News  /  Published 11.02.22

Winter camp in Covid times in and around Salt Lake

Here’s how our readers are spending their time indoors...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.02.22

Not a book review: ‘Love Longing Loss’ by Sanjiv Saraf

This book that I had dismissed as a waste I have now put away near the bedside. I have instructed the maid that ‘Koi isko yahaan se hataayega nahi.’ Maybe I will read two pages each mornin...
By Mudar Patherya

India  /  Published 26.01.22

Troll army attacks poet who queried K-Rail

A Malayalam poet has been subjected to a vicious cyber attack over his poem that gave a literary voice to widespread public concern about the Left government’s pet project of a semi-high-speed r...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

News  /  Published 22.12.21

Poet Sarat Mukhopadhyay passes away at 91

Poet Sarat Mukhopadhyay died early on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest. He was 91. He left behind his only son Sayan Mukhopadhyay. His wife Bijaya Mukhopadhayay, a Sanskrit scholar and poet, had di...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.12.21

Bengali poet Sarat Mukhopadhyay dies at 90

Bengali poet and writer Sarat Mukhopadhyay, a part of the post-Modernist poets' group along with Sunil Gangopadhyay and Shakti Chattopadhyay, died in the early hours of Tuesday after a cardia...


Lifestyle  /  Published 20.12.21

From the screen to the stage: Returning to in-person open mics after a two-year hiatus

When the pandemic arrived unannounced and locked us up in the confines of our home, the world experienced a paramount shift in the way it functioned. In what was a boon and a bane, everything and ever...
By Upasya Bhowal

People  /  Published 09.12.21

Karuna Ezara Parikh’s 'Where Stories Gather' encapsulate emotions

Karuna Ezara Parikh, whose novel The Heart Asks Pleasure First released last year, has been writing poetry far longer. She recalls writing her first poem at the tender age of six-seven but never thoug...
By Shrestha Saha

Events  /  Published 03.12.21

Postcards of Kolkata houses where Nazrul Islam lived released

Two of the postcards do not carry any pictures. Instead, they carry the texts of Nazrul’s letters, both revealing his dire financial straits. One was addressed to the landlord of his 15/4 Shyamb...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

People  /  Published 27.11.21

Latin America, through the pen of a poet and diplomat

We often speak about the mellifluous quality of Bengali, especially in poetry. Is there any Latin American language that is similar? It is Portuguese. The cadences and the musical rhythm of Portugues...
By Priyam Marik

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.21

Between the lines

I challenge William Wordsworth, whose 250th birth anniversary was celebrated last year, to live in present-day Calcutta and produce a single line of the poetry that he wrote. We know how much of his ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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