Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Calcutta’s ageing gentlemen

Krishna Vat Age: Over 100 years Calcutta Botanic Gardens Amphan-proof That evening, this Krishna vat, or Ficus krishnae, swayed and howled — “it was unimaginably scary”, says the...
By Paromita Kar in Una

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

CU throws open digital library to everyone

Calcutta University on Wednesday gave students and the general public access to its digital library.Digital versions of books, texts and references, departmental journals, academic magazines, study ma...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Reading bonus for bibliophiles

“It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life” — Victor HugoThe proverb has been put to good use in Mizoram by the Young Mizo Association (YMA) amid the lockdown ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

New Town Library opens up ebooks

The Hidco-run New Town Library has opened up its digital section for free download of e-books in English and Bengali to help beat lockdown blues.Booklovers can log onto and clic...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

People  /  Published 12.03.20

Savitribai rings true at Shaheen Bagh

Anand Pathwardhan’s documentary Jai Bhim Comrade featured a young, radical performer named Sheetal Sathe. Saathe, formerly of the Kabir Kala Manch, is an anti-caste cultural activist and performer f...
By in

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Libraries on Delhi streets

Amidst the speeches, slogans, fear of police or right-wing raids, and even an incident of firing, the Fatima Sheikh-Savitribai Phule Library continues to attract new readers at Shaheen Bagh.Sheikh and...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.20

People right to be worried: Author

A British author on Friday said he, as a “liberal outsider”, found a lot to admire in the “values of the Indian Constitution and its tradition of democracy”.James Crabtree said people here and...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.20

Once upon a time

Childhood is a funny place; it is never quite left behind. That might be the lesson that the New York Public Library was delighted to learn when, to celebrate the 125th year of its opening, it listed ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 15.01.20

A change of course and heart

Till a month ago, Hashmat Naiyareen wanted to go abroad to study and work. Delhi police have changed her mind.The MA (mass communication) student at Jamia Millia Islamia, a native of Champaran in Biha...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.20

A battle for India

Although there is a major road named after him in west Delhi, I suppose few people in the capital today know who Hakim Ajmal Khan was. He was a greatly beloved doctor, a practitioner of indigenous med...
By Ramachandra Guha in


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