Places  /  Published 22.12.21

Where the well-heeled would shop in early 20th-century Calcutta

The elite retail trade of Calcutta flourished in the early 20th century and these upscale establishments were household names across India and Britain. The colonial emporiums opened multiple outlets a...
By Sugato Mukherjee

People  /  Published 16.11.21

Tagore to Sankar to Amitav Ghosh: He’s the bridge between Bengali and English

What do you feel about the oft-quoted phrase ‘lost in translation’?  AS: I am completely not a fan; it somehow implies that there is only one version of a story, frozen in stone. Eve...
By Ramona Sen

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.09.21

6 Ballygunge Place serves up a brand new outlet on Chowringhee

6BP has dug deeper and included new desserts from districts like Nadia, on the menu. What feels like a luscious blend of mishti doi and makha sandesh, the famed Kheer Doi straight from the heritage to...
By Nandini Ganguly

Lifestyle  /  Published 08.09.21

Serialised novel: A first for Rushdie, staple format for Bengal classics

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By Upasya Bhowal

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.21

Legacy that Covid could not overpower

Funds started to pour in as soon as Dasani’s younger daughter Nishita posted a message on social media. “...In these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic when the entire nation is stru...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 28.04.21

Cops scanning social media

According to a government directive, remdesivir is not meant for sale directly to customers with or without prescriptions. Only hospitals can procure it directly from distributors and vendors. Howeve...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.12.20

Head of ‘small school with a big heart’ passes away

A school head who inspired hundreds of students over the years to work for the community around the campus and beyond died on Tuesday morning.  Perminder Dasani, the administrator of C...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.09.20

Chowringhee: decay and suspicion take root

With their crown of parasitic plants and without any plaster left to conceal the brick-and-mortar structures, the four buildings at Nos 1A SN Banerjee Road, and 9, 10 and 11 JL Nehru Road — all ...
By Soumitra Das in Chowringhee

Calcutta  /  Published 21.09.20

School responds to blood crisis

A school in central Calcutta responded to the crisis of blood in the city during the pandemic and organised a blood donation camp on Sunday. More than 50 people turned up at Chowringhee High School t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.19

Roof collapse after Chowringhee fire

A portion of the roof of a four-storey building at the crossing of Asutosh Mukherjee Road and Bishop Lefroy Road caved in after a fire broke out at a fashion designing institute on the top floor on Fr...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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