Jharkhand  /  Published 20.08.20

64-year-old celebrates Radio Listener’s Day

64-year-old Chinmoy Mahto celebrated Radio Listeners’ Day on Thursday by tuning in to morning bhajans and discourses. Mahto, an advocate who runs a driving school, wakes and sleeps wi...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 25.07.20

Show time: 'A Suitable Boy' airs on BBC

Tomorrow will mark a big moment in the history of the BBC because at 9 pm it will air the first episode of the much anticipated six-part TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, direc...
By Amit Roy in

Calcutta  /  Published 20.07.20

Plan for contact-less parking in New Town

All parking lots in New Town will be equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers that will enable vehicle owners to pay the parking fees in a contact-less way. The New Town authoritie...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.19

Over time, a different melody

As a child, I would be forced to listen to All India Radio when my father tuned in to the broadcasts of khayal in the morning. With the acquisition of a radiogram and its record player came the compet...
By Ruchir Joshi in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.19

Guide to FASTag ride on highways

Around 600 toll gates on national highways and select state highways, including 19 in Bengal, will be FASTag-enabled from December 15.Vehicles that will have FASTags fitted to their windscreens and en...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 09.03.19

A historical connection with India

Something that the distinguished historian, Professor Margaret MacMillan, said when she appeared as a ‘castaway’ on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs to talk about her life and pick eight pieces...
By Amit Roy in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

On AIR, with luminaries

He is like a walking, talking encyclopaedia on All India Radio (AIR) Calcutta. After all, Ajit Mukhopadhyay has been riding the ether waves for 32 years since 1956 when AIR was housed in 1 Garstin Pla...
By Showli Chakraborty and Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.20

In memoriam: Sunanda Patnaik

The township lost one of its most illustrious residents with the passing of Sunanda Patnaik early on Sunday. She was 85.A grande dame of Hindusthani classical music, belonging to the Gwalior gharana, ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.05.19

All set for smart entry to Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park

Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park has begun the trial run of an automated gate system based on RFID (radio frequency identification) technology which will not only get rid of paper tickets, but also help ...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Books  /  Published 30.03.20

Struggling to kill time? Listen in with these podcasts

Modern Love (New York Times and WBUR)New York Times’ Modern Love section created ripples collecting real-life stories of readers writing and this podcast was born from that very section. The only di...
By Shrestha Saha in


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