News  /  Published 12.11.21

Halloween debut at New Town complex

While every home decided to “treat” the kids, the tots had a “trick” or two up their sleeves in case anyone refused. Rishan Adhikary said he would have pointed his toy gun at t...
By Brinda Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.21

American Diaries: a gorilla on Wall Street

The pest control company, Orkin, released its annual top 50 rattiest cities in the US list based on the number of new rodent treatments performed from September 15, 2020 to September 15, 2021 for comm...
By Suhashini Sarkar

Opinion  /  Published 01.11.21

Letters to the Editor: The reassuring spirit of 'bhoot chaturdoshi'

Protective spirits Sir — Halloween may have come and gone but bhoot chaturdoshi is right around the corner. But the spirits that visit Bengali households are not malevolent ones. Beng...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 31.10.21

‘Batman’s Joker’ terrorises Tokyo train, 17 hurt

“I thought it was a Halloween stunt,” one witness told the Yomiuri newspaper, recalling the moment he saw other passengers running in a panic towards his train car. “Then, I saw a ma...
By Reuters in Tokyo

Campus  /  Published 31.10.21

Ten spooky books to read this Halloween

Feel the thrill send chills down your spine with these horror tales ...
By Jaismita Alexander


Places  /  Published 30.10.21

Kolkata’s most ‘spooktacular’ spots

Its sometime-owner had a daughter, who collected dolls obsessively. She died young. Layered on top of this sad story is the idea that the house was later the site for the sexual assault and murder of ...
By Ahana Mukhopadhyay

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.10.21

This Halloween, spook like Bieber, Eilish and the Kardashians

Jamie Lee Curtis dressed as her late mother’s iconic character Marion Crane from horror cult-flick Psycho at the premiere of Halloween Kills. Curtis wore Crane’s signature baby blue dress&...
By Lygeia Gomes

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.21

Unbroken spell: magic & modernity

Two weeks before Halloween — a night full of mystery and magic — may not be the best time to incur the wrath of a wizard. But the Christchurch city council in New Zealand has decided to ta...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

Sunny Fort kids’ night out

Twelve-year-old Rittik walked as a vampire (with mom’s black dupatta fastened as cape) and seven-year-old Rishaan had draped a stitched white sheet over himself with a red ribbon to demarcate hi...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 07.11.20

Raise voices: Voting in the US elections

No matter which side you voted for, approximately 70 per cent of Americans felt pre-election jitters and considered the presidential election a source of stress and anxiety. Many celebrities emerged w...
By Suhashini Sarkar


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