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Culture  /  Published 14.04.19

Inside a Baul akhara

A woman is carefully pouring spoonfuls of khejur gur, or date palm jaggery, into a cup of black tea with a wooden spoon. “No incongruous sound should shatter the peace and tranquillity that prevails...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 13.04.19

A slice of Kashmir's troubled ties with Delhi

After winning a landslide victory in the 1977 assembly elections, the Sheikh continued to play the politics of manipulating popular political sentiment. To be fair to Abdullah, he never ceased to nurs...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 14.04.19

No land's man: the plight of Assam's 'foreigners'

The red and green single-storey house on Silchar’s Jail Road, 340 kilometres southeast of Guwahati, looks innocuous. A weather-beaten corrugated tin shade nearly hides the signage that says: Central...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.19

The Game of the Thrones

Oh that one too. That one too is resuming sometime today at a screen very near you. The interrupted tussle for a faraway seat of power, too far away and too frozen to be anywhere near real in this siz...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

People  /  Published 06.04.19

A young woman training to be a church minister

The book Three Men in a Boat makes for a good laugh, but three men on a single motorbike is quite another story. Adhish Halder, a friend and myself motorbike all the way from Ranaghat station to ...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Entertainment  /  Published 06.04.19

Kabir Khan's 83 will hit screens next year

Shah Rukh Khan talked of “sattar minute” in the dressing room in Chak De! India. Director Kabir Khan now talks of three taut weeks with no flashback stories in his new film 83, which is on Team Ka...
By in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

We elected KachchheDin

And so it is that I am here. The Here that I cannot spell out into a location that your maps and your GPS devices will not be able to get, no matter what. But you have to be careful. Very careful. Suc...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

Yogi's Gorakhpur has become a cow sanctuary

Not long ago, a special ambulance service was launched by the state government for injured cows. But a senior official at the local Baba Raghav Das Medical College tells me that most of the trauma pat...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 01.12.18

What kills our farmers?

Farms And The ManWatching the protesting farmers from different parts of the country congregate at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, that old slogan came to mind — Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan. Prime Minister of In...
By Upala Sen in

Culture  /  Published 01.12.18

The theatre group whose members are all blind

You would have heard theatre artistes claim how the stage is special for the instant audience response it elicits, the instant gratification that cannot be matched by cold TRP numbers or even smart da...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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