News  /  Published 18.08.22

Mobile app to estimate cancer risk

A mobile application that will enable people to estimate their cancer risk was launched in the city on Wednesday.  The app — named Karkinos — asks a set of questions, the response to...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.07.22

Residents’ plea on New Town park timings

Several residents of New Town have written to the township authorities requesting them to keep parks and playgrounds open till at least 9.30pm. The New Town Forum and News — a residents’ ...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 11.07.22

Kolkatans call for longer park hours, question afternoon and early evening closure

Urban designers, too, feel keeping parks closed for so many hours means excluding a large population from them. “Closing a park by 7pm means a large number of office-goers are excluded from the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.07.22

Uncut grass, broken lights at Salt Lake parks

The broken base of a merry-go-round lies hidden under overgrown grass. Visitors can trip over it and get injured. The merry-go-round lies overturned near the wall. Rusted iron plates and play furnitu...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Arts  /  Published 02.07.22

In conflict

Hishu, a play penned and directed by Anuvab Dasgupta, spumes with the energy of a young collective, Shahoj. It deals with the issue of how news that sells is manufactured and disseminated. The story ...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in Calcutta


Lifestyle  /  Published 30.06.22

Evolve: A mobile app with a focus on the mental well-being of the queer community

Evolve has been recognised as part of ‘Google Play’s Best Of 2021’ in India, and has over 2,00,000 users from across the world. It is currently a part of a cohort of 100 startups tha...
By Lygeia Gomes

Culture  /  Published 26.06.22

Yesterday again, alas

At a recent event at Calcutta’s Victoria Memorial Hall titled “Barricade and Beyond”, actor Dhritiman Chatterjee and Lal enacted parts of the English translation of Barricade. ...
By Anasuya Basu

Science Tech  /  Published 21.06.22

Combing emojis to express yourself better

At times, you could be receiving messages with emojis that appear to be a combination of two emojis, like a football with a smile or a cowboy pouting or a monkey with the heart symbol all over its fac...
By Mathures Paul

News  /  Published 10.06.22

Food trucks as nightlife catalysts for New Town residents

Festival kickstart A three-day festival was organised last weekend to kickstart the opening of the facilities. The festival included a futsal tournament with five-member teams from across New Town. I...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 01.06.22

Summer camp with a difference

“Playing is an inherent part of growing up and many of these children are deprived of it. Playing a few hours a week gave them so much happiness,” said Amita Prasad, director of Indus Vall...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


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