Weekend Reads
Opinion  /  Published 24.01.21

All you who bleed tonight

By Sankarshan Thakur

Entertainment  /  Published 13.09.20

New normal hiccups

By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.20

What passes and what does not

By Sankarshan Thakur

People  /  Published 14.03.20

A man who has everything to hide

There is a misconception that it was the Muslims who dominated the tanning industry, he says. It is difficult to tell his age from either appearance or agility, but from time to time Tapan Nandi scrat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

People  /  Published 04.01.20

Mother conviction

Ami durbol er dikey (I am with the weaker side),” said Chapala Sundari Biswas, her eyes glaring and forefinger raised. The 80-year-old’s bold assertion in the face of conflict in the family over m...
By Paromita Kar


People  /  Published 28.12.19

The collector of time

Children call him Ghori Dadu — the clock man. A visit to the north Calcutta residence of Jayanta Sardar, 74, reveals a space frozen in the early 20th century, complete with an expansive porte cocher...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

People  /  Published 23.11.19

Shot In The Dark

The occasion is the 50th anniversary of Satyajit Ray’s film adaptation of Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen. The documentary being screened is not on the writer, nor the director, nor any of the actors — al...
By Paromita Sen

People  /  Published 27.07.19

A man who made a trophy of being a Calcuttan

Mr Gulab by any other name would be just as well-known in the city of his birth, that is for sure. Long before I knew of him, I heard his name. Uttered over Darjeeling and mismatched pieces of bone ch...
By Upala Sen

People  /  Published 29.06.19

The cradle does rock

Doing something for the first time can be exciting, though exciting could mean a hundred different things. That is the thing to remember when new mothers will gush so about their bundles of joy.My bun...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

People  /  Published 29.06.19

A 14-year-old-bride in the Calcutta of the 1940s

Setting: pre-Independence Calcutta of the Forties. As a teenage bride, Parulrani Hazra would peep from behind the sliced bamboo curtains on the first floor of the 41-cottah Janbazar mansion she was ma...
By Sudeshna Banerjee


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