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Rabindranath Tagore
West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.19

Mamata prays for motherland

Joruri!!! (Emergency!!!) on her mind, Mamata Banerjee took to social media to tweet a poem and her rendition of a Rabindranath Tagore song on the synthesiser on Wednesday evening, hours before the sta...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

Antecedents of the Indo-Pacific

With the publication of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific last month the elucidations of the concept have expanded. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations statement follows that of Australia, ...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Dietary supplements may be useless – or worse

Sir — Leading a healthy life is important. But popping vitamin pills incessantly will not help. Researchers at the Tufts University have revealed that taking dietary supplements does not ensure a lo...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

When the music is disconcerting

A famous Bengali restaurant in the city serves excellent food. The staff greet you warmly. The portions are generous. The menu is diverse. Only one problem persists: the music is Tagore on guitar. Alw...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

Teacher who never stopped learning in Calcutta

A teacher who prepared himself for class till the last day of his 30-year career and never hesitated to admit to students if he did not know the answer to a question has been flooded with messages fro...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.19

A feisty champion of girl power in Calcutta

She fought marriage several times in her teens, would cycle to school as villagers chased her and pelted her with stones every day and started giving tuitions while in school to fund her own education...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.20

Luminous realms

The prime minister is blessed with a peculiar wisdom. It is only natural, then, that innumerable countrymen would, on occasion, exhibit signs of peculiar behaviour. After Narendra Modi got India to ra...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Disregard for the dwindling hilsa population

Sir — It was deeply heartening to read about the group of fishermen who caught a huge bluefin tuna off the shore of Ireland and then released it into the waters again. It is true that they are a par...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.19

All in the mind: 41% of Kashmiris show signs of depression

Sir — Yesterday marked the end of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week. It was also the 69th day of the communication blockade in Kashmir. Even before the lockdown, a survey found that 41 per...
By The Telegraph in

North East  /  Published 11.10.19

Shillong relives Tagore’s visit

The centenary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s first visit to this hill station was commemorated here on Friday.Tagore had first arrived in Shillong on October 11, 1919 with his family and st...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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