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Edgar Allan Poe
Books  /  Published 07.05.21

One party too many

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the world parties. The Zoom party may have replaced the house party, but recently, the immunologist, Paul Lehner, proposed “coronavirus parties” &...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 07.08.20

Darkness is also the light: The lighthouse in literature

Is the lighthouse, as Carl Jung seemed to think, the individual consciousness that “kindles a light in the darkness of mere being”? These tall, austere towers have, after all, been beacons...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 29.11.19

Where the Headless Horseman rides

In an appealing rhyme, John B. Tabb, an American poet and a Roman Catholic priest who died in November, 1909, asks a question that may intrigue youngsters in the West: “Jack-o’-Lantern, Jack-o’-...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.20

Epidemics and their storytellers

“Ring-a-ring o’roses, a pocket full of posies, atishoo! Atishoo! We all fall down!” An innocent rhyme passed on from generation to generation, to which we have all held hands and danced in a cir...
By Monjorika Bose

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

Chronicles of deaths untold

On this day, in 1849, Edgar Allan Poe — the American writer and poet, and master of ‘mystery and macabre’ — set out for home from Richmond, Virginia. About a week later, he was found on the st...
By Kamalika Basu


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