New Year 2020
Culture  /  Published 21.04.20

Panjikanama: tale of a totem

Freshly harvested grains of paddy, crisp cotton clothes, ritual feasts, haal khata, or traders’ new ledger books, and a print-fresh panjika,or almanac, constitute the ideal Poila Baisakh or Bengali ...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Calcutta  /  Published 18.04.20

Bengali new year greeted on screen

Residents ushered in the Bengali New Year on Tuesday using new technology. They sang, danced and recited like on any other year but without laying a foot out of their houses. Their stage was their liv...
By Brinda Sarkar and Sudeshna Banerjee in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.20

Unmatched joy

Sir — Panjikas or almanacs are an indispensable part of the lives of many Bengalis. Every year, most Bengali households buy it before the new year. But this year, owing to the lockdown, almanacs are...
By The Telegraph in

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Fish in Poila Baisakh lunch

Jadavpur University students who have been running a community kitchen to feed the poor donated a little extra so people living in shanties near Jadavpur railway station and under the Gariahat flyover...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.04.20

Poila Baisakh shoppers arrested

Calcutta police on Tuesday prosecuted 602 people, most of who had stepped out of their homes to celebrate Poila Baisakh, for violating of the lockdown, police sources said. Tuesday’s prosecution cou...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.04.20

Hope makes way for gloom

The Bengali New Year’s Day — Poila Baisakh — falls on Tuesday this year. The day has been seen as a harbinger of prosperity and an occasion of celebration and a flurry of activities in the state...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.01.20

Different strokes in ‘Chhapaak’

Here’s a hope list for the New Year. It’s a sincere hope that every creative work won’t be scanned under a religious lens. A good part of last week sped by in crying myself hoarse on Twitter a...
By in

Health  /  Published 11.01.20

A more idle year

New year resolutions are made knowing they would be forgotten by the first fortnight of January. This time though I am pretty serious. I have resolved to become lazier and am planning to do more of ...
By Jai Ranjan Ram in

Entertainment  /  Published 05.01.20

Bollywood in 2020

ChhapaakDirected by: Meghna GulzarStars: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant MasseyRelease date: January 10Based on the horrifying yet inspiring journey of real-life acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, this Meg...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 04.01.20

This time, last decade

This time, last decade: Showing sparkle and spunk as an actress with much promise, Vidya Balan who had breezed in a few years earlier with Bhalo Theko (2003) and Parineeta (2005), had joked with me, ...
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