West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.19

4 acting governors dropped from La Martiniere board

The nominations of four acting governors of the board of the two La Martiniere schools have been withdrawn by the two permanent ex-officio members, the bishop of the Calcutta diocese of the Church of ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.18

School seeks social media ‘parenting’

La Martiniere for Boys has sought a declaration from parents accepting “responsibility” for their children’s “online actions” and issued a set of social media guidelines that include barring...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.19

Gender-wise data on child sexual abuse: a step forward

Society’s values are riddled with contradictions. Since it is an established fact that women — and girls — are at the receiving end of violent sexual abuse and oppression, the institutional focu...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 13.04.20

Online classes for LMB this week

La Martiniere for Boys will start online classes for students of Classes I to X and XII by the end of this week. The school will send soft copies of the report cards to the parents of students before ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

La Martiniere schools get administrator

The high court on Thursday appointed a former judge of the court as an administrator to oversee the daily management of the La Martiniere schools till further orders.All decision by the schools’ boa...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.19

La Martiniere boy paints gift for schoolkids

The plight of underprivileged students in a Dum Dum Park school moved a 17-year-old student so much that he skipped holidays with parents and lunches with friends to gift the kids what he loves most ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Boys will be made into boys

Already burdened by sky-high expectations, little children in China, boys specifically, are being put through one more grinder — classes are becoming more “masculine”. Apparently, parents are co...
By Neha Sahay in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.18

Calcutta La Martiniere heads to get free hand

Michael Shane Calvert, the new secretary of the La Martiniere schools, took charge on Monday with a promise to uphold the “independence” of the principals and focus on changing the public percepti...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

A trip with Jim Crow

Colson Whitehead’s book opens with a group of university students excavating a graveyard at the site of a reformatory school called ‘Nickel’, the imaginary counterpart of Arthur G. Dozier School...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.18

Girl gets a toilet, returns to school in Murshidabad

Nine-year-old Sushma Khatoon, a Class IV student of Nimtita Boys’ Primary School (co-educational) in Murshidabad’s Sherpur, went back to school in late-October after the Puja holidays.It was, howe...
By Alamgir Hossain in Murshidabad


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