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India  /  Published 14.03.20

Run, Rahul, run

Fact: Rahul Gandhi is the Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala.Fact: Rahul Gandhi is not only the Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala.Fact: Rahul Gandhi is nobody in the hierarchy of the Congress party.F...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Entertainment  /  Published 14.03.20

Dream MP

Once upon a time there was a beautiful actress who’d get so tense about holding a conversation with anybody that she preferred not to speak at all. “And people would think I was aloof (arrogant). ...
By in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.20

India's first municipal archive

Calcutta’s East-West Metro line, the same that will connect Howrah and Dalhousie Square, was conceived nearly a hundred years ago by the British. “An expert had come down from London in 1924,” i...
By Upala Sen in

Arts  /  Published 14.03.20

Your grief, my brief

Since the lockdown in Kashmir on August 5 last year (relaxed in several, agonising phases over seven months and more), Sumona Chakravarty has been putting out a series of Facebook posts with the hasht...
By Manasi Shah in

People  /  Published 14.03.20

A man who has everything to hide

There is a misconception that it was the Muslims who dominated the tanning industry, he says. It is difficult to tell his age from either appearance or agility, but from time to time Tapan Nandi scrat...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 14.03.20

Kagaz ke phool kagaz ke kaante

There is a historic, metaphoric dread and coldness attached to that question when it pops up: “Papers, please?” I would recommend a reading. A reading of the past remains critical to understanding...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

India  /  Published 29.02.20

Rough Riders

A crisp winter afternoon at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC). It is the first day of the year and also Derby day. The place is brimming with men and women — children are not allowed. Tweed jacket...
By Manasi Shah in

Heritage  /  Published 29.02.20

Termites & Proof

His first attempt at heritage preservation was a disaster. An oil painting in the family had been ravaged by termites. It was the 1960s, the hand-held pesticide spray gun was still a novelty. The teen...
By Bitan Sikdar in

West Bengal  /  Published 29.02.20

Follow the thread

Chak Islampur or Islampur in Murshidabad district is the silk hub of Bengal. Less than an hour’s drive from the Berhampore railway station, the place looks like any suburb in these parts with l...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Entertainment  /  Published 29.02.20

Kapur vs Kapoor

On February 7, there was a starry line-up on a road in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai. From left to right stood Anil Kapoor with daughter Sonam, Sanjay Kapoor with daughter and actress-in-the-making Sh...
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