow of fabricating the story that he sexually abused their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. The memoir, Apropos of Nothing, wa...
By PTI in

Books  /  Published 19.03.20

An evening with Ruskin Bond

If you have grown up as an ardent reader, you’ve more than likely been a Ruskin Bond fan as well. Perhaps India’s most-loved children’s author, Bond was at the Storyteller Bookstore, VIP Bazaar,...
By Vedant Karia in


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