As the iconic Statesman House in Kolkata gets turned into a mall, a veteran journalist remembers his journey through those walls.
133 Bethune Row
A tribute to Mirza Ghalib on his birthday on December 27.
Have You Been Naughty or Nice?
There cannot be easy answers to simple questions. Naughty or nice, don’t choose a side. Sometimes it is better to let go, and eat a fat slice of cake …
The Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata Has Lost its Mystique
What was once the nerve centre of cultural life in Kolkata has turned into a cash-strapped institution where only those unable to get space in newer galleries showcase their …
Autumn in Calcutta: Krishna, Gulzar Sahab and I
The poem portrays love and loss against the backdrop of Calcutta in autumn.
Police Arrest JU Professor Accused of Attempting to Rape Researcher
The professor had been debarred from entering the Kolkata varsity's premises after the allegations surfaced.
Home, or the Idea of It
I am discordant and out-of-sync in both places that could-have-been-home. With the riches of two cities to choose from, I can lay claim to neither.
Review: A Tribute to Satyajit Ray, ‘Aparajito’ Brings the Magic of Cinema to Life
Anik Dutta's 'Aparajito' is a remarkable cinematic experience because of its sensitive portrayal of Ray – not as a distant or non-communicable auteur, but as a man who had …
Of Maa and Her Movies
'It is about the sophistication she tries to buy, with her wardrobe full of muted, monochrome tussar sarees and the mid-length blouse pieces to wear on the body she …