Weekend Reads
People  /  Published 24.11.18

The basti that has given golf 200 caddies

Madar Tala Colony in south Calcutta’s Tollygunge area is not very far from the two biggest golf clubs of the city — Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) and Tollygunge Club. Within it is a basti or slu...
By Manasi Shah in

Culture  /  Published 06.10.18

Where has the neighbourhood GP gone?

He was what they called in those days a “lampha” doctor. We are talking about Bengal of the late 1800s. The appellation lampha derived from Dr Sachindranath Sen’s LMF degree — he had passed th...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.18

Aye Mere Watan ke Logon

Ah, the juices. The juices when they begin to flow. From the fount itself, pure, undiluted, no artificial colours or sugar added (*Conditions apply). Those can often be tough conditions when they appl...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 27.07.19

Girish Karnad lives on

Braving torrential rain and traffic snarls, a group of theatre addicts makes it to the top floor of a commercial complex in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala area where Tamaasha Theatre has organised, over two c...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

How climate change is impacting the Sunderbans

This is a story of how data can bring to you a significant trend and yet tempt you into erroneous conclusions. Boys are dropping out of schools in the Sunderbans in distinct numbers. Girls are staying...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

India  /  Published 22.09.18

What it means to be Muslim in lynch-era Manipur

Farooque Khan, a promising entrepreneur of Lilong Haoreibi Mayai Leikai in Manipur’s Thoubal district, was lynched last week. The visuals of the 26-year-old being beaten up by the mob with thick bam...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.05.19

Squirm time for Karan Johar

Bharathi S. Pradhan is a senior journalist and author...
By in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.19

How's the 'hosh'?

Take a break. Mazaa aaya? Did you enjoy that? Must have. You only ever get to do it once every five years. Did it? Enjoyed it? How was it? I’d never know. I’ve never done it. I don’t have it in ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in


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