India  /  Published 22.11.19

Bridged: Distance from ‘apni’ to ‘tumi’

A proposal was indeed mooted to bridge a hypothetical distance but there was not a word on whether the real river came up and was crossed.“Apni amake ‘apni’ bolben na, ‘tumi’ bolben. ‘Apni...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.11.19

Hasina coming only for cricket

It is far more than a game, this cricket. Cricket chronicler Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus’s sage remark sums up the mood in Dhaka hours before the first pink ball is bowled at the Eden Gardens ...
By Devadeep Purohit in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.19

Bangla family comes early to pad up

Nine winters ago, cricket used to be a headache for Dilara Hossain Ela, a homemaker in Dhaka. Fed up with her son’s obsession with the sport, she had snapped the cable connection at home ahead of hi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 20.11.19

Deep has faith in Wriddhiman Saha

Visibility of the pink ball, especially during twilight, could be a concern for wicketkeepers as well in the Day-Night pink-ball Test beginning at Eden Gardens on Friday.“Look, it’s challenging. I...
By Arindam Bandyopadhyay in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.19

Pink ball drives Test craze at Eden

The buzz is back under the iconic banyan tree at the Eden Gardens. There were around 100 people in front of the online ticket collection counters at 4pm on Tuesday, three days before India’s first p...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.19

Mamata Banerjee unveils pink cabs

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday flagged off 10 “pink cabs” which will be driven by women. She announced a subsidy of Rs 1.5 lakh for women who would apply under the Gatidhara scheme to...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 23.06.19

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour raises $21.5 million in guitar auction

An auction of David Gilmour's guitars has raised a lot of 'Money' — to combat climate change.Christie's auction house says it raised $21.5 million on Thursday, selling off more than 120 guitars owne...
By AP in New York

Entertainment  /  Published 10.10.19

Rohit Saraf on The Sky is Pink

Alia Bhatt's brother Kiddo from Dear Zindagi, actor Rohit Saraf plays Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's son in The Sky Is Pink that releases on Friday. The Shonali Bose-directed film is based on the...
By Ushnota Paul

India  /  Published 12.07.19

Politicians speak up for LGBT rights

An online `petition` calling for the Narendra Modi government to vote in favour of the UN mandate on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) has gone viral on Twitter. In the vote, held on ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.19

Big test on Day 3: how to kill time

By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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