Jyoti Basu
Business  /  Published 06.07.20

Dealmaker: he has a zest for big bets

When Purnendu Chatterjee joined hands with the Bengal government to build Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL), the then chief minister Jyoti Basu asked the NRI businessman if he had a home in Calcutta. &...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.19

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee to share space alongside Amartya Sen

By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.06.19

The battle for Bengal may get murkier

Mamata Banerjee began the 2019 general election in the grand hope that with a clutch of nearly 40 Lok Sabha seats, she would be ideally placed to become the first Bengali prime minister of India — a...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 15.01.19

Mamata plans 'mega rally' bigger than Jyoti Basu's

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her Brigade meeting on Saturday would be a “mega” rally that would be attended by virtually all regional parties with the common intent of ousting the BJP from the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.20

Another strike

Ravi Shankar Prasad’s claim of only 296 Anglo-Indians must be contrasted with Chakravarti Rajagopalachari’s perceptive comment that most educated Indians are “Anglo-Indians”. Like Han Suyin, h...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Smoke on Waters: The horrors of Marichjhnapi

By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.01.19

Host Mamata will be ‘listener’ at anti-BJP rally

Mamata Banerjee has pitched Saturday’s Brigade Grounds rally as a “United India” platform where other non-BJP forces would be given prominence, appearing to take a backseat at what promises to b...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.19

Didi lets out nephew ‘secret’

Mamata Banerjee on Sunday divulged a “personal secret”, hidden for years at her Harish Chatterjee Street home in Calcutta, and told the world how her nephew Abhishek joined politics.“Abhishek wa...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 03.03.19

Beyond Varthaman: It’s flashback time

Last week could have been yesterday all over again, except that yesterday seems more far away than it actually is. Of course, when Kargil happened in 1999, Twitter was still a good seven years away. F...
By Upala Sen in

Travel  /  Published 24.09.19

Taj Bengal turns 30 this October

1 The hotel took around five years to build and opened doors on October 10, 1989 and was inaugurated by Jyoti Basu, the then chief minister of Bengal.2 The total number of keys are 229, including 200 ...
By Anannya Sarkar in Calcutta


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