• Devyani's arrest case: Welcome Indian government reaction, says NRI December 18, 2013

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was not only arrested on charges of visa fraud and handcuffed in public view last week but also stripped and searched in the police station in New York. Devyani was kept also in a lockup with common criminals and drug addicts. ...
  • Hate crime: Sikh professor assaulted in US, attackers call him 'Osama' September 23, 2013

    A group of men allegedly attacked Sikh professor of Columbia University Prabhjot Singh on Saturday night in New York, calling him "Osama" and "a terrorist". The police is investigating the case as a hate crime. ...
  • US: Sikh professor attacked, called 'Osama', 'terrorist' September 23, 2013

    Dr Prabjhot Singh, a Sikh American professor at Columbia University, was attacked by a group of 15 to 20 men while with a friend in Harlem, New York. He is in hospital with a broken jaw and facial injuries. The attackers reportedly called him 'Osama' and 'Terrorist'. The attack which...
  • In times of turmoil - Little Egypt

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was 6 am when Samy Sharkawo, a 60 year old limousine driver from Astoria, Queens saw his television set beaming images from Cairo. Overnight,...

  • Eggs to order

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It's 2 am, yet it feels like an evening still to come. The slow hum of traffic grates on the asphalt as engines roar and...

  • American dream: what is that?

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    Usually, it's a rainy morning when at the crack of dawn, the shivering and shrunken mass of moldy clothes are seen sailing to the promised...

  • The human cost: Bengal politics and its cycle of violence

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    A small plastic cup with a drop of lebu cha is often a great leveler if you are in Bengal. The sharp contrast of political...

  • WB: 20 killed in political clashes ahead of panchayat elections June 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Political violence has already claimed 20 lives ahead of the panchayat polls in West Bengal. The five phase panchayat polls in July is a referendum on Mamata's two years in power - a high stake political battle between the Trinamool Congress, the Left Front, the Congress and the BJP...
  • J&K Army convoy attack: Widow of slain jawan commits suicide June 26, 2013

    Kolkata: The repercussions of Monday's terror attack on an Army convoy in Srinagar that took place ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit have been felt in West Bengal's Bankura district. The grieving widow of one of the jawans killed in the Bemina attack has allegedly committed suicide. The 25-year-old...
  • West Bengal government proposes to have Panchayat polls in 4 phases June 25, 2013

    Kolkata: The West Bengal proposed to have Panchayat polls in four phases from the original three phases. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary while the hearing was still on in the Calcutta High Court. According to...
  • Uttarakhand floods: It's only hope and prayers for loved ones June 19, 2013

    The relatives of those stranded voiced concern on the safety of their loved ones in Uttarakhand. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: It's only hope and prayers for loved ones June 19, 2013

    The relatives of those stranded voiced concern on the safety of their loved ones in Uttarakhand. ...
  • Barasat: Mamata loses her cool, brands anti-rape protestors as CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Mamata Banerjee met the Barasat victim's family only for 5 minutes after protesters shouted slogans against her. ...
  • Park Street rape survivor helps other women suffering from injustice June 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Kolkata's Park Street rape survivor is not just picking up the pieces of her own life, but she is also giving a new meaning to the lives of many women suffering from injustice. She has now found her new calling at a women's support helpline. The 38-year-old is helping...
  • Kolkata ashamed again as police cracks down on peaceful activists June 13, 2013

    Kolkata is ashamed again after the police cracked down brutally on peaceful activists, who were detained for seeking justice for sexual assault victims in the state. ...