News  /  Published 07.04.22

70-year-old man jumps off New Town high-rise

Choudhury used to stay in a first-floor apartment with his wife Sikha. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the couple used to stay alone and both their sons were settled abroad. “Choudh...
By A Staff Reporter in Kolkata

Health  /  Published 02.02.22

Just Stretch - Daily Workout for Your Brain

Heard about brain gym? The concept that compares brain function with that of muscles. Just as regular systematic exercise and supervised training can lead to six packs and a sound physique, keeping on...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

News  /  Published 12.01.22

Covid isolation toll on teens

The isolation because of Covid is taking a toll on the mental health of adolescents, said psychiatrists who are seeing them in the current wave. The anxiety is getting aggravated amongst children who...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.22

Global wish list

Dystopia-dependent depression is too easy a mode in which to start a new year. Perhaps we should attempt to do the far more difficult, counter-intuitive thing by reaching instead for mad optimism &mda...
By Ruchir Joshi

News  /  Published 30.12.21

Pandemic robs man’s job, 23-year-old son stabs self in Bansdroni

A 23-year-old youth whose father lost his job amid the Covid pandemic last year and whose mother had to start working as an ayah to sustain the family, allegedly stabbed himself to death at their Bans...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bansdroni


News  /  Published 06.12.21

Rain in Kolkata set to abate on Monday

“Such a minimal difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures is unusual. The Celsius has not fallen according to December standards. But the low temperature lent a feeling of chill,&r...
By Debraj Mitra, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.11.21

Duelling dualism

Dr Jai Ranjan Ram is a senior consultant psychiatrist and co-founder of Mental Health Foundation ( Find him on Facebook @Jai R Ram ...
By J.R. Ram

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.11.21

'Suicide' at Birsa jail hospital

A 32-year-old prisoner, under trial for murder, allegedly committed suicide in a cell at the hospital of  the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi on Saturday, but a message written on his foot has...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.21

All play: anti-work

Even as businesses grapple with the ‘new normal’ of work from home, another phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In several Western countries, employees are resigning from their jobs i...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.11.21

Mind trouble: suicides amid Covid

It beggars belief that India lost more lives to suicide in 2020 than to Covid-19. Yet this is exactly what the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau reveal. Suicides in India increased by...
By The Editorial Board


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