Kolkata

  • My Sachin moment, and 8 myths about Tendulkar

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The year was 1989. A 16-year-old was making his Test debut in Karachi against the fearsome pace attack of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. I...

  • 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...

  • RIP Rituparno Ghosh...

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    'I DON'T WANT TO BECOME A WOMAN...' RIP Rituparno Ghosh - a man who stood inbetween the sexes... defiantly. My first novel 'Faraway ...

  • West Bengal: 'Presidency spirit' bounces back

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    "Debraj, I didn't believe that I would be able to walk this long in this heat" said Uttara Chakrabarty. Senior Citizen. Teacher in the History...

  • The closing of the Indian mind

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The counter argument to narrow mindedness is missing From the Grand Mufti's fatwa against the all-girl band in Kashmir, to the now lifted ban ...

  • Delhi rape: I live in hope things will change, I die in fear they never may

    Un'news'ual |  Ruchira Singh
    Dear Delhi, I belong here. Please let me feel safe in my own home. Speaking strictly from whatever little experience of life I have ...

  • An open letter to Mamata Banerjee

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Mamata-Di, Let me at the very outset express a sneaking admiration for the manner in which you have proved your critics wrong yet ...

  • Six yards of magic

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Drug of choice? Sari! Ever since I entered Presidency College, Kolkata, and heard on the grapevine that the dress code was sari and jhola, my...

  • Revisiting Calcutta - Part 2

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    In my last blog post I talked about the crumbling beauty of Calcutta. For me, personally, it was an attempt to get reacquainted with the...

  • Revisiting Calcutta - Part 1

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    Last night I came back from a breathless visit to Calcutta, the city where I spent 17 years, including my most formative ones. Middle school,...

  • The summer (vacations) nostalgia

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Summer vacations are a very complicated time for parents nowadays. Should one send one's daughter to a Vedic Maths class? Is one's son old enough...

  • Korbo, Lorbo, Jeetbo!

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    The whole of last week I was angry, but not in a belligerent kind of way. Even now something in me is simmering ...

  • Mamata opens her heart to KKR, forgets Soumitra

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unbridled joy at the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the fifth season of the Indian Premier League was...

  • KKR Roadshow: Who's funding Mamata's comedy of errors?

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    No one manages a party quite like West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She proved that again on Tuesday at the Eden Gardens. The city...

  • An angry Mamata is squandering her opportunities

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    As part of covering one year of the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Government in West Bengal, we at CNN-IBN thought it a good idea to...

  • IPL transfer window needs a financial cap

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist thinks the IPL is gradually becoming a league of 'haves' and 'have-nots' - is his concern realistic, or is...

  • IPL 2012: Value for Money

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    When Kolkata Knight Riders decided not to retain Sourav Ganguly ahead of the re-auction in 2011, there was a lot of chaos. Cricket fans in...

  • IPL needs some Pakistani flavour

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Nothing compares to the flair that Pakistan players bring to a cricket field. It's not much different to the swagger of a Vivian Richards, the...

  • IPL 5 turning out to be a crowd-puller

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The TRP ratings may not say so, but going by the attendances recorded at the stadiums across the country, the Indian Premier League is back,...

  • Winning is not the only thing for IPL franchises

    Straight Talk |  Tanuj Khosla
    Most people I meet generally have two kinds of queries regarding the commercial aspects of IPL. Some wonder how the franchises, which dole out millions...

  • A rape of the senses in Kolkata

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    'How can a mother of two leave behind her children and go to a bar to drink?' 'She is a divorcee, she drinks beer, ...

  • Fire and the city

    CHAKRAVIEW |  Sumon K Chakrabarti
    Fires have become synonymous with the city of Kolkata. Since 2008, 10 major fires have broken out in the heart of the city. But why...

  • AMRI fire: That Friday morning

    Kolkata Colloquies |  Priyanka Gupta
    It was a little before 6 am. I got a call. There was a fire at AMRI. My mother woke up next to me asking...

  • Calcutta and Bombay: fashion tales of 2 cities

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    Calcutta and Bombay. One has been my home for nine years now and the other my hideout whenever I want to escape the overbearing familiarity...