West Bengal  /  Published 07.07.22

Mamata to visit hills

Anit Thapa, the president of the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM), the party that won the recent Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha polls, called on chief minister Mamata Ban...
By Pranesh Sarkar, Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Events  /  Published 02.07.22

‘Democracy as an institution is facing more threats from the inside than from the outside’

In discussing potential solutions aimed at addressing today’s politics, Paranjape said that earlier “societies were blessed with a lot more social cohesion, conversation and conviviality, ...
By Saurav Roy

Culture  /  Published 12.06.22

Old travels, old tales

Most part of Lear’s journeying was by train, but he notes that he took the jampan, a hand-pulled carriage, when he went to Shimla from Kalka. He took a horse cart from Coonoor when he travelled ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

People  /  Published 05.05.22

How can the value of Indian emerging technology be captured? Ask Naina Pachnanda

You are also an Instagram influencer with more than 50,000 followers. What do you do to keep coming up with ideas to engage your followers? I started my Instagram journey a little over two years ago...
By Priyam Marik


People  /  Published 13.04.22

The entire city of Kolkata inspires me, it’s inspiring for all kinds of artists: Srijato

Finally, any chance we get to see you return to the silver screen after your debut in Zulfiqar (2016)? Not at all, partly because I didn’t find my performance to be very convincing. Although my...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 31.03.22

The failures of successful people become romantic going forward: Javed Akhtar

The topic then quickly changes to the quirky quotes used in our various native hinterlands and in cities too, with a smattering of English thrown in. How about the phrase “Aapne aap ko Colgate s...
By TVS Shenoy

World  /  Published 20.03.22

Ukraine poet says he is not going anywhere

At 83, no longer a young poet, Ihor Kalynets knows something of life under Russia’s thumb. Having spent nine years in the Soviet Gulag, including hard labour cutting stone, he secretly wrote on...
By Carlotta Gall in Lviv, Ukraine

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.03.22

Lit fest like meeting ‘a friend after a long gap’

The Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet that made a comeback in Ranchi with its fourth edition after a gap of two years concluded on Sunday. “It’s the first physical literary and cultural e...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Books  /  Published 04.03.22

Many poets in one

Book: Pessoa: A Biography Author: Richard Zenith Publisher: Liveright Price: $40 In his novel, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1988), José Saramago imagines the Portuguese poet, Fern...
By Brinda Bose


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