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The unacknowledged Good Samaritan and ‘Sufi Scientist’ of rural India

Kolkata: If you were to cross him on your way to Birbhum, famous for its terracotta work, you probably wouldn't give him a second glance. If you saw him tilling the farm land you'll only...

Jamaat Takes Legal Action Against Media Outlets For Spreading Fake News

Kolkata: The COVID-19 outbreak in India is witnessing twists and turns amongst the general public that would put a Bollywood masala flick to shame. While the world is trying to find a way to tackle...

The Swap is racy and makes you turn the pages to know what happens next

The Swap is a bold story that grabbed the bull by the horn. The author chose to make a subject like spouse swapping central to the plot. Even though the subject might shock some and...

The Greatest Folk Tales of Bihar revives childhood memories

As a kid I grew up listening to tales my maternal grandma would tell us at night as we slept under the open sky with the stars shining bright in the pollution free sky of...

The Love Song of Maya K and Other Stories offers a Slice of Modern Life in Metros

The back cover of The Love Song of Maya K and Other Stories, reads: A rumour that ends in calamity; A girl who is demonised because of her ‘evil’ horoscope; A man who preys upon young...

How I was sexually harassed by my editor in TOI and my fight against it

I faced repeated sexual harassment from my former boss Satadru Ojha at Calcutta Times. And after all his failed attempts to make me fall for his smooth words of fake appreciation in public (causing unwanted...

A rag to riches story cut short by the Kolkata bridge collapse

Kolkata: The road that leads to his house in Silpara, Behala, is narrow. And with the rain gods showering their blessings, or is it their sorrow, it is a tricky stretch to cross. Between two...

Many underprivileged girls like Swapna Barman striving to shine on international area from Bengal

Kolkata: Around the time when Swapna Barman, a girl from Jalpaiguri made India proud by winning Gold in Heptathlon at Asian Games, some girls and boys were busy participating in a number of sports activities...

Hema Malini: BJP poster girl, who loves Urdu shayari

She is one politician from Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) who is everything the party mouthpieces would label as un-sanskari. She married an already married man (love jihad anyone?). She has a penchant for Urdu (Pakistani...

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“We Stand with Stan,” say more than two thousand concerned citizens of India

Ranchi: More than two thousands concerned citizens from across India jointly issued an statement in solidarity with 84-year-old human rights activist Stan Swamy, who...

Wife of Tabrez Ansari, whose lynching case was raised at the UN, seeks justice from Jharkhand govt

Ranchi: Jharkhand, which had witnessed around 30 mob lynchings between 2016 and 2020, is again witnessing a rise. Within a week two people got...

A poetry session on tram, that Shah Rukh Khan rode on

Kolkata: Travelling on a slow paced tram, journeying through various parts of the city, does have a vintage appeal. Now, add to that, reading...

Bihar DGP: A Mystic in Uniform

It was a hot summer evening in 1983. The sun had faded out but there was no relief. The table fans creaked and blew...

Now Achchey Din will not come for BJP, they missed the opportunity – Mamata

At the United India show in Kolkata, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha reiterated Rahul’s slogan - Chowkidar Hi Chor hai. Leaders from 23 political parties gathered at the iconic Brigade ground in Kolkata on TMC superemo’s call to root out Narendra Modi led NDA government from center