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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 14.10.20

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 04.09.20

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 27.07.20

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

Arts  /  Published 24.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Alokananda Roy Amala Shankar to the world was “mashima”. She is related to me. Mamata Shankar is my maima (aunt). I have seen her since my teens and I was always in awe of her. I have alw...
By Malancha Dasgupta in

World  /  Published 11.12.19

Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson dies at 61

Marie Fredriksson, lead singer of Roxette, the Swedish pop duo that briefly ruled the American charts in the 1980s and 1990s with dramatically lovelorn ballads and catchy up-tempo singles, died on Mon...
By Gavin Edwards and Iliana Magra/New York Times News Service in

Entertainment  /  Published 20.08.19

Remembering Khayyam: A poet’s melody man

Mohammed Zahoor Hashmi, better known as Khayyam, left for the great blue yonder on Monday. At the risk of rehashing a cliché, Khayyam’s music will live on, not kabhi kabhie, but eternally, thanks t...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Opinion  /  Published 22.07.19

The despair of Rabin Mondal

A very successful Delhi artist once wondered aloud to me why Bengal artists of the 1960s and 70s bothered to produce the grim images of hunger and poverty that few ever appreciated and which had even ...
By Soumitra Das in


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