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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

People  /  Published 15.06.19

Around the world: The story of an octogenarian globetrotter

Sankar Ranjan Roychoudhury has been around the world, but not in 80 days; bit by bit over 27 years. To date, he has made 30 trips, spanning 125 countries; there were, at last count, 195 in the world.I...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

People  /  Published 15.06.19

Comedy is when you hit back with wit at the oppressor: Varun Grover

The day I meet Varun Grover, almost everyone in the media is agog with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Kedarnath shrine and the visuals circulating. It is as though a new film has been r...
By Paromita Kar

People  /  Published 25.05.19

Story of a young mountaineer

BREAKING: Heartbreak. This Wednesday, Piyali Basak was 500 metres away from the summit of Mt Everest when she had to abort her attempt and return to base camp. She had run out of oxygen. She had run o...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

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People  /  Published 19.05.19

The transgender identity remains lost in translation

Although Sintu Bagui is one of the first transgenders to become a Lok Adalat judge in Bengal’s Serampore district, his voter ID says “male”. Sintu insists he will update his gender status post t...
By Manasi Shah

People  /  Published 11.05.19

Golden Silence: Conversation with mime artist Jogesh Dutta

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By Swachchhasila Basu


People  /  Published 28.04.19

Honesty is par for the course: Anil Swarup

Anil Swarup’s future was decided the day he was born. “My father had fulfilled his father’s dream of becoming an engineer and I had to fulfil his dream of me becoming an IAS officer,” he says....
By V. Kumara Swamy

People  /  Published 13.04.19

Challenges of being a woman auctioneer

Bhanumati Parekh has just returned from Panagarh in Bengal’s West Burdwan district, where she had work at the army base. She is 83, exudes no-nonsense vibes, and is one of the few female auctioneers...
By Manasi Shah


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