Roald Dahl
Events  /  Published 12.03.22

Children’s pavilion as popular as ever at Kolkata book fair

Adhir Biswas: Writer of umpteen novels and stories in Bengali, Adhir Biswas’ titles include Urojahaj (2011) and Last Boy (2019). “Children’s books should be simple. They should open ...
By Shayeree Ghosh

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.21

Great power, greater responsibility

It is always nice to be felicitated on a day that is meant for you alone. Teachers’ Day, alas, has come and gone in India. Fortunately, I haven’t missed the opportunity to pay my annual tr...
By Devi Kar

Arts  /  Published 21.11.20

Out of place in an Indian context

With unlock restrictions keeping Calcutta theatre out of proscenium stages, new non-proscenium venues are being discovered. The Salt Lake-based National Mime Institute, hitherto not really a hub of th...
By Dipankar Sen

Books  /  Published 12.09.20

Master of the Dahlniverse

The scariest villains Dahl’s superpowers and versatility in creating villainous characters have been discussed time and again. His villains aren’t always eerie monsters creeping out in th...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern)

Books  /  Published 11.09.20

In the chocolate river a savage beauty hides

Birthdays are usually considered fitting occasions for cake, which means that it would be apt to consume a slice — or, perhaps, all — of the legendarily decadent chocolate cake from M...
By Nayantara Mazumder


West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.19

Dahl-icious menu for bookworms

Bruce Bogtrotter may have been “punished” for stealing Miss Trunchbull’s chocolate cake in Roald Dahl’s Matilda, but bookworms can eat to their heart’s content at a food festival to celebrat...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

How small people can tilt the scales of justice

If, hypothetically speaking, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl and Leela Majumdar were stranded on an island, what would the three writers have talked about? A fair guess would be besiegement, not their own...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 13.11.18

Childhood revisited with our favourite authors

By Rushati Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The scandal of a Nobel laureate

When I was about 8 years old I wrote my first fan letter, to Roald Dahl, for “Danny, the Champion of the World.” Not knowing where to find the author, I addressed the envelope to “Roald Dahl, En...
By Bret Stephens / New York Times News Service

Books  /  Published 30.09.18

Roald Dahl’s Matilda is 30, a mover and shaker

So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful an...
By Shrestha Saha


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