IMAGE: Mohun Bagan’s Sony Norde is stopped by East Bengal defender. Photograph: BCCI The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium, in Siliguri, ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes. On a day none of their ace marksmen failed to fire a goal, East Bengal's TP Rehenesh was adjudged man-of-the-match with his resolute display under the bar in the first-half. Mohun Bagan's Debjit Majumder stole the show in ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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The Holi weekend is just a month away and if you haven't planned ahead, we'll help you out. Joyeeta Palit lists out her favourite places around Kolkata. In the coming months (March and April), there are two long weekends -- Holi (March 13) falls on a Monday and there's the Easter weekend starting with Good Friday on April 14 (Friday). How about a trip to the City of Joy? Travelling down memory lane in Kolkata Even if you don't want to spend time in the city, there are plenty of options ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'I was destined to get a century' 'I value the two half-centuries against New Zealand more because the team needed my contribution, needed partnerships and the quality of (New Zealand) bowling was also good. We needed to set a target of around 300 and taking all these factors into account, those two knocks were vital' IMAGE: Wriddhaman Saha addresses the media after day's play on Day 2 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Bibek Debroy highlights the importance of the Assam Rail Link Project. IMAGE: On the Bengal and Assam railway in Bogopani in 1945. After a rapid reconnaissance in 1947, it was decided to link up the metre gauge systems of the Oudh and Tirhut Railway and isolated parts of the Assam Railway. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images. Let me quote from Economic Weekly (April 18, 1953) to illustrate how important the Assam Rail Link Project (ARLP) was. I could have given it in my words, too. But a quote ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A specially abled Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta tells Tista Sengupta that he wants to make his life a message to all wheelchair warriors. 30 Under 30: The world is watching these Indian super achievers IMAGE: Meet the wheelchair warrior and India's first #WheelchairWanderlust Competition winner Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta.All photographs: Kind courtesy Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta He is 26. And has survived 50 fractures. He might be in a wheelchair. But he lives life king-size. A self-taught graphic designer, who ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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