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Culture  /  Published 05.09.21

That fruit, you don’t say

There is an element of the ridiculous about the kathal or jackfruit. Bulbous, pimply, vomit green, all bunched up on low hanging branches like a gaggle of slothful cousins. Perhaps that is why the sou...
By Upala Sen

People  /  Published 13.04.21

Builders of Bengal: Prafulla Chandra Ray

Prafulla Chandra Ray is regarded as the “father of Indian chemistry”. His overarching presence shaped the study of science in early modern India. He was a brilliant researcher, a teacher, ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.21

Discovering cinema in the late 1970s

I’ve been watching a lot of films on the various OTT platforms. Besides showing you new films, platforms such as MUBI also allow you to take your pick from old favourites and classics that you&r...
By Ruchir Joshi

Calcutta  /  Published 12.09.20

The professor who saw the future in statistics

In 1981, I was a young man in my late teens, about to make the transition from school to college. My mother was a professor of economics and I was veering towards making a career in economics as well....
By Ayanendranath Basu


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