Opinion  /  Published 01.08.21

Far from progress: UP's population Bill

A law being formulated does not guarantee that it will be implemented or that it will change attitudes. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 followed India’s ratification of the Uni...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.21

Sea of trouble

I do not know who was more shocked, the hermit crab or me, when I picked up an auger shell (for the uninitiated, these are conical and spiral in shape) on the beach only to have a disgruntled set of c...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.21

Apply the human touch

It is ironical that neither the Centre, which passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, nor the political outfits that are opposed to it have addressed the following fundamental question: what would hap...
By Gautam Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.21

India’s Other athletes

The World Health Organization observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, endorsing the theme, “a day for all”. The United Nations is embarking on its 17-poi...
By Aman Misra , Santosh Kumar Biswal

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.20

Great flood: India’s climate refugees

The Covid-19 pandemic has, ironically, thrown into sharp focus the plight of a largely invisible constituency — India’s migrant population. After the Centre hastily imposed a poorly-planne...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Conservation should take wings

Small, tired birds are arriving from colder countries to India’s coastlines and shores. The onset of autumn and winter in India is synonymous with local wetlands, rivers and sea-fronts filling u...
By Neha Sinha

Calcutta  /  Published 16.10.20

Idol immersion to be allowed in time slots

This year, you need to get your immersion time and day approved by the police if you plan to go to Upasana Ghat in New Town. The authorities have taken the decision to space out the immersion of idols...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Opinion  /  Published 23.07.19

Kulbhushan Jadhav: A rather curious case

The Kulbhushan Jadhav case began with Pakistan’s arrest and detention in March 2016 of Jadhav, an Indian national. A Pakistani military court sentenced him to death for his alleged involvement in es...
By Prabhakar Singh

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.18

Road woes of other Rajarhat

Residents of housing complexes in a pocket of Rajarhat where apartments sell for Rs 45-70 lakh but the link road is a dirt track marched till the township’s Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Thursda...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.03.19

New Town gets a govt health centre

A free government health centre has come up near the Biswa Bangla convention centre in New Town. Travelling from Rabindra Tirtha, one needs to take a right turn from the canal along with the conventio...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta


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