Debashis Sen
Calcutta  /  Published 19.02.21

Blooms on sale from roadside bed

As the day wore itself out, the excited chatter died down in the park and selfie cameras flashed from unexpected corners in the bushes for the last souvenir of the afternoon. Most couples retreated in...
By Showli Chakraborty and Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Chronicle of masked era

“I want to give the message that wearing a mask is necessary till there is effective vaccination. These statues will serve to create that awareness. And years down the line, they will remain as ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

Soumitra Chatterjee remembered

Uttam Kumar, he said, used to object to his sauntering on the streets in his pyjamas, smoking. “But he said that he could not be Soumitra all his life. He needed to be on the streets to study ch...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 01.11.20

New Town tutorials for online services

The New Town authorities are preparing tutorial videos on how to apply for building plans, file property tax, trade licence applications, birth and death certificates online, among other services. Th...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 30.10.20

Senior citizens' New Town puja

In a pandemic-plagued Puja season, when the elderly are being advised to stay home, a puja took place in Swapno Bhor senior citizens’ park cum club in Action Area 1, New Town. The organisers wer...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

App-based cycles back in New Town

App-based bicycles made a comeback in New Town on Tuesday. A cycle-sharing system had become popular in the township but the aggregator had to stop the service a year back because many users were not...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 14.09.20

Airport Metro ‘solution’ plot found

A vacant plot in Sector V, behind the Technopolis building, has been selected to relocate more than 70 shops and houses that are in the path of the New Garia-airport Metro line in Mahishbathan, said a...
By Snehal Sengupta in Mahisbathan

Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

Mosquito traps in New Town

The New Town authorities are installing four “mosquito magnets” in open public places in all three action areas in an attempt to bolster their efforts to fight dengue, an official of the N...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 04.09.20

Platinum rating for New Town

Two years after it won gold certification for being a green city, New Town has achieved platinum — the highest level of certification awarded by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The IG...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta


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