News  /  Published 20.05.22

Ability to memorise wanes in Kolkata students

Students are finding it difficult to memorise dialogues, follow instructions or coordinate in a group performance during in-person programmes, said teachers. They have noticed these lacunae during pr...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 24.04.22

Langcha, Pantua, Jilipi in Toto

The first time we encountered it, we were sipping tea out of pretty bone china cups at the shop across the road from the homestay we were putting up at. We had told the shop owner, Raja Das, the day b...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 10.04.22

Off the Kin Ship

Perched on the main branch of the same culture, it might surprise some of you how generations later the good, the bad and the ugly lose individual attributes and all become equally important and part ...
By Upala Sen

Health  /  Published 24.02.22

Activities that keep the brain fit

Neurobics is slowly finding relevance in the world of fitness. It is defined as activities designed to stimulate the brain, memory and cognitive function. Gone are the days of all brawn and no br...
By Mayukh Banerjee

Style  /  Published 14.12.21

‘Sarees of Memory’ is about making heirloom today

Kshitija, what else is the team working on? Kshitija: For us we are rooted in collaboration again, working and learning with pioneers like Malvika. It is about recording that, whether in a textual or...
By Saionee Chakraborty


Education  /  Published 12.10.21

Tips to help you remember

I can’t memorise anything. As a result, my scores in subjects such as chemistry are getting worse. Can you tell me how to improve my ability to mug up? Name withheld As a student, memory becom...
By Shivani Manchanda

Sports  /  Published 28.08.21

Tough three months: Faf

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis said he is at the end of a “tough three months” after suffering a concussion, as the 37-year-old aims to return to action. Du Plessis suffered some mem...
By Reuters in Johannesburg

Science Tech  /  Published 05.07.21

Eye Recall

Dr Adam Zeman didn’t give much thought to the mind’s eye until he met someone who didn’t have one. In 2005, the British neurologist saw a patient who said that a minor surgical proce...
By Carl Zimmer

Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Searching for idyll

It is not possible, within the short space of this review, to talk about all the essays. However, the eclectic nature of the editor’s project is evident from the varied choice of subject matter,...
By Sumit Chakrabarti

Science Tech  /  Published 15.03.21

Advertised storage is not what you get

I have a Samsung M20 mobile handset with 32GB storage. I also have a memory card where the large files are stored. Despite this, I am told I have just 1GB to 2GB space left. Soumojyoti Dey Storage o...
By Surit Doss


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