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  • Oh! Calcutta~II

    Oh! Calcutta~II

    This selection of responses to Calcutta, mostly written in English, trace interlinks, fractures and the chaos of the physical city, ranging from representations of the Imperial gaze, to the postcolonial gaze of privilege that characterize the representations of the educated, cultured, urban upper middle-class writers and public intellectuals

    April 8, 2021
  • Oh! Calcutta~I

    Oh! Calcutta~I

    The contradictory responses of appreciation and disenchantment about the city of Calcutta were not much different even in the eighteenth century. Various surviving documents tell us that there were at least fifteen travellers to Calcutta in the 18th century, of them three were non- Englishmen and two were women

    April 7, 2021
  • VCs versus UGC

    VCs versus UGC

    On closer reflection, West Bengal is not the only state that has fallen out with the UGC over its revised guidelines.

    July 13, 2020
  • No work in Calcutta HC till 30 April

    No work in Calcutta HC till 30 April

    Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court TBN Radhakrishnan has arrived at the decision upon considering the prevailing situation in the wake of the pandemic, a notification said.

    April 10, 2020
  • ‘Be infected with coronavirus’: Lawyer curses a Calcutta HC judge for giving unfavourable order

    ‘Be infected with coronavirus’: Lawyer curses a Calcutta HC judge for giving unfavourable order

    Justice Dipankar Datta admonished the lawyer, Bijoy Adhikary, for failing to uphold the dignity of the court.

    April 7, 2020
  • Kolkata Port Trust rolls out heritage tours to showcase rich legacy

    Kolkata Port Trust rolls out heritage tours to showcase rich legacy

    The Kolkata Port Trust in association with the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies recently organised a seminar at the site of its Indenture Memorial on the theme of ‘Indentured labour and the Ganges.’

    February 1, 2020
  • 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