Calcutta  /  Published 30.08.20

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 29.08.20

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

India  /  Published 05.02.20

5-year jail for misleading remedy ads

The health ministry has proposed legislative changes to enhance the punishment for misleading advertisements for products to promote hair loss, fair skin and sexual performance, among other conditions...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.01.20

Down memory lane of Tagore’s school

Restored paintings, old teaching tools, a Remington typewriter, a Raj-era clock and a wooden thermometer were brought out, dusted and put on display at The Oriental Seminary school, where Rabindranath...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Delhi  /  Published 17.04.20

Motivation through magic

With his shows cancelled due to the lockdown, magician Raj Kumar is playing 'corona warrior' by displaying his tricks at several shelter homes in Delhi to keep the stranded migrants and other occupant...
By PTI in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 19.03.20

Apple: new products that prove the company's supply chain efficiency

It’s obviously not business as usual for any company but, on Wednesday, Apple proved that business can still be conducted. The tech giant has announced the new iPad Pro and a new MacBook Air, which ...
By Mathures Paul in


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