• Husain's Kolkata connect: The Azad Hind dhaba June 12, 2011

    Kolkata: The Azad Hind dhaba in Kolkata's Ballygunje Circular Road is mostly known for its North Indian cuisine, but the 64-year-old dhaba has a rather arty connection as celebrated artist MF Husain, who died on Thursday, was a regular visitor, when he was in Kolkata. Co-owner of the dhaba Satish...
  • Shantiniketan celebrates Tagore's 150th anniversary May 8, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Panja takes us to the poet's town of Shantiniketan which is celebrating Tagore's 150th birth anniversary. ...
  • Film made on Nandigram carnage May 3, 2011

    Nandigram: The Nandigram violence will now be a part of a film that also includes victims of rape, arson and other atrocities in Nandigram. The actors of the film are the victims of the Nandigram carnage. For 15-year-old Nandigram victim Bulu Mir the wounds on his body may have healed...
  • WB polls: Barefoot protest against Left Front April 23, 2011

    A few Trinamool supporters have vowed to walk barefoot until mamta banerjee unseats the Left Front. ...
  • Paintings versus song at Bengal elections April 21, 2011

    Kolkata: Elections have never been this arty in Bengal - from wall graffiti and paintings to performance and visual art - all platforms are being used to add colour. Paintings by Trinamool Supremo Mamata Banerjee herself have created a buzz. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) was also the first to come...
  • Paintings versus songs at Bengal elections April 21, 2011

    Kolkata: Elections have never been this arty in Bengal - from wall graffiti and paintings to performance and visual art - all platforms are being used to add colour. Paintings by Trinamool Supremo Mamata Banerjee herself have created a buzz. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) was also the first to come...
  • Violent polls: massive arms haul in Bengal April 15, 2011

    Kolkata: As Bengal gets ready for its six-phase polls, the Election Commission - whose job it is to keep the elections clean - has its hands full with 294 seats and over 70,000 polling booths. Chief electoral officer Sunil Gupta says,"Unlicensed arms, cartridges, bombs, and other explosives in various quantities...
  • EC bans blood donation camps, Kolkata struggles April 12, 2011

    Kolkata: The Election Commission's directive to ban political parties from organizing blood donation camps has left patients helpless in Kolkata. Most blood banks usually count on blood donation camps organized by political parties. Narayan Chatterjee has visited four blood banks in the city in six hours. His 85-year-old father needs...
  • Mamta's painting exhibition, a super hit April 7, 2011

    The paintings start at Rs 50000 and forty four of ninety eight paintings are already sold out. ...
  • Mamata's paintings fetch Rs 92 lakh so far April 7, 2011

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's painting exhibition has generated a whopping Rs 92 lakh in two days and two more days are still to go. A particular painting alone fetched a staggering Rs 12 lakh and there is demand for more. "Some orders are coming...all paintings are sold. I...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador April 6, 2011

    The Trinamool Congress has questioned Sourav Ganguly's political impartiality. ...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador April 6, 2011

    Kolkata: The Election Commission has replaced Sourav Ganguly with MS Dhoni and APJ Abdul Kalam as its brand ambassadors. Ganguly had earlier written to the commission to withdraw from the campaign after the TMC questioned his political impartiality. For the left handed batsman it's the opposition to the Left in...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador April 5, 2011

    The Election Commission on Tuesday replaced Sourav Ganguly with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and APJ Abdul Kalam as brand ambassadors. Ganguly had earlier written to the commission seeking to withdrawal from the campaign after TMC questioned his political impartiality. The controversy over the former Team India captain's Sourav Ganguly alleged proximity...
  • Dhoni replaces Ganguly as EC brand ambassador April 5, 2011

    The Election Commission on Tuesday replaced Sourav Ganguly with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and APJ Abdul Kalam as brand ambassadors. Ganguly had earlier written to the commission seeking to withdrawal from the campaign after TMC questioned his political impartiality. The controversy over the former Team India captain's Sourav Ganguly alleged proximity...
  • WB polls: Mamata banks on her painting skill April 1, 2011

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, some new colours are being infused in poll campaigning - thanks to Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee's hidden talent. Mamata Banerjee's brush with colours will finally come in handy for her party. The Trinamool Congress claimed its greatest weakness in its run up to the upcoming Assembly...