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After the tragedy: We don't need politics please!

'There is no difference morally between politicians scoring points amid the rubble and non-politicians who assume that politics and corruption necessarily had something to do with it,' says Mihir S......

Bypoll results: Major blow to BJP in bypolls, worst hit in UP

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday suffered a major blow in the assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat,the states it had swept in the Lok Sabha polls four months......

Bypolls see fair voter turnout, but not so in Vadodara

Moderate to high turnout on Saturday marked the bye-elections held in three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of the......

Anti-Islam video sparks protests in Kolkata

Hundreds of Muslims on Thursday held protests against an anti-Islam video and tried to march to the American Center here, which closed down for the second half of the day. The protestors, belonging......

A pillion-rider's view of India, with riots as background

Journalist-author Harish Nambiar talks about his book, Defragmenting India Harish Nambiar's Defragmenting India looks at the country after the infamous 2002 Gujarat riots took place. Nambiar, a......

After Bagree Market, The Oberoi Grand raises fire alarm

Hawkers who have been doing business on the pavements in front of the plush hotel for decades, have wormed their way to occupy up to three-fourth of the area, making it a fire hazard.   The......

40 years ago and now: ITC struggles to kick tobacco

The conglomerate adopted an unremitting focus on diversifying from the mid-seventies but the exercise has not been without controversy and the results have been mixedTwo decades after joining......

Saradha allegations now at Mamata's doorstep

The investigation into the Saradha scam by central agencies along with rise of Bharatiya Janata Party as a more agressive and vocal political opposition in West Bengal compared to the Left Front,......

RCom to raise Rs 5,000 cr by selling real estate

Reliance Communications has initiated the process to monetise its real estate assets across the country, aiming to raise Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion) through this. The company will use the......

Communists are the greatest consumerists!

China teaches - and the Great Kolkata Shopping Festival confirms - that Communists are the greatest consumerists. Shopping is the new opiate of the masses. I thought one bought what one needs when......

We won't see the likes of Aretha Franklin again

'To say Aretha ticked all the boxes when it came to voice technique is like calling Cristiano Ronaldo an efficient footballer,' says Kanika Datta. IMAGE: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul,......

Shashi Kapoor: An Amazing Life in Pictures

Remembering the Eternal Charmer.Remembering an Awesome Human Being.Remembering an actor and film-maker, the likes of whom we will not see again.   Photograph: Kind courtesy Film History......

'Shashi Kapoor gave his heart to every film'

Aseem Chhabra, author of Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star, pays rich tribute to the iconic actor. IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor with Felicity Kendal in The Householder. 'Last night I was woken up......

Shashi Kapoor: The quiet showman

Shashi Kapoor, the star who made us laugh, romance and cry, passed into the ages on December 4. We look back at the often underrated actor, who reinvested all his earnings as an actor into making......

Shashi Kapoor passes away

'He was God's good man and a beautiful human being beyond anything else.' IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor. Photograph: Kind courtesy ANI/Twitter Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of the 1960s, 1970s......

Dalmiya seeks time to prove innocence in IPL mess

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday hit back at allegations of dubious source of money received by CAB for hosting seven matches of Kolkata Knight Riders......

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