Arts  /  Published 20.03.20

Images that leave you shaken

Even if you’ve only seen pictures of Auschwitz and /or have read Wiesel’s Night from which Mahajabin Majumdar quotes in her mixed media works, the image of a tiny shoe on an adult palm with a smok...
By Rita Datta in

Books  /  Published 27.06.19

River Ganga: Coursing through the ages

In this erudite and intricately woven work, Sudipta Sen lucidly captures the essence of Indian civilization from antiquity to the present through a detailed discourse on its most important watercourse...
By Priyank Patel in

Arts  /  Published 10.04.20

In search of lost homes

Are these seven young artists in search of homes longed-for or lost? That seems to be their point of Departure in Ganges Gallery’s recent show of the same name.Consider Arpita Akhand, for example. S...
By Rita Datta in

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Action to save wild quartet

India’s proposal for “concerted actions” to enhance conservation efforts to protect Asian elephants, the Bengal florican, the Ganges river dolphin and the great Indian bustard will feature at a ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.03.19

CPT drill to upgrade facilities at Haldia

Calcutta Port Trust is focusing on expanding capacity and evacuation to maintain growth momentum. The port authority is eyeing an investment of around Rs 330 crore for mechanisation of a berth in Hald...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.19

Listen to the Brahmaputra

A river is a rite of passage, a flow of narrative few men understand. It connects past and present, upstream and downstream, links creation myths to everyday history. A river is a composite of time in...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

Books  /  Published 04.02.19

My creed is that I don’t lie: Aatish Taseer

Right from his first book in 2009, New York-based author and journalist Aatish Taseer has been the toast of literary circles for his prose style, as much as he has been the subject of abuse for his co...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 24.03.19

A personal journey to explore the universal

Unrestrained curiosity and an innocuous question to a media mogul took me on a wild journey on the banks of the Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas, in Haridwar, 13 years ago. I was on the verge of a ...
By Shubhrangshu Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 22.06.19

The vanishing waterways of Bengal

Even as late as the 1920s, squabbling sisters in households across Bengal were rebuked thus — Gaang-e gaang-e dekha hoy, kintu bon-e bon-e dekha hoy na. Meaning, even rivers meet but not sisters —...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 21.12.18

Aatish Taseer's Benares is more than a cliche

On one of his visits to Benares, Aatish Taseer is dazzled by the sight of scholars conducting an academic conversation in fluent Sanskrit. In The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges, the lan...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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