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News  /  Published 06.05.22

Books shed light on Jyotirindranath Tagore on his 173rd birth anniversary

The brilliance of Jyotirindranath Tagore was a little eclipsed by the glory of his more famous younger brother Rabindranath. But Jyotirindranath (1849-1925) still surprises, as two books published aro...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.05.22

Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s tribute to 'teacher' Satyajit Ray

On the 101st birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray, his home had many visitors. Among them was another master filmmaker, Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Adoor said he considered Ray “my teacher”. Adoo...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 11.04.22

Sevantibhai: To a mentor, with love

I was not alone. There were dozens from Kolkata’s middle-class to whom Sevantibhai said: “Somvaar thi Stewart aavi jaajey” and have since gone on to become multi-crore tycoons. I was...
By Mudar Patherya

News  /  Published 01.04.22

Tribute to Lata Mangeshkar from singers near and far

A galaxy of singers had descended on EZCC to pay musical homage to the brightest star of them all — Lata Mangeshkar — in a show titled Shraddhanjali. Some of the biggest names of the city ...
By Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 29.03.22

Debi Prasad Chattopadhyaya’s scholarship and wisdom was unsung, unrecognised

Debi Prasad (D.P.) Chattopadhyaya, eminent scholar and philosopher, passed away on February 13. He was unsung and unrecognised for his scholarship and wisdom. He had withdrawn from active political a...
By N.K. Singh

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Places  /  Published 18.03.22

In pictures: A park dedicated to Professor Shonku’s immersive world

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By Vedant Karia

Business  /  Published 17.03.22

Assam tea named after Zelensky

Aromica Tea, an Assam-based startup, has launched a CTC tea named after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to "honour his valour and courage" in the face of Russian invasion. Ranjit ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

People  /  Published 16.03.22

Exit Freddie: In honour of a Don Bosco Park Circus teacher

Aloke Thakore is a media practitioner, researcher and teacher who hopes one day to play the attendant lord, start a scene or two, or perhaps be the fool. He belongs to the class of ’89. ...
By Aloke Thakore

News  /  Published 11.03.22

Lit fest back at Kolkata book fair

Back after a year’s break, the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair is already a big success, both in terms of footfall and sale. So on hindsight, the organisers of the Kolkata Literature Festiv...
By Our Special Correspondent in Salt Lake

People  /  Published 09.03.22

Shane Warne: A cricketing magician without equal

If Shane Warne had happened to cricket 20 years later, he may have been considered too unconventional a leg-spinner to play Test matches for Australia. His outspoken candour may have been moderated by...
By Priyam Marik


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