Tag: Calcutta

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  • 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
  • President Pranab Mukherjee reminisces about The Statesman links

    President Pranab Mukherjee reminisces about The Statesman links

    President Pranab Mukherjee recalled his old links with The Statesman newspaper as he good-humouredly said he and the paper had often agreed to disagree with each other. “As a Bengali and as a Calcuttan I grew up with The Statesman like many of my contemporaries,” President Mukherjee said in his address after receiving a photo-essay …

    July 2, 2017
  • Solace for the suffering

    Solace for the suffering

    The birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, on 12 May 1820 is celebrated as the International Nurses’ Day. Another prominent figure who followed her path was the Scots-Irish Margaret Elizabeth Noble or Sister Nivedita, who catered to the sick in India, driven only by her moral instincts and courage, without any governmental …

    May 10, 2017
  • Around the City of Joy

    Around the City of Joy

    They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but when you visit West Bengal, beauty is everywhere. From Tagore’s writings to Netaji’s courage and determination, Bengal is an epitome of glorious history and rich culture. The capital of the state got renamed to Kolkata from Calcutta but what remained the same is the …

    February 22, 2017
  • Around the City of Joy

    Around the City of Joy

    They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but when you visit West Bengal, beauty is everywhere. From Tagore’s writings to Netaji’s courage and determination, Bengal is an epitome of glorious history and rich culture. The capital of the state got renamed to Kolkata from Calcutta but what remained the same is the …

    February 22, 2017
  • Around the City of Joy

    Around the City of Joy

    They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but when you visit West Bengal, beauty is everywhere. From Tagore’s writings to Netaji’s courage and determination, Bengal is an epitome of glorious history and rich culture. The capital of the state got renamed to Kolkata from Calcutta but what remained the same is the …

    February 22, 2017
  • Tale of my two cities

    Tale of my two cities

    For me there are two Kolkatas. The Kolkata I lived in thirty years ago and the Kolkata I now visit. In fact, the Kolkata I grew up in had a different name, Calcutta. Thirty years I walked its winding streets, drank its sweet milky tea and breathed its acetic air, happily and with gusto. I …

    February 5, 2017