Opinion  /  Published 04.05.19

Mary Quant's miniskirt: a symbol of confidence

The miniskirt, the focus of a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, was a political statement by the fashion designer, Mary Quant, in London of the Swinging Sixties. It was a revolutiona...
By Amit Roy in

Business  /  Published 01.12.18

Port push for logistics ease

The Calcutta Port Trust on Saturday introduced a logistics data bank that aims to track container cargo almost on a real time basis using radio frequency identification services.According to port offi...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.20

Lessons in the storm: Tress lost in Britain, 1987

From family members I hear of neighbourhood trees that fell during Cyclone Amphan. Quite apart from the human toll, it was also very sad to read about the countless birds that lost their homes or even...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.20

Master's voice: DD and AIR

It is being alleged that the term, public broadcaster, is a misnomer in the case of Doordarshan and All India Radio. Perhaps the scorn has something to do with these State-owned networks — they are ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 17.04.20

DD waves Rs 500 to show ‘PM cares’

Public broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan have gone into a propaganda overdrive crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi — who came to power at the Centre in 2014 with the promise of Rs 15 l...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


India  /  Published 25.04.20

Radio remedy

At a bus stop in Howrah a fortnight ago, a 29-year-old was wolfing down the contents of a food packet. Swaraj Ghosh, a ham radio operator, was distributing food to people on the streets when he came a...
By Manasi Shah in

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.19

When the State lets people die

Sometime in 1959, when I was still in kindergarten, I recollect that my school was closed for an unscheduled period of time. There was violence in the city. My parents would become very agitated after...
By Anup Sinha in


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