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India has no plan to upgrade education!

Until fifty years ago there were several world class universities in India: Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, and Delhi are names that come to mind. Some of the world's greatest scientists of the......

Mother Teresa's birth anniversary becomes special as sainthood approaches

Special thanksgiving prayers were organised to celebrate Mother Teresa’s 106th birth anniversary on Friday, coming just a few days ahead of her proposed canonisation in Vatican on September......

The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

Sylvia Dyer’s life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in pre-Independence India, lived through the......

The Englishman who was more Indian than Indians

Buried in a Kolkata cemetery is an Englishman who served India well during her struggle for freedom.A close friend of both Gandhi and Tagore, Charles Freer Andrews was more Indian than many Indians......

10 things you need to know about Mahashweta Devi

Writer and activist Mahashweta Devi, who passed away after a prolonged illness on Thursday, authored more than a 100 novels and 20 collections of short stories. She was not only a celebrated writer......

Whose Rasgulla is it anyway?

Both West Bengal and Odisha are slugging it out for getting the GI tag for the delicious sweet Odisha government on Friday claimed to have found a new evidence about the origin of 'Rasgulla' in......

'Young India will look at Raghuram Rajan as a terrific achiever'

'India's biggest loss is that we will not have anyone as principled and as courageous as Rajan.' "Those who benefitted from crony banking and the existing system will definitely criticise Raghuram......

Why we need to avoid falling into the soft skills trap

  A more rigorous training in core skills is required to boost the engineering talent in the country, instead of a varnish of ‘soft skills’, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Whenever......

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of......

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Although India is projecting Modi’s forthcoming visit as an effort to focus on trade and mutual cooperation, issue of transit corridor is likely to top his agenda. After reaping huge social,......

'Yash Chopra said, "Tumne haste, haste, sub kuch keh diya"'

'The new Indian cinema has still not found its voice and identity. It's trapped under the deadwood weight of Bollywood and popular Indian cinema.' IMAGE: Rahul Bose as Agastya Sen in English......

'Byomkesh Bakshy is too honest to exist today'

'The problem of 2015 is not who did it but how we should punish the guy who did it. The judicial system in our country is hugely inadequate.' Dibakar Banerjee talks about his new film Detective......

'If I don't get a film, I will start a canteen in Film City'

'I don’t know about being superstar, but one day if I become like Shah Rukh Khan, I will not mind that.' 'If I get the kind of films that I really want to do, and if I manage to survive in......

Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his......

SOTY gives every teen a chance to live a fantasy

Karan Johar's Student Of The Year seems to work quitewell with the younger generation. Meghatithi Banerjee, 21, from Kolkata, also gives her thumbs up.A dazzling combination of love, friendship,......

Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated. This is now the......

Eden Gardens to stage match with pink balls, under floodlights

In a first of its kind in India, the Cricket Association of Bengal will stage the four-day final of the S K Acharya memorial tournament (Ranji Trophy pre-season tourney) with pink balls and under......
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Historian and truth-teller

Jadunath Sarkar has not got his due as he was attacked by both Left and Right. Sitting in Jadunath Sarkar's home city of Kolkata as I write this... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/jadunath-sarkar-birth-anniversary-left-right-kolkata-politics-government-historian-and-truth-teller-4419486/
absence of 'visitor' and coordination forum likely to help IIMs

gauri.kohli@hindustantimes.com Debates are heating up over the proposed draft of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Bill 2015. Issues in... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/education/iim-bill-absence-of-visitor-and-coordination-forum-likely-to-help-iims/story-5CNf8tf0ZFfnX3ASipBPgL.html
Salary cheque in hand, but cash eludes PO staffers

KOLKATA: What could have been a boon for post office employees has turned into a bane post demonetisation. They have got their salaries in cheque... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Salary-cheque-in-hand-but-cash-eludes-PO-staffers/articleshow/55885729.cms
State no to HRD meet

Calcutta, Dec. 7: The state government will not participate in a HRD ministry videoconference on a financial literacy campaign to promote cashless... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161208/jsp/calcutta/story_123567.jsp
Presi's vacant PG seats

Many undergraduate students at Presidency are inclined to go to some other university for their postgraduate studies if they get the opportunity,... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161208/jsp/calcutta/story_123573.jsp

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