World  /  Published 09.09.19

Man batters Wall Street’s Charging Bull

The piercing noise of metal striking metal echoed through Wall Street just after noon on Saturday: A man was battering the bronze, 7,000-pound Charging Bull statue with a makeshift metal banjo.“He j...
By Katie Van Syckle and Ashley Southall/ NYTNS in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.19

Ms Priest

As a child Sonali Mondal used to watch her maternal grandfather worship Radha-Krishna at home. “He would do everything instead of depending on any Brahmin purohit or priest. At some point I started ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 14.07.19

In desolate places, desperate men

One of the things men do is exceed. Women do it too. Of course they do. But when I say men, I mean it quite generously for women and then, of course, factually for men as well. Before correctness desc...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 30.06.19

The dead go where they go

Most things die, but many do not. The mountains are still young, and they were young on the ancient. They were there, youthful props in the playground of the Gods, and they sprung springs and lakes ab...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.19

Not for the gods of small things

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.19

Then student at St James, soon principal

St James’ student, St James’ teacher, St James’ principal. Aniket Deb Roy, who will take over as the principal of his alma mater St James’ School in June, is a “teacher first”.“I still t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 14.03.19

The idea of a king

The book has five chapters, along with an Introduction and a Conclusion. Each chapter explores different facets of discourses on sovereignty as they emerged. The Introduction lays down a historiograph...
By Salil Misra in

Books  /  Published 20.11.18

To be anarchic, that's happiness: Arundhati Roy

On Shah Rukh KhanThe other star of In Which Annie Gives It Those One Ones also happened to be in Calcutta that day — Shah Rukh Khan, who was here for the inauguration of the Kolkata International Fi...
By Shrestha Saha in

North East  /  Published 14.11.18

Chhath Puja offered at the ghats Brahmaputra

Chhath Puja festivities started on a feverish note on Tuesday with roads leading to the ghats of the Brahmaputra choked with vehicles.Private cars, auto vans and pick-up trucks carried devotees, dress...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

Bihar  /  Published 12.11.18

How the young make Chhath their own

The four-day festival of Chhath is not just about the holy bath but is a gratifying dedication to the Sun God — the driving force behind Planet Earth — and like everyone else, the younger generati...
By Antara Bose in


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