Entertainment  /  Published 10.07.19

Rip Torn, an outsize presence onstage and off, Is dead at 88

Rip Torn, who made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as Walt Whitman, Richard Nixon and Judas Iscariot before earning his greatest fame as a bullying produc...
By Anita Gates/New York Times News Service in Connecticut

Bollywood  /  Published 29.04.20

Tea tales with Irrfan

Bina doodh aur shakkar ki chai kya chai hoti hai?!” Irrfan Khan was appalled at my request for ‘liquor tea’ at a nondescript dhaba somewhere on the Calcutta-Durgapur highway. It was a blistering...
By Priyanka Roy in

Entertainment  /  Published 29.04.20

A tribute to Irrfan Khan

The finest we had. An actor in a league of his own. A voice like no other. Eyes that spoke. Rest in peace, Irrfan Khan. The Telegraph picks the actor’s screen turns that will be etched in the m...
By Priyanka Roy in

India  /  Published 24.08.19

Arun Jaitley: Kingmaker & BCCI’s go-to man

Arun Jaitley, who passed away in New Delhi on Saturday at the age of 66 after battling a long illness, was always seen as a kingmaker in the country’s cricket administration.He never became the pres...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.20

A fighter to the end

The family of Pradip Kumar Banerjee, PK to the footballing world, wants to build a website where people would be able to share their memories of the icon. The GD Block resident of 28 years passed away...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Sports  /  Published 20.03.20

Maidan lore: Never another PK

PK’s credentials remain unmatched: two Olympics (Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960), three Asian Games (58, 62, 66), gold medal winner as a player and a bronze medal recipient as a coach (1970 Bangkok).PK w...
By PTI in Kolkata

People  /  Published 05.06.19

Remembering Jiggs Kalra: Tastemaker to the nation

His opening line never varied. Every time he saw me or spoke to me on the phone, he’d exhort, “Anoothi, kyon roothi!” (Why is Anoothi miffed!) and chuckle. That was his standard greeting, always...
By Anoothi Vishal in

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Saxena no more

Sharad Saxena, who served for several years as an executive committee member of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), has passed away after a brief illness.The cremation will be held on February 2, Sund...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

Chuni Goswami always gave his 100%

My first meeting with Chuni (Goswami) was during a tour to the Northeast, mainly in Assam. I was invited to play for State Bank. It was a tour for promotion of the game in those parts. As far as I rem...
By Rusi Jeejeebhoy/As told to Sayak Banerjee in

Sports  /  Published 30.04.20

A rare sporting talent

We are all going through very tough times, but it is becoming increasingly difficult for me. Just about a month ago, I lost my dear friend PK Banerjee (who passed away on March 20) and on Thursday aft...
By Tulsidas Balaram/As told to Arindam Bandyopadhyay in


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