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Cyclone Amphan toll rises to 85 in Bengal

The death toll due to Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal has risen to 85, as angry Kolkatans resorted to protest and road blockades in various parts of the city over the administration's failure to......

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......

Girl Mamata called 'Maoist' wants to join the system

Taniya Bhardwaj, who West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called a Maoist sympathiser on television, wants to become a civil servant. But for now, like generations of bright young......

No one hurt in fire at Kolkata's Park Street building

Panic gripped Kolkatans on the first day of the year after a fire broke out on the seventh floor of a multi-storied building in the posh Park Street area here but no one was injured. Amid new year......

Partial lunar eclipse on June 26

This year's first partial lunar eclipse will occur on June 26 when more than 50 per cent of the full moon disc will be under the earth's shadow, but it will be visible only in the Northeast in......

Kolkatans be ready, soon a ropeway will make your travel easier

'To curb pollution and counter global warming, one has to think of alternative transportation system' 'Once implemented, Curvo can act efficiently as air ambulances' 'It is safe, fast, pollution......

Ride an AC tram, get a taste of old Kolkata!

A lot is often heard about Kolkata’s dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the......

Here's why Mumbai's infrastructure is pathetic

Some Arab tour agencies tout 'Mumbai Monsoon' packages as adventure tourism, which is a fair description. For someone who has never seen rain, a standard-issue Mumbai downpour is a life-changing......

AC coaches in Kolkata Metro soon

The Metro Railway in this eastern metropolis will soon have air-conditioned coaches with the older ones being gradually phased out. Of the 13 being built by the Integral Coach Factory at Perambur,......

Kolkata tops 'fatigue list' in India: Survey

A survey of 1,309 respondents in the age group of 25 to 65, has revealed that Kolkata tops the fatigue chart amongst seven cities covered in the survey. Around 30 per cent of the people surveyed......

Review: Kahaani 2: Not enough thrill

Kahaani 2 could have been a great film, but it isn't, notes Manavi Kapur. When the second installment of a successful and popular film hits the screens, the expectations are bound to be high. Sujoy......

MTV Roadies winners: Where are they now?

Wondering where most of them disappeared? The youth reality show MTV Roadies recently concluded its season 12 and hasn’t lost its popularity even now. Audiences identified with the......

Why this chaiwala has painted his house in Argentina colours...

IMAGE: A view of tea-seller and die-hard Lionel Messi fan, Shib Shankar Patras three-storeyed apartment painted in blue-and-white ahead of FIFA World Cup. Photograph: PTI Shib Shankar Patra......

Archer Atanu Das in last 16 of Individual Recurve

IMAGE: India’s Atanu Das competes in the Individual Recurve archery at the Rio Olympics. Leonhard Foeger/Reuters Atanu Das provided the silver lining on another disappointing day for Indians......

Indian Premier League Season 8: The Impact Index

Mitchell McClenaghan of Mumbai Indians celebrates a wicket. Photograph: BCCI The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League was by far the most competitive. Till the very end it was not clear......

VVS Laxman's Pataudi Lecture: Full Text

Full text of VVS Laxman's Pataudi Memorial Lecture in Kolkata. VVS Laxman delivers the third annual Pataudi Memorial lecture, at the Taj Bengal Hotel in Kolkata. Photograph: BCCI Good evening......

Kolkata drub Mumbai 3-0 in a spectacular ISL opening night

Atletico de Kolkata’s Fikru Teferra celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Mumbai City FC at Salt Lake Stadium. Photograph: PTI Atletico de Kolkata gave the football-crazy city......
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