Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

GHI: When power does not empower

This Vijaya Dashami, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said his government aims to make India the strongest military power globally on its own strength. In the preceding weeks, two reports and data s...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.21

Tiny mirror: Gender parity index

Numbers can tell a story. Consider the performance of India as well as that of Indian states on the gender parity index — a register conceived of by the Unesco — when it comes to access to...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.21

Great power, greater responsibility

It is always nice to be felicitated on a day that is meant for you alone. Teachers’ Day, alas, has come and gone in India. Fortunately, I haven’t missed the opportunity to pay my annual tr...
By Devi Kar

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.21

Philosophers are patron saints of print journalists

Annie Besant — she died in September 1933 — is venerated, globally, as one of the leading proponents of Theosophy. The Theosophical Society was founded in 1875 with the objective of dissem...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.21

More joyrides on toy train route

Authorities of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a Unesco recognised world heritage, have decided to come up with more joyrides from October 1. Joyrides are the most popular toy train rides. D...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


Opinion  /  Published 03.09.21

Signature scents: heritage calls

Melbourne is telling the world to stop and smell the Vegemite. This iconic Australian breakfast spread has for long been a bone of contention — some tear up at its harsh aroma while others choke...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 28.08.21

UNESCO launches book on Indian culture

Containing rich text illustrated with spectacular photographs, including archival images, a volume that encapsulates the rich cultural treasures of India inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list ha...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.21

Protest against DHR’s monetisation bid

The Anit Thapa faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will demonstrate at all Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) stations on Friday to protest the Centre’s decision to include the world heritage ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.21

UN’s DHR stamp highlights heritage tag

The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday issued a commemorative postage stamp on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) simultaneously from the UN offices in New York, Geneva and Vienna, underlining the i...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.21

Heritage tag worry for ‘privatised’ toy train

The Centre’s plan to lease out the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway — a world heritage site recognised by the Unesco — to private players under its National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) p...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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