Calcutta  /  Published 19.02.21

Peek into Sulekha Banerjee’s garden

One look at the huge red Roses in Sulekha Banerjee’s garden will make you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day all over again. But she also has a large collection of Petunias, that are so abu...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

Meet avid gardener Sumitendra Nath Datta

Others may be living in fear of Covid but S.N. Datta gets sleepless nights over whiteflies. “They are more dangerous than coronavirus,” he says about the pest that attacks plants. An avid ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 28.01.21

Potted philosophy: every garden has its own secret

It is entirely possible that three days from now, on February 1 — Budget Day — the Union finance minister would assure the nation that she has spotted the green shoots of economic recovery...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 08.01.21

Of Marigolds and Salvias

Her house bears a prominent plaque with her address but frankly, one doesn’t need to look at it. As one veers into FC Block one cannot but turn to the lush green bed in the midst of a concrete j...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Style  /  Published 05.01.21

How to get your winter garden of flowers

Still wondering or dreaming about that view — balcony full blooms, winter vibes and a hot cup of tea. You can have it, all you need is to let nature embrace you in its lap. Wishing you a very H...
By Monika Poddar in


Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Of flowers, veggies and more

One can only imagine how tough the lockdown has been for Nimai Chand Gupta, a 79-year-old widower who has had to live much of this year all by himself. What kept him going, perhaps, was a hobby he pic...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Arts  /  Published 02.09.20

Get started with your kitchen garden

Potatoes Roasted, boiled, or mashed, the fact is that you can’t ignore them. They are your comfort food. Imagine the flavour of having cheese and onion rosti or jacket potatoes with sour cream ...
By Monika Poddar in

Health  /  Published 19.08.20

Planter’s pleasure

In the early days of knowing each other, Jean-Paul Sartre would often refuse to go for walks with Simone de Beauvoir to the countryside, saying he was “allergic to chlorophyll”. The French...
By Paromita Kar in

Culture  /  Published 06.07.20

Spruce up your workstations with some green tips

Amidst all the anxiety, fear, work-from-home, deadlines and no activity that involves going out and taking a break from the daily routine, we often find ourselves being exhausted too easily. So how do...
By The Telegraph in

People  /  Published 23.02.19

When it comes to Petunias, only fools rush in

And the flowers too played along in the general scheme of ostentation, grinning in their papery gowns of mauve, magenta and maroon, often streaked through the middle or rimmed in white. The bulbous or...
By Paromita Kar in


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