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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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Super cyclone Amphan brings large scale devastation in West Bengal, but neither PMO nor Bengal BJP expresses empathy

Kolkata: Super cyclone Amphan has brought large scale devastation for West Bengal. It did not only waterlogged most of the state during Covid-19 pandemic,...

Navruna case: Saga of misinformation and manipulation

Patna:“Ek machhar sala aadmi ko hijra bana deta hai” Roughly translated, this dialogue of thespian, Nana Patekar, in the...

Black is (not) beautiful for Chief Minister of Jharkhand Raghubar Das

Giridih/Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has a fear for 'black'. During Sukanya Yojna programme in Giridih, all the visitors and beneficiaries mostly females...

Queen Harish: The Man, The Woman, The Performer

 Jaisalmer/Kolkata: He slips into the gait of a woman to set the stage on fire and when the show is over, he has a...

Bengal activists begin hunger strike, don’t buy Shah’s claim made in the parliament

Kolkata: At the time when Home Minister Amit Shah, was giving a speech on the doubts raised by fellow Parliamentarians at the Rajya Sabha,...