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Supreme Court directs Centre and State Govt to help sex workers, WB Govt allows them to have ration cards

Kolkata: Responding to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Kolkata-based Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) the Supreme Court finally instructed the central and state governments to urgently consider providing relief to sex workers in...

Muted in grandeur, Pujas won’t give themes a miss

Kolkata: At a time when all the festivals and celebrations are going through uncertain times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Durga Puja organisers and Maa’s followers are heaving a sigh of relief that at least...

This Ganesh Chaturthi Serve Humanity

Kolkata: Kolkata’s Disc Jockey (DJ), Akash Rohira conducted a fundraiser during lockdown, orgaznised langars and community kitchen with Kolkata Police, and now has some plans for Ganesh Puja too. Ganesh Puja is usually celebrated with great...

The Second Innings: Giving Love a Second Chance

Kolkata: The Second Innings – an online adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s Chapter Two recently presented by Theatrecian, acknowledged as one of Kolkata’s most productive and creative English-language theatre groups, enthralled the audience.  The half-an-hour long romantic-comedy, directed by Neha Poddar, revolves around the lives of four different individuals – Anjali Poddar, a divorcee and who is...

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...

Giridih does it again, gives second Diana Award winner from India

Giridih/Ranchi: For the second year in a row Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation has won the coveted The Diana Award. And both the winners, who won the laurel for India, hail from Giridih, Jharkhand. Established...