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Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Rebirth of a city, 'thanks to the ball'

Diego Maradona meant many things to many people. For some, he was the greatest human being to have kicked a football, to some he was a flawed genius not in the same league as a Pele, yet others, mainl...
By Devdan Mitra in

Sports  /  Published 27.11.20

Football as a one-man ballet

Fame? Oh yes. The world was at his feet, football’s grail held aloft in his hands. Never mind the delinquent fist. That too was part of the man. How can you separate the dancer from the dance? O...
By Ananda Kamal Sen in

Calcutta  /  Published 19.11.20

Poet, scholar and translator

The illustrious poet, academic and translator, Prof. Alokeranjan Dasgupta, died on November 17 in Heidelberg, Germany. He was 87. A tribute: He was not only my beloved, elder cousin, but also my inti...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 15.11.20

OBITUARY: Apu of many hues

Soumitra’s early triumphs were primarily in films made outside of the Bengali cinema mainstream – besides Ray, he worked with Mrinal Sen (Akash Kusum, 1965) and Tapan Sinha (Kshudita Pasha...
By Saibal Chatterjee in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 15.10.20

Bhanu Athaiya dies in Mumbai home

"When they called my name, I did not allow myself to get carried away. I calmly went on the stage and thanked Sir Richard and the Academy. When I went backstage, I was surprised as there were so ...
By PTI in Mumbai

Sports  /  Published 15.10.20

John Reid, captain in NZ’s first Test win, no more

Former New Zealand captain John Richard Reid, who led his country to their first ever Test win in 1956 and scored a brilliant century at the Eden Gardens in Calcutta a year before that, has died in Au...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in

Opinion  /  Published 05.09.20

Man of the world: Katyayani Shankar Bajpai

Katyayani Shankar Bajpai, the veteran diplomatist who died last Sunday, was virtually unique among high-ranking Indians in being able to disagree without being disagreeable. I could not have been more...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 31.08.20

The Minister who read too much

Not merely did Rao have a new finance minister, he also had a radically new economic policy. The nation had made a 180-degree turn. Mukherjee was history's baggage. Still he got another innings wh...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 28.07.20

Tribute to Olivia De Havilland

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By Priyanka Roy  in

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar died in her sleep of age-related ailments on Friday. She was 101. The end came at 7.30am at her Kasba home, Udayan Kalakendra, named after her husband, legendar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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