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Travel  /  Published 01.06.19

Madison: The city of lakes

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By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.06.19

We have to accept that maybe people are liking the BJP: Mala Roy

Pagol naki! Proshnoi othe na... Am I mad or what! The question does not even arise,” exclaims Mala Roy when I ask her if she will switch party should the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) approach her wi...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Entertainment  /  Published 16.02.19

Tapsee Pannu back with Amitabh Bachchan for Badla

If you’re a somebody, you have to be seen at Soho House. That’s the new snob chant of Mumbaikars, especially the filmic brand. With the club having its origins in London’s Soho and hosting only ...
By in

People  /  Published 02.02.19

A Gandhian who rebuked Gandhi for moral blindness

An accomplished pianist, she could bring to life the kaleidoscopic mood of Schumann’s Cycles and the soul infusing compositions of Bach. She played for friends even when she could barely sit, her no...
By Sujata Prasad in

Opinion  /  Published 28.12.19

CAA and the mute button

There is that thing politicians will say after any poll result. No, not the one about EVM tampering. The defeated side also says: “We respect the people’s verdict, their voice.” Respect. People....
By Upala Sen in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.19

In the land of the FirstEvers

So fair. And so fitting. TheChaiwala is bestowed the FirstEver Ketli Award. The absolute Absolutist of FirstEvers. FirstEver rider on an amphibian jahaaj. FirstEver celebrant of “Ghar mein shaadi ha...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 19.01.19

The truth in veils

Educator Deepak Ramola was on a 90-day tour of Europe in 2016. He was documenting what he calls the “life lessons” of refugees. “That was the height of the refugee crisis in Syria. A lot of peop...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 30.03.19

Women are driving their way to empowerment

Ramchandra Jha, the owner of Premier Car World — a showroom in south Calcutta — is a worried man. He is one of those who collaborated with NGOs Azad Foundation and Shakha to launch the pink cab or...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 23.03.19

Gabonese singer Tita Nzebi and her faraway music

A blue half-moon watches over us at the open-air quadrangle within the hallowed precincts of The Indian Museum. A Gabonese singer from France is singing about life and love with her band, in a languag...
By Shantanu Datta in


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