Sahitya Akademi Award
Lifestyle  /  Published 27.07.22

‘He had been sitting cross-legged on the Bund, gazing into the distance day and night…’

The men walked away and stood a little apart. They exchanged meaningful looks and nudged and whispered. Snatches of their conversation came floating through the air.  ‘Exactly like the mej...
By Aruna Chakravarti

News  /  Published 21.01.22

West Bengal education minister Bratya Basu new chairman of Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi

The academy’s committee has 13 invitee members, including poets Joy Goswami and Srijato Bandyopadhyay; and novelists Shirshendu Mukherjee, Sanjib Chattopadhyay and Abul Bashar among others ...
By Our Correspondent

News  /  Published 19.01.22

Bengali comic strip pioneer Narayan Debnath passes away

A board, a few brushes, a bottle of black ink and sundry other drawing material. That’s all Narayan Debnath needed to fire the imagination of generations of young Bengali readers over six decade...
By Our Special Correspondent in Howrah

States  /  Published 27.08.21

Sikkim official bags award for Nepali novel

Writer and Sikkim bureaucrat S.D. Dhakal has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 in Nepali for his novel Kirayako Kokh (Rented Womb) that was published in 2018. A release issued by the Akadem...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 13.05.21

Assam author Homen Borgohain dies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those who mourned his demise. “Shri Homen Borgohain will be remembered for his rich contributions to Assamese literature and journalism. His works reflecte...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


Culture  /  Published 18.04.21

I have to live after I die: Sankar

1933: Sankar is born in Bongaon, in North 24-Parganas district, then known as Jessore district The family moves to Howrah soon after. He attends Howrah Zilla School and then Howrah Vivekananda Instit...
By Anasuya Basu

Jharkhand  /  Published 31.08.20

Covid: nurse who braved the odds

Tala Tudu may have battled bravely with the deadly coronavirus but the thought of going back to the place from where she got the infection still frightens her. The 48-year-old nurse at Tata Main Hosp...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 07.11.19

Litterateur Nabaneeta Dev Sen dead

Eminent litterateur Nabaneeta Dev Sen died in her South Calcutta home late on Thursday after a protracted illness. She was 81 years and is survived by two daughters — writer Antara and actor Nandana...
By PTI in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 15.07.19

Purabi Bormudoi dies at 69

Eminent Assamese novelist Purabi Bormudoi passed away at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Monday morning because of age-related ailments. She was 69. The author, who had been wheelchair-...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.19

Nabaneeta Dev Sen passes away

Nabaneeta Dev Sen, poet, novelist and academic, breathed her last at her south Calcutta home on Thursday evening. She was 81. Dev Sen had announced she was suffering from cancer.Her spontaneity, uniqu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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