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Opinion  /  Published 04.10.21

Humanity’s journey beyond set sermons

Students of an esoteric line of English literature know of the great sermon writers of the seventeenth century: John Donne, Lancelot Andrewes, Jeremy Taylor. There are hardly any matching names from t...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 21.08.21

Lost freedom: The Afghan situation

My limited knowledge of Afghanistan comes from seeing a DVD of Tapan Sinha’s Kabuliwala and reading A Study in Scarlet, in which Sherlock Holmes tells John Watson at their first m...
By Amit Roy

Entertainment  /  Published 05.08.21

First Look: What they look like in ‘Mayaa’

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By Aniruddha Biswas

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.21

Tale of two friendships: Khushwant Singh

Footnote Rishi Sunak posted a photograph of himself with Nova, the family’s new Labrador retriever, which his daughters had desperately wanted. Nova made her debut on Instagram, posed perfectly...
By Amit Roy

Opinion  /  Published 29.05.21

Stirring unrest

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, but, sadly, she is not being allowed to rest in peace. I enjoyed going on royal tours with Diana and Charles, but very early o...
By Amit Roy

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Opinion  /  Published 17.05.21

A fatal hubris

“Oh, I have taken too little care of this!” — King Lear This quote is from Shakespeare’s King Lear. The megalomaniac king is plucked out of his palace and schooled on the...
By Valson Thampu

Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.21

Bengal Club Library Virtual Event organises a programme titled ‘Why Do I Love Thee’

Bengal Club members and their guests attended a programme virtually to remember the bard who was born in April 1564. At the Bengal Club Library Virtual Event on Friday, titled ‘Why Do I Love The...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Kindred spirits

Dante Alighieri is believed to have said that the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who refuse to take sides. But he seems to have got it all wrong. All hell broke loose recently when the Ge...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

A glass or two of bottled poetry

The Persians believed that wine was discovered by a woman; she drank fermented grape juice from a jar, fell asleep and, instead of suffering the first-known hangover, woke up with her headache gone. C...
By Nayantara Mazumder

World  /  Published 15.10.20

Shakespeare book sold for $9m

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare’s plays for the first time sold for a record $9.97 million at an auction on Wednesday, Christie’s in New York said. The First Fo...
By Reuters in New York


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