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

Events  /  Published 16.04.22

An afternoon with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on books, thoughts, Derrida & Mahasweta Devi

“This is why most books, especially literature, can’t make a truth claim,” she said. “Our imagination is neither rational nor irrational, and yet the way it perceives books can...
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

Events  /  Published 15.03.22

Yesterday’s bonds of freedom is today’s bondage: Rudrangshu Mukherjee

“It was present at the birth of the nation and remains as a birthmark on a nation that is 75 years old or 75 years young. Freedom was a bond, a tie that brought people together. Yesterday’...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

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

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

News  /  Published 13.03.22

India at the crossroads, says Sumantra Bose at Kolkata Literature Festival

India is facing “a hard struggle” to prevent its democracy from “becoming a strange hybrid of (Vladimir) Putin’s Russia and Xi Jinping’s China”, said Sumantra Bose,...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Salt Lake


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