Indira Gandhi
West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Clicks, cake and a sleepy passenger in Calcutta

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee cut a cake at Delhi airport on Tuesday afternoon, posed for pictures with the airline crew and co-passengers and slept through the entire length of the flight to Calcutta.The ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

World  /  Published 18.10.19

Jackie’s India pictures fetch $50000

A photographic album containing 89 black and white and colour pictures of former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during a trip to India in March 1962 was sold at an auction at Christie’s in New Yor...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Laureate in eyes of admirer

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s biggest quality is having zero airs, said a young economics teacher from Calcutta who spent his last birthday with the Nobel laureate. “He was a big shot even before wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 08.10.19

Cheer for Guwahati fans

The Indian football team has chosen the city as the venue for its nine-day preparatory camp to express gratitude to Guwahati fans for their tireless support against Oman in the Fifa World Cup Qatar 20...
By Imtiaz Ahmed in Guwahati

Books  /  Published 04.10.19

Struck by lightning

Lightning, it is said, never strikes the same place twice. But in India, lightning obeys no such law. This could well be the message of M.F. Husain’s 60 x 10 feet-wide polyptych, also the subject of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Food  /  Published 24.09.19

A look back at Amber’s six-decade journey

Old is gold’ is a proverb that perfectly fits when we talk about this central Calcutta restaurant. Amber, which opened its doors to the people of Calcutta and beyond 60 years ago, is one of those pl...
By Priyanka Roy in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The evolution of India’s foreign policy

The Cold War period was marked by intense rivalry between two superpowers, and in an environment of alliance politics, the newly independent India pursued the policy of non-alignment in order to maint...
By Anindya Jyoti Majumdar in

India  /  Published 29.08.19

Win-win mix: Kashmir wall, ajar market

India’s perceived diplomatic victory on the dramatic alteration of Jammu and Kashmir’s status has generated a sense of triumphalism in the BJP and the Sangh parivar, which view this as Prime Minis...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.08.19

Hoax bomb call to stop wife from flying abroad

A “desperate husband” who allegedly made a hoax bomb call to Delhi airport to prevent his wife leaving the country was arrested on Saturday.Police said Nasiruddin, 29, had called Indira Gandhi Int...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.08.19

Trouble is brewing again in the East

The year 1971 changed the map of post-colonial South Asia with the emergence of Bangladesh after the breakup of Pakistan. This year did not merely establish the supremacy of the Indian military in the...
By Subir Bhaumik in


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