News  /  Published 27.01.22

Kolkatans step out to celebrate Republic Day as Covid graph falls

Two restaurants on Park Street – Mocambo and Peter Cat - had queues of people who had turned up for lunch. “We have put up glass barriers in the restaurants so that people feel safe to eat...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.22

Picnic, showcause widen BJP cracks

Bongaon MP and junior Union shipping minister Santanu Thakur on Sunday attended a picnic organised by some dissident BJP leaders at Gobardanga in North 24-Parganas and said he would attend more such g...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar and Subhashis Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 22.01.22

Covid-effect: Things that we are missing the most

It was a ritual for my friends and I, along with our families, to drive to Azad Hind Dhaba on the Kona Expressway on a cold January morning. The ride used to be fun with at least one tea break at any ...
By Team t2

Lifestyle  /  Published 20.01.22

Mellow Januarys in Kolkata

When the tithi turns favourable, expect large boxes on your table with grenade-laddoos, invitations in gold-foiled italics, no personal calls saying ‘We would be happy if you came’, city-w...
By Mudar Patherya

News  /  Published 10.01.22

Kolkata’s Maidan overflows with winter revellers

“Why should we answer you,” a woman barked when the photographer of this newspaper asked her the reason for not wearing a mask. Two policemen standing near the North gate of the Victoria ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.22

Woman in picnic group gangraped, 6 youths held

Armed criminals allegedly attacked a group of picnickers, looted their valuables, and hijacked their van truck with a woman member of the party, before proceeding to gang-rape her at gunpoint near Bas...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.01.22

Odisha ban on picnics in January

The fear of Covid-19, especially its omicron variant, continues to haunt Odisha with the state government issuing guidelines for January 2022 to keep people safe. According to the notification issued...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.21

Tiger roars halt Xmas picnickers

Several groups of Christmas picnickers had to be evacuated from the banks of the interconnected Piyali and Matla rivers at Kultali in South 24-Parganas on Saturday morning after they claimed to have h...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.21

Picnics banned near tiger turf

The state forest department has decided to stop picnics in seven locations, six near the Buxa Tiger Reserve (BTR) in Alipurduar and one in a Cooch Behar forest, prioritising wildlife over merrymaking....
By Our Bureau in Alipurduar/Cooch Behar

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.12.21

Popular tourist hub cries for help

Topchanchi, one of the most popular tourist spots of the region is lying in shambles due to abject administrative neglect. As a result it is causing a lot of difficulties to picnickers from Dhanbad, ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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