Personal Histories
Culture  /  Published 01.05.22

Dear Sir and his body of work

When Pulin Behari Makhal turned 100 last December, some old boys of Calcutta’s St. Lawrence School decided to seek him out. Pulin Sir, as he is commonly known, had been their games teacher all t...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Heritage  /  Published 27.09.20

Mrs Kasalova’s perestroika

By Swachchhasila Basu

People  /  Published 04.01.20

Mother conviction

Ami durbol er dikey (I am with the weaker side),” said Chapala Sundari Biswas, her eyes glaring and forefinger raised. The 80-year-old’s bold assertion in the face of conflict in the family over m...
By Paromita Kar

People  /  Published 16.02.19

The altruist of Naradari

Where is Dadu? Why haven’t you brought him along,” demands the petulant eight-year-old with closely cropped hair and a beige jacket over a pink frock. Her name is Bela, short for Belaboti, often r...
By Swachchhasila Basu

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

Lives in history and myth

Winrow seamlessly connects the fortunes of one family with the history of the places they inhabited and the events that changed their lives. For instance, there are delightful forays into the origins ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Culture  /  Published 21.03.20

Empire Theatre now dead

I’ve never done this beforeBut this is such a special nightAnd you are such a great audience!And… And I just... really feel like I can talkto you, why ’know?So, forget what you’ve read in the ...
By Paromita Kar

Culture  /  Published 07.12.19

Lady of the Night

The first time I met her, I actually didn’t. I was walking down the narrow lane, when she shot out of one of the establishments to my right, gasping and saying to no one in particular, “Woh jo and...
By Upala Sen


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