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Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay

People  /  Published 09.05.22

‘Nobody can tell a new story… all we can do is present an old story with fresh meanings’

We are increasingly seeing youngsters gravitate towards English literature at the expense of their mother tongue, including Bengali. Even though English is the world’s lingua franca, it does not...
By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 06.05.22

A chilling session with Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay at The Bengal Club

The Bengal Club recently hosted “Ghost Stories in Candlelight” with novelist Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, in association with The Telegraph. The session was as exciting as the title suggests a...
By Sudarshana Ganguly (t2 intern)


News  /  Published 12.03.22

Reflective start to eighth Kolkata Literature Festival

Pattanaik, who had the SBI auditorium brimming over, started off by separating the strands of myth, legend, folklore and history in response to Shinjini, a practioner of kathak that entails storytelli...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata

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Events  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata Literature Festival returns with a power-packed lineup of speakers

Sujata Sen, director, Kolkata Literature Festival, observed: “The forced isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic made many of us turn to books and the arts for solace. It gives me immense happ...
By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 01.03.22

Words of wisdom from Alapan Bandyopadhyay and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

She recounted that in 1942 her father, a doctor, was able to cure the queen of Nepal and so the Maharana of Nepal gave him a bag full of gold coins in gratitude. This enabled him to build a house in B...
By Sangbida Lahiri


Opinion  /  Published 19.03.21

There is nowhere left to run

Once upon a time, running away was quite a tradition for children. The Bengali classic, Bari Theke Paliye, by Shibram Chakraborty, turned into a memorable film by Ritwik Ghatak, has Kanchan, a de...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.19

Films based on Bengali classics shown in english-medium schools

 Five young Avengers fans are drawing up a list of all the Bengali classics they must watch. Students of more than 20 English-medium schools in the city were shown Bengali films in class as part ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta


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