Calcutta Book Fair
West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.20

Vow to shun IndiGo over Kamra ban

Two sisters have decided against flying IndiGo because “the only way to make a business learn is to make them feel the pinch”.Sutapa Ghosh from Virginia, US, and Somava Paul from Salt Lake said it...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Book fair to be unveiled today

Calcutta Book Fair will be inaugurated on Tuesday, instead of Wednesday as announced earlier.Sources in Nabanna said chief minister Mamata Banerjee decided to advance the inauguration by a day because...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Lotteries for book lovers at fair

Publishers from over 20 countries will set up stalls in the 44th edition of Calcutta Book Fair, which will be inaugurated on January 29 and will continue till February 9.Authors from Australia, Spain,...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.19

Russia theme country at Book Fair

ive Russian titles will be translated into Bengali and released at Calcutta Book Fair starting January 29. The theme country of the 44th edition of the fair is Russia.A similar number of Bengali books...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

To writer, teacher & mother

A children’s writer recounted the works of her inspiration at Calcutta Book Fair on Thursday, her voice choking more than once.The speaker was Nandana Dev Sen and she was reminiscing about her mothe...
By Debraj Mitra in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.20

Bumper sales at Book Fair

Sales are robust at the Book Fair underway at the Central Park fairgrounds. “We are selling more than we did last year. Even if less people are coming compared to when the fair would be held at Mila...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.12.18

The Bidhannagar Mela is spread over more area but visitors are confused

Bidhannagar Mela (Utsav) has a new look. It’s spread over more acres, the organisers claim there are more stalls but the residents are yet to decide for themselves “It looks empty this time. Are t...
By Brinda Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.18

Bidhannagar Mela to be bigger

Mela (Utsav) promises to be bigger this year, with the organisers attempting to give the fair a different flavour. The most popular event in Salt Lake's cultural calendar (not taking the Calcutta Book...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.20

‘Worried’ over what lies ahead

An 80-year-old man who had arrived in the city from Barishal, in present-day Bangladesh, before Partition was seen buying booklets on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citiz...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.20

Didi goal: 100 books

Author Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that her target was to write and publish 100 books as she is set to cross the 90-mark at this year’s Calcutta Book Fair. “It is going to be 91-92… I want to...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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