Colleges make Sanitizers to fulfil rising demand

Curfew, lockdown, social distancing, quarantine are the keywords buzzing on the internet, social media and everywhere else today. The Coronavirus pandemic and accompanied fear and panic has forced people into seclusion and a kind of house arrest, quite unnatural to most families. However, outside, the market is still struggling with unprecedented demand for handwash and sanitizers that...

A buzzing port town turned silent hamlet

The name Janai leaves a sweet flavour in the mouth for its famous ‘monohara’, the sweet with a tough sugar exterior and soft cottage cheese interior. But the quiet hamlets of Janai and Baksa, on the border of Howrah and Hooghly district, were once a port called Janai on the bank of Saraswati river, that boasted of power, prosperity and influence....

The Jagannath Man

Prof Maqbul Islam's research compilation He is Professor Maqbul Islam, a teacher of Bengali at St Paul’s College in north Calcutta who has earned a DLit on his research on Lord Jagannath and is continues to search for more understanding on the Jagannath culture. Rarely do we find such an eclectic combination that...

Rabindrasangeet by Chinmoy to start Bengali New Year

Indrani Sen. Kalyan Sen Barat and other launch Smritir Pote Chinmoy Giving a musical start to the Bengali New Year, Angel Digital paid tribute to veteran comedian and actor, Chinmoy Roy, in his own voice. The actor was remembered, this time, not through comedy but in a unique compilation of Rabindrasangeet that he...

Online pre-booking continues for Doodh Pulir Gaach

The Bengali New Year has ushered in some good news for the crowd-funded film, Doodh Pulir Gaach, that is being produced on crowd-funding collected from villagers of Aranghata in Nadia district. About two weeks back, director Ujjal Basu had decided to start online ticket sale to collect funds to complete the post...

Celebrating World Art at Kumartuli

Painting on taxi, an art exhibit at Kumartuli on the occasion of World Art Day It was the last day of the month of Chaitra and the markets of Kolkata were chock-a-block with buyers swarming for the last chance to avail attractive discount offers. However, there was a crowd of a different kind...

African Safari in pictures

An African tusker captured in Ajoy's lens For a wildlife enthusiast and photographer, an African Safari always beckons in his dreams. Ajoy Dey had also had this dream and managed to realise it two years back. His trip to Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya was an achievement of a...

Basanta Utsav celebrations

Children dressed up for Basanta Utsav at Nischinda Thirteen years ago, Nischinda Basanta Utsav Committee was formed by a group of cultural enthusiasts in this part of Bally, Howrah. The aim was to celebrate the festival of colours and the coming of spring through a variety of events and programmes. Soukhin Pranesh...

A cycle trip to Bangladesh to free the world from Plastic

After the huge success of their Ganga Sagar Island to Darjeeling expedition on cycle, trekking freaks Partha Mukherjee and Supratim Majumdar and another friend Manash Kanti Ghosh, have hit the road once again this year with yet another motto and a tough goal ahead. The trio are out on another cycle expedition that took off on Saturday, March 16th from Howrah...

A marriage of hearts and humanity

Payel and Manish set the dance floor on fire at their wedding reception Manish Bengani doesn’t believe in celebrating Valentine’s Day. He thinks, it’s just another endorsement for greeting card companies. Well, he doesn’t need a separate day to show his love for his three-year girlfriend turned wife, Payel Nasrin. The couple...