Weekend Reads
People  /  Published 03.06.22

A few Bengali must-reads, recommended by Anupam Roy

By Humayun Ahmed, the legendary author from Bangladesh, Misir Ali is one of the most popular fictional characters in Bengali literature and has a series of unputdownable tales to dive deep into. If yo...
By Pooja Mitra

Opinion  /  Published 03.04.22

If upon us dropped a chunk of sky

Imagine. There’s no harm. One of the things we can do, one of the things we are gifted with, is imagination. Can’t say we always use the privilege, I mean look at what we have managed to d...
By Sankarshan Thakur

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


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