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Books  /  Published 13.11.18

Childhood revisited with our favourite authors

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By Rushati Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 13.11.18

The superhero who did not need a cape

Stan Lee, the man who gave us an alternate, super-powerful pop culture universe, is no more. But we will continue to see glimpses of him in his fantastic superheroes. “As extraordinary as the charac...
By Sriparna Ray and Rahul Awasthi in

Books  /  Published 21.05.20

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

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Van brings books and smiles to kids

She studies in Class III and dreams of being a teacher. She loves reading, especially comics with funny illustrations. But getting her hands on a book isn’t easy for this eight-year-old daughter of ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.20

Professor Shonku: Not quite a hero

The first screen adaptation of Professor Shonku led to pleasant reminiscences of boyhood. Trilokeshwar Shonku, as we all know, is an eccentric genius. He had his own laboratory in his house in Giridih...
By Atanu Biswas in

People  /  Published 02.03.19

Secularism is an ongoing process: Carlo Ginzburg

Three pigeons peeped down from the upper reaches of Victoria Memorial’s Eastern Quadrangle as the ceremonial introductions continued. They would have been lost in the darkness but for the marble of ...
By Upala Sen in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.19

Librarian of human books

Books you’ve read umpteen, but how would you like to read a person? Deblina Saha of Purbasha, near Swabhumi, has explored this idea and will be organising a human library on Sunday where you’ll be...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.19

Read books & get free brew

For long, the idea of erudition to any college-going Calcuttan would have been reading books — preferably from outside the curriculum — at least before smart phones began to take over all their at...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.19

Chagrin and admiration for today's youth

The other day, a first-year college student complained bitterly that her generation is completely misunderstood. It is thoughtlessly stereotyped as selfie-obsessed and self-centred. She recommended th...
By Devi Kar in

Books  /  Published 24.05.19

An entrepreneurial spark led to Book Thela

Entrepreneurial flair and the need to see your own burgeoning business can arrive at any point of time in life. For Riticka Srivastav, it happened while she was still in college. What started with del...
By Shrestha Saha in


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