Earth Day: Burning Garbage Clouds Green Agenda

Sunday, April 22, 2018

“On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean.” – Mamata Banerjee, April 22nd, 2018 As Bengal’s Transport Department aims for zero-emission public…

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Wimbledon Goes Global in Calcutta

Thursday, March 22, 2018

“It’s nice to be able to combine a high-end tournament like the RTW Masters and coaching with outreach activities like Magic Bus to do good in different ways.”…

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INCENDIARY INDIA: Bomb Blasts Rock Bengal Polls

Friday, April 22, 2016

SB Veda “Of the 418 candidates vying for the state assembly, 61 are multi-millionaires, 80 have criminal cases against them, including 65 candidates with serious charges on their…

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Are We Walking in Chennai’s Footsteps?

Saturday, January 9, 2016

“In cities like Chennai and Kolkata, marshes and flood plains play a very important role in draining out overflowing rivers. This doesn’t seem to have been understood by…

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Durga Puja Inc. and ‘The Company Puja’

Friday, October 3, 2014

“The socially significant Barowari Pujas, which were established so the public dare not depend on the benevolence of the wealthy have devolved into mere corporate events, the community,…

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Another Global Calcuttan Makes Booker Shortlist

Friday, September 12, 2014

Just a Year After Jhumpa Lahiri’s nomination, Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others is among short-listed titles for the MAN Booker Prize By S.B. Veda CALCUTTA – As…

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Charulata – A Classic Revived

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fifty Years On, Ray’s Masterpiece Remains Affecting, Poetic By S.B. Veda In cinema, the word ‘masterpiece’ is perhaps overused; still, it seems somewhat lacking when applied to Satyajit…

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Why Vikram Seth Matters

Friday, January 24, 2014

VIKRAM SETH: A Virtuoso Comes Calling, Again      There are two pillars, of whom it can be said are responsible for supporting the structure of what Salman…

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Tribute to Netaji

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On the 117th anniversary of his birth, we reflect on the life of Subhas Chandra Bose. . He was the ninth child of Prabhavati Devi and Janakinath Bose, who…

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What Might Constitute a ‘Global Calcuttan’

Friday, January 10, 2014

A review magazine about Arts, Culture, Current Events, History and Philosophy, and featuring interviews – The Global Calcuttan is a person inhabiting a fortress of the mind –…

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The Lowland, by Jhumpa Lahiri – Review

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Does Jhumpa Lahiri’s Real Skill Lie in Short Stories? I have great respect for Jhumpa Lahiri. Some of her stories, especially, seem to me among the best written by any living…

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