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Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Strike fails to have impact

⚫ Central Avenue at 11am: A shutter of Central Metro station was downed by strike supporters ⚫ Garia and Barasat between 9am and 9.30am: Two buses were stopped and the passengers were asked to al...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 30.09.20

Strumming a tribute to memorable characters

I never felt inspired writing about success stories. Or songs about the affluent part of Calcutta or the very familiar sahibs of my Darjeeling. The Nepali ponywallah or the Land-Rover driver was much ...
By Anjan Dutt in

Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.20

Lockdown: ‘never-ever’ crisis in New Market

Inside his small shop in New Market, Pradip Kumar Shaw would usually find it difficult to spare time for a cup of tea around this time of the year. Customers would crowd in rows inside his shop lookin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

People  /  Published 27.07.19

A man who made a trophy of being a Calcuttan

Mr Gulab by any other name would be just as well-known in the city of his birth, that is for sure. Long before I knew of him, I heard his name. Uttered over Darjeeling and mismatched pieces of bone ch...
By Upala Sen in

Food  /  Published 13.09.19

Anjan Chatterjee reflects on what makes up the taste of Calcutta during Durga Puja

Since time immemorial when man hunted for his food, it has been an irredeemable fact that people have to eat to live. However, this same adage does not hold true for all Bengalis who live to eat! Whet...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

Villagers far more panicked: New Market sit-in organisers

The sit-in near New Market was withdrawn on Thursday with a call to take the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register to rur...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Vigil continues at city centre

“Yes,” roared the crowd.The question was whether they wanted to continue with the vigil near New Market after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond in four weeks on petitions against the C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Pandemic no bar for stealing jeans

A garments store inside New Market that has been under lock and key since the lockdown in Calcutta started on March 23 was broken into and around 30 pairs of jeans were stolen.Police said Laltu Mallic...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Testing time for small traders

Mohammad Johar Ali would sell garments during Ramazan every year.The money Johar earned, along with a friend, from a makeshift stall they put up on Market Street was enough for the family’s Id shopp...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.06.20

Few hawkers open stalls

Hawkers in Gariahat were a divided lot — only around 45 of them reopened their stalls on Monday as police failed to issue clear orders on whether they could carry on with their businesses.Scenes wer...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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