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Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

What was there in Erdogan's dustbin?

Less than a fortnight ago, here’s what was recovered from the waste bin of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan — a letter. The missive contained the exhortation: “Don’t be a tough gu...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.19

Let us go then you and I etherised

History has a dustbin, we have been reliably told, although what is reliable and what is not is difficult to tell in these times. But in these times we have no choice either. We are told what we are t...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

What we the People did to you the People

We are here. Now. At this time. At this moment. A million years years later, how would they know what happened here? What happened now? What happened to us? What was done to us? What happened to other...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Arts  /  Published 10.11.18

C in CBFC is for certification, not censorship

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By Paromita Kar in

Politics  /  Published 10.11.18

KCR's astrologers see stars turning in Telangana

Astrologers knew the date of dissolution of the Telangana Assembly long before anyone else. That’s the kind of confidence they had going in Telangana chief minister K.C. Chandrasekhar Rao or KCR.In ...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Entertainment  /  Published 10.11.18

Why is Salman irked by Arjun and Malaika?

Or, is it because Salman didn’t expect his protégé, who once dated his sister Arpita (when both were young, nice and plump) to get seriously involved with his bhabhi? That shouldn’t matter eithe...
By in

Culture  /  Published 03.11.18

So time Flies and Then it Also crawls

I have been gone I know. I have been gone a while. From the incessant servings of tea and from that cart of mine upon which sits my kettle and my stove and my hunched throne of wood and beaten tin. I ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 20.10.18

Where the chailwala comes back

Hmmm. That’s how. Hmmm. It is a way of saying it. You may say Om or whatever else, I prefer Hmmmm. Any problems? We all have our ways, don’t we? That’s who we are. There are no prescribed ways. ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Heritage  /  Published 20.10.18

The dying pulse of single-screen cinemas

Two decades ago, a kilometre-long stretch of north Calcutta — Bidhan Sarani, formerly Cornwallis Street — had as many as 10 cinemas. Uttara, Sree, Rupbani, Radha, Purnasree, Bidhusree, Mitra, Mina...
By Swachchhasila Basu in

Odisha  /  Published 13.10.18

Kandhamal needs to be exorcised of communal past

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By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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