World  /  Published 14.08.22

Rushdie recovery 'relieves' Padma

Salman Rushdie is "pulling through" and is on the "road to recovery, his former wife and celebrated TV personality Padma Lakshmi and his agent said on Sunday, two days after the Mumbai-...

People  /  Published 26.07.22

Kolkata-based composer Prodyut Mukherjee on Grammy Awards jury

Kolkata-based composer Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee has added another feather to his cap by becoming a jury member for the next edition of Grammy Awards. On his way to the jury panel, the composer, who i...
By Bishwabijoy Mitra

Places  /  Published 05.07.22

A bus-and-ferry journey from Kolkata to Dhaka — before the Padma Bridge

The ferry ride took almost an hour on the water, and another hour each for loading and unloading of passengers and cargo. The new Padma bridge will definitely save valuable hours on this route, but i...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 05.07.22

Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar passes away

Veteran filmmaker Tarun Majumdar, known for his sensitive portrayal of middle-class life, passed away on Monday. He was 91. Majumdar was on ventilation at SSKM Hospital, where he was undergoing treat...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

India  /  Published 28.06.22

'Revoke Teesta's Padma award'

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday demanded withdrawal of the 'Padma Shri' award bestowed on social activist Teesta Setalvad, who was arrested by the Gujarat police recent...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Bhopal


World  /  Published 26.06.22

‘Padma nationalism’ crosses a bridge

The Prime Minister recounted how “conspiracies” to derail the project — the World Bank opted out citing irregularities and corruption over the appointment of consultants for the brid...
By Devadeep Purohit in Dhaka

News  /  Published 22.06.22

Tarun Majumdar hospitalised, in critical care unit

The health condition of noted Bengali film director Tarun Majumdar, who has been admitted to a city hospital, deteriorated on Tuesday and he has been shifted to the critical care unit (CCU), a senior ...
By PTI in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.22

Poonawalla is Nobel Peace Prize contender

Courageous work    The nomination and selection process for the Nobel Peace Prize is shrouded in secrecy. But Cyrus Poonawalla, the founder of the Serum Institute of India, is considered...
By Amit Roy

India  /  Published 29.04.22

Padma Shri awardee evicted from govt house

Walking stick in hand and his 2010 Padma Shri certificate lying among a heap of household articles on the pavement, Odissi Guru Mayadhar Raut, 90, cuts a forlorn figure after being evicted from his ce...
By Our Correspondent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.04.22

In pics: HS begins, New attraction at zoo, Bypoll patrol, Dona Ganguly in Europe and more

In pictures, some events that marked the week that was for Kolkata...
By My Kolkata Web Desk


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