Mudar Patherya
News  /  Published 04.06.22

Stress on nature-growth balance at The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion

A balance between environment and development has to be struck, the secretary of Bengal’s environment department said at The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion in association with The Tele...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.06.22

Focus on environment preservation at Bengal Club

The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion in association with The Telegraph will be held on Friday. The Telegraph gives a lowdown of the event. When: Friday Time: 5.30pm Venue: ICCR Hall, Ho Chi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.05.22

A tale of Eidi lost and found

Last evening, I sent out 21 Eidi bags (jute bags from Lata Bajoria) to kids across communities. I filled each bag with Alpenliebe candies. Stray Rs 2 coins. And some currency. I wrote a card secured b...
By Mudar Patherya

Lifestyle  /  Published 03.05.22

‘What do you guys do on Eid?’ Mudar Patherya answers an FAQ

And yet. Even this institution died out a few years ago, partly because Eid night coincided with the monsoons and one couldn’t quite do this inside the community hall of a gated complex. Our col...
By Mudar Patherya

People  /  Published 27.04.22

Community fridge on Alimuddin Street providing free and cold water to the thirsty

Rahman emphasised that this shouldn’t be a one-off case and people from other localities can easily replicate this model. “One can procure a second-hand fridge for Rs 4,000. If enough peop...
By Vedant Karia


Places  /  Published 11.04.22

Sevantibhai: To a mentor, with love

I was not alone. There were dozens from Kolkata’s middle-class to whom Sevantibhai said: “Somvaar thi Stewart aavi jaajey” and have since gone on to become multi-crore tycoons. I was...
By Mudar Patherya

Lifestyle  /  Published 08.04.22

Faith, trappings and other memories of Ramzaan

The overload of ‘Ramadan Kareem’ WhatsApps during the early days of the month and a tsunami of ‘Eid Mubarak’ messages with crescent moons and minarets designed into them when...
By Mudar Patherya

Events  /  Published 09.03.22

A marathon runner, a top photog, an acid attack survivor – Women’s Day through their eyes

Patherya says, “They are remarkable people. I encounter such people in everyday life, I know and write their stories. Hearing them talk is therapeutic and sobering at the same time.” Join...
By Annesha Basu

People  /  Published 05.03.22

What did Lata Mangeshkar do for India? A reassessment by Mudar Patherya

If you view this from this perspective of the gracious Fifties or Sixties, people reserved the right to disagree without becoming disagreeable; if you see it through the 2022 prism, you realise how mu...
By Mudar Patherya

Events  /  Published 22.02.22

Interruptions, queue-jumping, no rules: How a Sarobar music initiative became a success

Then I heard the most preposterous thing at our last Sarobar session. These fellows are planning to get themselves invited to Deshbandhu Park (right across the city) where they intend to sit in the op...
By Mudar Patherya


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