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Debanjan Chakrabarti
News  /  Published 07.05.22

Surprise Eid gifts bring smiles on schoolkids’ faces in Bowbazar

Eid was celebrated a second time at a school in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar, where most students are first-generation learners. At St Stephen's School, which stands in a congested Phears Lan...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.04.22

Former diplomat’s thriller set in Kolkata

A retired diplomat who writes detective stories has woven his latest against the backdrop of Kolkata. The two main characters are a retired Somali ambassador, waiting to return home, and a woman priv...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Events  /  Published 01.03.22

What will define future covid culture? Calcutta Club finds out

The last speaker for the evening was Chandril Bhattacharya who, commenting on the impact of Covid-19 on society, had the audience and the other panellists either shaking their heads or roaring with la...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

People  /  Published 09.10.21

Professor Swapan Chakravorty: Reflections on his light and lightness

DC: I have very fond memories of Swapanda while travelling with him on work to London, Delhi etc. He was a big draw at the Battle of Ideas Festival one year. At a meeting on higher education research ...
By Debnita Chakravarti, Debanjan Chakrabarti in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 10.09.19

Infusing creativity into the sector — Festivals for the Future

Last year, with a delegation from the West Bengal government, we had a number of conversations in the UK. One of them was at Hay-on-Wye, about its Festival. It’s a small village in a remote part of ...
By Mathures Paul


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