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Opinion  /  Published 10.08.18

A ready reckoner on the Israel Palestine conflict

The issue of Israel and Palestine has turned out to be so intractable that no one seems to grasp its full complexities - those in the midst of the problem miss the wood for the trees; those on the out...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 06.10.18

Roaring twenties

Recap: While Vik and Tilottama are well entrenched in Jampot — the latter lording over the management school, it appears — the city turns out to be somewhat of a dampener for Pixie as well as her ...
By Devapriya Roy 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

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

Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Caste rage, translated in short stories

Rage informs every syllable of Baburao Bagul’s short story collection, When I Hid My Caste. But rage for Bagul is a formal principle, an emotion transformed into an artistic tool that carves out his...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Books  /  Published 22.09.18

Liaison officers

Recap: After consuming oodles of the signature Dessert a la Charulata made by Lata on the occasion of her birthday, and mulled wine brewed by the unlikely Hem, Aaduri and Lata talk about lovers — ol...
By DEVAPRIYA ROY in

Books  /  Published 21.03.20

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

Books  /  Published 10.05.19

Book check: What read to gift your mom

The tale of an unapologetic, black mother in Detroit who ran numbers, is narrated by her daughter and writer Bridgett M. Davis. While Fannie Davis provided creature comforts like expensive dresses and...
By Shrestha Saha in

West Bengal  /  Published 20.04.19

Love for education, brick-by-brick

Biswanath Naru sells fish for a living, but it has been 45 years that the college dropout is mastermoshai to several children of a lesser god.When the mastermoshai (teacher) began to pursue his second...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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