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Chuni Goswami
Culture  /  Published 09.01.22

Many splendoured is my provenance

Only 260 years ago I was part of Gobindopur, a village interspersed with forested marshland by the Hooghly river . It was one of the three villages founded as Calcutta — the trading port of the ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Football  /  Published 25.12.21

Ex-India goalkeeper no more

Former India goalkeeper Sanat Seth, part of the 1954 Asian Games squad, passed away at his Panihati residence in North 24 Parganas on Friday after a prolonged illness. He was 91 and is survived by a s...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

People  /  Published 15.10.21

Football Fandom: Pele, a true star of the beautiful game

I was one of the lucky lot who spent several hours every day with him, but for even those who did not meet him, the euphoria of his presence in Kolkata felt as much like a dream as it was a reality. S...
By Modhurima Sinha

Entertainment  /  Published 26.04.21

‘For me football is the most beautiful game on the planet’

Actor Amartya Ray is totally committed to the beautiful game now! His April 30 Hoichoi web series Maradonar Juto (directed by Mainak Bhaumik) has a football connect and another upcoming Hindi film, Ma...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern)

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.20

Unmatched taste: Palong shaak er ghonto

Sir — With the arrival of winter, the markets have been flooded with fresh produce like spinach and mustard greens. Yet, the kitchens of urban Calcutta seem more interested in cooking palak...
By The Telegraph

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Sports  /  Published 03.05.20

Brabourne’s date with showstopper

The moment Chuni Goswami arrived at the Brabourne Stadium for the match-eve nets ahead of the Ranji Trophy final in 1968-69, there was a flurry of activity in the Bombay dressing room. Some of the hom...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.20

At last a drop to drink

Sir — It was both amusing and worrying to witness the reactions of Indian citizens, especially on the internet, to the news that liquor shops would reopen from today, albeit with certain restriction...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 01.05.20

Wonder lad

Soon after Harendra Coomar Mookerjee was sworn in as the governor of West Bengal in November 1951, he expressed his desire to hold a seven-a-side football tournament for under-14s with all schools and...
By Satrujit Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

Chuni Goswami always gave his 100%

My first meeting with Chuni (Goswami) was during a tour to the Northeast, mainly in Assam. I was invited to play for State Bank. It was a tour for promotion of the game in those parts. As far as I rem...
By Rusi Jeejeebhoy/As told to Sayak Banerjee

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

A rare sporting talent

We are all going through very tough times, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for me. Just about a month ago, I lost my dear friend PK Banerjee (who passed away on March 20) and on Thursday aft...
By Tulsidas Balaram/As told to Arindam Bandyopadhyay


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