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International Kolkata Book Fair
People  /  Published 09.05.22

‘Nobody can tell a new story… all we can do is present an old story with fresh meanings’

We are increasingly seeing youngsters gravitate towards English literature at the expense of their mother tongue, including Bengali. Even though English is the world’s lingua franca, it does not...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 13.04.22

The entire city of Kolkata inspires me, it’s inspiring for all kinds of artists: Srijato

Finally, any chance we get to see you return to the silver screen after your debut in Zulfiqar (2016)? Not at all, partly because I didn’t find my performance to be very convincing. Although my...
By Priyam Marik

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.22

Khela Hobe emerges bestseller at Book Fair

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee released 12 new books at this year’s Book Fair and among them Khela Hobe sold the most. A 184-page book, Khela Hobe captures the mood of the Trinamul Congress&rsq...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

News  /  Published 14.03.22

Kolkata book fair records its biggest sales since inception in 1976

The 45th edition of International Kolkata Book Fair recorded its biggest sales of more than Rs 23 crore since the fair started in 1976, the organisers said on Sunday, the last day of this year’s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.03.22

TV actress nabbed for allegedly stealing wallets at Kolkata book fair

A television actress has been arrested for allegedly stealing wallets and purses from people visiting the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair. Police said an officer deployed at the fair was alerted...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bidhannagar

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Opinion  /  Published 14.03.22

Letters to the Editor: Stay cool with the traditional 'sherbet'

Tall drink   Sir — In many parts of India, the advent of summer begins around March. Engulfed in the hot and humid weather, there is only one thing that gives people a sense of respite &md...
By The Telegraph


Events  /  Published 12.03.22

Children’s pavilion as popular as ever at Kolkata book fair

Adhir Biswas: Writer of umpteen novels and stories in Bengali, Adhir Biswas’ titles include Urojahaj (2011) and Last Boy (2019). “Children’s books should be simple. They should open ...
By Shayeree Ghosh


News  /  Published 12.03.22

Reflective start to eighth Kolkata Literature Festival

Pattanaik, who had the SBI auditorium brimming over, started off by separating the strands of myth, legend, folklore and history in response to Shinjini, a practioner of kathak that entails storytelli...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata


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