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  • Recalling an era of screen

    Recalling an era of screen

    The ushering in of the new millennium marked the end of an era of iconic screen legends who drew audiences to the cinema halls of Calcutta as it then was. In those days under the British, the best of Hollywood films came to the city and set the silver screen on fire. In 1939, Metro …

    December 31, 2016
  • Tale of One City

    Tale of One City

    In 1961, Dr BC Roy, then the Chief Minister of West Bengal, met President Kennedy at the White House and requested him to help in the planning of Calcutta as the city was facing various disasters. The US President immediately asked Ford Foundation to assist as they were preparing a master plan for Delhi. On …

    December 25, 2016
  • A December raga of a Calcutta winter

    A December raga of a Calcutta winter

    As maybe with many, December is my favorite month – the cool sub-continental winter as Mother Nature’s balance to the searing Indian summer. By design or destiny, I am in my home city Mumbai nearly every December, seeing the merry lights of Christmas, the celebrations of happy hope for another New Year – the subliminal …

    December 24, 2016
  • PIL filed against demonetisation in Calcutta High Court

    PIL filed against demonetisation in Calcutta High Court

    A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in Calcutta High Court on Wednesday against the demonetisation of high value currency notes by the Centre.

    November 17, 2016
  • All that’s missing

    All that’s missing

    They are many who will treat 24 August as the city’s birthday because that was the day in 1690 when Job Charnock, arriving by ship,had set foot on the land that grew to become Calcutta. Others dispute that claim because they believe that the city has a history that dates back to a more distant …

    August 22, 2016