Entertainment  /  Published 13.01.21

Kolkatar Harry to spin a magical yarn

Here’s a film that believes in waving the magic wand to inspire people and spread some joy and happiness. The film Kolkatar Harry — starring Soham,  Priyanka Sarkar, Laboni Sarkar, Ar...
By The Telegraph in

People  /  Published 20.12.20

If at a time like this, a trick

By Manasi Shah in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.20

‘Witch-hunt’ with rods kills one, injures two

A man was killed and two women seriously injured when people attacked them for “practising black magic” at Maynakhola, a locality adjacent to Bhagatpur tea estate under Nagrakata police st...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.12.20

‘Witch-hunt’ claims Gumla woman

A woman on Friday was axed to death on suspicion of her practising witchcraft, at Koinara village under Sadar police station in Gumla district, which is around 120 kilometres from the state capital.&n...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

Magic belongs to the magician

All great magicians are named David, claims David Abhijit Nobo, laughing. There’s David Copperfield and David Blaine — and himself, a.k.a. Amazing David. But unlike the other two, he is a ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


India  /  Published 30.08.20

American found dead in Varanasi

A 38-year-old American woman who had apparently been learning occult practices in Varanasi since November last year has been found dead in a guesthouse. Police said on Saturday that after an initial ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

Tricks of trade to cast a spell

Effect: Count off a number of cards from a deck of cards, and the rest of cards put aside. Any one of the packets is turned face up and put on the other face-down packet. Next, shuffle the packets to...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.19

Stage set for child’s play

A clown from Norway, a dance artiste and an arts educator from Australia, a dance theatre company and a professional storyteller from Scotland — a theatre festival for age three months to 18 years ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.04.19

Dabholkar’s war on superstition rages on

The commitment to reason and evidence that Narendra Dabholkar promoted throughout his life has not just lived on but grown after his assassination in 2013.Dabholkar had founded the Maharashtra Andhash...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in

Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

The thin line between ritual spells and magic

The notion that magic should be based on the fundamental precepts of science and rationality might seem alien to those who associate it with the supposed powers of godmen and the extraordinary feats o...
By John Zubrzycki in


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