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Ghosts

Lifestyle  /  Published 13.05.22

Ghosts we wouldn’t ghost: A few lovable pop-culture spooks

Perhaps the last couple of decades’ most famous ghosts have come from the Harry Potter universe. From Nearly Headless Nick to the Grey Lady and Bloody Baron, each of the Hogwarts ghosts have a s...
By Rumela Basu

Places  /  Published 25.04.22

Ghost story: The spirit denizens of Kamalpur Zamindarbari

As night fell, the three young men went around the structure, placing cameras at different places — on the veranda, in one corner of the main building, on the terrace. Then they sat in one place...
By RIKSUNDAR BANERJEE

Places  /  Published 09.04.22

Clip-clop, Clip-clop… there comes Warren Hastings’ ghost at his Alipore house

Before leaving for England in 1785, Hastings had transferred the ownership of the mansion to Julius, his wife Marian Imhoff’s child from her first marriage. (Hastings was a widower when he met M...
By RIKSUNDAR BANERJEE

Places  /  Published 26.03.22

The ghost who loved: Tinkle of anklets from the corridors of Calcutta High Court

The rest of the story is still a mystery. After a few days, police found Nistar’s body, which was beginning to rot. Her head had been severed from her body. There was nothing on her, except the ...
By RIKSUNDAR BANERJEE

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Science Tech  /  Published 23.06.21

Clubhouse: Spooky tales a hit

Why so popular? “Who doesn’t love ghost stories? We all have grown up reading bhooter golpo. So naturally people are getting drawn to this session in particular,” explained Tanayesh...
By Sibendu Das

Entertainment  /  Published 12.10.20

Mimi Chakraborty on Dracula Sir

Mimi has a certain kind of melancholia, which strangely has always been overlooked,” director Debaloy Bhattacharya had told The Telegraph before the shoot of his film Dracula Sir. Now that the t...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.19

A sky full of pasta

A thin line separates fantasy from fear. For instance, the tenor of the representation of everything that lies out of the range of human comprehension — ghosts, for example — is usually spectral. ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.19

What the dead can say about the living

‘PYTs’ — Pretty Young Things according to the Millennial Dictionary — turned on their distinctly eerie charms on Halloween. Earlier this month, Calcutta’s newspapers faithfully carried photo...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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