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People  /  Published 03.05.22

‘Moveable Feasts’ serves up ghostly chefs, sizzling brains and sepia memories

And that also influences your writing. Like your travels in China and reading about classical China would have led you to write The Yellow Emperor’s Cure? Kunal: Absolutely. Sometimes there are...
By Samhita Chakraborty

People  /  Published 05.04.22

If you have to understand Hinduism, you can’t do it through Hindutva: Devdutt Pattanaik

As for Hindutva, it’s a word that was invented in 1894 by a Bengali gentleman called Chandranath Basu. Before the 1890s, Hindutva didn’t exist, just as Hinduism didn’t exist semantic...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 04.04.22

‘Rocket Boys’ is flawed fiction that undermines the effort of Homi Bhabha: Biman Nath

Find out more about Biman Nath’s book on Homi Bhabha here.  ...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 29.03.22

Tagore hoped for a complete awakening of villages, starting with Sriniketan: Uma Das Gupta

He appealed that the Sriniketan work be just judged not by size, but by its worth. And I will end with a quotation from him which is important,  “I alone cannot take responsibility for the...
By Upasya Bhowal

People  /  Published 16.03.22

Bachi Karkaria: Nostalgia is Kolkata’s endearing marker, its longest surviving industry!

What advice and/or tips would you have for aspiring journalists? What are the most important skills they need to work on to have a successful career in today’s media environment? With the growi...
By Priyam Marik

Lifestyle  /  Published 12.03.22

A journey through the intoxicating ‘attar’ alleys of Burrabazar

Covid-19 has plunged Burrazabar’s attar alleys into an existential crisis, dampening the demand for aromatic indulgence. With the pandemic compelling people to prioritise utilitarian purchases, ...
By Samriddha Dutta, Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 11.02.22

‘Shah Rukh Khan standing with his arms wide open has this amazing psychological appeal’

You know what, no. I’ve changed my mind. It’s when he’s cooking in the kitchen, during his episode for the David Letterman show (My Guest Needs No Introduction). He’s in the ki...
By Priyam Marik


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