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Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

Open sesame

Sir — Museums across the world are taking the first steps towards reopening their galleries to the public, albeit with several restrictions in place. However, the measures that were taken during the...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.18

The adorable ghosts of Bhoot Chaturdashi

Sir — Two days from now, the ghosts and ghouls of Bengal will crawl out of their various hideouts. Bhoot Chaturdashi will see people lighting lamps and eating leafy greens to ward off evil spirits. ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.19

Heckled online for being vegan? Yes, this happens too

Plating troubleSir — Some young people in Calcutta were recently heckled and harassed over sharing posts that sought to promote veganism. Besides being called ‘fascist’, some of them even had to...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.19

India is a node in the illegal pangolin trade

Sir — It is bad enough that pangolins are the world’s most widely trafficked animals. It is even more distressing that West Bengal seems to be emerging as an important smuggling route. The state a...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.20

Bird watch

Sir — Given that World Migratory Birds Day was just a few days ago, it was fitting to read that, according to the findings of the Wildlife Institute of India, Amur falcons — the long-distance migr...
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Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

The US Open men’s singles final was enthralling

Sir — The US Open men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev was enthralling. The match lasted almost five hours, and eventually it was Nadal — the one with more experience —...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 04.05.20

True heroism

Sir — The World War II veteran, Captain Tom Moore, who raised more than £30 million for NHS Charities Together in the United Kingdom, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. His efforts bring to mi...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.19

Swachh Bharat: How to stop people from spitting

Ugly sightSir — Spitting on the road and just about any other place is a common sight in this country. It spread infectious diseases. This bad habit thrives owing to the worse practice of chewing pa...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.20

Not safe

Sir — While reports and pictures of animals reclaiming their lost spaces in the absence of human activity during the global lockdown are many, it was worrying to read that numerous safari parks and ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Pressure to marry hurts women's self-worth

Sir — A woman in Uganda recently got married, to herself. It would be incorrect to chalk this incident down to the woman’s eccentricity. The woman apparently staged her marriage to put her parents...
By The Telegraph


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