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Eco Park
Culture  /  Published 05.06.22

The one that flew over some nest

A chilling scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) — Federico Fellini had called the film an “apocalyptic poem” — depicts an avian, possibly a gull, trying to break ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

News  /  Published 13.05.22

New Town constable held for snatching 15kg silver

A constable posted at Eco Park police station in New Town has been arrested for allegedly taking away nearly 15kg of silver from a jeweller from Jharkhand at the Ultadanga railway station, police said...
By Snehal Sengupta in Ultadanga

News  /  Published 24.04.22

Cyclist hit by unidentified vehicle, dies in New Town

A cyclist died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle in New Town on Sunday morning, police said. An officer of the Bidhannagar Commissionerate said that the man was spotted lying on the Major Ar...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 08.04.22

Out in open with focus on streets

It has been two years since the world was startled by the advent of the Coronavirus and our lives plunged into an abyss of shock and confusion. Forced confinement within walls does not conform with e...
By Sounak Banerjee

Places  /  Published 14.02.22

A Valentine’s Day itinerary for Kolkata, ala classic rom-coms

If you’re planning something like Henry’s (Adam Sandler) video montage in 50 First Dates, your date is bound to end on a high note. However, if you’re completely knocked out after th...
By Lygeia Gomes

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News  /  Published 07.02.22

Sunday crowd troops back to hotspots in Kolkata

The zoo saw around 10,000 visitors. The tiger and chimpanzee enclosures were among the busiest. Sekhar and Jayati Sarkar, from Thakurpukur, were at the zoo with their three-year-old son, Suman. &ldq...
By Debraj Mitra and Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Eco Park reopens to low footfall

At the end of Day 1, the ticket counters recorded a footfall of barely 200 people. An employee manning the ticket counter at gate 2 said: “We knew the footfall would be less but did not expect i...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Preserve New Town grasslands to save local and migrant birds

These places have now turned into significant safehouses of the local biodiversity which was the main model that Nature Mates wanted to establish. At present, not only butterflies but also a healthy p...
By Debarpan Datta in Salt Lake


Lifestyle  /  Published 20.01.22

Mellow Januarys in Kolkata

When the tithi turns favourable, expect large boxes on your table with grenade-laddoos, invitations in gold-foiled italics, no personal calls saying ‘We would be happy if you came’, city-w...
By Mudar Patherya


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