Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.19

Ho, ho, here’s Santa

Santa Claus, once he is free from his nightly assignments, will reach Balashray, a home for destitute boys near the ITI bus stand on Itki Road in Ranchi, around noon on Christmas with a bag of gifts.F...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

World  /  Published 22.12.19

Halt on Xmas cards made by prisoners

British supermarket giant Tesco suspended a Chinese supplier of Christmas cards on Sunday after a media report said a customer found a message written inside a card saying it had been packed by foreig...
By Reuters in London

Science  /  Published 22.12.19

Cosmic gravy

As Christmas approaches, would-be chefs and hosts, including apparently my editors, are perfecting their techniques for making the all-important gravy for the turkey and potatoes.I have my moments as ...
By Dennis Overbye/NYTNS in

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.12.19

Carols in Sadri set Yuletide mood

Silent night, holy night... in Sadri? Well, why ever not? The Yuletide spirit is catching up with the Christian community but more slowly than in other years in state capital Ranchi, which is now wait...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.01.19

Thumbs up to smart cycles

The state’s first automated bicycle sharing system introduced in Jamshedpur last month has been an instant hit with picnickers at the scenic Jubilee Park.“We are witnessing nearly 60 rides on an a...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 05.01.19

Carnival? Park Street sees 30% drop in sales

The Christmas and New Year carnival at Park Street has become a people’s festival over the past few years but the spike in footfall does not necessarily mean happy tidings for some of the restaurant...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 26.12.18

Yuvi auctioned for Rs 1 crore, but his work is priceless

Yuvraj Singh was only worth Rs 1 crore in last week’s IPL auction, but the one-time T20 monarch and the No.1 hero in India’s 2011 World Cup win, keeps promoting an emotional (and excellent) cause....
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.19

What’s a birthday? A school teaches

The teacher had just explained to Class IV that Christmas was the birthday of Jesus Christ when a boy’s question left him stunned.“What’s a birthday?” little Sajal Mardunnya asked.This was how...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bankura

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.18

Winged guests bring cheer

It was a chirpy Christmas morning at Santragachhi Jheel as around 3,000 birds, many of them from across the Himalayas, flew down to the just-cleaned water body, much to the delight of birdwatchers.No...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.18

Park Street’s the place to be

Bashar and Methila Robin of Bangladesh ticked one off their bucket list on Tuesday: an evening in Calcutta’s party street on Christmas. “The carnival here has become popular even in Bangladesh. Th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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