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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

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Home fever scan to resume in Salt Lake

Health workers of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation will resume door-to-door checks in all its 41 wards to find out if someone has fever. All the wards have been reporting fresh cases of the coro...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

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Calcutta  /  Published 18.11.20

New Town speed cameras with a direct line to cops

Speed cameras will be installed at regular intervals on the six-lane Major Arterial Road that connects New Town with Salt Lake on one end and the airport on the other. The 10.5km-long road had been o...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 14.11.20

Lights, legal & lovely

At New Town Gift Gallery in Eden Shop, Nasirul Islam says customers are weighing sentiment against prices. “Indian rangoli colour, for instance, costs Rs 120 a pack whereas the Chinese one costs...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 14.11.20

Open-air film festival

A film festival will be screened at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre from November 19 to 22. Organised by the Bidhannagar Film Society (BFS), the festival will screen 85 short films at the two open air t...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Laser show planned at Uniworld City

Covid has also claimed another of their popular customs — an inter-tower rangoli contest. “Residents used to draw rangoli in front of their respective towers and we had a contest based on ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 13.11.20

Siblings weigh Covid risk in Salt Lake

Then again, some residents have stopped moping and are trying to do something for the needy this season. “Since our friends won’t be able to come over, we are collecting clothes and sweet...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake


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