West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.22

‘Land tweak’ for officials

Two armed goons on Friday afternoon allegedly stormed into the office of the Bolpur block land and land reforms officer Sanjay Roy, held him at gunpoint and asked him to record a few land parcels in t...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.07.22

Duo to solo: Property puzzles ED

The Enforcement Directorate is trying to find out how a property in Santiniketan bought jointly by former minister Partha Chatterjee and his close associate Arpita Mukherjee in 2012 became her sole pr...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

News  /  Published 24.07.22

ED scan on Partha's kin and aides for cash trail

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is on the lookout for properties belonging to relatives and close aides of arrested minister Partha Chatterjee in a bid to track the money trail in alleged irregularit...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Anshuman Phadikar in Kolkata, Tamluk

Food  /  Published 20.07.22

Aarhani dishes up delicious desi pork and more in Santiniketan

For example, we have a Kashmiri mutton dish that I learnt from my Kashmiri friend. Pork is also a huge attraction here. We have desi-style pork dishes, such as a black sesame pork that I have learnt f...
By Shayeree Ghosh

West Bengal  /  Published 16.07.22

Homemaker calls out 'gas minister'

Purnima Hazra on Thursday voiced before a Union minister a concern plaguing countless Indian homes for months on end: “Sir, I want to tell you that the price of a cylinder should be reduced soon...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta


Places  /  Published 12.07.22

Amkhoi Wood Fossil Park offers a hoard of natural treasures

There is an entrance fee of Rs 10 and Rs 5 for students and children The park is open from 10am – 4pm, and closed on Wednesdays The park lies at the edge of Illambazaar town It is easily ap...
By Rangan Datta

Opinion  /  Published 17.06.22

A new imagination

The English physicist, John Ziman, once complained that a scientist knows as much about science as a fish does about hydrodynamics. This does not mean it cannot swim. Only when the waters get polluted...
By Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.22

Brush of freedom: Culture of art censorship

Art for art’s sake — the idea that art needs no justification and need not serve a political, didactic or economic purpose — is a principle that must be re-examined. There is the lon...
By The Editorial Board

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard’s abode of peace. Images of red lateritic soil, a slow-flowing Kopai, sonajhuri and eu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

People  /  Published 12.05.22

Bela Bose is touching 90 but it’s still work-work-work for her

Even now, Bela Bose is rarely at home, running from demonstrations to training. When she’s home in Lake Gardens, she’s usually working on translating books from English to Bengali or vice ...
By Ramona Sen


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