Tag: Calcutta

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  • Students march to protest against police brutality

    Students march to protest against police brutality

    Hundreds of students brought out the rally this afternoon from Sahid Minar ground and marched towards the state BJP headquarter on the C R Avenue.

    December 22, 2019
  • Kolkata must reclaim its place

    Kolkata must reclaim its place

    More than three hundred years ago Kolkata was promoted by a band of adventurous British traders with a vision to make it a competitive business centre on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi.

    November 21, 2019
  • Tale of two Nations

    Tale of two Nations

    Savarkar further held that the State would guarantee the Muslims any defined measure of political power in the form of Muslim religion and Muslim culture.

    November 1, 2019
  • A retired bureaucrat speaks

    A retired bureaucrat speaks

    The tongue-in-cheek title of the book that has nothing to do with the tiger or hunting is indicative of the author’s sense of wit that has enlivened the whole narrative. The strength of the book lies in its attempt to capture this involved process. The elegance of prose makes the intricate mechanism of governance interesting to the reader... A review

    October 6, 2019
  • Food that can or cannot be eaten during Navratri fasting

    Food that can or cannot be eaten during Navratri fasting

    During this religious nine-day period, certain foods are included and some are completely avoided to show devotion to Maa Durga by way of fasting

    October 4, 2019
  • When Gandhiji spoke to us

    When Gandhiji spoke to us

    In his autobiography, Gandhiji talked of his visit to Calcutta as it then was in 1896, and the contrasting receptions he got from editors of the different newspapers he met to talk about his work in South Africa. One editor thought he was a wandering Jew while another after keeping him waiting for an hour told him, "You had better go. I am not disposed to listen to you." Gandhiji writes: "…I met the Anglo-Indian editors also. The Statesman and The Englishman realised the importance of the (South African) question. I gave them long interviews and they published them in full." We publish these interviews here, among the first of Gandhiji published in India.

    October 2, 2019
  • Live your dreams

    Live your dreams

    We must follow our heart when it comes to choosing what we wish to do in life

    January 8, 2019
  • ‘A wonderful example of cultural and musical fusion’

    ‘A wonderful example of cultural and musical fusion’

    Documentary filmmaker Subha Das Mollick talks about the elaborate research that went behind the making of Calcutta Sonata, the iconic personalities she met in the process and much more.

    August 25, 2018
  • Remembering a great teacher

    Remembering a great teacher

    Higher education in India has become a topic of lost glory. One wonders where all those people have gone who left their mark on lives of young people. One such outstanding person was Mother Colmcille, an Australian Nun teaching English at Loreto College, Calcutta. It is people like her who made Loreto education what it …

    July 7, 2018
  • Innocent conflict

    Innocent conflict

    Calcutta 1955. I had passed my inter-science examination with first class. Getting a first class then, was rare, an achievement. For our traditional traders’ family, science biology was an unusual subject. My brothers after graduation in commerce had all started to work. As if to assert my individual identity I decided to opt for medicine …

    April 29, 2018
  • Weird tales told by ‘Granduncle’ Jeremmy Caleb

    Weird tales told by ‘Granduncle’ Jeremmy Caleb

    The East India Company spent Rs 16 lakh over the construction of the Lohe-ka-Pul, built shortly after the old Jamuna Bridge in Agra

    April 12, 2018
  • The wooden horse

    The wooden horse

    The large Victorian edifice of my mother’s grandfather was a two-storied building of brick and mortar built in the late 19th century. It had thick walls and wide pillars holding aloft peripheral arches and the central dome. On the outside ancient gargoyles looked out from below the parapet. Large evergreens surrounded the building and had …

    April 1, 2018
  • Away from Court~I

    Away from Court~I

    Now that the advocates of the High Court at Calcutta have unanimously decided to continue their cease-work for another two weeks ~ and this is the third and fourth successive week ~ it has become absolutely obligatory for them to justify their decision before the people at large and more particularly to the hapless litigants …

    March 11, 2018
  • Gallery of the flunked

    Gallery of the flunked

    The clock must tick as an index to the “advancement of learning” ~ the motto of the University of Calcutta. Yet the campus authorities have turned the clock back to devise a quick-fix solution to a problem almost unprecedented ~ the flunking of no fewer than 43,000 students across colleges in the general steam of …

    February 12, 2018
  • Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally: Some things only get better with age

    Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally: Some things only get better with age

    The 49 edition of the Statesman Vintage Car Rally took place on Sunday involving 203 cars and two wheelers. The 49th edition of the rally that was organised on Sunday saw vehicles participating which once were a prominent sight on the roads of the then Calcutta. The vintage models, including four and two wheelers gathered …

    January 29, 2018
  • Director Arun Roy to make a film on Hiralal

    Director Arun Roy to make a film on Hiralal

    Dadasahab Palkhe has been hailed as the father of the Indian cinema. He was the one to make India’s first silent feature film, Raja Harishchand in 1913. But little is known that there was another filmmaker during that era who was creating films side by side but was unable to showcase his work due to …

    January 11, 2018
  • Calcutta High Court stays removal of central forces from Darjeeling

    Calcutta High Court stays removal of central forces from Darjeeling

    The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday put on hold the Centre’s decision to withdraw around 1,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong to maintain law and order during the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland State. The court has put a stay on the Union government’s order till October 27. As per the government’s order, …

    October 17, 2017