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Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Online show after ghot puja low

If residents of New Town’s CD Block were feeling low about having to worship a simple ghot in place of an idol this Durga puja, because of Covid-induced restrictions, their online Vijaya Sammela...
By Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

New York to next door

CJ Block streamed cultural programmes on Saptami and Ashtami evenings on its Facebook page to keep residents entertained in the absence of on-stage cultural programmes this year.  The virtual pl...
By Ashok Chatterjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Stink of garbage vat promise not kept

lMy house was built 30 years ago and later on, a housing complex got built on the opposite side. The trouble is that their garbage vat faces the road and in effect, my house.  The offensive vat ...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Life certificates to be received at Snehodiya

The New Town Kolkata Development Authority(NKDA) has planned to start a camp at Snehodiya from December 1 where pensioners can deposit their life certificates.  Pensioners have to deposit the ce...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Soumitra as puja theme

Outside the pandal, the organisers installed a giant screen with pictures of the actor as border. “On Sunday evening, we played his songs, dialogues and recitation and on Monday, we screened Son...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

Memories of date with Diego

So unpredictable was Maradona that the 2017 trip almost did not happen. “The day he signed the contract my son was born and I named him Diego.  Maradona was delighted to know that. Yet he c...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

1,000 lamps lit by elderly at Swapno Bhor, New Town

“Despite the pandemic the Diwali ambience is better this year,” said Kakoli Bose of Eastern High, lighting a diya. “Last year I stayed cooped up at home in fear of the crackers but t...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

Soumitra Chatterjee remembered

Uttam Kumar, he said, used to object to his sauntering on the streets in his pyjamas, smoking. “But he said that he could not be Soumitra all his life. He needed to be on the streets to study ch...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

TV has come to mean different things to different generations

In many young families, the effect of OTTs is quite blunt and some parents are concerned. “A TV in the living room used to unite a family or even the neighbourhood. Kids of today are missin...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Contact tracing push to contain Covid

The New Town authorities had started a Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) centre three months ago which has examined more than 1,000 persons since then. RAT tests being quicker (but less accurate), the resul...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake


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