Arterial roads in cities have peculiar ways of acquiring distinct identities. The character of each main road, the lifestyle of its residents, their occupations, their social habits, the architecture of their houses and shops, their cultural tastes ... Oxford University Press - Academic, 1 week ago
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How does one write a personal ode to a musician one has never met, seen only twice in concert, not heard on a recording, who played at famous and forgotten venues in a city one has briefly visited only thrice? Kolkata-based jazz guitarist Carlton ...The Hindu, 1 week ago
An SBI point-of-sale machine at the petrol pump at Sikharpur in Rajarhat. Picture by Bishwarup Dutta Calcutta, Nov. 18: Subrata Adhikari, a trader in Chetla, had read in the papers on Friday morning that petrol pumps would dispense cash. He ...Calcutta Telegraph, 2 weeks ago
One of the first women scientists to receive the Padma Shri way back in 1977, Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki Ammal lived a life only a handful of other women of her time lived. In an age when most Indian women didn't make it past high school, Janaki Ammal ...Yahoo! India, 3 weeks ago
In 1981, news spread in Calcutta that Aparna Sen was shooting a film, that too in English. People became curious, many of them smirked, because Sen was associated with commercial Bengali cinema as a popular actress. Being an actress — people assumed with ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
With the passing of Kersi Lord, we lose the gatekeeper to a generation of musicians who played with legends and introduced multiple sounds to Hindi film music Hari Om, our cabbie, pulled up at our destination three minutes before 10 on the ...Hindu Business Line, 1 month ago
(From L to R) Kathi roll at Kusum Rolls, a curry at Bombay Brasserie, butterscotch sandesh at Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick Sweets. Photos: Raymond Patrick A city filled with history and romance, Kolkata has long been viewed as the home ...Condé Nast Traveller India, 1 month ago
Simple living, high thinking was a mantra of sorts. Being spartan was fashionable. Mahatma Gandhi would not have approved any deviation from the Biblical strait and the narrow. In a sense, being un-rich was nice I once read a scintillating ...New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
The bigger pujas are allowed a maximum of five tableaux, while the smaller ones will be allowed three. As Kolkata experiences withdrawal symptoms with the end of Durga Puja celebrations, there is one last thing it can look forward to. The city's ...Indian Express, 1 month ago
'My children have seen clips of Sultanat and Loha. They laugh.'The gorgeous Karan Kapoor will be back in India soon. Very soon!Rediff.com's Ronjita Kulkarni speaks to the former actor and award-winning photographer. Photograph: Karan Kapoor/ Facebook Shashi and Jennifer Kapoor's gorgeous son Karan Kapoor is still known as the Bombay Dyeing man, almost 20 years after he stopped appearing in the ad. Remind him about it and he laughs. "I like it!" he exclaims, as we chat over the phone on a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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